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BandPage launches "Experiences" to let artists charge for quality time with the band

Company wins $368M from Apple, immediately files brand-new lawsuit

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Three days ago, Apple was ordered to pay $368.2 million for infringing domain name security and virtual private network patents for its FaceTime service. Now, it turns out the same company that beat Apple in that case—VirnetX—filed a new lawsuit against Apple on the very same day. The suit, filed...
Company wins $368M from Apple, immediately files brand-new lawsuit
Video service M-Go inks UltraViolet deal with 5 major movie studios

Robot news curator NewsCred launches human editorial team

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NewsCred, a tech-intensive news aggregator, is an up-and-coming force in the media industry thanks to licensing agreements with elite publishers like the Economist and Bloomberg. The company relies on these partnership deals and its own algorithms to ship quality stories to other publishers and to brands like Pepsi and Overstock...
Robot news curator NewsCred launches human editorial team

Liveblogging Amazon's Kindle Event

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Amazon has invited us to join them for a press conference this morning at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, where it is widely expected to release a family of new Kindle devices. CEO Jeff Bezos should take the stage shortly after 10:30 am PT to begin the presentation. Speculation is...
Liveblogging Amazon's Kindle Event

Tech Moves: Amazon hires privacy officer; Blucora bolsters board; CTI's new hire; and more

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Lance Dunn TaxACT co-founder Lance Dunn has been appointed to the board of Blucora, the search and tax preparation company formerly known as InfoSpace. Blucora purchased TaxACT earlier this year for $287.5 million. “This is an exciting time to join the Blucora board as the Company is successfully executing on its strategy to diversify and grow...
Tech Moves: Amazon hires privacy officer; Blucora bolsters board; CTI's new hire; and more

Ericsson sues Samsung over wireless patents after growing frustrated by 2 years of negotiation

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Ericsson is the latest to file a patent suit against Samsung after the Swedish telecoms firm accused the Korean electronics giant of refusing to sign a FRAND (Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory) licensing agreements after two years of negotiations. The company says that the issues centers around one of its patented technologies that...
Ericsson sues Samsung over wireless patents after growing frustrated by 2 years of negotiation

BII REPORT: Here's How Microsoft Is Trying To Win Mobile In The Enterprise

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No other company has been hurt more by the rise of new devices in the enterprise than Microsoft. The iPad is a particular threat, as it could replace a significant number of Windows PC sales, and could loosen the company's hold on other enterprise business software. A recent report from BI Intelligence explains how this...
BII REPORT: Here's How Microsoft Is Trying To Win Mobile In The Enterprise
Redbox & Sony reach DVD deal that ensures zero delay on new releases
Amazon Prime gets MGM videos & new queue—but it’s still no Netflix

Children's ebook iPad app Bookboard adds publishers, subscription model

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Bookboard, the iPad app from former Adobe executives that offers streaming access to a library of children’s ebooks, announced Thursday that it’s added new publishers to its lineup. The service, which has been free in public beta until now, also rolled out new pricing plans. Bookboard announced new publishing partnerships...
Children's ebook iPad app Bookboard adds publishers, subscription model

Apple Granted Limited Permission to Intervene in Lodsys Case

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Last year, patent holding firm Lodsys took on app developers using Apple's In App Purchase system for iOS, suing a number of large and small developers over their implementation of the feature in their apps. Apple stepped forward to assist its developers by claiming that its existing licensing arrangement with...
Apple Granted Limited Permission to Intervene in Lodsys Case

Intel's Plan To Destroy Cable Is Already Running Into Delays (INTC)

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Intel's plan to disrupt the cable TV industry is facing some setbacks, Don Clark and Christopher Stewart of The Wall Street Journal report. Intel wants to launch its own set-top box, which would allow people to subscribe to individual channels. The plan was to release it in limited beta this...
Intel's Plan To Destroy Cable Is Already Running Into Delays (INTC)

Liberty spins off Starz: Who will buy it?

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With Liberty Media’s announcement Wednesday that it’s spinning off Starz into a  separately traded public company, the speculation is on as to who might be America’s No. 3 pay cable service. As a standalone premium network with licensing agreements in place to run Disney and Sony theatrical films, Starz could...
Liberty spins off Starz: Who will buy it?

Microsoft has a problem with OnLive’s Windows for iPad, Android

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OnLive has turned heads this year with its OnLive Desktop app for running Microsoft Windows on the iPad and Android tablets, serving up a virtual Windows desktop — plus Microsoft Office — from a cloud-based service. But in a carefully worded blog post today, Microsoft made it clear that it...
Microsoft has a problem with OnLive’s Windows for iPad, Android

Two vendors pay Microsoft for the right to sell cheap Android tablets

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Microsoft today announced patent licensing agreements with two small vendors in the business of selling cheap Android tablets. Aluratek sells $150 and $220 Android tablets on its website, while Android tablets from another vendor called Coby Electronics can be purchased for only $80. Microsoft is paid royalties on over 70 percent of...
Two vendors pay Microsoft for the right to sell cheap Android tablets

Flipboard CEO Steps To Defend Ellen Pao — And Kleiner Perkins

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Ellen Pao's gender-discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins has left a lot of entrepreneurs in a tough spot—but none as tough as Mike McCue, the CEO of Flipboard. Now he's spoken up with praise for her—and for Kleiner Perkins. @owenthomas Ellen has been and continues to be fantastic to work with...
Flipboard CEO Steps To Defend Ellen Pao — And Kleiner Perkins

Google, BlackBerry, EarthLink and Red Hat ask DoJ and FTC to help starve patent trolls

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Tired of all the patent-related stories? Especially the ones that seem like they are more about financial gain than fairness? We thought so. We'd imagine it's even more of a frustration if you're one of the companies regularly involved. No surprise then that some firms -- such as Google,...
Google, BlackBerry, EarthLink and Red Hat ask DoJ and FTC to help starve patent trolls

Spotify seeks to expand free streaming to mobile devices

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Service in talks with major music companies in bid to gain an edge on rivals such as Napster, Rdio and DeezerSpotify wants to boost the amount of free music it offers to smartphone users in the UK, in a move likely to fuel a sharp rise in on-the-move streaming.At the...
Spotify seeks to expand free streaming to mobile devices

Netflix is in talks to partner with cable providers for bundles, could mean higher quality streaming

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After CEO Reed Hastings recently hinted at the possibility of Netflix's Watch Instantly service coming bundled with cable services, Reuters is reporting the company has met with "some of the largest US cable companies" to discuss partnerships. The report goes on to mention it could stream through cable set-top...
Netflix is in talks to partner with cable providers for bundles, could mean higher quality streaming

MyPunchbowl Signs Multi-Million Dollar Licensing Deal With Oriental Trading Company

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The event planning business is a competitive space, with a number of companies and startups competing for a piece of a very lucrative pie. All-in-one party planning platform MyPunchbowl is opening up a new revenue stream today by licensing its technology to outside companies. And the startup has already hit...
MyPunchbowl Signs Multi-Million Dollar Licensing Deal With Oriental Trading Company

WSJ reports Apple has tested TV designs -- don't get too excited

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In a saga that makes its lawsuit against Samsung seem like only a brief moment in time, the rumors of an Apple-built HDTV are going around again. After CEO Tim Cook dropped a nugget about TV being an intense area of interest (the exact same thing he said in...
WSJ reports Apple has tested TV designs -- don't get too excited

Microsoft willing to settle with Google/Motorola, posts call for "A Solid Foundation for Patent Peace"

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Microsoft is no stranger to signing up Android vendors to licensing agreements. Most of the major Android device manufactures are already paying the company royalties and last year Microsoft is currently involved in various cases with Motorola in the U.S. and elsewhere. The latest from Microsoft’s intellectual property group...
Microsoft willing to settle with Google/Motorola, posts call for "A Solid Foundation for Patent Peace"

Coby, Aluratek sign licensing agreements with Microsoft

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Two more consumer-electronics firms pony up to get rights to Microsoft's patents covering devices running Chrome and Android. [Read more]...
Coby, Aluratek sign licensing agreements with Microsoft

Mendeley's Open API Approach Is On Course To Disrupt Academic Publishing

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Science and academia have to date been a little slower to react to the vast changes going on in the business world as we move to the cloud, big data and third-party app ecosystems. Most academic online networks remain locked up by academic publishers with expensive licensing agreements for universities....
Mendeley's Open API Approach Is On Course To Disrupt Academic Publishing

Aereo Celebrates a Court Victory with Clever Marketing: Free Web TV for an Hour, or a Dollar for a Day

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Fresh off the heels of a court victory, Barry Diller’s Aereo is ramping up its marketing push with a clever new pricing scheme: The TV-on-the-Web service is rolling out new plans that will let users sample the service for free, buy it for a single day, or lock in for...
Aereo Celebrates a Court Victory with Clever Marketing: Free Web TV for an Hour, or a Dollar for a Day

China's Xiaomi confirms, teases Android set-top box coming November 14th

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has officially confirmed that it will release a set-top box on November 14th to complement its line of Android smartphones. Xiaomi founder Lei Jun took to Sina Weibo to confirm the Xiaomi Box, which now has its own Weibo account as well. He posted an image...
China's Xiaomi confirms, teases Android set-top box coming November 14th

CIA said to be planning new software-acquisition strategy

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The agency's top technology employee, Ira "Gus" Hunt said it'll now start acquiring software on a pay-as-you-go basis, rather than enter into licensing agreements. [Read more]...
CIA said to be planning new software-acquisition strategy

Amazon exec says standalone Prime streaming video service isn’t likely

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Despite an aggressive push to increase the variety of TV shows and movies, Amazon isn’t planning to split off its Prime streaming video service into a standalone subscription offering, according to the company’s management team. At least not anytime soon, that is. Currently, Amazon offers its streaming video service as...
Amazon exec says standalone Prime streaming video service isn’t likely
BlackBerry's QNX Inks Deal With 7digital For In-Car Music Service, Gears Up For Auto Rivalry With Apple
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