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Friendsheet Makes Your Friends' Facebook Photos Look Like Pinterest

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When Mark Zuckerberg likes a page on Facebook, people take notice. Within hours of Zuckerberg publicly liking Friendsheet on his Facebook profile Tuesday night, several blog posts about the site had popped up. But assertions that Friendsheet turns Facebook into Pinterest are a bit of a stretch. Sponsor Friendsheet...
Friendsheet Makes Your Friends' Facebook Photos Look Like Pinterest

After Apple, Microsoft also files an EU antitrust complaint against Motorola Mobility over FRAND abuse

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[DEVELOPING STORY -- still adding detail -- please check back later]Less than a week after Apple's EU antitrust complaint against Motorola Mobility became publicly known, Microsoft has also filed formal competition charges against MMI with the European Commission.With two industry leaders complaining about MMI's alleged abuse of FRAND-pledged, standard-essential patents,...
After Apple, Microsoft also files an EU antitrust complaint against Motorola Mobility over FRAND abuse

Shocker: Apple and Samsung agree to nothing during their 2 day forced summit

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A couple days ago we updated you on the ongoing legal battle between Samsung and Apple with Reuters reporting Samsung chief JK Shin was considering cross-licensing options ahead of court moderated settlement talks between Apple and Samsung scheduled for May 21. While it’s not much of a surprise to anyone...
Shocker: Apple and Samsung agree to nothing during their 2 day forced summit

MPAA Recruits "Surrogates" to Support Extradition of UK Student

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Yesterday we covered a leaked MPAA memo with talking points on the TVShack case. The MPAA successfully lobbied the Department of Justice to demand the extradition of the site’s former operator, UK student Richard O’Dwyer. However, in recent months public opinion turned against the authorities, a point now being noted...
MPAA Recruits "Surrogates" to Support Extradition of UK Student

Countering the Google Plus Image Problem

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Trying to counter assertions that its Google Plus social network is getting a sparse audience, Google has released some numbers on use and advertising. But the picture is a bit blurry....
Countering the Google Plus Image Problem

Richard O'Dwyer: leaked memo exposes lobbying by Hollywood studios

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MPAA plan aims to counter public support for British student facing extradition to the US on copyright chargesThe mother of Richard O'Dwyer, who is facing extradition to the US on copyright charges over his website TVShack.net, has reacted angrily after a leaked memo exposed a fresh lobbying effort by Hollywood...
Richard O'Dwyer: leaked memo exposes lobbying by Hollywood studios

Apple rumored rounding up graphics-heavy apps to show iPad 3

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More if indirect support for an early March iPad 3 launch came Thursday night through assertions that Apple was in "crunch mode" rounding up apps to demo the tablet. The rumor's sources at The Next Web had Apple stepping up the process of finding apps that would showcase the new...
Apple rumored rounding up graphics-heavy apps to show iPad 3

Apple Working on Standalone Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera?

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In Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder was quoted as saying that his desires for the future involved the reinvention of three industries: television, textbooks, and photography. With Apple's iBooks Textbooks initiative for the iPad underway and the company reportedly working on television from both hardware...
Apple Working on Standalone Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera?

South Korea's FTC reportedly raids Google again over lack of cooperation

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Google might be in trouble for how it handled an earlier raid by South Korean officials over antitrust concerns. Insiders claimed to AllThingsD that the country's Fair Trade Commission stormed Google's Seoul offices again on May 28th after the company allegedly stonewalled the investigation in suspicious ways. Among the...
South Korea's FTC reportedly raids Google again over lack of cooperation

Apple gives itself passing EPEAT grade for Retina MacBook Pro

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A coalition of electronics recyclers are disputing the Retina MacBook Pro's newly minted EPEAT "Gold" status, noting that the industrial-strength glue holding the battery in place runs afoul of rules designed to make computers easier to recycle. It turns out that the Gold rating was handed to Apple by none...
Apple gives itself passing EPEAT grade for Retina MacBook Pro
65 billion keystrokes saved? That’s just the beginning for SwiftKey

Nokia's patent assertions against HTC, ViewSonic and RIM in the U.S. and three German courts

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Nokia just announced that it takes new steps to protects its intellectual property and today filed patent infringement lawsuits in the U.S. and three German courts against HTC, ViewSonic and RIM. All in all, 45 different Nokia patents are being asserted in one or more of these actions.Even if Google...
Nokia's patent assertions against HTC, ViewSonic and RIM in the U.S. and three German courts

Canadian IP Lobby Calls For SOPA North, Complete With Website Blocking And Secondary Liability

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The Canadian IP Council, one of the country's biggest intellectual property lobbying groups, has just released its policy roadmap (pdf) for the coming years, and the list of goals and recommendations is disturbingly ambitious. The document focuses primarily on counterfeiting and trademark issues, but its list of remedies amounts to...
Canadian IP Lobby Calls For SOPA North, Complete With Website Blocking And Secondary Liability
SSL fix flags forged certificates before they're accepted by browsers
Vint Cerf tells Internet history revisionists to shove it

Google's promise to honor Motorola's existing FRAND obligations must be specific or won't be an improvement

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A couple of hours after I learned that Motorola Mobility views standard-essential patents as a license to (literally) kill, I saw a Bloomberg report according to which Google "plans to send a letter to standards organizations reassuring them it will license Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. patents on a fair and...
Google's promise to honor Motorola's existing FRAND obligations must be specific or won't be an improvement

Don’t pay up, just show up: What’s Amazon’s obligation to the local idea economy?

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Amazon's new HQ in South Lake Union (Callison photo/Chris Eden) Is Amazon as involved as it should be in Seattle? How involved is that? And how much does it matter? These questions have become the talk of the tech town after a special report in The Seattle Times put Amazon’s...
Don’t pay up, just show up: What’s Amazon’s obligation to the local idea economy?

If Desktop Linux Is Dead, Someone Had Better Tell All Those Users

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It's hard to take seriously assertions of Linux's desktop 'death' when usage is growing around the globe....
If Desktop Linux Is Dead, Someone Had Better Tell All Those Users
How to leave the internet without going unplugged

Samsung finally wins its first offensive case against Apple -- but it's only a consolation prize

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Earlier today, Dutch IDG website Webwereld reported on a court ruling in The Hague that finds Apple liable for infringement of one of four patents Samsung is asserting in that action. Meanwhile the story has been picked up by other media as well.There's some symbolic significance in the fact that...
Samsung finally wins its first offensive case against Apple -- but it's only a consolation prize

Google should go to MIT to learn about reasonableness in patent litigation

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After yesterday's Oracle v. Google patent verdict (which doesn't have any bearing on the truly important issue in that case, the 37 asserted Java APIs), the San Jose Mercuy News quoted Google spokesman Jim Prosser with (among other things) the following statement:"So you have all these patent lawsuits between tech...
Google should go to MIT to learn about reasonableness in patent litigation

Microsoft's rumored tablet may be a Barnes & Noble collaboration with Xbox Live video streaming

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Rumors swirling around Microsoft's mystery event on Monday have repeatedly centered on a tablet, but if TechCrunch sources are right, Microsoft may only play a partial role in the project. The unveiling, according to the claims, may instead be a tablet, e-reader or a crossover of the two built...
Microsoft's rumored tablet may be a Barnes & Noble collaboration with Xbox Live video streaming

HTC withdraws another patent from second ITC case against Apple -- down from 8 to 2

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On Monday (July 30, HTC filed a motion to withdraw U.S. Patent No. 7,765,414 on a "circuit and operating method for integrated interface of PDA and wireless communication system" from the investigation of its against Apple. As a result, the case is down from temporarily eight patents to only two...
HTC withdraws another patent from second ITC case against Apple -- down from 8 to 2

Samsung's new lawsuit against Apple in South Korea: no détente between those two companies

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Just the morning after Dow Jones Newswires reported that Apple made licensing offers to Samsung and Motorola (I'll comment on that in my next post), it becomes known that Samsung brought a new lawsuit against Apple in South Korea on Tuesday, claiming the infringement of three patents by the iPhone 4S...
Samsung's new lawsuit against Apple in South Korea: no détente between those two companies

Apple and Samsung drop more claims ahead of July 30 trial

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Apple and Samsung on Monday further whittled down assertions in an attempt to streamline their respective cases to only core arguments ahead of an upcoming high-profile California jury trial....
Apple and Samsung drop more claims ahead of July 30 trial

TastemakerX Rewards Music Snobs (and PandoDaily Readers With Pre-Coachella Beta Invites)

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TastemakerX is a virtual stock market that rewards you for discovering a band first. It’s the music snob equivalent of having a double digit ID number on Facebook. It’s the app equivalent of James Murphy’s assertions in this awesome song. It taps into that obnoxious “FIRST!” mentality that the Internet somehow...
TastemakerX Rewards Music Snobs (and PandoDaily Readers With Pre-Coachella Beta Invites)

Samsung 3G case vs. Apple labeled 'ridiculous' by Judge

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Australian Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett has labeled the case brought before the court by Samsung against Apple over 3G patents as "ridiculous," reports Bloomberg. Samsung is countersuing Apple in Australia in response to Apple's assertions that Samsung has copied its hardware and software designs and implementations. According to Bennett,...
Samsung 3G case vs. Apple labeled 'ridiculous' by Judge

Delaware court doesn't allow Apple's four belated infringement counterclaims against HTC

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The Chief Judge of the District Court of Delaware just denied an Apple motion to amend its answer to an HTC complaint in order to bring infringement counterclaims over four patents. Apple will now have to look for another opportunity, most likely a separate lawsuit, to assert those patents against...
Delaware court doesn't allow Apple's four belated infringement counterclaims against HTC

Court to hold hearing on July 5 to discuss if Apple's 'antisuit lawsuit' against Motorola can proceed

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In February, Apple brought an "antisuit lawsuit" -- a lawsuit aiming to preclude another party from bringing and pursuing litigation -- against Motorola with respect to patent assertions targeting the iPhone 4S, arguing that Apple, as a third-party beneficiary to a license agreement between Qualcomm and Motorola, is shielded against such...
Court to hold hearing on July 5 to discuss if Apple's 'antisuit lawsuit' against Motorola can proceed

Microsoft makes headway with German lawsuits against Motorola over multi-part text message interface

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Last summer, Motorola sued Microsoft in Germany (in the United States, Microsoft was first to sue). But Microsoft has responded with several German lawsuits of its own. Among other things, Microsoft is asserting EP1304891 on "communicating multi-part messages between cellular devices using a standardized interface" against Motorola in two German...
Microsoft makes headway with German lawsuits against Motorola over multi-part text message interface
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