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21st Century Insurance Hands Media Account to Mindshare

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Auto insurer 21st Century Insurance and Financial Services has shifted its estimated $50 million U.S. media planning and buying account to WPP's Mindshare without a review. The account was previously run by Omnicom Group's Omnicom Media Group....
21st Century Insurance Hands Media Account to Mindshare

In 2013 the ARMpire strikes back

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2013 is going to be a major year for both ARM and Intel. For years, it’s been obvious that the ARM and x86 architectures were on a collision course. The two sides skirmished in 2012 — Intel launched its first x86 smartphone and tablet products, Microsoft debuted Windows RT, and...
In 2013 the ARMpire strikes back

Obama administration plans to curb patent trolling with 5 step plan

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The WSJ reports that after years of worsening patent legislation in the US, the Obama administration has finally decided to try to do something about it. The president has taken a dim view of certain patent-holding firms. In February, he said some firms “don’t actually produce anything themselves. They’re just trying to essentially...
Obama administration plans to curb patent trolling with 5 step plan

Here come the design patents: new law boosts rights in shapes, designs

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One of Apple’s key weapons in its legal battle against competitors is a special type of patent that protects the visual appearance of a product. Critics have denounced these patents as a way to own “rounded rectangles” but we may have to get used to seeing a lot more of...
Here come the design patents: new law boosts rights in shapes, designs

USPTO Invalidates Key Apple Multitouch Patent -- For Now

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which tentatively invalidated Apple’s rubber-banding patent back in October, has taken a similarly dim view of another of the company’s marquee multitouch patents — one that Samsung was found to infringe. Earlier this week, the USPTO tentatively declared invalid U.S. Patent No. 7,479,949 —...
USPTO Invalidates Key Apple Multitouch Patent -- For Now

Boot up: Do Not Track off rails, 48-core smartphones?, Gmail tops and more

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Plus Apple gets cored in the Court of Appeal, Telegraph paywalls, presidential sites leaking personal info and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamThanks Microsoft! Do Not Track is effectively dead on arrival >> EconsultancyDNT was, of course, never going...
Boot up: Do Not Track off rails, 48-core smartphones?, Gmail tops and more

Kindle for iOS encourages sharing to Twitter, Facebook, promotes other titles when finishing books

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Kindle for iPhone and iPad has received a nice little update today, adding the ability to add multi-colored highlights to a book, instead of the default yellow (or blue if in night mode). The new update also encourages sharing on Twitter and Facebook when you finish a book. This is a carryover...
Kindle for iOS encourages sharing to Twitter, Facebook, promotes other titles when finishing books

Elon Musk says Apple likely to lose out to Google

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Serial entrepreneur takes dim view of company's chances to win smartphone battle with Google without Steve Jobs. [Read more]...
Elon Musk says Apple likely to lose out to Google

BlueStacks GamePop Console Plans to Run iOS Apps Using Virtualization

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Emulation specialist BlueStacks has an interesting feature up its sleeve for its upcoming GamePop console. The company already announced that the device will be able to run games written for Android. But, in a surprise move, the startup is announcing Friday that the set-top box will also be capable of...
BlueStacks GamePop Console Plans to Run iOS Apps Using Virtualization

Aereo TV Will Stream For Months As Court Case Simmers

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Aereo, the controversial technology that turns iPhones and iPads into portable TV sets and DVRs, will not disappear anytime soon despite efforts by studios to snuff it in court. Court filings show that the first hearing dates are set for May 30 and May 31 in New York. At...
Aereo TV Will Stream For Months As Court Case Simmers

Journalism Opportunities Aren't Drying Up, They Are Just Changing

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Philip Trippenbach, a journalist and game designer who now works in public relations, responded on his blog to a letter from a recent J-school graduate seeking his advice on finding full-time journalism work. This is something a lot of would-be reporters struggle with: the market is in such a state...
Journalism Opportunities Aren't Drying Up, They Are Just Changing

Piper Jaffray: Intel's New CEO a Defensive Pick

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Investment bank Piper Jaffray took a dim view of Intel's chief executive choice....
Piper Jaffray: Intel's New CEO a Defensive Pick

WhatsApp founder to operators: We’re no SMS-killer, we get people hooked on data

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The co-founder of hugely popular WhatsApp has defended the mobile messaging app against accusations that it ‘steals’ revenue from operators, insisting that it benefits carriers by encouraging subscribers to use data plans. Carriers “stand to benefit” In a rare interview, conducted with Reuters, Brian Acton insisted that the firm is not...
WhatsApp founder to operators: We’re no SMS-killer, we get people hooked on data

The Onion's Pitch-Perfect Parody of Social Media 'Gurus'

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"Using your brains to think of an idea and your skills to implement it? That's the old model." The Onion is not the first to take a dim view of social-media marketing, but it is the funniest. In the latest installment of the satirical newspaper's TED-esque 'Onion Talks' series, a...
The Onion's Pitch-Perfect Parody of Social Media 'Gurus'
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