The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

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Monday, October 7, 2013

German café owner takes on Apple - and wins

Deutsche Welle, 6 October 2013

Her case has garnered her fans from around the world. In a David v. Goliath victory, a small café owner in Bonn is celebrating a logo dispute "win" over Apple Inc. The corporation might have achieved its goal anyhow.

Photo: Rolf Vennenbernd

A white coffee mug emblazoned with a red, apple logo is compared against the backlit white Apple logo of a gray laptop computer.

She wanted to create space where parents could spend time with their children, playing together or simply sharing a sugared waffle. It was a place where computers, smartphones and tablets were to play no role.

"So many people are consumed by technology, always multi-tasking - and then parents don't have any time for their child anymore," said Christin Römer, who opened a café in Bonn, Germany, called Apfelkind, or "Apple Kid," in 2011.

While their children are off exploring the café's playroom, parents can enjoy a cup of coffee in peace. The café's logo was meant to symbolize such an atmosphere, showing the curved form of an apple emblazoned with the face of a child.

Better hide that iPhone: Café Apfelkind's interior in Bonn (Photo:
Rolf Vennenbernd)

Apple's lawyers first took notice of Christin Römer when she sought to register her logo at the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) in Munich. Apple lodged a complaint two years ago. After countless meetings with Apple's lawyers and sleepless nights, Römer says, the company offered her a settlement.

But Römer didn't want sign the contract. To do so would have forbidden her from manufacturing products related to computers - such as carrying cases for laptops, for example. But it was one sentence in particular that bothered the café owner.

"I wouldn't have been able to talk about it anymore, and would only be able to say that I have come to an agreement with Apple," she told DW.

She didn't want to do that, if only because her guests kept asking how the case was coming along. When the disagreement first began, Café Apfelkind's story reached as far as the Japanese media. Again and again, the café owner laughs, tourists stopped by to take photos.

Does Apple own every apple?

Then came the computer giant's about-face. Toward the end of September, Apple rescinded its infringement appeal from the German patent authorities. Römer's Apfelkind logo is officially registered at the DPMA.

"At first I could hardly believe it. I hadn't counted on that at all," she said. "I'm happy I didn't sign anything. Now I'm free."

Since an official judgment was never passed, however, Apple retains the legal right to renew its infringement appeal.

Maybe better to avoid apples
altogether, says Andreas Bulling
Patent lawyer Alexander Bulling doesn't believe the California company will allow things to come to that, though. "Apple would probably not want to lay itself open and officially lose to Apfelkind," he told DW.

While Apple Germany declined to comment on the dispute, cases such as Apple's are commonplace, Bulling says. While the café's logo doesn't look particularly similar to the computer firm's own, and a successful infringement case was never likely, Apple's move might still have been calculated, he says, so that small business would shy away from any and all apple-related themes.

Expensive win

In winning the case, Christin Römer invested much of her own money in her lawyer. In spite of the forgone funds as well as a number of critics, she also garnered numerous fans.

"I received so many nice emails from all over the world from people who supported me," she said. She's thankful for that even today and believes that without the media attention, Apple might have behaved differently.

With the case behind her, she can finally focus on plans for her café. From the beginning, she had hoped to open a second café in Munich and create a range of Apfelkind products, including a line of children's products.

But other small businesses should still be careful says Bulling, who also teaches patent law as an honorary professor at the University of Stuttgart. The risk factor, he says, is too high.

"If Apple had won the case, Christin Römer would have lost a lot of money."

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