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PayPal Bans BitTorrent VPN / Proxy Service

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PayPal is widely known for their aggressive stance towards BitTorrent sites, Usenet providers and file-hosting services, and now this policy has also been actively applied to a VPN provider. PayPal has stopped providing service to the Germany based VPN provider GT Guard. In addition, all the company’s funds have been...
PayPal Bans BitTorrent VPN / Proxy Service

Verizon in talks to lease Clearwire spectrum for $1.5 billion

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Verizon could be looking to bolster its wireless network with Clearwire spectrum, according to the Wall Street Journal. The potential deal, of which little is known at the moment, would see the nation's number one wireless operator forking over $1.5 billion for use of Clearwire's spectrum. Leasing spectrum an...
Verizon in talks to lease Clearwire spectrum for $1.5 billion

Smackdown: UFC plans to drag individual ‘streaming pirates’ to court for copyright violation

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is preparing itself for a new fight in its ongoing battle against Internet piracy. The organisation’s supremo Dana White has been vocal in his stance on Internet piracy, but his organisation is taking its efforts to the next level with plans to sue individual Internet...
Smackdown: UFC plans to drag individual ‘streaming pirates’ to court for copyright violation
Hacking back: cops and corporations want cybersecurity to go on the offensive

Big Four Music Labels Hire Students To Chase File-Sharers

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While organizations such as IFPI have somewhat of a global plan for dealing with online piracy, in recent times it’s become evident that their member companies will pursue local strategies taking both the law – and what they can get away with politically – into consideration. As we know, in...
Big Four Music Labels Hire Students To Chase File-Sharers

Monsanto Awarded ONE BILLION Dollars Due To Patent Infringement For A Product That Was Never On The Market

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We've had plenty of stories over the years of Monsanto's incredibly aggressive stance when it comes to its "Roundup Ready" patents. The company has now been awarded $1 billion from Dupont for infringing on of these patents. Now, here's a case where we're talking about competing companies, so perhaps no...
Monsanto Awarded ONE BILLION Dollars Due To Patent Infringement For A Product That Was Never On The Market
Op-ed: Blocking used games unlikely to kill the console game market
Proxy Fight Looms As Yahoo Appoints Three New Board Members

Rapidshare Terminates Accounts of Illegal Downloaders

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In common with BitTorrent and other file-sharing services, Rapidshare has steadily increased its user base in recent years. The site has hundreds of millions of visitors each month and is listed among the 50 most-used sites on the Internet. Like most file-hosting services, Rapidshare is hosting a wide range of...
Rapidshare Terminates Accounts of Illegal Downloaders

Paypal Bans Usenet Providers Over Piracy Concerns

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PayPal is widely known for their aggressive stance towards BitTorrent sites and file-sharing services, and now this policy has also been actively applied to Usenet providers. On Tuesday, PayPal cut off its services to five Usenet resellers including XSUsenet, EasyUsenet and Usenet4U, reports the Dutch news site Tweakers. The Usenet...
Paypal Bans Usenet Providers Over Piracy Concerns

Apple marketing chief attacks Android before Samsung launch

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Apple's Phil Schiller says Android operating system isn't as good as iPhone and phone services 'don't work seamlessly together'Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller has made a surprising attack on Android, and by implication Samsung, just hours before the launch of the Korean rival's latest flagship phone, saying that the Android...
Apple marketing chief attacks Android before Samsung launch

Microsoft Is Cool Again, So Here’s a Gratuitous Steve Ballmer Video

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You know what they say: Hang on to anything long enough, and it’ll eventually be cool again. Prominent illustrations include bell bottoms, platform shoes and, apparently, Microsoft. Reuters talked to some of Microsoft’s 1,500 (!!) summer interns. And Betabeat thought we had a small platoon here at the Observer! Microsoft’s keen new...
Microsoft Is Cool Again, So Here’s a Gratuitous Steve Ballmer Video

German Government Wants Google To Pay To Show News Snippets

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Some bad ideas just keep on coming back, despite the fact that they are manifestly stupid. Trying to get Google and others to pay for the privilege of sending more traffic to newspapers by including short snippets from their stories is one of them. Of course, logic would dictate that...
German Government Wants Google To Pay To Show News Snippets

Facebook Playing Fast and Loose with Friend Requests

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It's no secret that Facebook does all it can to increase its traffic. If you're making your living selling ads, then more eyeballs on more pages means more money. No problem with that. But it's possible that Facebook's new aggressive stance toward increased networking (and more page views) has crossed...
Facebook Playing Fast and Loose with Friend Requests

Microsoft bans use of Metro name in Windows Store apps

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If Microsoft can't use the Metro name, no one else can. Not in its company-owned Windows Store, at least. An update to the Windows 8 app criteria guide explicitly tells developers that any submitted Windows Store app with Metro in the title will "fail certification" -- effectively, it's banned....
Microsoft bans use of Metro name in Windows Store apps

Apple may now be rejecting some App Store submissions if they clone icons of popular apps

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Apple has issued at least one App Store rejection note that cites a cloned icon as its reason reports developer Benjamin Mayo. The notice was not received in response to one of his apps, but appears to indicate a more aggressive stance by Apple on cloned apps than we’ve ever seen in...
Apple may now be rejecting some App Store submissions if they clone icons of popular apps

Samsung Confirms: iPhone 5 To Join The Ranks Of Existing Patent Lawsuits

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Samsung has been widely expected to add the iPhone 5 to its ongoing patent disputes with Apple, and today the Korean electronics company made that official, noting in a U.S. court filing uncovered by Reuters that it “will file, in the near future, a motion to amend its infringement contentions to add the iPhone 5 as...
Samsung Confirms: iPhone 5 To Join The Ranks Of Existing Patent Lawsuits

Full text: Microsoft statement on EU judgment

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Below is the text of a statement delivered by Brad Smith, general counsel for Microsoft (MSFT). The statement was made in Luxembourg, less than a couple of hours after an  appeals court backed the European Commission's aggressive stance against the software giant. The EU judgment could have an effect on...
Full text: Microsoft statement on EU judgment

BYOD-friendly or BYOD-adverse? Critical criteria for picking a cloud vendor

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IBM‘s aggressive stance against the use of unsanctioned applications grabbed headlines a few months ago, but the trend toward “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) has put pressure on IT in all businesses, large and small. As a manager of cloud products at Symantec, I frequently work with chief information security officer (CISOs)...
BYOD-friendly or BYOD-adverse? Critical criteria for picking a cloud vendor
Obama administration enters aggressive stance towards Iran on internet policy, provides guidance to subvert its 'electronic curtain'

Daunting task for jury in Apple v Samsung patent trial

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After closing arguments, jurors face 109 pages of instructions and 20-page form for verdictThe nine-strong jury in the high-profile patent trial between Apple and Samsung faces the daunting task of ploughing through 109 pages of instructions on how to determine their verdict and a 20-page form in which to give...
Daunting task for jury in Apple v Samsung patent trial
Proview calls for iPad export ban without a hint of irony

Bing Now Allows Users To Like And Comment On Facebook Entries Right From Its Social Sidebar

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Bing‘s social sidebar, which shows relevant entries from your Facebook friends, Twitter, Klout, Quora and other services, just got a lot more interactive. You can now like Facebook posts in the social sidebar and add their own comments. In addition you can now also see all of the existing comments...
Bing Now Allows Users To Like And Comment On Facebook Entries Right From Its Social Sidebar

Qualcomm warns FTC against 'serious judicial challenge' in FRAND enforcement context

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Yesterday I quoted and summarized a few select passages from Apple and Microsoft's submissions to the FTC concerning the proposed Google consent decree. Apple and Microsoft are the targets of Motorola's deemed-abusive SEP enforcement activities. Among the two dozen submissions the FTC received there are also some that advocate SEP-based...
Qualcomm warns FTC against 'serious judicial challenge' in FRAND enforcement context

Venture Firm Fires Back in Discrimination Case

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The response of the venture firm Kleiner Perkins to charges of sex discrimination can be summed up in five words: None of this is true. In a seven-page response filed in San Francisco Superior Court late Wednesday, the firm took an expectedly aggressive stance to charges that it retaliated against...
Venture Firm Fires Back in Discrimination Case
RIM reportedly considers patent trolling to boost business
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