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10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, FB, ORCL, YHOO, NOK)

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Howdy! Here's the big news: Sheryl Sandberg recently gave away $11.8 million in Facebook stock. It may have gone to a charity she supports. Pandora shares were down 20 percent in after-hours trading following disappointing guidance in their fiscal Q3 financial results. Marissa's Mayer latest redesign of Yahoo.com could launch...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, FB, ORCL, YHOO, NOK)

Stub Rub: Does Exclusivity Hinder Sales Of Movie Tickets Online?

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Besides the typical $1 to $2 broker fee, one of the factors limiting the growth of the online movie-ticket selling business has been its complexity: The two dominant online players in the domestic market, MovieTickets.com and Fandango, don’t have deals with every theater chain, meaning consumers often have to...
Stub Rub: Does Exclusivity Hinder Sales Of Movie Tickets Online?

Bitcoin exchange partnership dissolves with lawsuit

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CoinLab files lawsuit against key Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox alleging breach of contract in deal to manage North America operations. [Read more]...
Bitcoin exchange partnership dissolves with lawsuit

AMC: “Dish never even talked rates with us”

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Thought: Maybe AMC Networks shouldn’t have waited until Dish Network actually pulled its channels off its service to take this punch. But punch the cable programmer did just after midnight Eastern time, releasing a statement that doesn’t beat around the bush. The upshot: Dish’s decision to end carriage of AMC,...
AMC: “Dish never even talked rates with us”

Nokia seeks ban on BlackBerry sales

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Move against Canadian firm RIM signals new wave of hostilities in smartphone patent warNokia has laid the ground for a ban on sales of BlackBerrys in the US, UK and Canada in a new wave of hostilities in the smartphone patent wars, which have also seen Sweden's Ericsson file a...
Nokia seeks ban on BlackBerry sales

Facebook hit with breach of contract suit

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New Zealand-based Profile Technology says it got too popular for Facebook's liking, and was cut off from 'public profile' information. [Read more]...
Facebook hit with breach of contract suit

Woman sues Verizon for lying about Internet speed

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A California woman claims that Verizon talked her into buying a faster internet plan even though it didn’t have the technological capability to deliver what it promised. In a complaint filed in Los Angeles state court, Patricia Allen of Santa Monica says that a Verizon sales rep talked her into...
Woman sues Verizon for lying about Internet speed

New Mexico developer suing Tesla over lost electric car factory

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Remember back in 2008 when electric car maker Tesla Motors changed its mind and decided to move the production of its Model S electric car from New Mexico to California? Well, so does the developer that was going to build a 150,000 square foot facility in New Mexico that was...
New Mexico developer suing Tesla over lost electric car factory

Clone king Marc Samwer out as Groupon’s international head following record high advertising violations

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Groupon’s business stateside has been embroiled in an accounting scandal that cut the stock price in half. But its international operations are responsible for two thirds of the company’s revenue. Yesterday the company announced that Marc Samwer, who along with his brothers notoriously creates clones of successful American startups, was...
Clone king Marc Samwer out as Groupon’s international head following record high advertising violations

The Other Side Of The Story: WhosHere vs. Who’s Near Me Live

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You guys may remember a post on TechCrunch yesterday about a trademark spat between an entrepreneur named Brian Hamachek, who built an app called Who’s Near Me Live, and a Lightbank-backed startup called myRete, who built an app called WhosHere, strikingly similar in both functionality and name. The story unfolded...
The Other Side Of The Story: WhosHere vs. Who’s Near Me Live
Court shreds power of Motorola's standard-based patents

Instagram Seeks To Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Over Policy Changes

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Instagram asked a federal court on Wednesday to throw out a class action lawsuit filed by users upset over the photo-sharing app’s changes to its terms of service. The lawsuit was brought against the service in December by an Instagram user who accused it of breach of contract, among other...
Instagram Seeks To Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Over Policy Changes
Amazon’s Kindle Lending Library balloons to 100k books

Apple-Samsung judge considers possible juror misconduct

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The judge who presided over the patent litigation between Apple and Samsung Electronics said she will consider Samsung's concern that the foreman of the jury had concealed relevant information. A jury in California decided in August that the South Korean company must pay Apple US$1.05 billion for infringing several...
Apple-Samsung judge considers possible juror misconduct

Man bites dog: Rackspace sues "notorious" patent troll

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Rackspace, which just successfully defended itself in a lawsuit filed by one patent troll, is now declaring war on another. On Thursday, the company said it sued IP Nav and Parallel Iron, asking the federal court in its hometown of San Antonio Texas for damages, for breach of contract and to...
Man bites dog: Rackspace sues "notorious" patent troll

Instagram Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Related To Last Week's Change Of Service Terms

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Instagram just got a lump of coal in its stocking: a class action lawsuit, which was filed in response to its change of service terms last week. Reuters reports that a California Instagram user has leveled breach of contract and other claims against Instagram owner Facebook. In response, Facebook told Reuters “we believe...
Instagram Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Related To Last Week's Change Of Service Terms

3taps Is Raring to Fight Craigslist Over Data Access

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The CEO of a company sued by Craigslist earlier this week said he’s armed (with legal precedents, not weapons) and ready to fight the local classifieds giant. “We believe Craigslist is acting like a copyright troll,” said Greg Kidd, who founded the data exchange 3taps in 2009. He contends that...
3taps Is Raring to Fight Craigslist Over Data Access

Judge Rules for Infosys in Whistleblower Case

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Judge Myron H. Thompson says whistleblower Jack Palmer Jr. has not proven his claims of breach of contract and fraudulent misrepresentation against Infosys. As a result, the case will not go to trial....
Judge Rules for Infosys in Whistleblower Case

HP and Oracle, now headed for a split, could have split up Sun

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One of the more surprising episodes in Hewlett-Packard and Oracle's ill-fated enterprise IT partnership was touched upon for only a few minutes during testimony in their breach-of-contract trial earlier this week. But that event -- fruitless talks aimed at a joint acquisition and breakup of Sun Microsystems -- may have...
HP and Oracle, now headed for a split, could have split up Sun

Timing of Microsoft's "Xbox 720" Hinted At in Lawsuit

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Microsoft is not saying when it will be unveiling a new Xbox console, except to say that it won’t be at the E3 game conference next month. Now there’s some additional information on timing thanks to a lawsuit between Activision and some former employees. According to confidential agreements unsealed in...
Timing of Microsoft's "Xbox 720" Hinted At in Lawsuit

Acer Sues Former CEO Lanci for Breach of Contract

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Acer has sued its former CEO and President Gianfranco Lanci in Italian courts for allegedly violating a non-compete clause, the company said Tuesday....
Acer Sues Former CEO Lanci for Breach of Contract

Lies, love affairs and lawsuits: MOD Systems founder is out of prison and wants a new trial

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Mark Phillips is out of prison, and now he’s looking to clear his name. The 38-year-old former CEO of MOD Systems, who was sent to prison in July 2011 on fraud and money laundering charges, is back in court asking a federal judge for a new trial. He’s also filed a...
Lies, love affairs and lawsuits: MOD Systems founder is out of prison and wants a new trial
A Detailed Breakdown Of How Yahoo Could Be On The Hook For Billions In Mexico (YHOO)

Microsoft to Google: standard-essential patent licensing 'is not a rug bazaar'

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Late on Monday, at around the same time that Judge Koh denied Apple an injunction against Samsung, Microsoft and wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility filed their post-trial briefs in the FRAND contract action in the Western District of Washington. They also submitted their proposed findings of fact and conclusions of...
Microsoft to Google: standard-essential patent licensing 'is not a rug bazaar'

Bill Gates-owned Corbis faces $12.75M in damages in fraud case

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Corbis, the digital image company owned by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, must pay $12.75 million in damages as part of a three-year fraud and breach of contract case brought by Infoflows, according to a decision by the Washington State Court of Appeals.  That’s down from an initial $36 million in...
Bill Gates-owned Corbis faces $12.75M in damages in fraud case

Apple Canada sued for demise of three-year-old Time Capsule

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Lawyer Perminder S. Tung, a resident of Surrey, British Columbia, has filed a lawsuit against Apple Canada for the demise of his nearly three-year-old Time Capsule. According to the court documents filed earlier this week, Tung accuses Apple of being in breach of contract for failure to provide promised services...
Apple Canada sued for demise of three-year-old Time Capsule

WSJ Can Change Digital Subscriber Price On The Fly Says Court

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In 2006, the publisher of the Wall Street Journal (NSDQ: NWS) spun off financial magazine Barron’s Online and required subscribers to pay more if they wanted to keep reading Barron’s. This week, angry customers who sued learned they are out of luck after a New York court rejected their...
WSJ Can Change Digital Subscriber Price On The Fly Says Court

Federal judge has set FRAND rate for Microsoft's license to Google's standard-essential patents

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Judge James L. Robart, the federal judge presiding over the Microsoft v. Motorola FRAND contract case in the Western District of Washington, has determined a FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) license fee (a range of FRAND fees as well as a particular point within the range). In November 2012 Judge Robart...
Federal judge has set FRAND rate for Microsoft's license to Google's standard-essential patents

Yahoo Ordered to Pay $2.7 Billion (Yes, Billion) by Mexican Court

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It’s hard to say how serious this is right now, but Yahoo was ordered to pay $2.7 billion in a lawsuit related to a breach of contract and lost profits of a yellow pages listing service by Worldwide Directories and Ideas Interactivas. In a statement and a filing with...
Yahoo Ordered to Pay $2.7 Billion (Yes, Billion) by Mexican Court

Rackspace Sues Famed Patent Troll For Breach Of Contract

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Well, well. Rackspace, who has been successfully fighting back against a bunch of patent trolls lately, is fighting back again, and this time they're taking on one of the more notorious patent trolls out there: Erich Spangenberg. Rackspace explains a bunch of the details on their site, though it helps...
Rackspace Sues Famed Patent Troll For Breach Of Contract
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