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ITC Judge: Microsoft not violating Motorola H.264 patent

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A change of heart by an administrative law judge with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that Microsoft has not violated a patent owned by Google's Motorola Mobility when it created the Xbox 360 video gaming console. The ruling by Judge David Shaw is a reversal of his...
ITC Judge: Microsoft not violating Motorola H.264 patent

HP's hardware boss not a fan of Surface, Windows RT

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Don't expect HP to have a change of heart about building Windows RT devices anytime soon. Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP's Personal Systems Group, said he's "not a big [Windows] RT fan" in an interview with CITEworld. Bradley didn't explain his disdain for Windows RT, which runs...
HP's hardware boss not a fan of Surface, Windows RT

Apple promotes pair of execs to Senior VP level, Bob Mansfield to hang around after all

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It's a day of upheaval in the boardroom at Apple -- in the good sense. Remember how Bob Mansfield said he would retire in June? He's had a change of heart and will keep working on future products. Meanwhile, two of the vice presidents who've been mainstays of Apple's...
Apple promotes pair of execs to Senior VP level, Bob Mansfield to hang around after all

Maingear's Titan 17 has a change of heart, keyboard

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Maingear has been tickling us with its gaming PCs for a while, and now it's adding some extra muscle to its catalog. The company's Titan 17 notebook is hitting the operating table for a processor transplant, the previous Intel i7-990X being swapped out for either the i7-3930K or i7-3960X....
Maingear's Titan 17 has a change of heart, keyboard

VAIO T13 Ultrabook could be coming with Ivy Bridge, according to Sony's German site

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If Sony's German site is to be believed, then it's safe to say the outfit's had a change of heart recently. According to a revealing spec sheet on the website, there's now a T13 Ultrabook model with one of Intel's latest chips on board. Just last week, Sony announced...
VAIO T13 Ultrabook could be coming with Ivy Bridge, according to Sony's German site

Today in Tech: The 'partially fabricated' iPad factory interview

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Fortune's curated selection of tech stories from the weekend. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * Apple (AAPL) is holding a conference call later this morning to discuss what the company intends to do with its roughly $100 billion in cash. (Fortune) Performer Mike Daisey. Photo: Mike...
Today in Tech: The 'partially fabricated' iPad factory interview

Socialrithmic Pins Its Social Analytics Future To Pinterest With The Launch Of Pinster

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Socialrithmic is already proving to be a curious story. Seattle-based and founded by ex-Microsoft Bing engineers, last September the social analytics startup upped roots for 13 weeks to take part in Ignite100, an accelerator program in the North of England, of all places. During that time the company has pivoted...
Socialrithmic Pins Its Social Analytics Future To Pinterest With The Launch Of Pinster

Microsoft wanted to partner with Facebook on patent purchase all along, but AOL auction wouldn’t allow it

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Microsoft announced today that it will be selling hundreds of patents to Facebook, a sign that it wants to protect its investment from litigation as the social network heads towards an IPO next month. But this wasn’t a sudden change of heart. According to sources familiar with the deal, Microsoft...
Microsoft wanted to partner with Facebook on patent purchase all along, but AOL auction wouldn’t allow it

Yahoo agrees to return Indonesian check-in service Koprol to its founders

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Yahoo-owned Koprol, the one time Foursquare-rival based out of Indonesia, has completed a 360-degree journey back to its founders, after the US-based Web giant agreed to return ownership of the name, domain and all associated intellectual property and trademarks, according to local tech blog Daily Social. The move represents a change of...
Yahoo agrees to return Indonesian check-in service Koprol to its founders

Google+ Hangout with Obama spurs SOPA discussion

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President Obama appeared before the world tonight in a virtual town hall that took place on Google+. As could easily be expected, there were some controversial issues to discuss, one of which was the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Obama responded to a question about the piece of legislation by...
Google+ Hangout with Obama spurs SOPA discussion

Portuguese Government Capitulates On Copyright Levies, Despite Lack Of Support From Public And Artists

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Back in February last year, Techdirt wrote about the rather pathetic attempts of the Portuguese Society of Authors (SPA) to drum up some support among its members for a new copyright levy on storage devices in the face of a public outcry at the extra costs this would impose on...
Portuguese Government Capitulates On Copyright Levies, Despite Lack Of Support From Public And Artists

Four (Competing) Approaches to Security in the Mobile + Cloud Era

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"When you give the power to the users, sometimes this can cause a lot of problems." This from Check Point Software Technologies security evangelist Tomer Teller, in a recent interview with ReadWriteWeb. Check Point is the current distributor of the ZoneAlarm firewall for Windows, which set new standards a decade...
Four (Competing) Approaches to Security in the Mobile + Cloud Era

Facebook Enthusiasm Builds

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The most bearish analyst among those at the banks that backed Facebook's IPO has had a change of heart....
Facebook Enthusiasm Builds

Amazon has change of heart, will allow opt-out of Kindle Fire HD ads for $15

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You'd be forgiven for wondering just what Amazon was up to with Special Offers ads on the Kindle Fire HD: we were given the hope that we could opt out from them, only to watch that dream dashed moments later. Amazon must have been listening to frustrations over the...
Amazon has change of heart, will allow opt-out of Kindle Fire HD ads for $15

Has Google changed its mind about sharing its fiber network?

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It looks like Google is backing off its commitment to an open fiber to the home network. If so, that would be a blow to those hoping to also offer services over Google’s pipe as well as well as put a stop to using the project as an example of...
Has Google changed its mind about sharing its fiber network?

Intel’s smartphone: “The x86 power myth is finally busted.”

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“The x86 power myth is finally busted. While the X900 doesn’t lead in battery life, it’s competitive with the Galaxy S 2 and Galaxy Nexus… …If you’ve been expecting the first x86 smartphone to end up at the bottom of every battery life chart, you’ll be sorely disappointed. “ Intel’s...
Intel’s smartphone: “The x86 power myth is finally busted.”

AMD willing to embrace Android

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Advanced Micro Devices has opened the door to embrace Google's Android operating system, but said it would continue to focus on Windows with its upcoming tablet and laptop chips.AMD on multiple occasions has said it had no interest in putting its chips in Android tablets and would focus exclusively...
AMD willing to embrace Android

Five great Olmpic moments

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Highlights from Olympic historyKip Keino, 1500m, 1968The Kenyan long-distance runner entered the 10,000m at the Mexico Games in 1968 in a lot of pain. With three laps to go, he collapsed and stumbled from the track, then got to his feet and staggered to the finish. Having been an also-ran at...
Five great Olmpic moments

Google says Android in-app rule in step with earlier rule

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Google hoped to quell controversy on Friday over its decision to steer developers to Google Wallet for Android Market (Google Play Store) title's in-app purchases if. It noted to TechCrunch that the policy had been in effect since March 2011. There wasn't any change of heart, it said, implying that...
Google says Android in-app rule in step with earlier rule

Drunken Cop Car Serenade Back On YouTube After Copyright Claim

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Even music labels have a sense of humor. Hours after yanking a now-viral YouTube video of a man belting out Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” from a police cruiser, EMI is now letting the video play on. The video features Robert Wilkinson breaking into song on his way to be booked...
Drunken Cop Car Serenade Back On YouTube After Copyright Claim

5 beloved products that were sentenced to death

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Absent a change of heart by Google, Reader will join a short list of beloved technologies sent to the grave. By Verne Kopytoff, contributor FORTUNE -- Technology companies shutter products all the time. New tablets sometimes flop. Apps fall out of favor. Hardly anyone notices, and even fewer people complain....
5 beloved products that were sentenced to death
Sprint, T-Mobile believe in shared data plans too -- just not for consumers

People Are Loving HP On LinkedIn (HPQ, LNKD)

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HP today became the first company on LinkedIn to get 1 million followers, LinkedIn announced today. "Our 1 million followers are connected to over 43 million people on LinkedIn, roughly one-quarter of the entire LinkedIn population," says Natalie Malaszenko, vice president of digital marketing for HP. HP grew its LinkedIn followers...
People Are Loving HP On LinkedIn (HPQ, LNKD)
Cloud: VMware Joins OpenStack, Embraces Its 'Ugly Sister'

Facebook rolls out comment editing, embraces your change of heart

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Facebook has long betrayed you by forwarding your drunken wall ramblings in an email for posterity. Previously, though, the only way to limit further public shame was to try to delete the comment altogether. Now, it looks like the loose fingered have been given a reprieve, as the social...
Facebook rolls out comment editing, embraces your change of heart

Judge allows Apple and Motorola to meet in an injunction hearing next week

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Judge Richard A. Posner of the Northern District of Illinois made a somewhat unexpected decision to grant a hearing next week where he will determine whether Apple is entitled to injunctive relief for patent infringement by Motorola. The judge may also determine whether Motorola can seek similar relief for a...
Judge allows Apple and Motorola to meet in an injunction hearing next week

Huawei gives Australia peeks at its network hardware and code to regain trust

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Huawei has had an image problem lately among countries skittish about trusting a Chinese telecom giant with the backbone of networks that its home government might like to snoop. The company's Australian chairman John Lord thinks that's just paranoia, and he's planning radical transparency in the country to recover...
Huawei gives Australia peeks at its network hardware and code to regain trust

Best Buy Connect no longer accepting new activations, service to end June 1st

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Remember Best Buy Connect? If you do, you now have one less thing to store in your memory, as it appears that the retail giant is ready to put the kibosh on its own branded mobile broadband service nearly two years after it was first unveiled. According to the...
Best Buy Connect no longer accepting new activations, service to end June 1st

Nintendo Slide Pad for 3DS review

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First impressions stay with you. Take our first look at the Nintendo 3DS, for example. Our first thought? "Hey, where's the second analog stick?" Given all the gaming genres that benefit from it, it's almost unthinkable for a major portable console to launch without an extra analog stick. It's...
Nintendo Slide Pad for 3DS review

SkyDrive 3.0: Microsoft gave up fighting Apple's 30% cut and removed option to buy additional storage

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Microsoft on Wednesday released SkyDrive 3.0 for iOS out of the blue. Last time the app was in the news, we had broken the story that Apple was stopping Microsoft from pushing out an update in the App Store because the company doesn’t pay a 30 percent cut of the...
SkyDrive 3.0: Microsoft gave up fighting Apple's 30% cut and removed option to buy additional storage
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