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The answer to API competition concerns is neither uncopyrightability nor fair use -- it's FRAND

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After this holiday weekend it probably won't take long before Judge Alsup, possibly after asking the parties some more questions in writing or at a hearing, rules on the copyrightability of the structure, sequence and organization (SSO) of Oracle's asserted 37 Java APIs. And after his decision, it won't take...
The answer to API competition concerns is neither uncopyrightability nor fair use -- it's FRAND

Google Buys Secret Chrome Vulnerabilities From College Research Associate For $31,000

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The world of computer software vulnerabilities and exploits is a lucrative one. So found Ralf-Philipp Weinmann, a research associate at the University of Luxembourg's Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, when he reported three Chrome vulnerabilities to Google's "bug bounty" program. Gregg Keizer of Computer World, who noticed the record $31,336...
Google Buys Secret Chrome Vulnerabilities From College Research Associate For $31,000

Apple Files for New "Apple Configurator" Trademark

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On March 16, 2012 the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for "Apple Configurator" under application 85563555. Apple filed their trademark to cover "computer software used to configure multiple digital electronic devices." The new Apple Configurator, which was only released on March seventh, is a free...
Apple Files for New "Apple Configurator" Trademark

How To Change The Carrier Logo On Your iPhone Without Jailbreaking (AAPL)

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Want to customize your iPhone without jailbreaking it? We just found out about CarrierEditor, a piece of computer software that lets you change your iPhone's carrier logo without hacking it using a jailbreaking tool. Check out the video below to see it in action. If it's something you want to...
How To Change The Carrier Logo On Your iPhone Without Jailbreaking (AAPL)

Music Publishers: We Need Strong Copyright Laws Because We Don't Like The Consumer Electronics Association

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A few folks have sent over a Forbes article by David Israelite, the head of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), provocatively entitled: We Need Strong Copyright Laws Now More Than Ever. I read it carefully, expecting an argument to discuss concerning copyright law... but it never comes. Instead, the...
Music Publishers: We Need Strong Copyright Laws Because We Don't Like The Consumer Electronics Association

Facebook Beefs Up Security, Launches Antivirus Marketplace Free Software From Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos, Symantec

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As Facebook pushes ever closer to one billion users, one of the biggest issues it has faced has been backlash from consumers around the areas of privacy and security. Today, the social network is taking two steps in an effort to improve its image around that area, and potentially positioning...
Facebook Beefs Up Security, Launches Antivirus Marketplace Free Software From Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos, Symantec

Apple finally gets "Lion" trademark

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If you're naming an operating system, don't name after the king of beasts. The Cupertino company gets the trademark for its computer software. [Read more]...
Apple finally gets "Lion" trademark

Citi: Positive Trends Ahead for E-Commerce

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According to a brief from comScore, total U.S. online spending in January — including retail and travel — grew 13 percent year over year to $23 billion, compared to 11 percent in December. Both months were pointing slightly downward from fourth-quarter online spending, which saw 14 percent year-over-year growth, but...
Citi: Positive Trends Ahead for E-Commerce

Amazon Grew Twice as Fast as the Overall E-Commerce Market in Q4

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Amazon’s growth of 35 percent in the fourth quarter ended up clocking in at more than twice the overall market’s growth, according to comScore, which released new data yesterday. ComScore said in the fourth quarter U.S. retail spending was up 14 percent compared to a year ago to nearly $50 billion....
Amazon Grew Twice as Fast as the Overall E-Commerce Market in Q4

With modern geography tools, researcher gains fresh insight on historic Gettysburg battle

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There's plenty of history in maps. That's what Anne Kelly Knowles' masterful understanding of geography and her embracing of modern technology have proven; they've led her to examine historical events like few historians before her. She rose to prominence by using geographic information systems (GIS) and a wealth of...
With modern geography tools, researcher gains fresh insight on historic Gettysburg battle

Indoor Cycling With the Tacx Fortius

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A side view of the bike and trainer As an avid cyclist, January always makes me feel that winter is never going to end. Most winters, there are plenty of distractions, such as cross country skiing, snow-shoeing, and tubing; however, the weather this year has bounced up and down around...
Indoor Cycling With the Tacx Fortius

VIDEO: New tool catches 'faces' of crime

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Traders in a Berkshire town are trialling new computer software in a bid to catch shoplifters and criminals....
VIDEO: New tool catches 'faces' of crime

Fewer, but bigger exits: M&A and IPOs of venture-backed firms each totaled $21.5b in 2012

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According to the latest report by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), we saw fewer exits from venture-backed firms last year, but their value was higher, on average. Full year 2012 Initial public offerings from venture-backed companies raised close to $21.5 billion from 49 listings in 2012,...
Fewer, but bigger exits: M&A and IPOs of venture-backed firms each totaled $21.5b in 2012
$20 billion of ambition: meet Masayoshi Son, Sprint suitor and SoftBank CEO

Apple denied trademark for music icon due to... MySpace

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Apple is used to getting its way when it comes to intellectual property. It came up short, however, in getting protection for its famous music icon after trademark judges said consumers might confuse the mark with one owned my MySpace. In a decision issued last week, the Trademark Trial and...
Apple denied trademark for music icon due to... MySpace

Microsoft aims to straddle two worlds with new Surface tablet

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Microsoft’s lumbering crawl into mobile technology had many writing off the titan of computer software as a has-been. But after unveiling its first tablet, called the Surface, some analysts advise not to count the company out just yet. Read full article >>...
Microsoft aims to straddle two worlds with new Surface tablet

Shaped By Algorithms, A Solar Powered Pavilion That Soaks Up Maximum Rays

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The Endesa Pavilion's pinecone-like exterior was designed by computer software to soak up the perfect amount of sunlight....
Shaped By Algorithms, A Solar Powered Pavilion That Soaks Up Maximum Rays

Slice wood with laser pointer and imagination

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Using a laser pointer as a knife, a project at the Computer Human Interaction conference lets users make custom creations out of wood and plastic without spending hours designing.To see the laser cutter in action, watch a video on YouTube.Called Constructables, the project from Germany's Hasso Plattner Institute uses...
Slice wood with laser pointer and imagination

Apple denied trademark for music icon due to... MySpace

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Apple is used to getting its way when it comes to intellectual property. It came up short, however, in getting protection for its famous music icon after trademark judges said consumers might confuse the mark with one owned my MySpace. In a decision issued last week, the Trademark Trial and...
Apple denied trademark for music icon due to... MySpace

SEC charging Nasdaq $10 million in civil suit settlement over Facebook's IPO issues

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When Facebook became a public company in the summer of 2012, its initial public offering (IPO) didn't go quite as well as the company expected. It went poorly enough that the US Securities and Exchange Commission took action against the exchange which handled Facebook's IPO: Nasdaq. A civil suit...
SEC charging Nasdaq $10 million in civil suit settlement over Facebook's IPO issues
Why your computer is getting cheaper but your broadband bill isn't
Skeuomorphic designs aren't just for software, just ask your local electric car designer
Software replaces lawyers in beer company merger

VIDEO: Software fugitive McAfee wants asylum

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The computer software millionaire, John McAfee, is seeking political asylum in Guatemala....
VIDEO: Software fugitive McAfee wants asylum
Former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor Dropped A Juicy Clue About His New Startup, Quip (FB)

Wipro Forms New Unit

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India's Wipro said it has separated its non-technology operations into a new unit in a move that will allow the company to focus more on its core business of providing computer software and related services....
Wipro Forms New Unit

Sony, Lego team up to create programmable, interactive Lego bricks

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A newly revealed partnership seeks to bring the interactivity of Sony's video games to the world of Lego's physical bricks and characters. At a 25th anniversary open house for Sony's Computer Science Laboratories in Japan, the companies showed off Toy Alive, a prototype project that uses simple Lego bricks...
Sony, Lego team up to create programmable, interactive Lego bricks

"Even as unemployment remained stubbornly high and the economy struggled to emerge from the..."

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"Even as unemployment remained stubbornly high and the economy struggled to emerge from the recession's shadow, the ranks of computer software engineers, including app writers, increased nearly 8 percent in 2010 to more than a million, according to the latest available government data for that category. These software engineers now...
"Even as unemployment remained stubbornly high and the economy struggled to emerge from the..."

Guest Post: How startup app developers can thrive amid competition from big enterprise

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Editor’s note: Ilya Gelfenbeyn is the co-founder and CEO of Speaktoit, which develops talking virtual assistants for Android, iOS and other platforms. As mobile apps have grown into a multi-billion-dollar industry, large corporations have adopted an increasingly hefty presence within that industry. This fact may worry some independent developers and startups,...
Guest Post: How startup app developers can thrive amid competition from big enterprise
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