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All Your Apps Are Belong to Apple: The iPhone Developer Program License Agreement

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The entire family of devices built on the iPhone OS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) have been designed to run only software that is approved by Apple—a major shift from the norms of the personal computer market. Software developers who want Apple's approval must first agree to the iPhone Developer Program...
All Your Apps Are Belong to Apple: The iPhone Developer Program License Agreement

Intel: 'Injunctions [over] FRAND-encumbered SEPs create a risk of coerced windfall settlements'

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Intel's amicus curiae brief supporting Apple with respect to Judge Posner's FRAND ruling was the first one to be filed and today became the first one to be publicly accessible. I have read it, and I like it. A lot of its content is consistent with other pro-FRAND positions I've...
Intel: 'Injunctions [over] FRAND-encumbered SEPs create a risk of coerced windfall settlements'

Judge blocks Apple's proxy vote over preferred stock

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Greenlight Capital fund manager David Einhorn has won an injunction that will block an upcoming vote on one of Apple's shareholder proposals, meaning the vote is unlikely to take place as scheduled on February 27. US District Richard Sullivan ruled on Friday that Apple's proposal "impermissibly bundles 'separate matters'...
Judge blocks Apple's proxy vote over preferred stock
Here's how much Facebook actually paid for Instagram

Microsoft's April Patch Tuesday brings no Pwn2Own fix

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System administrators and IT security pros can take bit of a breather: Microsoft has issued a comparatively light set of patches for this edition of its monthly release of software vulnerability fixes. "It's a boring Patch Tuesday this month, and that's an excellent thing for IT security teams because...
Microsoft's April Patch Tuesday brings no Pwn2Own fix

U.S. Trade Court Asks Some Interesting Questions in Latest Apple-Samsung Case

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That Apple and Samsung will get to face off in another courtroom is hardly interesting news. What’s interesting in Monday’s International Trade Commission ruling are the questions the trade body is asking of the two tech giants, and really of the industry. In agreeing to review the administrative judge’s ruling...
U.S. Trade Court Asks Some Interesting Questions in Latest Apple-Samsung Case

Police allowed to install cameras on private property without warrant

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A federal judge has ruled that police officers in Wisconsin did not violate the Fourth Amendment when they secretly installed cameras on the private property of a defendant without judicial approval. The officers installed the cameras in an open field where they suspected the defendants, Manuel Mendoza and Marco Magana,...
Police allowed to install cameras on private property without warrant

David Einhorn Drops Case Against Apple

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Move comes after the Greenlight Capital founder succeeded in getting a key vote off of the agenda for the shareholders meeting this week. Greenlight Capital founder David Einhorn dropped his much-talked about lawsuit against Apple over the issuance of preferred stock on Friday, All Things D reported. The hedge...
David Einhorn Drops Case Against Apple

After Six Years and Three Rejections, Magnify.net’s Steve Rosenbaum Gets a Patent for Video Discovery

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Mr. Rosebaum and patent. Looks like much-maligned U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is getting into the holiday spirit and trying to make entrepreneurs swoon. After six years, the agency has suddenly decided to give Steve Rosenbaum, founder and CEO of Magnify.net, the gift he's been waiting for—U.S. Patent No. 8,117,545,...
After Six Years and Three Rejections, Magnify.net’s Steve Rosenbaum Gets a Patent for Video Discovery

Twitter plans to retire its API v1 in March 2013, will run blackout tests to help understand its impact

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Twitter has revealed its plans to retire its API v1 next month. In its announcement, the company says that all authenticated and unauthenticated requests to that API version will return a “HTTP 410 Gone” status. A notable casualty of this retirement is that the @anywhere framework will also be permanently...
Twitter plans to retire its API v1 in March 2013, will run blackout tests to help understand its impact

Apple indicates in public statement that it may accelerate cash returns to its investors

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Today Apple released a statement regarding its cash position. Apple, with more than $100 billion in the bank, is one of the richest companies in history. The firm, exceptionally profitable, has continued to grow its cash surplus, despite new methods of distributing cash to investors through a dividend. Apple today...
Apple indicates in public statement that it may accelerate cash returns to its investors

Apple Wins Preliminary Injunction Against Samsung Galaxy Tab Sales in U.S.

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Reuters and AllThingsD report that U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh granted a preliminary injunction against the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab in the U.S. The ruling is the latest in the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung. Apple had accused Samsung of copying the design of Apple's iPad...
Apple Wins Preliminary Injunction Against Samsung Galaxy Tab Sales in U.S.
Apple finally strikes a blow against Samsung with Galaxy Tab injunction win

P&G Obtains Record Low Coupon on 10-Year Bond as Issuance Climbs

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Procter & Gamble Co. obtained a 2.3 percent interest rate on its $1 billion of 10-year notes issued today, a record low for the maturity, as corporate bond sales climbed to the most in almost three months....
P&G Obtains Record Low Coupon on 10-Year Bond as Issuance Climbs

Glu Mobile Acquires GameSpy From News Corp.'s IGN Entertainment

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Glu Mobile has acquired GameSpy Technology, a provider of multiplayer game technology, from IGN Entertainment. Terms of the deal included Glu’s issuance of $2.75 million in stock, which was mostly offset by GameSpy’s cash and receivables. Glu will use the tech, including multiplayer matchmaking, player statistics and leaderboards, in its...
Glu Mobile Acquires GameSpy From News Corp.'s IGN Entertainment
See no evil: two registrars issue half of world's 'rogue' drug domains

The Price of Square's Shares Have Jumped 90% In A Year

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We have some confirmation of the report that Square raised $200 million at a $3.2 billion valuation. On July 13, Square filed a revision to its articles of incorporation authorizing the issuance of 1,815,870 shares of Series D Preferred stock at a price of $110.14 per share, according to VCExperts.com. That...
The Price of Square's Shares Have Jumped 90% In A Year

Apple CEO Tim Cook Slams Greelight Lawsuit as "Bizarre"

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AllThingsD.comIn his first public comments since Apple was sued on the subject, Apple CEO Tim Cook dismissed a lawsuit brought last week by Greenlight Capital concerning a proposal on the company’s proxy statement as “bizarre” and a “silly sideshow.” Speaking at a Goldman Sachs conference in San Francisco, Cook said...
Apple CEO Tim Cook Slams Greelight Lawsuit as "Bizarre"

Apple to FTC: Samsung and Google lose most of their cases over declared-essential patents

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The FTC has published 25 submissions commenting on the proposed consent decree in the Google standard-essential patent (SEP) abuse case. I'm going to analyze this input in more detail, but there are a few things I wanted to share immediately.Both Apple and Microsoft, who are the targets of Google's (Motorola...
Apple to FTC: Samsung and Google lose most of their cases over declared-essential patents

Goodbye, Galaxy Tab 10.1: Apple posts $2.6M bond to secure ban of Samsung’s tablet

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 is now officially an endangered species. On Tuesday,  over the design similarities between the iPad and Samsung’s 10-inch tablet. Now, Apple has posted a $2.6 million bond, allowing the courts to enforce the decision, Foss Patents reports. With the cash, Apple secures Samsung against losses in the event that the sales...
Goodbye, Galaxy Tab 10.1: Apple posts $2.6M bond to secure ban of Samsung’s tablet

Apple Reveals New Wallet Server System which could be used to Subsidize Wireless TV and Radio Services

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On June 6, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals yet another layer in Apple's future iWallet services. Apple's latest invention generally relates to methods and systems for payment of goods and services, and the issuance of credits toward the payment of...
Apple Reveals New Wallet Server System which could be used to Subsidize Wireless TV and Radio Services
Apple responds to Greenlight Capital's proposal regarding Apple's cash balance and stock

Judge Sides With Greenlight, Blocks Apple From Holding Shareholder Vote On Proposal Over Preferred Stock

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The “silly sideshow” around Greenlight Capital and Apple issuing preferred stock, as Apple CEO Tim Cook put it, will go on according to a ruling today by U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan in NYC today. Sullivan sided with Greenlight Capital manager David Einhorn, blocking Apple from being able to proceed with a...
Judge Sides With Greenlight, Blocks Apple From Holding Shareholder Vote On Proposal Over Preferred Stock

Apple: We're in "active discussions" on returning more cash to shareholders

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Apple has issued a response to a lawsuit by Greenlight Capital fund manager David Einhorn accusing the company of being too stingy with investors. In a statement posted to its website on Thursday afternoon, Apple reiterated its (relatively new) strategy for paying out dividends and returning cash to shareholders....
Apple: We're in "active discussions" on returning more cash to shareholders

David Einhorn Massively Increased His Stake In Apple During Q4

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Closely-followed hedge fund manager David Einhorn, the CEO of Greenlight Capital, added to his Apple stake in the fourth quarter, according to a 13F filing.  Greenlight owned 1,582,006 shares in Apple (275,000 of those are call options) at the end of Q4, the filing shows.  At the end of Q3,...
David Einhorn Massively Increased His Stake In Apple During Q4

Apple in Talks With Greenlight Over Cash

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Apple just announced that it is in talks with Greenlight Capital about finding a way to distribute cash to shareholders. Apple shares rose by $13.55, or nearly 3 percent, on the news. In a statement issued a few minutes ago, Apple said it is in “active discussions about returning additional...
Apple in Talks With Greenlight Over Cash
Stand Down: Contrary to Reports, Airbnb Has Not Yet Raised a Big Series C
Apple rushes to calm investors after Greenlight Capital lawsuit

Late State Convertible Debt

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I've written about convertible debt a few times on this blog, most notably here and here. My general take on convertible debt is that its very good for the founders and not very good for the investors in seed and early stage investments and a much better solution in late...
Late State Convertible Debt

Facebook-Instagram Deal Approved By CA Department Of Corporations

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Even though Federal Trade Commission approved Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram last week, the social network was still waiting for a California Department of Corporations “fairness” ruling for the issuance of 23,000 shares to close the deal. It looks like Facebook got the approval, and will be able to close the...
Facebook-Instagram Deal Approved By CA Department Of Corporations
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