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THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Is The Windows Operating System Dying? (MSFT)

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The Microsoft Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. MSFT Up With TechThe market was selling off after durable goods orders drop the most in three years and housing prices fall, missing expectations this morning. But stocks are recovering led by...
THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Is The Windows Operating System Dying? (MSFT)

Calxeda gets $55M as ARM-based servers near reality

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Calxeda, the Austin, Texas-based chip firm that’s using cell phone chips to build servers, has raised $55 million more from new investors that include Austin Ventures, Vulcan Capital as well as the firm’s existing investors. The company, which just this month said its servers would be in production by the...
Calxeda gets $55M as ARM-based servers near reality

Coming Soon: Phones That Learn to Rest When You Do

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Even though many of us feel as though we are on our phones 24 hours a day, the fact is we aren’t. Yet, in many cases, our phones keep working even when they’re sitting in a pocket, stuffed in a bag or resting on a table. With battery life increasingly...
Coming Soon: Phones That Learn to Rest When You Do
Apple's new third-party certification rules may delay the launch of Lightning-compatible accessories

ITC delays resolution of Samsung v. Apple case by another month -- new target date: March 7

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Late on Thursday, the United States International Trade Commision (USITC, or just ITC) gave notice of a scheduling decision concerning the investigation of Samsung's complaint against Apple. A previous (not the first) extension of the target date was ordered about three weeks ago, pushing it back from January 14 to February 6...
ITC delays resolution of Samsung v. Apple case by another month -- new target date: March 7

Unreal Engine 3's Epic Citadel demo now available on Android with special features, iOS version updated

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Epic Games' first internal initiative to produce an Unreal Engine 3 project on Android is complete, nearly three years after a similar initiative produced the Epic Citadel demo. That same demo is being employed on Android, albeit with one shiny new feature: benchmarking. The new mode enables users to...
Unreal Engine 3's Epic Citadel demo now available on Android with special features, iOS version updated

Google signed same standard license agreement with MPEG LA as 1,100 other AVC/H.264 licensees

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On Friday (December 14, 2012), Microsoft and wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility had a filing deadline for post-trial briefs relating to the implications of Google's grant-back obligation under a license agreement with MPEG LA. The filings were made in the FRAND contract lawsuit pending in the Western District of Washington,...
Google signed same standard license agreement with MPEG LA as 1,100 other AVC/H.264 licensees

Microsoft Office 2013 is a go for TechNet and MSDN subscribers

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It’s an important day for MSDN and TechNet subscribers: Office 2013 is a go. You can download it now. Head here if you are so inclined. Just for fun, here’s proof: On the heels of sending Office 2013 to manufacturers – its RTM release – on October 11th, the company...
Microsoft Office 2013 is a go for TechNet and MSDN subscribers
Foxconn becomes Microsoft's biggest Android patent licensee
Google/Motorola unilaterally drop ITC patent infringement case against Apple
It's a big market for little chips: 2.6B ARM chips shipped last quarter
Microsoft Surface: A new tablet and a bold strategy

Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro: Microsoft's Lessons Learned

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The announcement from Microsoft late yesterday touts the three versions of Windows, and if you read it through to the end, you'll count four. And you may think, once again, there's something being pulled over your eyes that looks like wool and smells like wool. The surprise here, at...
Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro: Microsoft's Lessons Learned

Incoming ARM chief vows to maintain tech titan's independence

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Simon Segars, ARM president and self-professed gadget luddite, will take reins from Warren East in JulyARM's incoming chief executive has vowed to resist any takeover attempts and maintain the fierce independence that has helped transform a Cambridge startup into the world's largest microchip designer.Simon Segars, president of ARM, will take...
Incoming ARM chief vows to maintain tech titan's independence

Seven Questions for ARM CEO Warren East

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It’s kind of hard these days to avoid an ARM chip. There’s probably five or more inside your mobile phone alone, a few in your car, some in your PC, and several more in places you wouldn’t think of it like your coffee maker. Things are good for ARM Holdings,...
Seven Questions for ARM CEO Warren East

MHL Consortium: 50 Million MHL-Equipped Devices Shipped Globally In 2011

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MHL had a huge 2011. The mobile high-definition connectivity standard went from a relativity unknown port to making its way onto more than 50 million devices. More than 90 licensees are on board with MHL and the connectivity option is nearly standard on tablets, smartphones, HDTVs, and is now making...
MHL Consortium: 50 Million MHL-Equipped Devices Shipped Globally In 2011

Why Intel TV Is Just Another Doomed Lunge At The Consumer Market

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Over the past dozen years or so, Intel has repeatedly demonstrated that it has a tin ear when it comes to consumer electronics. Despite a long trail of failure, the tenacious chipmaker keeps coming back with one bad idea after another. Its latest scheme has Intel going toe-to-toe with... wait...
Why Intel TV Is Just Another Doomed Lunge At The Consumer Market

Kodak sells patents to Apple, Google consortiums for $525M

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Kodak has sold off $525 million in digital imaging patents to two consortiums led by Apple and Google, according to an official announcement. In all 12 licensees are involved, split between the two consortiums, Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corporation. Each licensee will get rights to part of Kodak's patent portfolio,...
Kodak sells patents to Apple, Google consortiums for $525M

Verizon to stop blocking tethering apps, pay $1.25 million fine to FCC

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The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday announced that Verizon Wireless (VZ) will no longer be blocking tethering apps from mobile app stores. The nation’s largest carrier was being investigated for violating the FCC’s “C Block rules,” which allow customers to freely use the devices and applications of their choosing....
Verizon to stop blocking tethering apps, pay $1.25 million fine to FCC

More Bad News For Mobile Maker HTC As Haptics Company Immersion Applies To Restart Patent Litigation & Push For Damages

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As if smartphone maker HTC doesn’t have enough to worry about in an Android space so saturated with Samsung-branded hardware it’s driving HTC’s sales back to 2010 levels. But now the Taiwanese company is facing the prospect of having to fork out for damages if haptics company Immersion gets its way. Immersion, which counts...
More Bad News For Mobile Maker HTC As Haptics Company Immersion Applies To Restart Patent Litigation & Push For Damages

Microsoft has sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses since launch

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Despite initial concerns that Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows 8 operating system wasn’t living up to expectations, a company executive on Tuesday revealed that sales have been in line with the launch of Windows 7. Tammi Reller, chief financial and chief marketing officer of Windows, announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in...
Microsoft has sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses since launch

Skype ban in the UAE could be lifted, as it is ‘purely a licensing matter’

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While Skype remains banned in the UAE, the restriction could easily be lifted following a licensing agreement with the country’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). Speaking about the restriction, Mohamed Al Ghanim, the TRA’s Director General said, “It is purely a licensing matter.” The statements were made during a ‘tweet chat‘,...
Skype ban in the UAE could be lifted, as it is ‘purely a licensing matter’

Apple seeking to settle for up to $15 per Android device in patent disputes

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Following advice from analysts in a report from Bloomberg in December, many suggested Apple should settle for up to a $10 royalty per Android device rather than keep paying its lawyers to fight patent disputes. Today Dow Jones Newswires reports that Apple is indeed interested in seeking settlements. According to...
Apple seeking to settle for up to $15 per Android device in patent disputes

InterDigital responds to Samsung and Huawei's requests to postpone ITC investigation

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InterDigital (often referred to by its stock ticker symbol, IDCC) is fighting hard to dissuade the ITC from adopting recommendations by Samsung and Huawei, on different grounds, to delay the institution of an investigation of a new complaint InterDigital filed against these two companies as well as Nokia and ZTE...
InterDigital responds to Samsung and Huawei's requests to postpone ITC investigation

Why Using Creative Commons Licensed Materials Is Not As Easy As It Looks

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Creative Commons recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, with well-deserved praise for its work flooding in from around the world. There's no doubt it has played an important role in raising people's awareness of the problems with copyright, and in offering some alternative licenses that ameliorate some of its worst aspects....
Why Using Creative Commons Licensed Materials Is Not As Easy As It Looks

Windows 8 RTM rolls out to developers, IT departments with TechNet subscriptions

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At this point, we're expecting very few surprises when it comes to Windows 8: Microsoft just shipped the final code to OEMs, and the company already published a list of staggered dates when developers, volume licensees and Joe Schmo consumers would be able to download the software. We already...
Windows 8 RTM rolls out to developers, IT departments with TechNet subscriptions

AOL may sell off some of its 800 patents for cash

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AOL, a company that’s been struggling with shrinking sales over the last several years, may be looking for new sources of income. According to Blooomberg “three people with knowledge of the matter” said the company is hiring investment firm Evercore to find buyers or licensees for some of its...
AOL may sell off some of its 800 patents for cash

Apple And Microsoft Behind Patent Troll Armed With Thousands Of Nortel Patents

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You may recall last summer that Apple, Microsoft, EMC, RIM, Ericsson and Sony all teamed up to buy Nortel's patents for $4.5 billion. They beat out a team of Google and Intel who bid a bit less. While there was some antitrust scrutiny over the deal, it was dropped and...
Apple And Microsoft Behind Patent Troll Armed With Thousands Of Nortel Patents

Dept. of Veterans Affairs spent millions on PC software it couldn't use

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Rolling out new software to a few thousand users is an involved process for any organization. But installing software that affects hundreds of thousands of PCs as part of response to a data breach while under embarrassing scrutiny is a task that would challenge even the most well-managed IT departments....
Dept. of Veterans Affairs spent millions on PC software it couldn't use
Big Tech: If Surface Tablets Fail to Post Monster Sales, MSFT May Not Care
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