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TOSSOS aims to make sense of your favorite sites’ terms of service and privacy policies

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Let’s be honest, most of us don’t bother to read the terms of service for most online services that we sign up to. We just want to get to the good stuff and skip the boring legalese. Meanwhile, wouldn’t it be good to be able to compare the terms of...
TOSSOS aims to make sense of your favorite sites’ terms of service and privacy policies
Qihoo 360 Partners With Alibaba To Grab Market Share Away From Chinese Search Giant Baidu
Samsung attacks Apple's expert witness over product similarity
Like Google Glass? Then you’ll LOVE these Google Glass clones

Tencent revamps cloud service Weiyun, the third prong of its mobile platform

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Chinese Internet giant Tencent recently released version 1.2 of its Weiyun personal cloud storage with a number of tie-ins with the company’s Weibo micro-blogging service and its Weixin group chat service. As each of the products continues to take shape, evidence of the company’s strategy to offer users a full-featured...
Tencent revamps cloud service Weiyun, the third prong of its mobile platform

Apple v Samsung: what are the claims and counter-claims?

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The US giant has said its rival suffered a 'crisis in design that led to plagiarism, while it has been accused of stifling rivalsWhat are the claims in the case? Apple accuses Samsung of:• Stealing design ideas, features of iPad and iPhone.• Copying designs because it could not compete, rather...
Apple v Samsung: what are the claims and counter-claims?

Twitter founders launch a blogging platform, Kevin Rose blogs about peeing

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We may have spoken too soon about Kevin Rose reaching a certain level of maturity*. On Medium, the latest product from Twitter founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, Rose has broken the seal** with an inaugural post about peeing. Peeing with Al Gore, but still — peeing. Medium is...
Twitter founders launch a blogging platform, Kevin Rose blogs about peeing
UserVOD Helps Mobile Developers (Virtually) Look Over Users' Shoulders

Social Media Marketing Suite Viralheat Redesigns, Adds New Analytics Dashboard, Targeted Publishing And Smart Stream

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When it comes to social media management and marketing suites, most people think Hootsuite and move on, but there are quite a few smaller competitors that vie for a piece of this market, too. Viralheat, for example, just launched its redesigned service with a new analytics dashboard and a redesigned...
Social Media Marketing Suite Viralheat Redesigns, Adds New Analytics Dashboard, Targeted Publishing And Smart Stream

End Of Bogus Trademark Lawsuits Over AdWords In Sight

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For years, we've pointed to the series of ridiculous trademark lawsuits filed against Google over Adwords, and wondered when it would finally be settled and understood that advertising on a third party site against a competitor's trademark is just good marketing, not trademark infringement. To bring up an analogy, many...
End Of Bogus Trademark Lawsuits Over AdWords In Sight
Spreecast extends its live video broadcast platform to mobile by popular demand

Apple Wins Patents for iOS Cameras & Wireless Synchronization

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The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of seventeen newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. Noteworthy are two patents relating to iOS cameras and one for wireless synchronization. It's unknown at this time if Apple's wireless synchronization patent will be retained for purely defensive purposes or...
Apple Wins Patents for iOS Cameras & Wireless Synchronization
Online Video Portal Dailymotion Takes On Brightcove And Ooyala With The Launch Of Dailymotion Cloud
Trade barriers won't slow China in the genomics race; we need to out-innovate
Beats Targets The Business Traveller With Executive Edition Headphones, We Listen In
Apple Expands 'Maps Ground Truth' Hiring to Rest of the World
German ruling spells trouble for Motorola's 3G patent lawsuits

Netflix’s Reed Hastings Chastises Comcast Over Net Netrality And Its Shady Xfinity App

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In the latest battle in the war for living room domination, Netflix’s CEO Reed Hastings took to his public Facebook account and called out Comcast’s latest attack on Net Neutrality. As he explains Comcast’s just-launched Xbox 360 Xfinity app does not count against the provider’s ISP data caps. However, if...
Netflix’s Reed Hastings Chastises Comcast Over Net Netrality And Its Shady Xfinity App

Sky+ or YouView - which is best?

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From installation and price to content and control, we look at two systems battling to tempt users away from FreeviewFollowing your enthusiasm for our Store Wars column we thought we would turn our attention to goods and services and get your help in reviewing some popular purchases. Each week we...
Sky+ or YouView - which is best?

Olympus and Apple Join Google with Wearable Computing

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After Google showed off its computerized glasses at the company developer conference last week, others are working on competing products, including Olympus, which announced its MEG 4.0 display glasses, and Apple, which has also been awarded a patent for a display projected into a person's eye....
Olympus and Apple Join Google with Wearable Computing
Instabeat Is Revolutionary HUD For Swimming Goggles You Can Back On Indiegogo

Apple may expand retail presence in India, but plan still doesn't include Apple Stores

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Apple wants to sell iPhones and iPads in India, but unlike in another populous emerging market — nearby China — it does not operate branded Apple Stores in the country. As Om noted after a recent trip to India, that may be a missed opportunity for Apple to sell more...
Apple may expand retail presence in India, but plan still doesn't include Apple Stores

Why Palm’s headed for a buyout — by RIM

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Palm was king of the handheld screen when it launched its popular Palm Pilot handheld device back in the 1990s. But it’s since been almost forgotten in a flurry of competitors vying for a slice of the smartphone market. And when it recently tried to launch a phone and underlying...
Why Palm’s headed for a buyout — by RIM

Microsoft Surface Pro scores unfavorably in iFixit teardown

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The construction of the Microsoft Surface Pro has been judged to be highly unrepairable, after being dissected by iFixit. The repairability score of 1 out of 10 is the lowest on the firm's scale, and places it as harder to repair than many other competing products, including the Amazon Kindle...
Microsoft Surface Pro scores unfavorably in iFixit teardown
Business prof: Apple still in an 'extraordinarily strong' position despite disappointing results
Amazon is gutting Barnes & Noble

Epson joins fitness market with world's lightest GPS watch

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In the world of electronics, the size of a device directly relates to its ability to pull ahead of the competition -- especially when it comes to fitness-tracking gadgets. The latest and greatest in this field has emerged from the most unexpected of places, with Epson, a company known...
Epson joins fitness market with world's lightest GPS watch

EU, Google antitrust settlement could see prominent placement for competing products

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European Union regulators have accepted a proposed solution from Google to end an antitrust probe questioning whether the search giant uses its dominant market position unfairly, but Google's competitors are reportedly unsatisfied with the deal.    ...
EU, Google antitrust settlement could see prominent placement for competing products

From the lab: Lumia 920 low-light shootout with Nokia 808, iPhone 5, HTC One X and Galaxy S III (video)

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It looks like Nokia's controversial marketing move, which involved using pro DSLRs to "simulate" low-light shooting, was even less necessary that the smartphone maker may have thought. During our visit to the company's Tampere, Finland research and development complex, we were given access to a comprehensive testing suite, enabling...
From the lab: Lumia 920 low-light shootout with Nokia 808, iPhone 5, HTC One X and Galaxy S III (video)

iRobot Acquires Evolution Robotics, Makers Of The Mint Robot Vacuum, For $74 Million

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Home (and military) robot maker iRobot has just acquired Evolution Robotics, the makers of the Mint floor cleaning robot with an R&D shop focused on navigational tools. The Mint cleaner will join iRobot’s Roomba line. In a press release that touts the move as an expansion of iRobot’s “position as...
iRobot Acquires Evolution Robotics, Makers Of The Mint Robot Vacuum, For $74 Million
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