Gee-Sung Choi

The chief executives of consumer technology giants Apple and Samsung reportedly have agreed to meet in San Francisco to settle ongoing litigation regarding allegations of technology infringements with competing cell phone and tablet computers being played out in nine countries.

The voluntary meeting slated over the next 90 days between Apple's Tim Cook and Samsung's Gee-Sung Choi will be moderated by U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero, according to a report on The so-called "alternative dispute resolution" effort was ordered by U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh, who is overseeing two Apple

Peace may be at hand in Apple and Samsung's expansive patent litigation. The two sides have agreed to enter moderated settlement talks, All Things D reported Tuesday. 

More so than ever, CES 2007 was a celebration of convergence, showcasing everything from TVs to audio/video gear to phones to home control systems that combined new technologies with the ease-of-use and convenience consumers expect of traditional electronics. While manufacturers and vendors trumpeted the latest and greatest features and functions of their new offerings, many also established plans to deepen their dealer programs by rolling out more training and demo units to help smaller dealers understand and sell more sophisticated products. In turn, dealers reacted to the products with a mix of outright enthusiasm and guarded optimism. What follows, is the Dealerscope wrap-up

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