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Intel: 'Injunctions [over] FRAND-encumbered SEPs create a risk of coerced windfall settlements'

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Intel's amicus curiae brief supporting Apple with respect to Judge Posner's FRAND ruling was the first one to be filed and today became the first one to be publicly accessible. I have read it, and I like it. A lot of its content is consistent with other pro-FRAND positions I've...
Intel: 'Injunctions [over] FRAND-encumbered SEPs create a risk of coerced windfall settlements'

McGraw-Hill Acquires 20% Stake In Area9, The Adaptive Learning Company Behind Its New Smart eBooks

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As a 95-year-old publishing company primarily known for its textbooks, McGraw-Hill is not usually the type of exhibitor one finds at the Consumer Electronics Show, let alone one to make a splash. Nonetheless, the company went to Vegas this year (er, rather its education division, McGraw-Hill Education went to Vegas)...
McGraw-Hill Acquires 20% Stake In Area9, The Adaptive Learning Company Behind Its New Smart eBooks

Sony outs new Reader PRS-T2 with Evernote, Facebook sharing

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Sony is striking back at Amazon’s Kindle with an updated Reader device, now available to order for $129. Aside from an improved viewing experience on the 6-inch e-Ink display, the Reader PRS-T2 includes redesigned touch buttons and Wi-Fi radio. The wireless connectivity isn’t just for getting content, however. Sony is betting...
Sony outs new Reader PRS-T2 with Evernote, Facebook sharing

British Telecom withdraws triple damages claim and certain allegations against Google to avoid delay

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In December, British Telecom sued Google in the District of Delaware, alleging the infringement of six BT patents by various Google services and Android.Google had until February 21 to respond to BT's complaint and, on that day, brought a motion to dismiss BT's claims of indirect and willful infringement. Google's...
British Telecom withdraws triple damages claim and certain allegations against Google to avoid delay

Just rank it: the Synapsify approach to analyzing data

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Stephen Candelmo was a lawyer in Washington D.C. in 2008 when a colleague introduced him to a client named Lawrence Au and Au’s technology for analyzing English-language text. Au showed off how it was possible to analyze a book and bring to the fore short passages that best sum up...
Just rank it: the Synapsify approach to analyzing data
Apple's iPad mini announcement: new iBooks tools, new Macs, and yes, a smaller iPad

Amazon Kindle Fire update turns on sharing, web Reading View

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Amazon has released yet another software update for its Kinde Fire tablet. Version 6.3 adds several new features, including sharing capabilities that allow users to send favorite passages and notations to other users and social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter.......
Amazon Kindle Fire update turns on sharing, web Reading View

Amazon Starts Sharing What You’ve Highlighted on Your Kindle

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Shared by Jesse Stay I love this feature! Amazon, in a potentially controversial move, has started collecting information on what readers highlight in the e-books they’re reading on the company’s Kindle reader, and sharing it with others. The service doesn’t say which sections of which specific books a reader has...
Amazon Starts Sharing What You’ve Highlighted on Your Kindle

Circa overhauls its iOS app with a new sharing interface and technology news section

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News consumption app Circa has updated its sharing interface for iOS devices, making it much easier to email, tweet, or post about specific parts of an article. The sharing pop-up now features three primary outlets for distributing content; email, text messages and iMessage, and Twitter and Facebook. The real difference...
Circa overhauls its iOS app with a new sharing interface and technology news section
Kindle Fire update will amplify your desire to consume media

MoveTube: Pina Bausch's Bluebeard

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Bausch's riff on Bartók's murderous tale is a watershed moment - full of dark, poisonous themes that would increasingly obsess herWhen Pina Bausch died in 2009, no one knew whether her work or her company would survive. So far, however, it seems to be doing much more than just clinging...
MoveTube: Pina Bausch's Bluebeard
Didn't do the reading? With digital textbooks, your professor can prove it
Apparently, An Apple Lawyer 'Dismantled' A Google Exec In Court Yesterday (AAPL)

Developers, bracing themselves for Twitter API retrictions, call today’s post “ominous”

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Twitter’s success has long been intertwined with the independent developers that have chosen to use the platform. The third-party ecosystem made Twitter what it is in the most literal fashion possible. That’s why there has been some consternation over a post on Twitter’s developer blog today that coincided to the...
Developers, bracing themselves for Twitter API retrictions, call today’s post “ominous”

Kindle Fire update brings sharing, 'print replica' textbooks, more to tablet

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Amazon has started pushing out an over-the-air update that'll bring a slew of new features to its budget Kindle Fire tablet. Topping the list of upgrades is new sharing functionality that makes it possible for readers to send passages and notes from within the comfort of a book via...
Kindle Fire update brings sharing, 'print replica' textbooks, more to tablet

Google Executive's Testimony Weakens Justice Department's Case Against Apple in E-Book Price Fixing Trial

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Just days after the U.S. Department of Justice presented its opening arguments against Apple in the antitrust e-book price fixing suit filed filed against Apple last April, the DoJ called Google's director of strategic partnerships Thomas Turvey to add credibility to its allegation, reports The Verge. According to The Verge's...
Google Executive's Testimony Weakens Justice Department's Case Against Apple in E-Book Price Fixing Trial

Cracked Lists Examples Of Bad Copyright... Without A Single Actual Example Of Copyright

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Sloppy use of the term "copyright" is nothing new. Plenty of people use the word incorrectly, usually by treating it as interchangeable with "intellectual property" and lumping patents and trademarks in with copyrights. While this is often a minor mistake that doesn't effect the message being conveyed, it's still wrong,...
Cracked Lists Examples Of Bad Copyright... Without A Single Actual Example Of Copyright
Kindle Fire 6.3 update adds longer movie rentals, 'Book Extras'

Microsoft Tells Google To Face The Antitrust Music

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Earlier this week, news broke that the EU was opening an antitrust investigation into Google — and Microsoft’s fingerprints were all over it. One of the three companies filing complaints about Google is owned by Microsoft, while another is a member of a group that’s partially funded by them. Google promptly responded...
Microsoft Tells Google To Face The Antitrust Music

Windows 8′s app restrictions are antithetical to the platform's storied past of radical openness

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If you intended to download and play games that contain explicit content on your Microsoft Surface RT tablet, prepare for disappointment: You probably can’t. If you had hoped that the introduction of the Windows Store and the lack of the ability to install apps sans its use on Windows RT...
Windows 8′s app restrictions are antithetical to the platform's storied past of radical openness

Apple asks Federal Circuit to deny Samsung's request for remand of Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction

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Today Apple filed its opposition to Samsung's motion for a swift remand of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 preliminary injunction to the district court, following Judge Koh's indicative ruling that the jury verdict, which did not hold Samsung to infringe the D'889 tablet design patent on which the sales ban is based,...
Apple asks Federal Circuit to deny Samsung's request for remand of Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction

Introducing Oprah’s Book Club 2.0

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Oprah’s Book Club, which turned featured books into major bestsellers, is back after two years — with some improvements for the digital age. Oprah’s first new selection is Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild,” published by Random House’s Knopf. The New York Times reports that “Oprah’s Book Club 2.0″ will “resuscitate many of...
Introducing Oprah’s Book Club 2.0

SAP at work on Sentinel, an 'Amazon for Stocks'

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SAP is at work on a new product called Sentinel that is supposed to be "nothing less than the Amazon for Stocks and the Facebook for Investors," according to a job posting associated with the project."We take our metaphors seriously," adds the job listing, which was first flagged Thursday...
SAP at work on Sentinel, an 'Amazon for Stocks'

The False Novelty of Making Reading 'Social'

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Reading has always had a social dimension, but the promise of new reading services lies in something we don't yet have a name for. We're told that services like Findings and Readmill "make reading social." Both sites encourage members to post quotations from what they're reading to share with other...
The False Novelty of Making Reading 'Social'
Enter The Storyverse: An Index For People, Places, And Things Mentioned In Books

Books May Be Better Objects, but E-Books Are Better Tools

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Can Kevin Kelly and Nick Carr both be right? A plausible thought about the future of the book. Nick Carr likes the fixities of the printed book; Kevin Kelly agrees that "these are very real, and very attractive qualities," but likes the fluidities of the e-book. Both make good points,...
Books May Be Better Objects, but E-Books Are Better Tools
Amazon's Kindle for iOS gets line spacing options, multipage highlights, textbook note filters, and more

Wittgenstein Weighs In on the Higgs Boson

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While pondering the ongoing debate about whether the human mind is capable of truly understanding the Higgs boson, I was reminded of section 114 of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. Just kidding. In truth, my degree of conversancy in Wittgenstein doesn't permit passages from his oeuvre to spring aptly to mind. I...
Wittgenstein Weighs In on the Higgs Boson

Crowdfunder.com Closes $400K Seed Round, Launches Public Beta

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Crowdfunder, the Los Angeles-based startup creating an online platform for the “crowdfunding” of startups and small businesses, has launched the first public beta version of its site this week. The launch comes on the heels of Crowdfunder closing on $400,000 in seed funding from a group of angel investors earlier...
Crowdfunder.com Closes $400K Seed Round, Launches Public Beta

Kindle Fire update: version 6.3 to your device in the next few days

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Amazon is releasing a free software update to all Kindle Fire users over the next few days. The over-the-air update will upgrade the devices from version 6.2.2 to version 6.3. A downloadable upgrade file is also available on the site for the eager.Most of the updates involve enhanced reading...
Kindle Fire update: version 6.3 to your device in the next few days
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