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Dude, where's my Surface space? User sues Microsoft over tablet storage

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One Los Angeles man is a little frustrated with the storage space on the Microsoft Surface. So much so, in fact, that he’s suing the company for false advertising and unfair business practices. Yes, he’s a lawyer. Andrew Sokolowski loaded music and documents onto his newly-purchased Surface, he realized that he...
Dude, where's my Surface space? User sues Microsoft over tablet storage

Facebook Accused Of Bomarding Users With Ads For Chinese Knockoffs Of NFL Products

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Facebook's main source of revenue -- its "Sponsored" ads -- has put it in the middle of a proposed class action lawsuit.  An NFL merchandise retailer accused Facebook, its ad partner adSage, and a number of alleged knock-off goods sellers of false advertising in a complaint filed Monday. New Mexico-based...
Facebook Accused Of Bomarding Users With Ads For Chinese Knockoffs Of NFL Products

Dear Google Glasses Team: Careful What You Put in Your Concept Videos

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What a disappointment! Google's prototype heads-up display glasses do not have the Terminator-style graphics shown in the concept video. They just show a simple readout above the user's line of sight for now. That's no fun. But it reveals the tension that's inherent in technology concept videos: There's a fine line between...
Dear Google Glasses Team: Careful What You Put in Your Concept Videos

Samsung admits fault, faces fine in false advertising investigation

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Samsung admits fault, faces fine in false advertising investigation

Amazon Rejects Apple's Claim That Its Use Of "App Store" Is False Advertising

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Flashback! Remember this one? Last year, Apple filed a trademark lawsuit against Amazon, claiming that Amazon’s use of the term “App Store” (as in “Amazon Appstore”) could contribute to confusion among consumers as it was not, as Amazon believes, “a generic term.” Other app store providers like Microsoft and Google...
Amazon Rejects Apple's Claim That Its Use Of "App Store" Is False Advertising

HP and Oracle to Meet in Court Over $4 Billion Itanium Lawsuit Today

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The very public argument over a very obscure chip is spilling into public view today as lawyers for Hewlett-Packard and Oracle present their opening arguments in a California state court in their dispute over Intel’s Itanium chip. It all began in March of 2011 when Oracle said it would stop...
HP and Oracle to Meet in Court Over $4 Billion Itanium Lawsuit Today

Samsung probed for allegedly bashing rival HTC online

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The tech giant allegedly hired students to tout Samsung smartphones while posting negative comments about HTC devices -- a Taiwanese commission says this is equal to false advertising. [Read more]...
Samsung probed for allegedly bashing rival HTC online

Apple And Amazon Ordered To Talk Settlement In "App Store" Trademark Dispute

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Apple and Amazon are fighting over made up words, as you may well be aware. Apple takes issue with Amazon’s use of “Appstore,” the name for the online retailer’s marketplace of Android software, which came after Apple had already been using its own App Store branding for a mobile apps...
Apple And Amazon Ordered To Talk Settlement In "App Store" Trademark Dispute

So Sirious: iPhone User Sues Apple over Voice-Activated Assistant

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Siri, the iPhone 4S’s deadpan voice-activated assistant, is imperfect. She’s stumped easily. Her command of English is only so so. In the U.K., she’s a man. But is Siri a fraud? A New York man represented by Robbins Geller is suing Apple for false advertising, alleging that the company’s...
So Sirious: iPhone User Sues Apple over Voice-Activated Assistant
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Amazon to Apple: A Store With Apps in It Is an App Store. Get Over It.

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Amazon is calling BS on Apple’s claims that the retailer’s use of the term “Appstore” is false advertising and a violation of its “App Store” trademark. In a new court filing with the U.S. District Court in Oakland, Calif., Amazon asked a federal judge to dismiss Apple’s false-advertising claim, arguing...
Amazon to Apple: A Store With Apps in It Is an App Store. Get Over It.
Apple agrees to $2.25 million settlement over iPad ’4G’ advertising in Australia

Judge Dismisses Apple Trademark Claims Against Amazon's Appstore

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Amazon has succeeded in having Apple's false advertising lawsuit over its "App Store" trademark thrown out, reports Bloomberg via The Next Web. In early 2011, Apple sued Amazon over the latter company's new "Appstore" for Android devices, claiming the 'app store' name was trademarked by Apple and would cause confusion...
Judge Dismisses Apple Trademark Claims Against Amazon's Appstore
Samsung under investigation for false advertising about HTC in Taiwan

Amazon gets Apple's false advertising claims related to 'App Store' name dismissed

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Amazon has succeeded in dismissing the false advertising claims brought against it by Apple in relation to the App Store name, reports Bloomberg. Amazon had asked a federal judge to throw out the claim in September of 2012. The argument, which began in March of 2011 just after Amazon launched its...
Amazon gets Apple's false advertising claims related to 'App Store' name dismissed

Dannon Owes $45M in Damages for False Advertising

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Dannon Owes $45M in Damages for False Advertising

If FreeCreditReport.com Doesn't Even Offer A Free Credit Report... Is That Truth In Advertising?

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It's no secret that FreeCreditReport.com, a site owned by Experian, has always been somewhat misleading in its marketing (okay, very misleading), getting people to get a "free credit report" that is not the government mandated free credit report, and whose entire program was really about upselling people to expensive credit...
If FreeCreditReport.com Doesn't Even Offer A Free Credit Report... Is That Truth In Advertising?
Court rules Amazon's 'Appstore' isn't false advertising, but full trademark lawsuit goes on
Court tells Apple that Amazon's use of the term "app store" is not false advertising

Amazon gets Apple's false advertising claim dismissed from trademark infringement lawsuit

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It's been awhile since we last had news from Apple's App Store based trademark infringement lawsuit against Amazon. Today, Amazon got Apple's claim for false advertising dismissed from that very same case. Amazon filed for partial summary judgement to get the claim dismissed, and the judge agreed with its...
Amazon gets Apple's false advertising claim dismissed from trademark infringement lawsuit

Attorney rating service Avvo prevails in libel case, calls it a victory for ‘Web transparency’ and First Amendment

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Mark Britton Calling it a victory for Web transparency and the First Amendment, Seattle-based Avvo today said that a judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a disgruntled Florida lawyer who claimed that the company’s rating amounted to defamation and false advertising. “We’ve said from the very beginning that we...
Attorney rating service Avvo prevails in libel case, calls it a victory for ‘Web transparency’ and First Amendment

App Store Judge Tells Apple and Amazon to Get a Conference Room

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Before Apple and Amazon take their spat over the “app store” trademark into the courtroom, they must first attempt to resolve it in a conference room. Though the two companies have a trial date scheduled for August 19, 2013, U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Laporte on Monday ordered them into settlement...
App Store Judge Tells Apple and Amazon to Get a Conference Room

Siri smacked with another lawsuit over 'false' advertising

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A new lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles follows a similar one filed earlier this month, alleging that Siri did not perform as advertised. [Read more]...
Siri smacked with another lawsuit over 'false' advertising

Charles Carreon Sues Matthew Inman... And The Charities He's Raising Money For

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The situation with Charles Carreon just keeps on progressing. The latest is that, according to a report from Courthouse News Service, Carreon has now not only sued Matthew Inman, but also IndieGoGo and the National Wildlife Federation and the American Cancer Society. Read on for the details... If you've been...
Charles Carreon Sues Matthew Inman... And The Charities He's Raising Money For
Judge tells Amazon and Apple to resolve Appstore trademark dispute before trial

Siri, Find Me a Class Action Attorney in New York

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Siri, the speech-recognition personal assistant that’s built into Apple’s iPhone 4S, is still in beta, but that hasn’t prevented some from taking issue with its performance — in court. A New York man on Monday filed a class action suit against Apple accusing it of false advertising. His gripe: Siri...
Siri, Find Me a Class Action Attorney in New York

Court says Amazon use of "Appstore" isn't false advertising

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Though the larger case is still pending, Amazon scored a small victory on Wednesday when a U.S. district court dismissed Apple’s claim that the use of “Appstore” was “false advertising.” Bloomberg first reported the ruling. Though Apple was the first to market its mobile app marketplace as the iOS App...
Court says Amazon use of "Appstore" isn't false advertising

Twitter Says More Than Half Its Users Follow Six Or More Brands

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It turns out people really are interested in hearing what brands have to say on Twitter — in a presentation today at the IAB MIXX advertising conference, Twitter’s vice president of global brand strategy Joel Lunenfeld said that 88 percent of Twitter users follow at least one brand, and that...
Twitter Says More Than Half Its Users Follow Six Or More Brands

Apple releases "Bounce" TV spot for new iPods

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Apple on Wednesday published a new commercial for its new line of iPods. The ad shows Apple’s colorful media players bouncing around to music. Frankly, it’s an odd choice to me, since it seems like a false advertising lawsuit waiting to happen once someone buys an iPod and tries to...
Apple releases "Bounce" TV spot for new iPods

Do Siri's quirky answers boasting Apple products constitute sponsored advertising?

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We know for certain things Siri has a tendency of providing surprising answers that in some cases cause a bit of controversy. Earlier this year many reported that Siri was responding with “Nokia Lumia 900″ when asked what the best smartphone is (an answer that was based on data from...
Do Siri's quirky answers boasting Apple products constitute sponsored advertising?
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