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Samsung Wants Galaxy Tab Ban Lifted in the US After Apple Patent Verdict

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Samsung tells a Californian court that Apple should pay it damages because it has been unable to sell the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the U.S....
Samsung Wants Galaxy Tab Ban Lifted in the US After Apple Patent Verdict

Facebook paid £2.9m tax on £840m profits made outside US, figures show

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Company channelled bulk of profits through Ireland and onto Cayman Islands, allowing to it pay just £238,000 to UK taxmanFacebook has become the latest multinational to come under the spotlight for its tax affairs after figures revealed it paid just £2.9m in tax on profits of more than more than...
Facebook paid £2.9m tax on £840m profits made outside US, figures show
Google Glass will be made in America by Foxconn, report says
On eve of U.S. elections, Google's Sergey Brin makes plea to end political parties

European startups need to be valued higher - in more ways than one

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Kevin Cornils, CEO of UK-based, venture-backed European eyewear retailer Glasses Direct. Why should a startup Silicon Valley business be valued at up to five times higher in the US, than its Silicon Roundabout equivalent in the UK? As a Californian-born entrepreneur, who has chosen...
European startups need to be valued higher - in more ways than one
BBC may redefine commercial online efforts

Gird thyself: Nation-wide Internet sales tax appears all but inevitable, and could be coming soon

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This isn’t exactly breaking news, but it matters all the same. Today Rep. Darrell Issa took to Reddit once again to answer the questions concerning Internet legislation. The Representative was pushing his new legislative idea of barring new Internet law for two years. Don’t let that fact cloud your judgement....
Gird thyself: Nation-wide Internet sales tax appears all but inevitable, and could be coming soon

Apple's crucial overscroll bounce patent claim is valid, US patent office says

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The USPTO has confirmed four claims of Apple's overscroll bounce patent, including claim 19 of the patent, according to a document filed with a Californian court on Thursday. That claim played a crucial part in Apple's US$1.05 billion dollar lawsuit against Samsung,.Apple's "list scrolling and document translation, scaling, and...
Apple's crucial overscroll bounce patent claim is valid, US patent office says

Google shutting out rivals, claims Russian search engine Yandex

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Yandex co-founder says US tech giant is 'semi-open', criticising its Android smartphone platform and Chrome web browserThe co-founder of Russia's leading search engine, Yandex, has accused Google of abusing its dominance to shut out competitors in cyberspace.Responding to comments made to the Guardian by Sergey Brin, the Google co-founder, about...
Google shutting out rivals, claims Russian search engine Yandex

Google Glass reportedly to be manufactured in Silicon Valley by Foxconn workers

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Google is reportedly making plans to manufacture its Project Glass eyewear device in Silicon Valley — at least that’s what sources tell the Financial Times. What’s more, the company is said to be working with Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn. If this move holds true, Google would...
Google Glass reportedly to be manufactured in Silicon Valley by Foxconn workers

Google co-founder Sergey Brin takes to Google+ to call for an end to party politics on election eve

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On the eve of the US presidential election, Google co-founder Sergey Brin has taken quite the political stand on his Google+ account by pleading for the winner to withdraw from his respective political party and govern as an independent. In the post, which went up shortly after midnight Pacific time...
Google co-founder Sergey Brin takes to Google+ to call for an end to party politics on election eve

ICANN to replace Digital Archery program with gTLD domain raffle

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has proposed holding an old-fashioned raffle to determine which applications for new top-level domains should be handled first. To make the lottery legal, the organization hopes to use a loophole in Californian law....
ICANN to replace Digital Archery program with gTLD domain raffle

ICANN considers a raffle for new top-level domains

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has proposed holding an old-fashioned raffle to determine which applications for new top-level domains should be handled first. To make the lottery legal, the organization hopes to use a loophole in Californian law. ICANN was planning to use a "Digital Archery"...
ICANN considers a raffle for new top-level domains
MetroMile wants to reinvent car insurance

eBay encourages sellers to oppose Senate's pending online sales tax bill

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On Sunday, Reuters reported that millions of eBay users woke up to an e-mail from Chief Executive John Donahoe. Donahoe reached out to argue against pending federal sales tax legislation in the Senate, encouraging merchants to lobby their representatives quickly. The Marketplace Fairness Act is set to be voted...
eBay encourages sellers to oppose Senate's pending online sales tax bill

US Navy Fire Scouts will automatically spot pirates, give 30 seconds to comply

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War. What is it good for? Well, if new use of technology by the US Navy has anything to do with it, finding Pirates for a start. By upgrading its existing Fire Scouts with new 3D laser imaging tech, it's hoped that the drones will be able to recognize...
US Navy Fire Scouts will automatically spot pirates, give 30 seconds to comply

Liquipel launches retail store in Hong Kong, spreads the hydrophobia for gadgets

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Over the years we've come across many hydrophobic coating technologies aimed at electronics, but sadly, none of those were made directly available to consumers. The closest one was Nokia's nanocoating demonstration we saw last October, though the company recently said to us that it's still "currently a research project,"...
Liquipel launches retail store in Hong Kong, spreads the hydrophobia for gadgets

'Europe's rocket has no chance'

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The Californian SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk tells the BBC that Europe must replace its Ariane 5 rocket if it wants to keep up with his company....
'Europe's rocket has no chance'

Defendant Claims You Can't Copyright Pornography In A Landmark Case

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A DEFENDANT in an American legal case, who is being sued for the illegal downloading and filesharing of a blue movie, has put forward a novel legal defence: that you can’t put copyright on porn. A production company Hard Drive Productions (yes, that is their name) is suing a number of...
Defendant Claims You Can't Copyright Pornography In A Landmark Case

Northcliffe drops Twitter legal action

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Northcliffe Media has withdrawn its legal action over a Twitter account spoofing its chief executive, Steve Auckland.The regional publisher sued Twitter in the US to have the identity of the tweeter known as @UnSteveDorkland revealed. But the account holder successfully challenged the order and the media group has subsequently backed...
Northcliffe drops Twitter legal action
CA to app devs: get privacy policies or risk $2500-per-download fines

Soo Meta: A new way to tell multimedia stories online that's ideal for journalists or teachers

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Multimedia storytelling is all the rage on the Web right now. Not all of us have the budget and resources to pull off something as stunning as the New York Times’ acclaimed Snow Fall or The Guardian’s recent Firestorm, but you can still compile reports that encompass text, images, videos,...
Soo Meta: A new way to tell multimedia stories online that's ideal for journalists or teachers

Where the Internet Lives: Google invites you in to see its data centers

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While Google does allow some tours of its Californian Googleplex HQ, it’s not so hot on letting you roam around its myriad of data centers, for obvious reasons. That privilege lies with a handful of Google employees. Now, however, Google is inviting the world inside its data centers virtually through...
Where the Internet Lives: Google invites you in to see its data centers

Atmel's XSense promises curvy touchscreens that'll ruin your shirt line (video)

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Touchscreen gurus Atmel may not be the most famous name around, but you'll find its gear inside devices like the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Tab. Now it has pulled the dust-sheets from the latest innovation to emerge from its Californian headquarters: XSense. It's a flexible, super-thin, film-based touch...
Atmel's XSense promises curvy touchscreens that'll ruin your shirt line (video)

Does Hailo have Uber on the run in New York's taxi wars?

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It looks like the battle for New York’s taxi market is heating up, as a group of leading startups struggle with the city’s regulations — and with each other. Two good reports out overnight run through the state of play as Uber, the Californian town car service beloved by San...
Does Hailo have Uber on the run in New York's taxi wars?

Google's Sergey Brin Calls For An Independent President

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The Goog boss used his Google+ page to request that whoever wins the election might unshackle himself from his party and govern as an independent. Sergey Brin has pleaded for an end to party politics. Posting on his Google+ account last night, he called for whichever candidates win today's...
Google's Sergey Brin Calls For An Independent President

Yandex: ‘Plenty of room’ despite growing Google threat

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How big can Russia’s No 1 search engine really get? That’s the question facing Yandex after a relatively strong quarter failed to excite investors — perhaps indicating concerns about the long-term future of the business have not been entirely killed off. Announcing its latest financial results, the Moscow-based company said...
Yandex: ‘Plenty of room’ despite growing Google threat

Orange announces the Samsung Galaxy S3 as its first 'Quick Tap' UK NFC Android phone

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Orange has announced today that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is to be the first Android device to feature its Quick Tap contactless payment technology, in cahoots with Barclaycard. Just to recap, back in January, we reported that Everything Everywhere – the parent company of Orange and T-Mobile – was teaming...
Orange announces the Samsung Galaxy S3 as its first 'Quick Tap' UK NFC Android phone
Samsung Strikes Back Against Apple: Files Patent Suit Against iPhone 5 In U.S. Court

Cooper Square Curves for CornellNYC Tech: Thom Mayne Tapped to Design First Roosevelt Island Building

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A gravelly voiced Californian who has won “the Nobel of architecture” and an upstate ivy are now poised to transform Roosevelt Island. From Cornell’s shortlist of high-profile designers, the university has chosen Thom Mayne, Pritzker Prize winner and principal of LA-based firm Morphosis, to design the school’s new satellite campus,...
Cooper Square Curves for CornellNYC Tech: Thom Mayne Tapped to Design First Roosevelt Island Building
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