Saturday, October 25, 2014

Spy Phone Labs Sues Google for 2 Million

Spy Phone Labs of Wayne, N.J., claims in its complaint that its app (Spy Phone) was downloaded more than 1.1 million times in its first year on the Google Play marketplace, where most smartphone apps for the Android operating system are sold. 

But downloads plummeted to 260,000 in the second year, after Spy Phone complained to Google about trademark infringement by competing products and the app maker was twice suspended from Google Play, the suit claims...

The Spy Phone app allows the location of the phone to be monitored remotely, and allows a remote user, such as a parent, to see the phone numbers of persons exchanging calls or messages with the phone’s user. The app also allows Internet usage on the phone to be monitored remotely. While the app is available for free, Spy Phone generates revenue from ad sales on the website where users download information about the phone’s usage, the suit says. (more)