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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

A New Era Of Detente? Apple And HTC Settle Legal Claims

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In a sign that Apple may be ready to drop its insane jihad against Android handset makers, Apple and HTC have announced they are dropping all legal claims against one another, ending a bitter two-year court battle that has involved numerous lawsuits in courts around the world. Apple and HTC...
A New Era Of Detente? Apple And HTC Settle Legal Claims

Amazon’s knock-off problem (35 Shades of Grey, anyone?)

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Be careful when you select a bestseller to purchase on Amazon, where knock-offs are prevalent — many of them published by Amazon itself. By Stephen Gandel FORTUNE – Perhaps it should be called Spamazon. Until recently, if you had typed “Steve Jobs Isaac” into the online retailer’s search box, the...
Amazon’s knock-off problem (35 Shades of Grey, anyone?)

Revealed: the full extent of the Rocket clone empire

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Rocket Internet, the Berlin-based clone merchant, is one of Europe’s most powerful internet businesses — and it’s growing all the time. With the recent news that the incubator-slash-accelerator is apparently now looking to copy Square, it’s worth examining how far the company has already come. Plenty has been written about...
Revealed: the full extent of the Rocket clone empire

It’s all good…That iPhone 4G? It’s a Japanese knock off.

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It’s all good…That iPhone 4G? It’s a Japanese knock off.
Why Intel's "How Strong is Your Password?" site can't be trusted

Adobe almost does something amazing by accident

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It seemed like an intriguing deal. An old version of Adobe Creative Suite—the 2005 vintage CS2, to be precise—became freely downloadable from Adobe, with nothing more than a free-to-create Adobe ID required from users. Although basically useless for Mac users, as CS2 is only available for PowerPC, for Windows...
Adobe almost does something amazing by accident

Houzz fires back at Zillow Digs: It's a 'complete knock off'

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Rivalries take on all shapes and sizes, and there’s yet another interesting one brewing between Seattle-based Zillow and Silicon Valley upstart Houzz. As we noted earlier today, Zillow pushed right onto Houzz’s home turf, if you will, with the launch of new home improvement web site and iPad app called...
Houzz fires back at Zillow Digs: It's a 'complete knock off'

This Wild Visionary Wants To Turn His Linux Company Into The Next Apple

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Sure Red Hat just crested the $1 billion-revenue mark with almost $150 million in profit while Canonical, maker of Ubuntu Linux, still isn't profitable after seven years in business. Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth says ... so what? He's got big plans for Canonical and he's trying to solve a...
This Wild Visionary Wants To Turn His Linux Company Into The Next Apple

Pin Me Up, Pornterest

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Pinterest is now the No. 3 social networking site, according to new data from Experian. Like Facebook and Twitter before it, Pinterest created a social network complete with a verb particular to the site itself: Pinning. Nowhere else on the social Web can you "pin" content - except, of course,...
Pin Me Up, Pornterest

Xiaomi, China's Apple challenger, unveils hotly anticipated Mi2 quad-core-powered smartphone

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A year after the launch of its first phone, Xiaomi, the $4 billion-valued company sometimes referred to as the Chinese Apple, has unveiled its much-anticipated second-generation handset which is anything but a budget Chinese knock-off. The quad-core Xiaomi 2 looks like being a real iPhone contender when it launches in...
Xiaomi, China's Apple challenger, unveils hotly anticipated Mi2 quad-core-powered smartphone

ICE Launches Project Cyber Monday 3, Knocking Sellers of Counterfeit Goods Offline

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Website seized! (ICE) Anyone searching for cheap, counterfeit sports memorabilia, media, clothing and jewelry today may be disappointed. In conjunction with other law enforcement agencies around the world, U.S. authorities have taken down 132 domain names as part of their Project Cyber Monday. This marks the third year for the project,...
ICE Launches Project Cyber Monday 3, Knocking Sellers of Counterfeit Goods Offline
'Apple Is Potentially Facing A Very Rough Two-Year Period,' Says Jefferies (AAPL)
QUIZ: Can You Spot The Knock-Off Handbags, Shoes, And Gadgets?

Fab Finds Itself in the Middle of a Kickstarter Ripoff Mess

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The Kickstarted pen. Those of you in the throes of a flash sale addiction might’ve noted a snazzy little pen that popped up on Fab.com yesterday. However, it might have looked a little familiar. The design blog Notcot points out that the Torr Pen, with its distinctive ruler sleeve, looked...
Fab Finds Itself in the Middle of a Kickstarter Ripoff Mess

Tool of the Oppressed Becomes Character Oppressor: Twitter Links to Soon Take up 22 Characters Instead of 20

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo (Photo: 36kr) In a move that shocked the nation, Twitter announced on Thursday that it will be expanding the amount of characters Twitter’s t.co link wrapper will take from 20 to 22. This means that any user that tweets a link will lose two of the...
Tool of the Oppressed Becomes Character Oppressor: Twitter Links to Soon Take up 22 Characters Instead of 20
Forget Hollywood — U.S. startups are in dire need of copyright protection

Fast Followers, Copy Cats, and Ripoffs

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I was reading about Judge Posner's decision to throw out Apple's patent case against Motorola on CNN Money and came upon this by Florian Mueller: Apple's "rip-off" claims are right. Judge Posner's decision doesn't prove that there was no "rip-off". He just cannot see that the patents that were shown...
Fast Followers, Copy Cats, and Ripoffs
Who Moved Apple's Cheese? The Role Of The Knock-Off Effect In Innovation

Apple Rumor Patrol: Fatter, Faster iPad 3, Later iPhone 5, MS Office For iPad

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iPad 3 FatterNextMedia has gotten ahold of what they're saying is an iPad 3 rear shell, and photos of this thing are all over the web. It's consistent with previous rumored hardware, but for the first time it gives a true sense of what the iPad 3 will look and...
Apple Rumor Patrol: Fatter, Faster iPad 3, Later iPhone 5, MS Office For iPad

China Telecom aiming to launch iPhone 4S in February

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Beijing Telecom, a subsidiary of China Telecom, has announced that they’re aiming to release the iPhone 4S by the beginning of March, and that the final regulatory certifications just made it through on Monday. As you might guess,  iPhone launches in the area can get a little crazy, but...
China Telecom aiming to launch iPhone 4S in February

Network Equipment Maker Airvana Sues Ericsson

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Ericsson, the telecommunications equipment manufacturer, has been sued by a smaller network equipment maker, Airvana Network Solutions, for $330 million. The suit accuses Ericsson of misappropriating trade secrets and producing a "knock-off" product that could put the smaller company out of business....
Network Equipment Maker Airvana Sues Ericsson

Yes, It’s True: Kids Are Tablet Fiends. And Gaming Apps Are The Winners

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If you own a tablet and have children, chances are that this will not come as news to you. For those who don’t but work in mobile, it’s something worth remembering when you’re concocting up your next big product: Kids are crazy about tablets. According to some research out today...
Yes, It’s True: Kids Are Tablet Fiends. And Gaming Apps Are The Winners
Design trends of 2012: The good, the bad, and the 'die already'

Is Ericsson rolling out 3G using someone else’s technology?

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When Ericsson bought Nortel’s wireless business in 2009 it instantly propelled itself to the top of the North American mobile infrastructure heap, largely because the deal exposed the Swedish vendor to the dominant network technology in the U.S., CDMA. But the CDMA portfolio Ericsson bought wasn’t entirely Nortel’s own. Rather...
Is Ericsson rolling out 3G using someone else’s technology?

Is Apple Really Going To Give Up Over $1 Billion In Extra Profits On The iPhone 5? (AAPL)

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There's one small thing missing from Apple's big iPhone 5 presentation. Apple didn't announce an update to the its "bumper," the rubber ring that wraps around the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. It was Apple's first, and now it seems only, attempt at an iPhone case. We checked Apple's site...
Is Apple Really Going To Give Up Over $1 Billion In Extra Profits On The iPhone 5? (AAPL)

10 Completely Batsh#% Insane Foreign Knock-Off Films

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10 Completely Batsh#% Insane Foreign Knock-Off Films

Chinese knock-off clone appears ahead of actual 'iPhone 5'

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A Chinese counterfeiter has allegedly released an Android-based knock-off of the alleged "iPhone 5" design even before its inspiration has actually been released -- or even announced. The "Goophone i5" features the same two-tone back panel, buttons and style of the proposed "iPhone 5" design, but uses a 3.5-inch screen...
Chinese knock-off clone appears ahead of actual 'iPhone 5'
Dutch Architect Plans To Build A 12,000-Square-Foot 3D Printed House
The Pirate Bay wants to sue someone for copyright infringement (yes, you read that right)
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