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MyAKA gives your phone a second number, no apps or new SIM needed

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A Myaka is a critically endangered fish species from the Cichlidae family. That was one tantalizing tidbit I learned when researching this California-based startup of the same name. Assuming you’re more interested in tech than marine life, MyAKA is a service that lets users (just the USA for now) sign...
MyAKA gives your phone a second number, no apps or new SIM needed

Facebook, Ceglia suit advances

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Facebook’s attorneys squared off Wednesday with the legal team of Paul Ceglia, a New York man who says that a 2003 contract proves he should own at least half of Facebook. Ceglia, for whom Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg did some work while at Harvard University, says he has a contract...
Facebook, Ceglia suit advances

Google-backed Rocket Lawyer buys LawPivot adding 'ask-an-attorney' feature to its legal advice service

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Online legal service provider Rocket Lawyer has announced it acquired the legal question and answer service LawPivot. Now, millions of users that use Rocket Lawyer will not only be able to receive “affordable and simple legal service”, but also leverage the question and answer service it picked up. Started in...
Google-backed Rocket Lawyer buys LawPivot adding 'ask-an-attorney' feature to its legal advice service

Oracle technical expert struggles in Android trial, Andy Rubin begins testimony

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The second week of Oracle vs. Google kicked off this morning, with Andy Rubin making a brief appearance at the end of the day — but not before one of Google's attorneys grilled an Oracle technical expert, raising questions as to how thorough his investigation into the similarities between...
Oracle technical expert struggles in Android trial, Andy Rubin begins testimony

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Releases Statement Regarding Aaron Swartz' Death

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The conduct of the U.S. Attorney's office was "appropriate" in the bringing and handling of the case, says Ortiz. Carmen Ortiz has released a statement regarding the death of Internet activist Aaron Swartz. In it, the U.S. Attorney defends her department's conduct, calling it a "difficult task" to enforce...
U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Releases Statement Regarding Aaron Swartz' Death
Microsoft to Motorola: Pay us and we'll leave you alone

States modify payouts and credits in ebook pricing settlement

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Many ebook buying consumers in 49 states will soon receive payments as a result of the states’ settlement with publishers HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster. The states have provided a few more details about how those payments will work and have changed some things slightly. In a document filed...
States modify payouts and credits in ebook pricing settlement

Apple looking to settle with Proview in 'iPad' trademark dispute - report

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Attorneys for Proview claim that progress is being made in the company's ongoing trademark dispute with Apple over the "iPad" name, suggesting that the company now plans to settle out of court....
Apple looking to settle with Proview in 'iPad' trademark dispute - report
Apple to sue bankrupt Proview over iPad trademark

Federal Appeals Court To Decide If Facebook "Likes" Are Protected Speech

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Facebook attorneys told a federal appeals court Thursday that “likes” deserve free-speech protection, and anything less would “would result in chilling the very valued means for communication the Internet has made possible.” As Bloomberg reports, the argument is part of a... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Federal Appeals Court To Decide If Facebook "Likes" Are Protected Speech

Facebook affirms its privacy commitment with national campaign

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Facebook is teaming up with the nation's attorneys general to launch a public awareness campaign aimed at keeping young people safer on the site.The effort, which includes public service announcements and other informational resources, comes as the social network faces mounting pressure both to better educate teenagers on how...
Facebook affirms its privacy commitment with national campaign
Apple: Samsung has destroyed 'vast quantities' of evidence ahead of infringement trial

Jury Begins Deliberations After Oracle, Google Attorneys Debate Fair Use

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The jury began its deliberations Monday in the copyright phase of Oracle's lawsuit against Google over Android....
Jury Begins Deliberations After Oracle, Google Attorneys Debate Fair Use

Righthaven Case Gets Even More Bizarre: CEO Files Statement About How Righthaven's Own Lawyer Won't Respond To Him

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Every time you think the Righthaven farce must be over -- or, at the very least, couldn't get any stranger -- something new pops up. The latest is that Righthaven CEO Steve Gibson (who, as we've mentioned, has already moved on to a new lawyer job, while still technically being...
Righthaven Case Gets Even More Bizarre: CEO Files Statement About How Righthaven's Own Lawyer Won't Respond To Him

EFF Starts Operation Mega Retrieval

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When the Megaupload servers were taken down, no one bothered to distinguish legitimate data from data that infringed on the copyright of others. Users who had been using Megaupload as a host for their own files were now in a position where they were denied access to those files, even...
EFF Starts Operation Mega Retrieval

Judge refuses to order removal of anti-Islam video from YouTube

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A judge in California refused on Thursday to order YouTube to pull down a controversial anti-Islam movie trailer that has sparked violent protests at U.S. diplomatic missions in many Middle East countries, according a spokeswoman for the plaintiff's attorneys The Armenta Law Firm....
Judge refuses to order removal of anti-Islam video from YouTube

Rental History: Netflix Settlement Leads To Changes In Privacy Policy, But Who Benefits?

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For some of you this will be news, for some, a reminder. But the long and short of it is that Netflix has been forced to change its approach to user privacy, specifically in regard to how long it stores rental history for those who have unsubscribed. Netflix was forced...
Rental History: Netflix Settlement Leads To Changes In Privacy Policy, But Who Benefits?

iPhone Tips, Tricks & Apps for Lawyers

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Research and Markets has released The Best iPhone Tips, Tricks & Apps for Lawyers, a resource that should help attorneys to truly capitalize on all that an iPhone has to offer. The 60-minute webinar can be viewed on a computer, iPod, iPad, and other platforms. It features examples on how...
iPhone Tips, Tricks & Apps for Lawyers

"I'm not comfortable discussing the contents of that meeting."

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"I'm not comfortable discussing the contents of that meeting." - Russell Grandinetti, Amazon's vice president for Kindle content, in federal court when asked about a meeting that took place at Jeff Bezos' Seattle boathouse on Sunday Jan. 24, 2010.  That was a few days before the initial iPad announcement -- where,...
"I'm not comfortable discussing the contents of that meeting."

Apple Happy to Redact HTC Deal Down to 33 Words Just for Samsung

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Samsung’s request to see a full copy of Apple’s 10-year patent licensing settlement with HTC is moot because the South Korean company already agreed to accept a redacted version of the agreement. That’s the gist of Apple’s response to Samsung’s motion to compel Apple to provide it with a copy...
Apple Happy to Redact HTC Deal Down to 33 Words Just for Samsung

Judge Wants To See Apple, Google And Intel Heads In Her Office Immediately

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U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh wants to see Google's Eric Schmidt, Apple's Tim Cook, and Intel's Paul Otellini in her office. She's ordered four hours with each CEO separately to question them about an alleged no-poaching agreement the three tech companies made. Employees say the three made a verbal pact...
Judge Wants To See Apple, Google And Intel Heads In Her Office Immediately

Android chief called back in Oracle-Google trial to discuss patents

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Andy Rubin comes back to court, and Oracle and Google attorneys discuss the importance of mobile OEMs in this trial....
Android chief called back in Oracle-Google trial to discuss patents

Lawdingo Makes It Easy To Find And Instantly Consult A Lawyer Online

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Companies like LegalZoom try to replace the basic services offered by attorneys, but sometimes you still need to talk to a real, live lawyer. So a startup called Lawdingo makes it easier to find one. When you visit the Lawdingo site, you search the site based on your legal situation...
Lawdingo Makes It Easy To Find And Instantly Consult A Lawyer Online

The best live blogs of Apple v. Samsung closing arguments

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In the epic trial's dramatic finale, the two sides make their last pitches to the jury FORTUNE -- For anyone who has been following Apple's (AAPL) multi-billion dollar patent infringement suit against Samsung, this is a day not to be missed. Two seasoned attorneys -- Harold McElhinny for Apple and Charles Verhoeven...
The best live blogs of Apple v. Samsung closing arguments

Attorney Says Pinterest Needs To Change It Digital Copyright Policy

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Questions continue to mount about Pinterest's uneasy relationship with copyright law, with one attorney (and avid Pinterest user) saying the company needs to upgrade its Digital Millenium Copyright Act policies or risk being shut down. Connie Mableson, an attorney in Phoenix, offers a point-by-point breakdown of where Pinterest's DMCA policy...
Attorney Says Pinterest Needs To Change It Digital Copyright Policy

Oops: After Seizing & Censoring Rojadirecta For 18 Months, Feds Give Up & Drop Case

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Looks like we've got something of a repeat of the Dajaz1 insanity, in which the US government seizes and censors a website for over a year before giving up and handing the domain back -- though this time it's with Rojadirecta. You may recall the Rojadirecta case, where two domains...
Oops: After Seizing & Censoring Rojadirecta For 18 Months, Feds Give Up & Drop Case

Today's Errands: Pick Up Milk at the Grocery Store... And Then a Trademark at the Legal Store

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The self-funded legal site best known as Trademarkia is bringing itself offline, with the opening today of a retail-hour legal services storefront that also sells books and tablets. The first store is at 323 University Avenue in Palo Alto, Calif., the historic tech startup hub (that is, until Palantir took...
Today's Errands: Pick Up Milk at the Grocery Store... And Then a Trademark at the Legal Store
Apple lambasted by judge for not turning over documents in privacy case

State AGs sound alarm over Google privacy changes

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Larry Page In a letter today to Google CEO Larry Page, attorneys general from dozens of states question the company’s plan to unify its privacy policies across its different web properties and say the company should give users the option of opting in or out of the changes. Here’s the...
State AGs sound alarm over Google privacy changes

FTC will review Google's acquisition of Waze

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Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal report that the Federal Trade Commission will review Google's estimated $1.03 billion acquisition of mapping service Waze — a Google Maps competitor. While the Journal says that Waze's revenue was too low to trigger an automatic review of the deal, Google is the...
FTC will review Google's acquisition of Waze
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