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Kodak to cease production of digital cameras to focus on more profitable products

Google ordered to close search autocomplete feature in Japan over privacy complaint

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A Japanese court is ordering Google to close down the auto-complete feature for its search engine after it approved a complaint from a man claiming it violates his privacy and has hampered his career. The challenge, which is said to be the first against the feature, centres around the results that...
Google ordered to close search autocomplete feature in Japan over privacy complaint
US Justice Department reportedly set to clear Microsoft and Apple deal for Nortel patents
A single share of Apple stock now costs more than an iPad

DealBook: Micron to Acquire Elpida Memory in Deal Valued at $2.5 Billion

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Micron Technology has agreed to buy Elpida Memory, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, for $754 million in cash and $1.76 billion in installments to cover debt....
DealBook: Micron to Acquire Elpida Memory in Deal Valued at $2.5 Billion

Elpida, World's Third-largest DRAM Maker, Files for Bankruptcy

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Elpida Memory, the world's third-largest DRAM maker, filed for bankruptcy Monday in a Tokyo court, saying it had accumulated debts of 448 billion yen (US$5.5......
Elpida, World's Third-largest DRAM Maker, Files for Bankruptcy

DOE-backed Beacon Power finds buyer post bankruptcy

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Flywheel grid storage company Beacon Power has been acquired for $30.5 million in a transaction that will return about 70 percent of a government loan....
DOE-backed Beacon Power finds buyer post bankruptcy

B&N 8-K: Microsoft Paying $180M Advance On Nook For Windows 8, $125M For Content, Tech Acquisition

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Microsoft really wants to make sure it can compete against Amazon and Apple in the e-books space — and it’s putting its money where its mouth is. In addition to the $300 million Microsoft is investing for a 17.6 percent stake in Newco, the un-named subsidiary that will now house...
B&N 8-K: Microsoft Paying $180M Advance On Nook For Windows 8, $125M For Content, Tech Acquisition

LightSquared to cut staff by 45 percent as troubles grow

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Yet another bit of bad news to add to the pile for LightSquared -- the company announced this week that it will be cutting back on its employment numbers by 45 percent. The cost cutting move comes a day after word got out that it had defaulted on a...
LightSquared to cut staff by 45 percent as troubles grow

Apple reportedly offers Proview $16M for Chinese iPad trademark

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Two days ago a judge in the US dismissed Proview’s suit against Apple in the US and it seems the dispute may be wrapping up soon as the companies have been discussing a settlement amount. A report by Sina (via the Beijing Times/TNW) says that Apple has offered $16M as a settlement for...
Apple reportedly offers Proview $16M for Chinese iPad trademark
Hackers roamed Nortel's network for years without detection

Apple seeks approval to sue bankrupt Kodak for patent infringement

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Apple has asked a judge for permission to sue Eastman Kodak for alleged patent infringement, with the approval necessary because Kodak has recently filed for bankruptcy....
Apple seeks approval to sue bankrupt Kodak for patent infringement
Wi-Fi-only iPad could hit mainland China stores soon

How 100 iPads helped close the deal on Greece’s debt crisis

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Bob Apfel, the founder of Bondholder Communications Group, told Fortune this morning that he completed the debt restructuring of Greece a couple of weeks ago with the help of an iPad. Well, 100 of them—to be exact. Greece looked at bankruptcy head-on just a few months ago, but it found mercy through a...
How 100 iPads helped close the deal on Greece’s debt crisis

Kodak given all-clear to sell its patents

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Kodak has been given a courtroom approval to find a seller for its patents as part of a bankruptcy restructuring plan, despite opposition from Apple. [Read more]...
Kodak given all-clear to sell its patents

Proview fights for iPad trademark all the way to bankruptcy

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It’s a lot harder to pursue a trademark case when you’re bankrupt. And that could soon be the scenario faced by Proview, the Taiwanese company that is asserting it — and not Apple — owns the iPad trademark in China. The Associated Press reports Monday that Fubon Insurance, a Proview...
Proview fights for iPad trademark all the way to bankruptcy

Android Is Winning, But Companies That Make Android Phones Aren't (GOOG)

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Android keeps gaining market share in the U.S., but individual Android resellers aren't doing so great. According to ComScore, Android passed 50% market share in the U.S. for the first time in February, gaining about 3 points since November. But the top three Android vendors were flat or down:...
Android Is Winning, But Companies That Make Android Phones Aren't (GOOG)

How to save RIM: adopt Steve Jobs's 1996 playbook (and dump PlayBook) | Charles Arthur

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The BlackBerry smartphone maker is in deep trouble - but Apple was once in even worse trouble with even less time to fix it. So what should Thorsten Heins do? The same as the company now squashing it didRIM, as pretty much everyone - including RIM's management - knows, is...
How to save RIM: adopt Steve Jobs's 1996 playbook (and dump PlayBook) | Charles Arthur
Apple SVP Design Jony Ive speaks on Apple's design process and the 'Bankruptcy Days'
Bankrupt Bitcoin exchange Tradehill suing red hot payment startup Dwolla for $2M
Is Big Data leading us to financial and mental bankruptcy?

Jony Ive: Apple almost shelved the iPhone because nearly unsolvable problems like ear-dialing

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Apple SVP of Industrial DesignJony Ive is making the rounds in London for the Olympics this week.  Yesterday he spoke on Apple’s design process and the ‘Bankruptcy Days’ at the British Embassy’s Creative Summit. Today more of what he’s has said was revealed by the Independent and the following quotes stand out: “There were multiple...
Jony Ive: Apple almost shelved the iPhone because nearly unsolvable problems like ear-dialing

Sprint slumping after analyst stirs up bankruptcy fear

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The company's shares were down about 4.5 percent yesterday and are currently tailing off in early trading today. [Read more]...
Sprint slumping after analyst stirs up bankruptcy fear

Proview creditor calls for bankruptcy as iPad trademark suit drags on

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As the legal battle between Proview and Apple over the iPad trademark in China continues, one creditor has become unwilling to wait for a settlement and has applied to have the ailing monitor maker declared bankrupt....
Proview creditor calls for bankruptcy as iPad trademark suit drags on

Kodak sues Apple for allegedly interfering with patent sales, has little nostalgia for your QuickTake

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Kodak may have recently obtained clearance to sell some patents and help dig itself out of bankruptcy, but it wants to be extra-certain Apple is nowhere near potential buyers if a deal goes down. The former camera maker is suing Apple in hopes of making the former collaborator drop...
Kodak sues Apple for allegedly interfering with patent sales, has little nostalgia for your QuickTake

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

ITC: Kodak imaging patent is invalid, Apple and RIM off the hook

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The International Trade Commission has now reaffirmed an earlier ruling that neither Apple nor RIM violated a key Kodak patent related to digital image previews. According to a ruling handed down late Friday, the patent isn't valid, which could cost Kodak dearly as it prepares to sell its imaging and other...
ITC: Kodak imaging patent is invalid, Apple and RIM off the hook

Judge Tells Apple to Halt Patent Suit Against Kodak

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A judge said Apple couldn't pursue patent-infringement litigation against Eastman Kodak over a patent the computer giant fears might be sold during Kodak's bankruptcy before an ownership dispute is resolved....
Judge Tells Apple to Halt Patent Suit Against Kodak

The morning lowdown 5-22-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning… Kickstarted: My interview with Kickstarter founder Perry Chen (GigaOM) 14 amazing questions for BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith (Fast Company) E-mails reveal new details about Arianna’s role in HuffPo founding; “cover-up” alleged (paidContent) Forget reward points: AmEx gives users Farmville cash (GigaOM)...
The morning lowdown 5-22-12

LightSquared's Bankruptcy Is a Cautionary Tale

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After more than a year of active testing and debate over LightSquared's plan for a nationwide, wholesale 4G network, the now bankrupt company may end up as no......
LightSquared's Bankruptcy Is a Cautionary Tale
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