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Japanese appeals court upholds dismissal of Apple-Samsung lawsuit over synchronization patent

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According to reports by major news agencies (AP, Bloomberg), the Tokyo-based Intellectual Property High Court, which is the (even more specialized) Japanese equivalent of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, today affirmed an August 2012 ruling by the Tokyo District Court against Apple's claims that Samsung's Android-based...
Japanese appeals court upholds dismissal of Apple-Samsung lawsuit over synchronization patent

Briefly: Sony Walkman docks, RAT3 upgrade, Facebook redesign

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Sony will be releasing two new Walkman docks in Japan on June 9. The CMT-V70B and CMT-V50 will dock with the Sony Walkman range of personal media players, with the V07B variant allowing Bluetooth streaming. Both docks are 5.4 inches thick, have FM/AM radio tuners, and will be available in...
Briefly: Sony Walkman docks, RAT3 upgrade, Facebook redesign
Google cracking down on sites that rip MP3s from YouTube videos
Prismatic's Bradford Cross: First we understand media, then the world
VLC celebrates one billion downloads

Unofficial VLC beta hits Android, no video format is safe

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VLC is the Swiss Army knife (nope, not you Perian) of media players and it has never baulked at any of the increasingly weird and wonderful formats we've thrown at it -- which is good because now it's available on Android. The unsupported, unofficial beta by user adridu59 is...
Unofficial VLC beta hits Android, no video format is safe
Startup Spotlight: GridVid.me touts low-cost video encoding

DJ Shadow becomes first artist to get paid by BitTorrent

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Musicians and music industry executives often complain about the money they miss out on when people download music for free. DJ Shadow now has a new twist on that story: The turntablist launched a cooperation with BitTorrent Inc. Tuesday that gets him some revenue every time someone downloads a free...
DJ Shadow becomes first artist to get paid by BitTorrent

MusicBee, a Web-Centric Music Manager

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I rarely post about topics that don't have too much to do with Google, but there's a little-known music player that deserves some recognition. MusicBee is a powerful music player and music organizer for Windows that helps you auto-tag your songs, find lyrics and album pictures, create smart playlists with...
MusicBee, a Web-Centric Music Manager

Dolby Digital Plus for Tablets tries to compensate for weak speakers

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Dolby Digital Plus for Tablets is a reasonably successful software fix for a pervasive hardware problem—namely, the low-rent speakers in most tablets. Dolby On most smartphones and tablets, speakers are an afterthought at best. While processor speed and core counts, graphical capability, amount of RAM, and even pixel density...
Dolby Digital Plus for Tablets tries to compensate for weak speakers

Sony's latest Walkman lineup sizzles

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Sony drops a salvo of Walkman personal media players, including a new Android 4.0-powered device with FLAC support, a thin S-series with included Bluetooth earbuds, and a couple of budget-friendly E-series players. [Read more]...
Sony's latest Walkman lineup sizzles

Researchers Find Way To Zap RSA Algorithm

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alphadogg writes "Three University of Michigan computer scientists say they have found a way to exploit a weakness in RSA security technology used to protect everything from media players to smartphones and e-commerce servers. RSA authentication is susceptible, they say, to changes in the voltage supply to a private key...
Researchers Find Way To Zap RSA Algorithm

VLC 2.0 Released: What’s New, And An Interview With VideoLAN Developers

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Back in February 2010, I wrote a post for MacStories about Lunettes, a codename of a new interface for VideoLAN’s popular media player VLC. Back then, I used to spend a good portion of my days fiddling with media players and skins for VLC, which I used to access a...
VLC 2.0 Released: What’s New, And An Interview With VideoLAN Developers

Twitter expands its advertising ambitions with WPP global partnership

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Just a few weeks after signing a substantial advertising deal with Starcom Mediavest Group — a major global ad buyer for companies like Walmart and Coca-Cola — Twitter has signed a similar agreement with WPP Group, one of the world’s largest advertising firms. Although no financial details have been released,...
Twitter expands its advertising ambitions with WPP global partnership

Samsung accused of exploiting younger workers in China

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Workers barred from sitting during shifts and some suffer physical and verbal abuse, alleges China Labor WatchSamsung Electronics, the world's largest mobile and smartphone maker, is being accused of exploiting younger workers and using factories in China where some employees were physically and verbally abused, and forced to work more...
Samsung accused of exploiting younger workers in China

Japanese patent ruling is a non-win for Apple and a non-defeat for Samsung -- that's all

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If you just read that Samsung defeated Apple in Japan, it's because most of the headlines out there are correct only in an utterly formalistic sense but nonsensical from a strategic and commercial point of view. Some reports, however, do get this right. For example, this AP story has a...
Japanese patent ruling is a non-win for Apple and a non-defeat for Samsung -- that's all
Playstation Vita: THE hardware review

SMPlayer 0.7.0 Media Player Now Available

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One of my favorite media players of all time, SMPlayer, has recently been updated to version 0.7.0. SMPlayer is a front-end for MPlayer making it a player that supports nearly every video format out of the box without the need to go codec hunting before you can start watching the...
SMPlayer 0.7.0 Media Player Now Available

Samsung, Apple expand patent lawsuits; iPhone 5 added

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A court in California has allowed Samsung Electronics to include Apple's iPhone 5 among the products alleged to have infringed its patents, while also allowing Apple to amend its infringement contentions to include the Jelly Bean operating system and newer products from Samsung such as the Galaxy Note 10.1...
Samsung, Apple expand patent lawsuits; iPhone 5 added

Apple's new iPod family commercial hits the web

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Coming on the heels of reports that some iPod touch orders are being shipped out, Apple on Wednesday released a new TV ad for its iPod family of products, highlighting the revamped media players first announced in September....
Apple's new iPod family commercial hits the web

Sony's new wireless speakers let you enjoy music 'SA-NS' cables

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What's round and sits in the corner of your room spoon-feeding you Kanye West? If Sony has any say in the matter, it'll be the latest members of the SA-NSx family of wireless speakers. The three new models -- the 310, 410 and 510 -- come on the coattails...
Sony's new wireless speakers let you enjoy music 'SA-NS' cables

AMD announces availability of its Elite A-Series APUs for notebook PCs

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AMD today announced the availability of its AMD Elite A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), formerly codenamed Richland. These processors, designed for use in notebook PCs, combine either two or four x86 CPU cores with a graphics engine derived from AMD's Radeon HD 8000 series of discrete GPUs on the...
AMD announces availability of its Elite A-Series APUs for notebook PCs

TextPlus raises $18M as daily usage grows 350% since April

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Beyond the magic of the latest photo sharing app and angry hippos social game, smartphones are first and foremost communication devices. Users rely on them for messaging and voice calling, and the war to deliver alternatives to standard carrier services is intensifying. TextPlus, one of the largest and fastest growing...
TextPlus raises $18M as daily usage grows 350% since April
Apple targets Samsung's Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note in second U.S. patent case

Panasonic ships MST60, MS10 media streamers

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Electronics manufacturer Panasonic announced today pricing and availability of its first-ever line of Streaming Media Players which were unveiled last month at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show. The line-up features two models -- the DMP-MST60 with Viera Connect and Miracast, plus the DMP-MS10 featuring IP Video On demand....    ...
Panasonic ships MST60, MS10 media streamers
VLC 2.0 available now, includes faster decoding and experimental Blu-ray support

iOS 6 coming to iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, new iPad, iPad 2 and iPod Touch on September 19th

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We know what we're getting from iOS 6 and won't have to wait long for it. Apple's new mobile OS will land on existing phones, tablets and media players on September 19th -- a week from today. Developing...Filed under: Cellphones, Tablets, MobileiOS 6 coming to iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS,...
iOS 6 coming to iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, new iPad, iPad 2 and iPod Touch on September 19th

Another Big-Media YouTube Bet: Bertelsmann Invests in StyleHaul's Fashion Videos

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Here’s another Big Media company investing in YouTube: StyleHaul, which makes and distributes fashion videos on the world’s biggest video site, has raised a $6.5 million B round led by Bertelsmann’s Digital Media Investments arm. Earlier investors including RezVen Partners, who put $4.4 million into the company last year, are...
Another Big-Media YouTube Bet: Bertelsmann Invests in StyleHaul's Fashion Videos

Why Twitter's move into TV could be a recipe for disaster

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There’s been plenty of debate recently about the extent to which Twitter is a media entity and/or a technology business, but there is little question that the company sees its future as controlling more and more of the content that flows through its network — in other words, building walls...
Why Twitter's move into TV could be a recipe for disaster

Q&A: FTC Chairman on How Web Start-ups Should Handle Privacy

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Following the FTC’s release today of a massive online privacy policy framework, I had a few minutes to chat with FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz. I asked him about the implications for Web and social media companies that use personal data. credit: Win McNamee, Getty Images News For context, the conversation...
Q&A: FTC Chairman on How Web Start-ups Should Handle Privacy
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