Daily Cuppa: SAP crows while Apple disappoints

Summary:SAP and Apple released very different results last night, and the latter had a court win in Europe against Samsung.

It's hump day; let us catch you up on the news from the night, which had a good dose of Apple.

Overnight, SAP released record results . HANA, its in-memory computing platform, has been purchased by 500 customers and is live for 100 of them, according to the company. ZDNet's Dennis Howlett analysed the results for us here .

Apple also released its results overnight , which missed expectations, possibly because of customers waiting for the iPhone 5. It seems that even Apple isn't immune to the whims of the market. The iPad sales, however, were up 84 per cent year on year.

News also surfaced that Apple's next operating system, Mountain Lion , is almost upon us, due to be released tomorrow.

Microsoft has signed a patent deal with Amdocs , a provider of services to telcos that run its business on Linux servers. The deal sees Amdocs pay Microsoft some money to license Microsoft patents.

Over the last week, questions have been raised as to whether Microsoft listens into your Skype calls . We still don't know the answer to that one, but it seems that it does snoop on instant messages in certain circumstances , so it probably could.

Linus Torvalds has had a look at the Google Nexus 7 , and thinks it's pretty alright.

A German court has sided with Apple, saying that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.7 infringes on iPad design patents. It's granted a preliminary EU wide injunction against the device.

Meanwhile, our sister site CNET is reporting that Apple wants US$2.5 billion in damages from Samsung for its alleged patent infringement.

EMC , Polycom, Riverbed and Juniper all released results as well, with the latter two signing a deal that will see Juniper license Riverbed's application delivery controller .

Topics: Apple, Microsoft, Open Source, Samsung

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