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Activision, Infinity Ward settle long-standing legal dispute

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Just as the long-simmering legal issues between Call of Duty publisher Activision and former members of Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward seemed headed to trial early next month, the parties have apparently reached a mutually agreed-upon out-of-court settlement. "All parties have reached a settlement in the dispute, the terms of...
Activision, Infinity Ward settle long-standing legal dispute

George Rathmann, 1927-2012: Biotech pioneer led Amgen and Icos

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George Rathmann George Rathmann, the biotechnology pioneer who served as the first CEO of Amgen and Icos, has died at the age of 84 from complications from pneumonia. Rathmann joined Amgen in 1980 in its infancy, going on to lead the company as it developed treatments such as Epogen —...
George Rathmann, 1927-2012: Biotech pioneer led Amgen and Icos
Checking in on the state of the "journo-programmer" with Source's Dan Sinker

Cablevision files antitrust suit against Viacom over programming bundling

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Fan of channels such as CMT, VH1 Classic and Teen Nick? Cablevision is assuming that's a negatory. Today, the cable provider filed a federal antitrust suit against Viacom over the content distributor's programming bundling practices, which are alleged as anti-competitive. The lawsuit revolves around Viacom's insistence that ancillary networks...
Cablevision files antitrust suit against Viacom over programming bundling
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Following Path Address Book Uproar, Many Apps Clean Up Their Acts

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At first, before apologizing and changing his app’s handling of users’ personal phone contacts, Path CEO Dave Morin claimed that Path’s process was “currently the industry best practice.” That was an overreach, but it’s certainly true that other social and local apps access user contact data, and not always transparently....
Following Path Address Book Uproar, Many Apps Clean Up Their Acts

How Citizen Video Casts Doubt on the Official Version of Events

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Comparing the story Anaheim police officers told about an unruly crowd to intense camera footage of their clash. Residents of a Latino neighborhood in Anaheim, California (a city best known as the home of Disneyland) angrily protested this weekend after police shot and killed an unarmed 25-year-old man. The police...
How Citizen Video Casts Doubt on the Official Version of Events

Indiegogo Campaign for Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Quickly Gives Way to Self-Promotion

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Ms. Klein (Photo: Pulse2) On June 19th, just before a heat wave clutched New York in its punishing grip, a YouTube user named CapitalTrigga uploaded a video to YouTube entitled “Making the Bus Monitor Cry.” The video shows a gaggle of middle schoolers from Greece, New York hurling vicious insults...
Indiegogo Campaign for Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Quickly Gives Way to Self-Promotion
Circa App Betting On Mobile-Native News As The Next Media Frontier

Closing credits for Hollywood daily paper after 80 years

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Daily Variety, the paper that publishes Hollywood's inside trade news, published its last issue yesterday after 80 years. The title will live on through its revamped weekly magazine and "a beefed-up website" that will be free to access.On its final front page, as above, there is a piece about the...
Closing credits for Hollywood daily paper after 80 years

Google posts full FCC report on Street View, shows mistakes

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Google has given an advance copy of the FCC's report on its Street View Wi-Fi scraping incident. Details posted by the LA Times confirmed Google's initial story of an engineer writing code that collected data wholesale, but revealed a lack of attention that let the code get on Street View...
Google posts full FCC report on Street View, shows mistakes

Google Prepares New Streaming Music Service As Record Industry Slams Company's Anti-Piracy Efforts

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There were several reports from late last week indicating that Google is negotiating with major record labels in anticipation of the launch of Spotify like music streaming service. As part of these negotiations, according to the LA Times, “Google is proposing a premium subscription... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Google Prepares New Streaming Music Service As Record Industry Slams Company's Anti-Piracy Efforts

Elon Musk is so fed up with LA traffic he's willing to spend his own money to solve the problem

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Billionaire entrepreneur and PayPal co-founder Elon Musk has already tackled space flight and electric vehicles, but now he’s moving on to an arguably more difficult problem: Los Angeles traffic jams. Musk told The Los Angeles Times in a recent interview that he’s fed up with the notoriously congested traffic situation...
Elon Musk is so fed up with LA traffic he's willing to spend his own money to solve the problem

Yahoo's dramatic stock price revival mirrored quietly by Microsoft as both push 30% higher in 2013

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Yahoo under the leadership of Marissa Mayer has found new energy. The company has enacted an acquisition spree, picking up companies both small and Tumblr. Hiring has also become easier for the company as its mindshare has risen. Its mobile efforts have seen firm traction. It’s a company on the...
Yahoo's dramatic stock price revival mirrored quietly by Microsoft as both push 30% higher in 2013
Google VP Urs Hölzle Suggests Facebook Is Ripping Off Google+ (FB, GOOG)

US air force to test aircraft that could fly across country in under an hour

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The X-51A Waverider, designed to fly at six times the speed of sound, could make it from New York to LA in 46 minutesThe US air force will test an experimental aircraft on Tuesday designed to fly at six times the speed of sound, or about 3,600mph.The X-51A Waverider will...
US air force to test aircraft that could fly across country in under an hour

Julius Genachowski voices support for capped, tiered broadband

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FCC honcho Julius Genachowski has come out in favor of usage-based pricing for your broadband. At this year's Cable Show, he said that he supported the sort of usage caps that Comcast adopted last week and hoped that such plans would reduce costs for those who use less internet....
Julius Genachowski voices support for capped, tiered broadband

Robot maids and not a mobile in sight - what the experts predicted for 2013

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In 1988, the LA Times asked 30 futurologists what life would be like 25 years in the future. So how accurate were their ideas?In 1988, Nicole Yorkin of the Los Angeles Times interviewed 30 futurologists for a piece looking ahead to "a cold, sunny spring morning in April 2013", imagining...
Robot maids and not a mobile in sight - what the experts predicted for 2013

US Navy deploys SeaFox submarines to Persian Gulf for universal mine control

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Tasked with mine detection and eradication in the Persian Gulf, the US Navy has sent a fleet of unmanned submarines to help keep the Strait of Hormuz open in Iran. Dubbed the SeaFox, each vehicle houses an underwater TV camera, sonar and a dose of explosives. Tipping the scales...
US Navy deploys SeaFox submarines to Persian Gulf for universal mine control
No hard feelings bro: Eduardo Saverin congratulates Zuckerberg

Los Angeles Times To Add Paywall

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It’s been a big week in newspapers starting to charge for content. First it was Gannett; now the Los Angeles Times will launch a metered paywall on Monday, March 5. The paper announced the changes today. Website visitors will be able to read 15 stories per month for free...
Los Angeles Times To Add Paywall

Google's future 42-acre 'Bayview' home gets its own Vanity Fair profile

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Usually when we get a peek at Google's Mountain View home it's to gawk at the latest Android-related statue but a Vanity Fair article posted today showed the company's future HQ plans. After initiating plans for a new structure next to the existing Googleplex and then abandoning them last...
Google's future 42-acre 'Bayview' home gets its own Vanity Fair profile

48fps preview of 'The Hobbit' gets mixed reaction at CinemaCon

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Peter Jackson has been vocal about his decision to film The Hobbit at 48 frames per second, with the director claiming it offers smoother, more natural motion free from artifacts like strobing. It seems that he may have a tough time getting audiences on his side, however — a...
48fps preview of 'The Hobbit' gets mixed reaction at CinemaCon
What Everybody Got Wrong About Tesla

Epic Games targets Seattle, Amazon boosts Bing, and more from the week in tech

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A roundup of items capturing our attention this weekend … Add Epic Games to the growing roster of tech companies opening offices in Seattle and competing for the region’s technical talent. The company behind the Gears of War franchise for Xbox 360 is creating a studio in the city that...
Epic Games targets Seattle, Amazon boosts Bing, and more from the week in tech
Disney implements 28-day waiting period for rental DVDs

Facebook Opens Up to the Web — Is That Good or Bad?

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There has been plenty of talk about what Facebook would announce at the f8 conference this week, but the full magnitude of what the company has in mind didn’t really hit home until after the keynote by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and a related presentation by chief technology officer Bret...
Facebook Opens Up to the Web — Is That Good or Bad?
Reuters fires social media editor charged with helping hackers

Regal outfits almost 6,000 theaters with Sony closed-captioning glasses

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Sony's subtitle glasses have been a long time in coming: the US rollout began more than a year ago, but the gradual launch has left hard-of-hearing Americans with few modern closed captioning options at the movies. They'll have a much easier time of it as of this month, as...
Regal outfits almost 6,000 theaters with Sony closed-captioning glasses
Google unveils a gorgeous new version of Currents, a Flipboard competitor -- but it crashes on iPhone
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