Sources: Bloomberg ("Steve Jobs Started Talks With Samsung ..."), Bloomberg ("Samsung Electronics Gives Apple Proposal...")
quote: but if you look around the web, you'll find examples that don't look so silly and unprofessional
quote: It is unclear what exactly Apple suggested. One possibility is that it asked Samsung to stay out of the tablet market -- which would be very unfavorable for Samsung to agree to. Alternatively, it could have wanted payment for a cross-licensing deal, similar to the deal Samsung recently inked with Microsoft Corp. (MSFT).
quote: Apple Claims Steve Jobs Tried to "Negotiate" With Samsung, Prior to Suits
quote: If you look around the web, you’ll find article writers who aren’t as silly and unprofessional in general.