february one

february one

Intellectual Ventures Ramping Up Lawsuits

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For many years, even as people correctly noted that Intellectual Ventures was perhaps the world's biggest patent trolling operation, the company insisted that it shouldn't be called a troll, in part because it hadn't actually sued anyone. That was misleading for a variety of reasons, with the biggest one being...
Intellectual Ventures Ramping Up Lawsuits

Popular jailbreak software Cydia hits 14m monthly users on iOS 6, 23m on all devices

thenextweb.com
Fans of customizing iPhones and owners of the iPhone 5 got a huge boost when the popular jailbreak tool evasi0n launched for iOS 6 in February. One month on, downloads continue to rain in as Cydia — the alternative software that it provides access to — passed 14 million active monthly users...
Popular jailbreak software Cydia hits 14m monthly users on iOS 6, 23m on all devices
Bitcoin Prices Have Gone Utterly Nuclear In The Last Two Days

This Is What It Looks Like When Dolphins 'Stampede'

www.theatlantic.com
Spoiler: It looks awesome. Once in a while, very -- very -- rarely, dolphins will abandon their standard serenity and go on a romp that we humans refer to, aptly, as a "stampede." The phenomenon, which involves sub-pods joining together into one splashy social -- and which does indeed...
This Is What It Looks Like When Dolphins 'Stampede'
Pinterest Hires a Googler to Serve as Head of Legal

Once-Hot App Viddy Returns $18 Million To Investors And Prepares A Final Attempt To Turn Around

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Last summer, social video app Viddy was in a much different place. It was in a battle to be the "Instagram of Video" alongside competitor SocialCam, and its number of users surged higher every day. Viddy used that momentum to raise a $30 million Series B round from investors such...
Once-Hot App Viddy Returns $18 Million To Investors And Prepares A Final Attempt To Turn Around

Slowing China Shipments Push PC Market From Bad to Worse

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Research firm IDC has published its latest take on the state of the personal computer market, and depending on how you look at it — and where you work — it appears to be a case of going from bad to worse. Slower-than-expected shipments in China brought on in part...
Slowing China Shipments Push PC Market From Bad to Worse

Vudu brings disc-to-digital conversions home, iOS app adds offline viewing next month

www.engadget.com
Walmart Entertainment launched its in-store disc-to-digital Ultraviolet conversion early last year, and now it's making the process a bit simpler by letting customers do it by themselves at home. Powered by the Vudu To Go app for Mac and Windows PCs that already lets viewers stream or download movies...
Vudu brings disc-to-digital conversions home, iOS app adds offline viewing next month

Chrome creeps lower as IE9 surges, for the second straight month

thenextweb.com
Well, what the heck. For the second straight month, according to the well-regarded NetMarketShare, Chrome lost global aggregate market share. Internet Explorer 9 surged, but IE as a whole eased, just like Chrome. Firefox, on the strength of its 10th version (which is quite good), eked minor gains. We watch this...
Chrome creeps lower as IE9 surges, for the second straight month
ActiveState buys Appsecute for its social devops smarts

Despite Backlash, Google’s “Search Plus Your World” Hasn’t Impacted Google’s Market Share

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ComScore has released its search data for February 2012, and Google continues to lead, gaining 0.2 percentage points over the previous month, up to 66.4% in February from 66.2% in January. Microsoft sites, which includes its Bing search engine, also continued to hold second place, up just 0.1 percentage points to reach...
Despite Backlash, Google’s “Search Plus Your World” Hasn’t Impacted Google’s Market Share

Judge Moved to ‘Strong Language’ By Paul Ceglia’s Attempts to Stall the Facebook Lawsuit

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Mr. Ceglia. (facebook.com) Paul Ceglia has ticked off more than his fair share of people in his day. As of yesterday, that list includes Federal Magistrate Leslie G. Foschio, who CNET says “sometimes used strong language” to explain why he dismissed five motions filed by Mr. Ceglia’s ever-evolving legal team. The...
Judge Moved to ‘Strong Language’ By Paul Ceglia’s Attempts to Stall the Facebook Lawsuit
Mozilla Opens Doors On New $3 Million Datacenter

Tableau boosts IPO price range to $28 to $30, signaling strong demand for shares

www.geekwire.com
Tableau CEO Christian Chabot Tableau is inching closer to becoming a publicly-traded company, with the Seattle maker of data visualization software expected to begin trading on Friday. But investors who want a piece of the 10-year-old company may have to pay a pretty penny. In an updated SEC filing today,...
Tableau boosts IPO price range to $28 to $30, signaling strong demand for shares

Microsoft Invents New Kinect Feature Called the "Seekbar"

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At this year's CES, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer revealed that Kinect was coming to the PC – and on February one they introduced Kinect for Windows. Even though we're not quite sure what Kinect for Windows will offer PC users, a new Microsoft patent application reveals that Kinect will in...
Microsoft Invents New Kinect Feature Called the "Seekbar"

Comcast Xfinity TV Player app brings VOD streaming to Android devices

www.engadget.com
After introducing video on-demand streaming for mobile devices on the iPad early last year and iPhone last May, Comcast has finally extended the courtesy to Android users as well. Unlike its iOS counterpart however, on Android there's a separate Xfinity TV Player (simply labeled "Player" in the launcher) app...
Comcast Xfinity TV Player app brings VOD streaming to Android devices
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?