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Zynga sues PyramidVille maker in trademark dispute

www.geekwire.com
Zynga, maker of FarmVille, CityVille and other popular social games,  has filed a trademark lawsuit against Kobojo, a startup based in France that makes a game called PyramidVille. Zynga says the game is being confused for one of its own, and the company asks the court to put a stop...
Zynga sues PyramidVille maker in trademark dispute
GoPro accused of suppressing camera review with a DMCA takedown request

Radical.FM Wants To Go After Spotify With An Ad-Free, Listener-Supported Streamed Music Service

techcrunch.com
Yet another startup is wading into the crowded waters of music streaming today: Radical.FM, a web-based service that combines on-demand streaming and curated radio stations with a platform for artists to create and broadcast their own public playlists. But while companies like Pandora and Spotify build out businesses based on advertising...
Radical.FM Wants To Go After Spotify With An Ad-Free, Listener-Supported Streamed Music Service

Links to Pirate Bay temporarily fall foul of Live Messenger's malware blocking

arstechnica.com
Over the weekend, users of Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger instant-messaging service found themselves unable to send and receive links to torrent site the Pirate Bay, as reported by TorrentFreak, leading to speculation that Microsoft had singled out the Pirate Bay as a target for censorship. Though the block now...
Links to Pirate Bay temporarily fall foul of Live Messenger's malware blocking

The specter of “search neutrality” raises its head again

gigaom.com
Every few months, it seems, a hue and cry emerges from somewhere about how Google is a monopoly and is being unfair to competitors, either by promoting its own services in search results or penalizing others, or both. The latest venue for this criticism is the opinion pages of...
The specter of “search neutrality” raises its head again

Blogger writes about predatory publishing, is threatened with $1B suit

arstechnica.com
Metadata librarian Jeffrey Beall runs the popular industry blog Scholarly Open Access. The site maintains a list of open-access journals and publishers that Beall believes engage in predatory practices. For journals and publishers these acts include things like spamming scholars or charging faulty fees for content. The site is known...
Blogger writes about predatory publishing, is threatened with $1B suit

Syria chemical weapons: Q&A

www.guardian.co.uk
What evidence is there that chemical attacks have taken place, which agents were used and what does it mean for the war?What is being alleged and by whom?The US, the UK, France and Israel are all saying there is evidence pointing to the use of the nerve agent sarin in...
Syria chemical weapons: Q&A

Sony's next gaming system is an out-of-focus black rectangle

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Back when Sony's February PlayStation 4 unveiling concluded without actually showing what the console itself would look like, I actually defended the company. After all, the look of the plastic shell surrounding the new PlayStation hardware didn't actually matter as much as the games on display. After seeing today's...
Sony's next gaming system is an out-of-focus black rectangle

Mac designer Kare: Samsung's designs 'beyond coincidence'

www.electronista.com
Early and influential Apple icon designer Susan Kare, who has also designed well-known icons for Microsoft, NeXT, Eazel, IBM and Facebook, was called by Apple to the witness stand in the Apple vs. Samsung trial to comment on the visual similarities of Samsung's products compared to Apple's. She said that...
Mac designer Kare: Samsung's designs 'beyond coincidence'

China may not have LTE licenses for 2-3 years

www.electronista.com
Hopes for a quick LTE deployment in China were possibly quashed after Ministroy of Industry and Information Technology leader Miao Wei said in an interview that licenses would have to wait. He thought it probable that the government would wait two to three years before it gave licenses for local...
China may not have LTE licenses for 2-3 years

Apple wants Samsung punished for leaking rejected evidence to press

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Samsung wanted to show evidence that this phone (the F700) was designed prior to the iPhone. Samsung With the Apple v. Samsung patent trial underway, Samsung has angered both US District Court Judge Lucy Koh and Apple by providing the press evidence that had been ruled inadmissible in court....
Apple wants Samsung punished for leaking rejected evidence to press

Hewlett-Packard guilty of being blind to bigger picture about Autonomy

www.guardian.co.uk
Whatever the rights and wrongs of the Autonomy case, the US firm clearly ignored widespread scepticism about the deal in its rush to get into softwareBlame Mike Lynch. Blame Deloitte, Autonomy's auditors. Blame the investment banking advisers. Blame Hewlett-Packard itself. All those conclusions have been advanced this week after HP...
Hewlett-Packard guilty of being blind to bigger picture about Autonomy

Scribd reveals it was hacked this week, informs 'less than 1%' of its users their passwords were compromised

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Scribd on Wednesday revealed it was hacked earlier this week, in what it says appears to have “a deliberate attempt to access the email addresses and passwords of registered Scribd users.” The good news is that the company says less than 1 percent of its users were potentially compromised in...
Scribd reveals it was hacked this week, informs 'less than 1%' of its users their passwords were compromised
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