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Google's attempts to circumvent grant-back clauses are evil, hurt its reputation as a licensing partner

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Yesterday I reported on a Motorola Mobility v. Microsoft trial in Mannheim, Germany, where the wholly-owned Google subsidiary desperately tried to argue that a grant-back clause in an Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) license agreement between Microsoft and Google wouldn't apply to Microsoft's implementation of the DirectPush part of EAS. And I...
Google's attempts to circumvent grant-back clauses are evil, hurt its reputation as a licensing partner

Report: Walmart to stop selling Amazon's Kindle line

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<img src=”http://9to5google.com/?attachment_id=53926″> Walmart sent a memo to store managers on Sept. 19. announcing plans to stop selling Amazon’s line of Kindle products. “We have recently made the business decision to not carry Amazon tablets and eReaders beyond our existing inventory and purchase commitments,” said Walmart in the memo. “This includes all...
Report: Walmart to stop selling Amazon's Kindle line

Hollywood Has Ruined Relationship With ISP It Sued Over Piracy

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In November 2008 and after three years of voluntary discussions that went nowhere, the Hollywood movie studios under the banner of the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) decided to would be a good business decision to sue ISP iiNet. Their aim was to hold the ISP responsible for the...
Hollywood Has Ruined Relationship With ISP It Sued Over Piracy

Teradata and Hortonworks Join Forces for a Big Data Boost

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Cloud computing gets a little stronger with a strategic alliance between a leading enterprise technology company and an emerging provider of software for unstructured databases. Both companies have an interest in taking yesterday's experimental data analytics into tomorrow's mainstream business decision making software....
Teradata and Hortonworks Join Forces for a Big Data Boost

New York Times CEO calls digital pay model "most successful" decision in years

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In a commencement address to business students at Columbia University, New York Times CEO Mark Thompson hailed the company’s digital subscription strategy and dismissed skeptics who say media outlets can’t reinvent themselves. “[T]he launch of the pay model is the most important and  most successful business decision made by The...
New York Times CEO calls digital pay model "most successful" decision in years

Walmart Banned Huffington Post For These 5 Reasons (WMT)

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Walmart says its PR people will no longer communicate with The Huffington Post after the blog published too many innaccurate stories about the retail giant. The ban came as HuffPost published a critique of the company's new healthcare plan. Walmart's David Tovar, vice president for communications, sent this statement to...
Walmart Banned Huffington Post For These 5 Reasons (WMT)

hi5 latches onto Facebook’s coattails, allowing developers to publish on both platforms

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Social network hi5 continued its mad rush to create an attractive social gaming platform by making its own network compatible with games made for Facebook. In developer parlance, that means hi5 is supporting Facebook-compatible applications programming interfaces, or APIs. Previously, hi5 was supporting only Open Social. But it found that...
hi5 latches onto Facebook’s coattails, allowing developers to publish on both platforms

Google Decides Smartphone Market Share Is More Important Than Net Neutrality

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As a recent post noted, net neutrality is under threat in France, with ISPs like Free asking Google to pay extra for delivery of its traffic. According to this post on the Forbes Web site, Google has already agreed to pay the French telecoms company Orange in precisely this way....
Google Decides Smartphone Market Share Is More Important Than Net Neutrality

Maximize your conference experience: 5 tips from SXSW V2V

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This sponsored post is produced by SXSW V2V. As spring turns to summer, there are a number of fantastic conference events on the calendar. The organizers of SXSW V2V would like to share five simple tips on how you can make any conference experience more valuable: 1. Put Down Your...
Maximize your conference experience: 5 tips from SXSW V2V

The Fancy Lets You Live Out the Ashton Kutcher Fantasy You Never Had

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Have you ever had a fantasy about being like Ashton Kutcher? Ours involve the emo-induced time travel powers from “The Butterfly Effect,” but some version of “untold startup riches” or “dating Mila Kunis” are also acceptable. New York City-based startup The Fancy* is trying a different approach. In September, the...
The Fancy Lets You Live Out the Ashton Kutcher Fantasy You Never Had
Google wins! Publishers win! No-one wins, in German news copyright decision
Walmart kicks Kindles out of its retail stores

Kim Dotcom plans to offer white label version of Mega, says universities will be able to sign up for free

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Kim Dotcom made a very interesting announcement on Twitter this morning: Mega will be offering white label versions of its service. Furthermore, he told TNW that his company “will provide this service for free” to universities. Dotcom told us he couldn’t offer too much detail, but he did say that...
Kim Dotcom plans to offer white label version of Mega, says universities will be able to sign up for free

Verizon Wireless to close Bellevue call center, lay off 850 workers

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Verizon Wireless today announced plans to close its call center operations in Bellevue, a move that will lead to the elimination of about 850 jobs. “This was a very difficult but necessary business decision,” the company said in a statement. “Our employees are very highly skilled and we want to...
Verizon Wireless to close Bellevue call center, lay off 850 workers

Google and Verizon Won’t Be BFFs Forever

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Google and Verizon have teamed up once again, with its CEOs penning a jointly authored opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal that praises certain aspects of the National Broadband Plan. The article, from Ivan Seidenberg of Verizon and Google’s Eric Schmidt, manages to gloss over areas where the two...
Google and Verizon Won’t Be BFFs Forever

Capcom putting Resident Evil 6 demo on Xbox 360 first

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PS3 owners who want to get a taste of the latest is survival horror action will have to wait a couple months. That is, unless they also have an Xbox 360. Publisher Capcom has decided to bring the Resident Evil 6 demo to Microsoft’s console ahead of its Sony rival....
Capcom putting Resident Evil 6 demo on Xbox 360 first
Star-Studded Video Q&A Site VYou to Shut Down Its Consumer Product Next Week
Rumor Roundup: Jason Calacanis Appoints Himself Obi-Wan to Michael Arrington's Darth Vader

Samwers kill their Fab clone after just six months

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Just months after the Samwer brothers courted controversy by cloning design sales site Fab.com, they are about to close their copycat site, Bamarang, down. German media has reported that the site, which was launched by the brothers’ Rocket Internet incubator and operated across a number of European countries, will be...
Samwers kill their Fab clone after just six months
Verizon to cut 3,000 jobs following call center closures

Zuckerberg Explains How Facebook Is Different Than Google, Yahoo, And HP (HP, YHOO, GOOG, FB)

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Here's what Zuckerberg told HuffPo's Jose Antonio Vargas: "I think the biggest difference between Facebook and other companies is how focused we are on our mission . . . Different companies care about different things. There are companies that care about, just really care about having the biggest market cap....
Zuckerberg Explains How Facebook Is Different Than Google, Yahoo, And HP (HP, YHOO, GOOG, FB)

Viacom Releases More Google Lawsuit Documents

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Viacom has just released new documents in their Google lawsuit that they claim present a smoking gun against the search giant.Viacom claims that the documents released today, “make clear one of our core claims in the case: that Google made a deliberate, calculated business decision not only to profit from...
Viacom Releases More Google Lawsuit Documents
The Internet Giveth, And Taketh Away: Sometimes, Business Decisions Are Bad For Users

Iterations: Reinvention And Re-Rolling The Dice

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is currently an EIR with Javelin Venture Partners and has been a contributor to TechCrunch since January 2011. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. The topic of this week’s column is time-honored when it comes to business, perhaps even overused in many cases, and...
Iterations: Reinvention And Re-Rolling The Dice

Apple Gets Less Green: Drops Off the EPEAT List of Environmentally Friendly Electronics

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Apple devices have become increasingly difficult to take apart for service and recycling. The company has removed 39 of its products from a global registry of environmentally friendly devices. The move may prevent the company's hardware from being purchased by a wide variety of customers - including the U.S. federal...
Apple Gets Less Green: Drops Off the EPEAT List of Environmentally Friendly Electronics
Walmart to stop selling all Amazon Kindle products
Tudou Co-Founder on Merger With Arch Rival: “Yes, It Felt Weird”

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Truncated RSS Is A Bad Business Decision - Techdirt - A few years back, I wrote about why we had found full text… http://vdege.org/9lqQ4g
Google's rumored 'X Phone' could be an 'attack on Samsung'

Walmart will stop selling all Amazon Kindle devices as it attempts to become a real online competitor

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Enormous retail chain Walmart will cease selling all Amazon Kindle products, reports Reuters. The initial report is a brief that is based on an internal company memo. Reuters reports on the memo “We have recently made the business decision to not carry Amazon tablets and eReaders beyond our existing inventory...
Walmart will stop selling all Amazon Kindle devices as it attempts to become a real online competitor
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