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Amazon announces massive game sale, up to 75 percent off many great Mac titles: Borderlands 2: $29, Black Ops: $18, Assassin's Creed II: $5, many more
App developer calls critic "f*cken little know it all"; site goes down

Further escalation: Ericsson throws in eight more patents against Samsung

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The patent spat between Ericsson and Samsung, which started in late 2012 with a couple of Ericsson lawsuits in the Eastern District of Texas and an ITC complaint, continues to escalate. Last month Samsung accused Ericsson of behaving like a patent troll and asserted eight additional patents in Texas. Late...
Further escalation: Ericsson throws in eight more patents against Samsung

To Avoid Controversy, 'Realtime' Microblogging In China Now Delayed By 7 Days

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Despite increasing competition around the world, China remains the leader when it comes to finding ways to censor the online world. A few months ago, the site Tech in Asia listed no less than eight ways in which users of Sina Weibo, China's hugely-popular homegrown microblog service, can be penalized...
To Avoid Controversy, 'Realtime' Microblogging In China Now Delayed By 7 Days

Oracle's Cloud Hype Set for Major Escalation

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Oracle's emphasis on cloud computing isn't going to wane anytime soon. To the contrary, on Thursday the vendor held the first in nearly 100 Cloud Builder Summit......
Oracle's Cloud Hype Set for Major Escalation

Oracle cloud hype set for major escalation

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Oracle Thursday held the first of nearly 100 Cloud Builder Summit events scheduled for locations across the globe between now and December....
Oracle cloud hype set for major escalation
6waves, Spry Fox settle Triple Town cloning suit

Deutsche Telekom CEO Obermann to step down, CFO to take over

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The head of Deutsche Telekom, Rene Obermann, is to step down in a year’s time. He apparently requested that the board set a termination date for his contract of 31 December 2013, and his successor has been chosen. That successor will be current CFO Timotheus Höttges, who has been with...
Deutsche Telekom CEO Obermann to step down, CFO to take over

Samsung asserts eight more patents against Apple in California, including two FRAND patents

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There's further escalation between Apple and Samsung.In February, Apple brought a new U.S. federal lawsuit against Samsung, the second of its kind in the Northern District of California. Late on Wednesday by local time, Samsung brought its answer to the complaint as well as infringement counterclaims over eight patents.Two of...
Samsung asserts eight more patents against Apple in California, including two FRAND patents

Arjun Sethi Steps Down As Chief Product Officer From 6waves Lolapps

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Just a few days after social gaming company 6waves Lolapps said it was laying off most of its development staff to focus on publishing, its chief product officer Arjun Sethi has stepped down. Sethi said his resignation after more than four years at the company was planned ahead of the layoffs....
Arjun Sethi Steps Down As Chief Product Officer From 6waves Lolapps

Battle looms over patent rights

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Yahoo asserts claims on patents that include technical mechanisms in Facebook's ads, privacy controls and news feedYahoo has demanded licensing fees from Facebook for the use of its technology, potentially engulfing social media in the patent battles and lawsuits raging across much of the tech sector.Yahoo has asserted claims on...
Battle looms over patent rights

6L cuts its development team as it focuses on third-party game publishing

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6L, the company formerly known as 6waves Lolapps, said today that it has laid off all of its development staff. The company was formed last year through the merger of Hong Kong-based 6waves and San Francisco-based Lolapps, the publisher of games such as Ravenwood Fair. 6waves focused on publishing third-party...
6L cuts its development team as it focuses on third-party game publishing

6waves is bringing Ravenwood Fair to mobile

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6waves is taking its Facebook hit Ravenwood Fair to mobile. The game quietly appeared in the Canadian iTunes App Store last week, when it was soft-launched on June 29. Although the game’s App Store listing credits Ravenwood Fair Mobile to 6waves alone, the game was actually developed by New York-based...
6waves is bringing Ravenwood Fair to mobile

From February, HTC won’t tell you how many smartphones it sells

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Taiwanese mobile giant HTC is set to adopt a similar strategy to its Android smartphone-making rival Samsung and amend its quarterly financial statements to no longer reflect the number of smartphones it sells. Digitimes reports that the change is set to come into effect from February, over concerns that it...
From February, HTC won’t tell you how many smartphones it sells

Microsoft Ups Its Legal War Against Google With A New Attack (MSFT, GOOG)

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The battle between Google and Microsoft used to be a back room affair. In the last year, it's turned into an very ugly and public war of words. Now, Microsoft is upping its legal war against Google as well. This isn't the first time Microsoft has used the law...
Microsoft Ups Its Legal War Against Google With A New Attack (MSFT, GOOG)

HTC countersues Apple over two U.S. patents it recently acquired from HP

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The latest escalation in the "smartphone patent wars" is that HTC today brought infringement counterclaims against Apple in the Southern District of Florida over two patents it acquired from HP last December.The litigation in which the Taiwanese device maker is asserting those two patents is a case that started in...
HTC countersues Apple over two U.S. patents it recently acquired from HP

China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer, twice as fast as DoE's Titan, shocks the world by arriving two years early

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In a massive escalation of the supercomputing arms race, China has built Tianhe-2, a supercomputer capable of 33.86 petaflops -- almost twice as fast as the US Department of Energy's Titan. The US isn't scheduled to build another large supercomputer until 2015, suggesting China will hold pole position for a...
China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer, twice as fast as DoE's Titan, shocks the world by arriving two years early

Exclusive: 6waves Lolapps cuts development staff, focuses exclusively on publishing

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6waves Lolapps — the developer sometimes known as 6L — laid off all of its development staff today, Inside Social Games can confirm. The company is now focused entirely on games publishing. “6waves Lolapps will now focus on working with independent developers to launch and grow their mobile and social...
Exclusive: 6waves Lolapps cuts development staff, focuses exclusively on publishing

6waves Lolapps chief denies copying Spry Fox’s social game (exclusive)

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Rex Ng, chief executive of 6waves Lolapps, denied allegations that his company violated copyright law in copying Spry Fox’s social game on Facebook. Spry Fox, a small game developer in Seattle, said last Sunday it filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against 6waves Lolapps because 6waves’ Yeti Town mobile game...
6waves Lolapps chief denies copying Spry Fox’s social game (exclusive)

Norwegian Security Service Wants Details Of Citizens' Web Comments Retained For Six Months

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Governments around the world are seeking to monitor more and more of their citizens' online activities -- and it's not just the most obviously repressive regimes doing this. In the US, there is CISPA, while the UK is drawing up the Communications Capability Development Programme. Thomas Steen alerts us to...
Norwegian Security Service Wants Details Of Citizens' Web Comments Retained For Six Months

6waves Lolapps Sheds Most Of Its Development Team To Focus on Publishing Games

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6waves Lolapps, the social gaming company that was formed out of a merger just half a year ago, shed most of its employees on the development side today to focus on publishing other studios’ titles. The decision today seems to undo some of what that merger agreement created last July...
6waves Lolapps Sheds Most Of Its Development Team To Focus on Publishing Games

Chinese army hackers return from vacation, renew attacks on US

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After being publicly exposed in February as the source of a long list of cyberattacks on U.S. companies and media organizations, the Chinese People's Liberation Army's Unit 61396 largely pulled back from the networks the unit had infiltrated. But now, the New York Times reports, the hackers are back...
Chinese army hackers return from vacation, renew attacks on US

One Nation, Under Guard

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Bad news about the impending police state here in America: it's already here. From the indefinite detention (without trial) of terrorism suspects both foreign and American to the escalating militarization of our nation's police forces, there's little to indicate that any level of government is willing to "walk back" the...
One Nation, Under Guard

Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised?

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From hard porn to broken injunctions, the unfettered web has played havoc with the law. But moves are afoot to tame itWhen a south London teenager uploaded a series of amateur rap videos to YouTube, he had no reason to believe they would make legal history.But the videos, a vivid...
Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised?

Hey devs, need some hand holding? Heroku adds premium consulting services for you

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You need help scoping out a new architecture for an application? Or maybe some for-real 24 X 7 support for that application once it’s built? Now Heroku is offering a premium tier of paid services you can tap into, provided you build and host that application on Heroku’s Platform as...
Hey devs, need some hand holding? Heroku adds premium consulting services for you

Wargame: European Escalation Opens Up Database with 360 Unique Units

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The developers at Eugen Systems who are working on the upcoming strategy game Wargame: European Escalation have announced that they opened up the official unit database for the game, which includes information on more than 360 units that the game will simulate, available on the official website. They team has...
Wargame: European Escalation Opens Up Database with 360 Unique Units

Getting chopped: why True Crime loves bladed weapons

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Jeff O'Connell is the lead producer of the new True Crime game, and he's showing off the game's hand-to-hand fighting. The part of the game we saw was low on gunplay, but it looked great, with some cinematic-looking moves and kills. The game takes place in Hong Kong, and...
Getting chopped: why True Crime loves bladed weapons

Apple Would Like to Sue the Hell out of Six More Samsung Devices

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Image by Joy of TechThe escalation of Apple’s patent battle with Samsung continues apace, its breadth seemingly limited only by the current size of the pair’s product lines. After successfully moving to have the iPhone 5 added to its claims against Apple, Samsung last week asked to add the iPod...
Apple Would Like to Sue the Hell out of Six More Samsung Devices

Why can't we use Google images on our website?

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I set up my sister's website and used two Google images. It said nothing about copyright - but now Getty has billed us £950In August 2010 my sister asked me to design a website for her hair and beauty salon. We found two striking images on Google and used them....
Why can't we use Google images on our website?
Comcast and Cablevision detail their 'six strike' copyright alert strategies
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