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Qualcomm and BlackBerry back Google against Judge Posner and Apple on FRAND patents

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Nine months after Judge Posner's dismissal of a two-way Apple-Motorola lawsuit in Chicago, the appellate proceedings before the Federal Circuit have reached the stage at which the focus is on the most important part of his decision -- the one relating to FRAND-pledged standard-essential patents (SEPs). The first companies to...
Qualcomm and BlackBerry back Google against Judge Posner and Apple on FRAND patents
Yammer CEO David Sacks: Here's How I Avoided Getting Crushed By Salesforce.com (CRM, MSFT)

Steve Jobs' family home in Palo Alto robbed of computers and jewelry

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More than $60,000 in property was stolen, police said, but thief didn't know house belonged to the late Apple co-founderA thief broke into Steve Jobs' house in the high-tech hub of Palo Alto, stealing more than $60,000 in computers and jewelry without realizing he had hit the late Apple co-founder's...
Steve Jobs' family home in Palo Alto robbed of computers and jewelry

Happy Fifth Birthday, Android! (GOOG)

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Android, the mobile operating system that powers hundreds of millions of devices, is five years old today. On November 5, 2007, Google took the wraps off Android at the Open Handset Alliance, a meeting of companies working to develop a set of open standards for cell phones. Less than a...
Happy Fifth Birthday, Android! (GOOG)

A Hollywood Agent Helps Web's Cats Claw Their Way to the Top

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Some celebrities simply cannot be pleased. Just ask Ben Lashes, a talent manager in Los Angeles. This week, he landed a major motion-picture deal for a client who nine months ago was an unknown living in Morristown, Ariz., population 227. When he told his client that she was heading to...
A Hollywood Agent Helps Web's Cats Claw Their Way to the Top

Bump Aims to Ease Sharing Files Between Phones and PCs

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Bump, the program best known for letting people share photos and contacts from one phone to another, is expanding further onto the desktop. With a new software update, photos, contacts and other types of files can now be shared between phones and computers (both Mac and Windows). Bump had previously...
Bump Aims to Ease Sharing Files Between Phones and PCs
Feature: Government asks: when can we shut down wireless service?

Analytics Startup Mixpanel Is Tracking 4 Billion Actions Each Month — And It’s Cash-Flow Positive

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Mixpanel, the analytics startup backed by Sequoia Capital, hasn’t yet succeeded in its goal of unseating established analytics services like Omniture — but momentum is building. Let’s start with the biggest number that co-founder Suhail Doshi shared with me this week. He says the company is now tracking 4 billion...
Analytics Startup Mixpanel Is Tracking 4 Billion Actions Each Month — And It’s Cash-Flow Positive

After A Bump From SXSW, Banjo Tries To Bolster Its Position As The All-In-One Location App

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What’s a SXSW bump worth? To Redwood City’s Banjo, which pools check-ins and geotagged updates from friends across all the major social networks, it was worth 100,000 downloads during the interactive part of the conference. That brought the app to more than 900,000 users. Of those, a little more than...
After A Bump From SXSW, Banjo Tries To Bolster Its Position As The All-In-One Location App

Happy Biiiirthday Mr USAF X-37B Robot Space Plane

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The X-37B was only meant to stay up in space for a gestational nine months, but a full year has now passed since launch and the US Air Force apparently has little interest in bringing its baby home. On the contrary: according to Space.com, the plan is to send...
Happy Biiiirthday Mr USAF X-37B Robot Space Plane
Elon Musk paints rosier picture of Tesla's slower production, fund raising

Help the SEC Crowdsource Its Crowdfunding Rules

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(flickr.com/Sreejith K) The JOBS Act is a done deal, and as we reported last week, that means the doors to early-stage startup investment are about to swing wide open. But before everyone runs to their favorite crowdfunding platform, the SEC needs to come up with some rules. They’ve got...
Help the SEC Crowdsource Its Crowdfunding Rules

If Amazon sold 5 million Kindle Fires in 9 months, the Kindle Fire 2′s job could be a nightmare

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Amazon this week announced its Kindle Fire tablet has “Sold Out” after first going on sale on November 15 in the US. The company also revealed the device was its most successful product launch in the history of the American retail website. Unsurprisingly, Amazon didn’t release sales figures, but it...
If Amazon sold 5 million Kindle Fires in 9 months, the Kindle Fire 2′s job could be a nightmare

Digg Owner Betaworks Buys Instapaper To Go Big On Social Reading And Discovery

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Last summer, New York-based hybrid investor / incubator / holding company thing Betaworks acquired social news site Digg and relaunched it soon after, hoping to bring back some of its mojo in the process. Nine months later, Betaworks has acquired news-oriented company, this time bringing Marco Arment’s popular story-saving app...
Digg Owner Betaworks Buys Instapaper To Go Big On Social Reading And Discovery

Meetupcall Launches As A Painless Way To Host A Conference Call

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I consider myself a member of the ‘Skype-generation’: I’ve never had to organise a traditional conference call in my life, although like other TechCrunch writers, I’ve had to join a few. Hosting one is a pain, apparently, as you have to juggle things like participant and leader PINs, country-specific dial-in numbers,...
Meetupcall Launches As A Painless Way To Host A Conference Call

China Finally OKs Google’s Acquisition Of Motorola Mobility

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It’s been just over nine months since Google announced their intentions to acquire hardware manufacturer Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, and now it seems that the final pieces of the deal have fallen into place. According to a new report from the Associated Press, Chinese officials have finally given the...
China Finally OKs Google’s Acquisition Of Motorola Mobility

Google Should Pay This Dude's Therapy Bill

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Google recommends you seek therapy. (level343.com) Today's "Tech Confessional" in BuzzFeed's FWD tech blog is the stuff of nightmares. Reyhan Harmanci talked with a one-time Google contract worker who told of what sounds like a truly horrifying  year dealing with the very worst of the Internet. The unnamed techie basically...
Google Should Pay This Dude's Therapy Bill

X-37B finally touches down, completing its not-so-secret classified mission (video)

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After more than a year of circling the globe, the US Air Force's X-37B has finally touched down at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The unmanned, reusable space plane spent 469 days in orbit, performing a number of experiments (many of which are classified) before finally ending its...
X-37B finally touches down, completing its not-so-secret classified mission (video)

Renting Your Room Through Airbnb Can Get You Kicked Out of Your Apartment

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Mr. Dannen (airbnb.com) If you’re looking to make some extra cash, Airbnb can be an easy alternative to finding another weird Craigslist roommate or moonlighting as a rich dude’s arm candy. But if you’re going to go the room rental route, you probably want to make sure that doing so...
Renting Your Room Through Airbnb Can Get You Kicked Out of Your Apartment

Crashlytics Acquires Firetower for Mobile Web Analytics

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Two months ago, Boston-based app analytics company Crashlytics turned down an acquisition offer. Today, it’s turned the tables and acquired a company of its own. Crashlytics has acquired Firetower app, a company that makes bug detecting instruments for Javascript. Crashlytics swiped Firetower from the hands of a competing acquirer at...
Crashlytics Acquires Firetower for Mobile Web Analytics
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Netflix beefs up its catalogue, ‘The Hunger Games’ coming to Latin America as part of new deal

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Netflix has signed a multi-year content deal with regional indie distributor Telefilms to boost its catalogue in Latin America, the film & TV rental and streaming service announced today. This agreement includes movies such as “The Artist, “To Rome with Love,” “Shame” and “The Hunger Games.” This announcement will likely...
Netflix beefs up its catalogue, ‘The Hunger Games’ coming to Latin America as part of new deal
These 5 Mobile Video Data Points Will Blow Your Mind
Google Apps gets a big enterprise security boost with ISO 27001 certification
Etsy is focusing in on its sellers, planting deeper roots abroad with $40M round

UK Internet TV service YouView sued in naming row with YourView

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YouView, the UK Internet TV provider has been sued for trademark infringement in a row about its name. According to the BBC, (a member of the joint venture which also includes BT, ITV and others), a company in Gloucestershire, England, had registered the name YourView back in July. The High Court...
UK Internet TV service YouView sued in naming row with YourView

The 12 most beautiful iOS apps of 2012

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With the end of 2012 comes the end to thousands of app releases this year. And out of everything we’ve seen over the past twelve months, we’ve narrowed our list of favorites down to present to you the most beautiful iOS apps of 2012. This list not only profiles apps...
The 12 most beautiful iOS apps of 2012

FAA Facing More Pressure To Change Its Rules On Electronic Device Usage

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Way back in March, the FAA stated that it was taking a "fresh look" at Kindles and tablet computers, possibly moving towards approving these devices for use during takeoff and landing. Nine months later, perhaps feeling the "fresh look" was now a bit past "stale," FCC chief Julius Genachowski politely...
FAA Facing More Pressure To Change Its Rules On Electronic Device Usage

Brain drain: Apple's senior hardware chief retires rich

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Bob Mansfield is the second key executive to leave since Steve Jobs died FORTUNE -- One of the concerns after Steve Jobs died was whether Apple's (AAPL) institutional values -- as embodied by his hand-picked executive team -- would survive his passing. The team lost a key member when Ron...
Brain drain: Apple's senior hardware chief retires rich

Nine Months From Launch, Chartboost’s Mobile Ad Marketplace Reaches 1 Billion Impressions

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Mobile advertising took off in 2011, as tablets went mainstream and it seemed as if half of the world woke out of a daze to find they were holding some sort of Apple device. Meanwhile, advertisers and developers are increasingly relying on mobile and in-app advertising to boost revenues as...
Nine Months From Launch, Chartboost’s Mobile Ad Marketplace Reaches 1 Billion Impressions
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