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Motorola v. Apple 3G patent suit tossed by German court

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Just a week after Motorola was awarded two significant victories in a German court over Apple, the companies’ luck have changed. On Friday, a judge ruled he would not grant an injunction against Apple products on the basis of a 3G/UMTS patent claimed by Motorola and dismissed the suit. Patents...
Motorola v. Apple 3G patent suit tossed by German court
SAP to world: We're a cloud company, no really!

Xerox Goes Up Against RIM in 'BYOD' Mobile Device Management

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The firm that entered our lives as "The Document Company" must reinvent itself again if it is to thrive in a world where paper is used less and less as the agent of transferring information. Taking a cue yesterday from Research In Motion, which last November set up a safety...
Xerox Goes Up Against RIM in 'BYOD' Mobile Device Management
HTC risks supply issues as Netherlands court grants microphone injunction

Wait, Google Apps for Business is a "real" business?

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Google Apps for Business appears to be gaining critical mass. Google will now charge for workgroups of 10 people using Google Apps, although small workgroups already using the cloud-based productivity tools can keep using them for free. This change indicates that Google is treating Apps for Business as a real...
Wait, Google Apps for Business is a "real" business?

Mallinder out of England contention

www.guardian.co.uk
• Mallinder joins Wayne Smith out of the running• Stuart Lancaster is only confirmed applicantThe Northampton director of rugby, Jim Mallinder, has joined the former New Zealand assistant coach Wayne Smith in ruling himself out of contention to be the next permanent England head coach.Mallinder, touted as one of the...
Mallinder out of England contention

Oak Ridge lab to deplay fast Titan supercomputer

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A government research lab in Tennessee will deploy a new supercomputer later this year that could put the U.S. back in contention for the top spot on the list of the world's fastest supercomputers....
Oak Ridge lab to deplay fast Titan supercomputer

New Elastic MapReduce Features: Metrics, Updates, VPC, and Cluster Compute Support (Guest Post)

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Today's guest blogger is Adam Gray. Adam is a Product Manager on the Elastic MapReduce Team. -- Jeff; We’re always excited when we can bring features to our customers that make it easier for them to derive value from their data—so it’s been a fun month for the EMR team....
New Elastic MapReduce Features: Metrics, Updates, VPC, and Cluster Compute Support (Guest Post)

Amazon's Super-Depot In The U.K. Raises Questions About Economics Versus Ethonomics

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The Financial Times feature quoted a manager as saying of his staff, "You're sort of like a robot, but in human form. It's human automation, if you like." An in-depth feature by the Financial Times throws stark light on life at one of Amazon's super depots in the U.K....
Amazon's Super-Depot In The U.K. Raises Questions About Economics Versus Ethonomics

Feds say they can read your email

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Documents obtained by the ACLU reveal that government policy on email snooping is confusing. FORTUNE -- Newly released documents show that the FBI and some U.S. Attorney's offices have created justifications to support their contention that they don't need a warrant to read citizens' private emails. The American Civil Liberties...
Feds say they can read your email
For sale from Pivotal Initiative: Cloud Foundry
Apple Vs. Samsung: U.S. Judge Denies Apple's Request For Permanent Injunction, Tosses Samsung's Call For New Trial
Can't get enough iPhone 5? Here's another hands-on video demo

Sources claim 9 pins, speed boost for new Apple connector

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The new dock connector format Apple is working on will indeed use 9 pins, and have other improvements besides, according to sources for AppleInsider. The question of how many pins the connector will use has been in contention for a few weeks; while early reports hinted at 19 pins, more...
Sources claim 9 pins, speed boost for new Apple connector

Windows 8 ARM tablets suffering pricing problems due to Microsoft fees, report claims

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According to Digitimes, original equipment manufacturers are having a hard time meeting price targets for tablets that will run Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 8 RT operating system, which is coded for touch input. This is no small matter. TNW has written on topic a host of times, fretting publicly that Windows...
Windows 8 ARM tablets suffering pricing problems due to Microsoft fees, report claims

Budget Archos 80 Xenon tablet surfaces with an 8″ IPS display and stock Android out of the box

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Archos is expanding its range of cheap ‘Elements’ Android tablets today through the Archos 80 Xenon, a new 8-inch tablet with a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. The slate runs on Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, although it’s worth...
Budget Archos 80 Xenon tablet surfaces with an 8″ IPS display and stock Android out of the box

Munich court won't ban Motorola Gleam at this stage for infringement of an Apple patent of doubtful validity

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Earlier today, the Munich I Regional Court held a second hearing, which under the local rules for patent litigation ("Münchner Verfahren") roughly corresponds to a trial, on one of Apple'S various German lawsuits against Motorola Mobility. In this particular action, Apple is asserting EP1430380 on a "computing device with dynamic...
Munich court won't ban Motorola Gleam at this stage for infringement of an Apple patent of doubtful validity

Is The Supreme Court Just Completely Out Of Touch On Digital Copyright Issues?

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For most legal scholars, the Supreme Court's decision to uphold retroactive grants of copyright protection for formerly-public domain works in Golan v. Holder came as little surprise. The Court made it clear that it was doubling down on the framework set out in Eldred v. Ashcroft, largely deferring to Congress...
Is The Supreme Court Just Completely Out Of Touch On Digital Copyright Issues?

Facebook Threatens To Sue Researcher For Crawling Their Site

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Despite the fact that the fundamental nature of the web is that public pages are open for indexing and analysis -- that's how search engines and other fundamental tools of the web work -- Pete Warden recently discovered that Facebook doesn't agree. Pete is the guy that analyzed Facebook data...
Facebook Threatens To Sue Researcher For Crawling Their Site

Apple accuses HTC of lying to get around ITC ban

www.electronista.com
Following Apple's contention that 28 additional smartphone manufacturer HTC's devices violate the "data tapping" patent that Apple first filed with the ITC about in 2010, HTC has now accused Apple of extending the reach of the complaint, and a full-blown new investigation was required to validate or refute Apple's claim....
Apple accuses HTC of lying to get around ITC ban

Honeywell sues Nest to slow down competition

www.electronista.com
Honeywell on Monday sued Nest Labs, makers of thermostats, for allegedly violating its patents in the US. Seven patents related to thermostat technology are in contention, with some focusing on methods of operating and programming the devices. The lawsuit also aims to involve Best Buy into it, which sells Nest...
Honeywell sues Nest to slow down competition

Judge orders Oracle to pay Google’s $300K in legal fees

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A jury decided this last month that Google did not infringe upon Oracle’s patents, but it has now come to light that Oracle must pay Google’s legal fees accrued from the trial. Oracle, a database software giant based in Redwood City, Calif., sued Google in August 2010, while alleging the Android operating system violated a number...
Judge orders Oracle to pay Google’s $300K in legal fees

Samsung adds new iPad, iPad mini and iPod to lawsuit, peeks at Apple / HTC settlement

www.engadget.com
Ready for some more legal mumbo-jumbo? We're happy to oblige: Samsung is asking Judge Paul Grewal to amend its patent infringement allegations to include Apple's latest 4th and 5th generation iPad and iPod Touch, as well as the 7.9-inch iPad mini. Sammy says it's arguing on the side of...
Samsung adds new iPad, iPad mini and iPod to lawsuit, peeks at Apple / HTC settlement
Antitrust ruling says Microsoft didn't kill WordPerfect--Novell did

Is the Twitter Bird Extinct? (No, Really, Like the Species of Bird)

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That's the contention of a San Francisco Zoo penguin keeper, who says it looks like a flightless passerine, none of which survive today....
Is the Twitter Bird Extinct? (No, Really, Like the Species of Bird)

Joyent says Chef support will make cloud workloads mobile

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Opscode is having a pretty good run. the devops-focused toolset. In February, Amazon launched application life cycle management console based on Opscode Chef. On Wednesday, Joyent said it’s add full support and integration of Chef into the Joyent Cloud. Expect more pledges of support and woo to come out of Opscode’s...
Joyent says Chef support will make cloud workloads mobile

These are Samsung's seven patents-in-suit against Ericsson: the emphasis is on 4G/LTE

www.fosspatents.com
On Monday this blog was first to report on Samsung's ITC countercomplaint against Ericsson, a post that was picked up by Reuters and other high-profile media. Meanwhile I've been able to download a copy of Samsung's complaint and can provide more information on the patents-in-suit and the products and technologies...
These are Samsung's seven patents-in-suit against Ericsson: the emphasis is on 4G/LTE

Is Internet Explorer up or down? Microsoft and research firm in stat spat

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Web analytics firm StatCounter, which has been reporting a steady decline in Internet Explorer market share, has issued an extensive defense of its research techniques in an open letter to Microsoft’s Roger Capriotti, the IE product marketing director who previously challenged the research company’s statistical methods. StatCounter contends that its...
Is Internet Explorer up or down? Microsoft and research firm in stat spat
If you squint hard at the data, US broadband doesn't suck so hard after all (insists cable lobby group)

Comixology, not Apple, responsible for not publishing controversial comic

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via paperblog.com Comixology CEO Dan Steinberge addressed the company’s customers today clarifying that Apple was not responsible for withholding its comic Saga #12 from the Comixology iOS app. In the last 24 hours there has been a lot of chatter about Apple banning Saga #12 from our Comics App on...
Comixology, not Apple, responsible for not publishing controversial comic
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