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Netflix, Warner deal brings content to Canada

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Netflix and Warner Bros. announced today an exclusive licensing agreement that will bring some Warner Bros. serialized dramas and feature films o Netflix customers in Canada. The deal will bring content such as The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, and more to Canadian streaming customers. More titles, such as The...
Netflix, Warner deal brings content to Canada
What if Craigslist had design sensibility? This is what you'd get
Nokia refuses royalty-free and FRAND licensing for its WebM patents

Microsoft allows Windows 8 Pro downgrade to Vista, 7

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Microsoft will let users of Windows 8 Pro downgrade if they wish. A change to the operating system licensing agreement allows users that don't like the way Windows 8 works to replace it with Windows 7 or Windows Vista at no extra charge, however this will not be possible for...
Microsoft allows Windows 8 Pro downgrade to Vista, 7

Apple and HTC call off hostilities

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Mobile phone makers sign 10-year licensing agreement after 32 months of lawsuitsIn a surprising outbreak of peace in the mobile phone world, Apple and the Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC have halted legal hostilities and signed a 10-year licensing agreement.Industry sources suggested that HTC may have agreed to pay Apple between...
Apple and HTC call off hostilities

Microsoft licensing deal with US military offers $100M in savings

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The Department of Defense says it will save more than $100 million per year over the course of a three-year joint enterprise licensing agreement it has signed with Microsoft. The Army, Air Force and Defense Information Systems Agency banded together to exact a good high-volume deal from Microsoft based...
Microsoft licensing deal with US military offers $100M in savings
RIM's first payment to Nokia is $65 million in patent settlement

Microsoft Targets Growing Mobile Workforce With 15% Hike In Corporate User Licensing Fees

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Microsoft is targeting the growing mobile workforce with a 15% hike in license fees directed primarily at companies that have employees who use smartphone and other mobile devices in their work. According to Mary Jo Foley, the new licensing agreement goes into effect December 1 for customers with the user...
Microsoft Targets Growing Mobile Workforce With 15% Hike In Corporate User Licensing Fees
Microsoft licenses file system patents to BlackBerry maker RIM

Google inks Euro licensing deal, gets 5.5 million songs

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Google has reportedly reached an agreement with representatives of European music publishers, artists, and composers, giving the search giant access to 5.5 million works across 35 countries for an array of popular artists. Google reached the licensing agreement with Armonia, an alliance bringing together French, Italian, and Spanish licensing groups....
Google inks Euro licensing deal, gets 5.5 million songs
Google Fiber TV service is about to get whole lot better
Samsung, Nokia and others hit with fresh patent infringement lawsuit

RIM Signs A Licensing Deal With Microsoft (MSFT, RIMM)

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Research In Motion shares are spiking on news that it has struck some sort of licensing deal with Microsoft. We've put in calls to Microsoft to find out what's going on here. It doesn't look like RIM is getting Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system, or vice versa. Instead, RIM is...
RIM Signs A Licensing Deal With Microsoft (MSFT, RIMM)

Songza partners with Re:Sound to expand its music service beyond the US into Canada

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After winning us over with Music Concierge and launching on Android, Songza is now finally taking its first steps outside of the US thanks to a licensing agreement with Canadian-based Re:Sound. Yes, Songza is now available in Canada, where there is currently no Pandora or Spotify. Now, this might not sound like such a big...
Songza partners with Re:Sound to expand its music service beyond the US into Canada

US Department of Defense signs three-year, $617 million Windows 8 licensing deal

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Despite some launch hiccups with Windows 8 and its related devices, Microsoft has received a smashing bit of news in the form of a new $617 million licensing agreement that will bring the fledgeling OS to 75 percent of US DoD personnel. The deal also includes Office 2013 and...
US Department of Defense signs three-year, $617 million Windows 8 licensing deal

Samsung Seeks U.S. Sales Ban On Some Ericsson Products As The Two Continue Wrangling Over Patents

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The patents war between Samsung Electronics and Ericsson rolls on. The Korean electronics company has announced that it filed a complaint last week against the Swedish telecom manufacturer with the U.S. International Trade Commission, requesting a U.S. import and sales on some Ericsson products. This latest action comes one month after...
Samsung Seeks U.S. Sales Ban On Some Ericsson Products As The Two Continue Wrangling Over Patents
Report: Google investing in YouTube content creator Machinima

Here's How Microsoft Could Sell Lots Of ARM Tablets To Big Companies (MSFT)

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Enterprises might get a break on Windows 8 devices with Office 15 -- if they happened to have signed a new Enterprise Agreement after mid 2011. That's speculation from Cynthia Farren, principal of a software license consulting company. While Microsoft has not yet laid out its plans for how...
Here's How Microsoft Could Sell Lots Of ARM Tablets To Big Companies (MSFT)

Apple to developers: don't even think in Flash, bucko

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The latest revision of Apple's developer licensing agreement prohibits the use of third-party software to develop for the iPhone. [Daring Fireball] Such software makes it easy for developers to use programming languages that they already know, including relatively easy-to-learn ones like Unity Script. It also lets developers create apps that...
Apple to developers: don't even think in Flash, bucko

The Next Big Tech Battle Could Be Apple Versus Amazon (AAPL, AMZN)

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Bolstered by a huge victory in its patent-infringement case against Samsung, where could Apple turn next? To the north, in Seattle, there's a juicy target: Amazon.com. Amazon is widely expected to introduce new mobile devices next month--possibly a smartphone but almost certainly new Kindle tablets that compete with the iPad....
The Next Big Tech Battle Could Be Apple Versus Amazon (AAPL, AMZN)

Prime subscribers now getting Netflix-grade entertainment on their Fires and web: Is Amazon set-top box in the cards?

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In a bid to give Netflix a run for its money, online retailer Amazon on Wednesday announced a new initiative that will keep owners of its Kindle Fire tablet happy with an expanded selection of Hollywood movies that can be streamed to the device. Thanks to a new licensing agreement with...
Prime subscribers now getting Netflix-grade entertainment on their Fires and web: Is Amazon set-top box in the cards?

Ericsson sues Samsung for patent infringement

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The world's largest telecom network equipment maker is suing the world's largest mobile phone maker over patent infringement. Ericsson filed suit against Samsung in the United States today, saying that Samsung has refused to sign a license to use technologies according to Ericsson's stated terms, terms Ericsson describes as fair,...
Ericsson sues Samsung for patent infringement

Apple, HTC Settle Patent Dispute

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Apple and HTC announced a broad ten-year licensing agreement that settles all of the lawsuits between the companies around the world. The two companies said late Saturday that the agreement covers current and future patents for both firms....
Apple, HTC Settle Patent Dispute

As Microsoft scores another patent win over Motorola in Germany, will Google give in and license?

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Microsoft has secured its third patent lawsuit win against Google’s Motorola Mobility in as many months after Judge Voss, representing the Mannheim Regional Court, ruled that Motorola had infringed on Microsoft’s File Allocation Table (FAT) patent. Patent expert Florian Mueller reports that as a result of the ruling — which covers...
As Microsoft scores another patent win over Motorola in Germany, will Google give in and license?

Apple Reportedly Paid $21 Million for Rights to Swiss Railways Clock Design

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Back in September, the Swiss Federal Railways accused Apple of copying its iconic clock design for the new Clock app for iPad included as part of iOS 6. Several weeks later, the agency announced that the dispute had been settled with Apple signing a licensing agreement for the design, although...
Apple Reportedly Paid $21 Million for Rights to Swiss Railways Clock Design

NBC Reruns On Netflix Boost Comcast's Bottom Line

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Netflix is trying its hand at producing new TV shows, like Lillyhammer. But it is spending the vast majority of its ballooning content budget buying old stuff. A good reminder of that comes from today’s Comcast earnings report, where the cable giant notes that its NBC broadcast unit posted a...
NBC Reruns On Netflix Boost Comcast's Bottom Line

Hulu adds PBS shows to its TV content library

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Streaming video service Hulu is adding a huge collection of PBS television shows to its content library, the company announced Thursday. The new content is available with commercials to all Hulu plus users, while premium subscribers of Hulu Plus can want it commercial-free. Some of the shows now available include...
Hulu adds PBS shows to its TV content library

Rambus, Nvidia Settle Patent Dispute

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Rambus signed a five-year licensing agreement with Nvidia as the chip companies settled all of their outstanding patent disputes....
Rambus, Nvidia Settle Patent Dispute

Amazon joins up with Epix, adds thousands of flicks to Prime Instant Video roster

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Truth be told, Amazon's Prime Instant Video selection isn't the most comprehensive library on the net, but it's well on its way, thanks to a new licensing agreement with the Epix. The entertainment network, which partners with studios that include Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount, brings access to recent blockbusters...
Amazon joins up with Epix, adds thousands of flicks to Prime Instant Video roster

Intellectual Ventures tries suing AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile

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Controversial firm Intellectual Ventures has sued three of the major US wireless carriers for patent infringement. The company has filed lawsuits against AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, alleging the service providers have improperly used IV's technology related to wireless networks. Verizon has a licensing agreement in place with IV that wasn't...
Intellectual Ventures tries suing AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile
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