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What's HTC paying Apple for patents? Not an "outrageous" $8 per phone

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When Apple settled all of its worldwide patent battles against HTC last week, it was clear from the get-go that the public was never going to find out the terms of the agreement. Of course, a sealed agreement doesn't stop speculators and pundits from doing their thing. "HTC is expected to...
What's HTC paying Apple for patents? Not an "outrageous" $8 per phone

Chipmakers beware: Qualcomm unleashes the quad-core Snapdragon

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LG has revealed that its upcoming flagship handset, the Optimus G, will be the first LTE smartphone to sport Qualcomm’s long-awaited S4 quad-core processor. It sounds like a big deal, but why? Nvidia beat Qualcomm in the four-core sweepstakes six months ago, and Samsung, Texas Instruments and Huawei all have...
Chipmakers beware: Qualcomm unleashes the quad-core Snapdragon

Curved panel gives more depth to 3D projections, we take a look at NAB (video)

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What we're about to show you is decidedly low-tech -- it's essentially a projection screen with a sharp curve at the bottom -- but the resulting effect conveys a more realistic 3D image, for certain applications, at least. The Communications Research Centre of Canada was on hand at NAB...
Curved panel gives more depth to 3D projections, we take a look at NAB (video)

ABC's livestreaming TV app comes to Kindle Fire

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Following its initial launch on iOS, broadcast television network ABC is bringing its livestreaming app “Watch ABC” to Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD, the company announced today. The app itself will bring live TV to the Kindle Fire as its broadcasted on regular television. It also offers...
ABC's livestreaming TV app comes to Kindle Fire

Poikos Takes The Prize At The Pioneers Festival In Vienna

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The Pioneers Festival kicked off in Vienna this week and by the looks of the 2,300 attendees at the amazing Hofburg Imperial palace, the conference is shaping up to be a stand-out event in Europe, not least because it is enormously upbeat and positive. Something we need more of in...
Poikos Takes The Prize At The Pioneers Festival In Vienna

Android founder testimony in Google/Oracle trial today: Java APIs are copyrighted

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Taking the witness stand today in an ongoing legal battle royale, Android co-founder Andy Rubin may have given Oracle some heavy artillery in its lawsuit against Google. Rubin, who began working on building Android in 2003, said in court today that while Android was being developed, he was under...
Android founder testimony in Google/Oracle trial today: Java APIs are copyrighted

Apple is all aboard with licensing the Swiss clock icon

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Amidst all of the mobile licensing and patent disputes of late, one has been worked out: Apple has come to terms with the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and will pay licensing fee for the clock icon in iOS 6. Details of the agreement weren’t disclosed, but it’s a done deal...
Apple is all aboard with licensing the Swiss clock icon

HTC settlement may pay Apple $8 per phone, act as blueprint for Samsung & Motorola

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Apple's out-of-court settlement with rival smartphone maker HTC is expected to give Apple a net licensing fee of as much as $8 per phone, and may also serve as a blueprint for future deals with Samsung and Motorola....
HTC settlement may pay Apple $8 per phone, act as blueprint for Samsung & Motorola
HP's Chromebook is the biggest yet -- still sort of useless
Spotify's Business Model Called 'Unsustainable'
Sony launches PlayStation Mobile Developer Program for all developers

Microsoft raises tablet virtualization licenses to stave off iPad threat

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In a bid to slow iPad adoption by enterprise customers, Microsoft has created an add-on licensing fee for tablets running virtualization programs to access Windows applications....
Microsoft raises tablet virtualization licenses to stave off iPad threat

Popular game engine Unity drops licensing fees for iOS app developers

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Unity, the company behind the eponymous game rendering engine, announced on Tuesday that it will no longer be charging an $800 licensing fee to developers looking to make apps for Apple's iOS and Google's Android.    ...
Popular game engine Unity drops licensing fees for iOS app developers

Microsoft Office 365 tops 1M Home Premium subscribers

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Microsoft changed up its Office product in January by offering the productivity suite as a subscription for home users for the first time — pay a recurring annual fee of $99.99/year rather than a one-time license. So how’s it going? The company just announced that Office 365 Home Premium has surpassed 1 million...
Microsoft Office 365 tops 1M Home Premium subscribers

How Monopolies Strangle Innovation: Record Label Demands Making Investors Nervous About Spotify

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According to rumors reported by Business Insider, music streaming service Spotify is currently working on raising another round of funding at a valuation of about $3.5 billion—a figure that is making some major investment firms skeptical, despite the service's considerable success at growing its customer base. Over at TechCrunch, Josh...
How Monopolies Strangle Innovation: Record Label Demands Making Investors Nervous About Spotify

Samsung: Apple prefers lawsuits to licensing 3G patents

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In the seeming never-ending back-and-forth courtroom battle between Apple and Samsung, the South Korean electronics firm told an Australian judge Monday that the Cupertino, Calif. iPad maker “refused to negotiate” licensing 3G-related patents. Instead, Apple sued the Galaxy tablet maker for patent violations, Samsung claims. The charge was made at...
Samsung: Apple prefers lawsuits to licensing 3G patents

Hitched to an Aging Star

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Hitched to an Aging Star: Fascinating look at the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez deal by David Waldstein for NYT: Mallory and Cardinale made about 10 calls to Levine over the next few days, transmitting the proposals and counterproposals back and forth. Rodriguez also enlisted the help of the investor Warren E....
Hitched to an Aging Star

Apple's Tim Cook Met With Beats To Talk About The Company's New 'Daisy' Streaming Music Service

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Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Beats Electronics CEO Jimmy Iovine in L.A. in late February, according to a report from Reuters today. The news comes just as Beats project ‘Daisy,” a streaming music service built by Beats, is being spun off as a separate company by the audio electronics...
Apple's Tim Cook Met With Beats To Talk About The Company's New 'Daisy' Streaming Music Service

Revel Wants To Bring iPad-Powered Point Of Sale Systems To The Hospitality And Retail Industries

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The addition of the iPad into the point of sale system or cash register isn’t a new trend. Many small businesses are swapping out traditional cash registers for iPads and credit card processors like Square. But large restaurant chains and other establishments still need a complete front-to-back-of-house (i.e. a system...
Revel Wants To Bring iPad-Powered Point Of Sale Systems To The Hospitality And Retail Industries

Rock Health founders writing prescriptions for high-tech doctors

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For a generation of tech-savvy, smartphone-connected doctors, looking up definitions in printed paper textbooks or searching for medical journal entries by volume and issue number seems downright archaic. Several of the entrepreneurs presenting their startups at Rock Health’s demo day on Wednesday held both medical and business degrees, which was reflected...
Rock Health founders writing prescriptions for high-tech doctors
Court docs show Android made less than $550M for Google since 2008

German Newspaper 'Snippet' Law Passes: Watered Down, But Still Stupid

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For a year now, Techdirt has been following the sorry saga of Germany's attempt to make search engines and others pay for licenses to show even small excerpts from online newspapers. The main motivation seems to be to take money from Google for being successful, and to give it...
German Newspaper 'Snippet' Law Passes: Watered Down, But Still Stupid

NBC’s London Olympics strategy: If it moves, stream it

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Yes, you will be able to see men’s doubles table tennis live this summer on nbcolympics.com, right after you finish watching those premiere swimming and track & field events. Speaking to the New York Times Tuesday, Rick Cordella, VP and GM of NBC Sports Digital Media, revealed that his company will for...
NBC’s London Olympics strategy: If it moves, stream it
Motorola Mobility and Microsoft in patent licensing cat fight
Pandora sues ASCAP over songwriter fees, asks court to establish 'reasonable' licensing

Disney and Netflix just pushed streaming video into its next era

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With the deal announced earlier today, Netflix and Disney have pushed streaming video into a new era. The deal is obviously huge content-wise: Netflix scores first-run flicks from 2016 on and direct-to-video titles from 2013. But the biggest portion of this deal isn’t the content. Instead, it’s about the fact...
Disney and Netflix just pushed streaming video into its next era
Nope, Nokia still isn't leaving Windows Phone

This Chart Shows Why Spotify's Pandora-Killer Is Doomed (P)

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Spotify's plan to compete with Pandora by building a similar radio-style online music-streaming platform has one massive flaw: To quote Bloomberg, "The new service would start by year-end and be supported by advertising."Yikes.There are only two things you need to know about Pandora's business model: It has a massive, loyal...
This Chart Shows Why Spotify's Pandora-Killer Is Doomed (P)

Unity drops licensing fee on game engine for mobile developers

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Indie developers have been able to take advantage of a free version of the Unity engine for desktop game development some time now, and starting today they can extend that development to mobile games at no added cost. The company's confirmed that it's dropping the $800 licensing fee for...
Unity drops licensing fee on game engine for mobile developers

Will RIM Pay Nokia to Avoid BlackBerry Ban?

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Research In Motion’s contract dispute with Nokia has gone south, and in the worst way possible. A Swedish arbitrator overseeing the pair’s spat over a license for Nokia’s standard-essential patents has ruled that RIM is not entitled to sell device’s using the Finnish company’s Wifi technologies until it pays royalties...
Will RIM Pay Nokia to Avoid BlackBerry Ban?
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