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Wi-Fi in the sky may get a speed boost thanks to the FCC

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Stuttery YouTube videos begone! Frequent fliers may eventually get a reprieve from subpar in-flight Wi-Fi, if the government allocates more wireless spectrum for airplane-friendly services like Gogo. The Federal Communications Commission has proposed auctioning off the rights to an additional 500 MHz of spectrum for ground-to-air wireless services. More...
Wi-Fi in the sky may get a speed boost thanks to the FCC

Microsoft gives Flash a reprieve in IE10

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Adobe's plug-in will be built directly into Windows 8's browser, optimized for touch, security, and power efficiency, a source says. But it's only a temporary move. [Read more]...
Microsoft gives Flash a reprieve in IE10

Microsoft to buy AOL patents for $1.1bn

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AOL will retain a licence for the patents and return a 'significant portion' of the sale proceeds to shareholdersAOL is to sell more than 800 technology patents and related applications to Microsoft for about $1.1bn (£690m), in the latest land grab in an increasingly expensive battle for intellectual property.AOL, facing...
Microsoft to buy AOL patents for $1.1bn

Google Maps "Returns" To Windows Phones, Scoutmob Goes On A Google Field Trip

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This past weekend controversy erupted when someone noticed that Google was redirecting traffic from Google Maps (for mobile web) on Windows Phones to Google.com. Immediately the conspiracy theories began to fly. The claim was that Google has just won an antitrust reprieve from the FTC so now the... Please visit Marketing Land...
Google Maps "Returns" To Windows Phones, Scoutmob Goes On A Google Field Trip
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Consumer Cellular to Lease Shuttered T-Mobile Call Center, Hire at Least 650 Workers

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At least some of T-Mobile’s laid off workers may be getting a reprieve. Consumer Cellular said on Wednesday that it will sublease a Redmond, Oregon facility and hire upwards of 650 people to work at the 77,000 square-foot facility previously run by T-Mobile. The small Oregon-based carrier, which is best...
Consumer Cellular to Lease Shuttered T-Mobile Call Center, Hire at Least 650 Workers

Reprieve: MegaUpload's data safe for two more weeks

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MegaUpload's attorney says a deal has been worked out with hosting companies that will give managers time to find a more permanent fix....
Reprieve: MegaUpload's data safe for two more weeks

Xbox to 'unlock' its Netflix app this weekend, granting access to all subscribers for a mere three days

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If you felt that it was asinine of Microsoft to limit use of the Netflix app to only Gold-level subscribers of its Live service, this weekend will offer you some reprieve. According to Major Nelson’s blog, Microsoft will ‘unlock’ the Netflix app this weekend, granting everyone access to it, provided they...
Xbox to 'unlock' its Netflix app this weekend, granting access to all subscribers for a mere three days

Uber, other car-hailing apps now a-okay with California regulators

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Uber and similar ride-hailing apps have had their run-ins against authorities before, but it looks like the town car service is finally getting a reprieve, at least in California. Last October, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency issued a cease and desist...
Uber, other car-hailing apps now a-okay with California regulators

Boot up: Zynga insider, eating sensors, Fukushima's real fallout, and more

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Plus what if a theoretical bus hit Facebook?, Dell's tablet-laptop, students on Google, and moreA burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamI was one of the 520 people laid off by Zynga yesterday. What do you wanna know about Zynga? AMA >>...
Boot up: Zynga insider, eating sensors, Fukushima's real fallout, and more

How Facebook Search Could Be A Gift To Google

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Facebook’s reported move into search may one day prove a mortal threat to Google’s advertising business. But in the short run, the social network’s new project comes at an opportune time for the search giant. For Google (NSDQ: GOOG), the impending arrival of Facebook Search presents a much-needed opportunity...
How Facebook Search Could Be A Gift To Google

Microsoft catches a break: ITC remands Motorola case, Xbox 360 dodges at least a 2012 ban

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Things were looking grim for gaming in April, when the International Trade Commission decided that the Xbox 360 violated Motorola patents and the console's US future was in doubt. The agency hasn't necessarily reversed its decision, but it just gave Microsoft a significant (and possibly permanent) reprieve. The Commission...
Microsoft catches a break: ITC remands Motorola case, Xbox 360 dodges at least a 2012 ban

LightSquared Wins a Week to Hash out a Longer Debt Deal

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Lenders to would-be mobile data carrier LightSquared have given the company another week to meet its debt obligations while talks continue on a longer reprieve......
LightSquared Wins a Week to Hash out a Longer Debt Deal

Motorola's alleged double-dipping on iPhone 4S could be massive EU antitrust violation

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Yesterday, the full text of the Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court's decision to suspend Motorola's enforcement of a standard-essential patent injunction against Apple was published.There's nothing in the decision that surprises me or that would be inconsistent with what I've written about it in recent days. Instead, it definitely validates several...
Motorola's alleged double-dipping on iPhone 4S could be massive EU antitrust violation

Twitter and Foursquare Attempt to Ruin Movie Going with Pre-Show Ad Partnership

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It would be neat to read Twitter on that. (Photo: Hashgram) The movies are no longer our one place of reprieve from social media. Twitter and Foursquare both announced partnerships yesterday with National CineMedia, a company that creates those annoying pre-show ads, to integrate the two sites into your movie viewing experience....
Twitter and Foursquare Attempt to Ruin Movie Going with Pre-Show Ad Partnership

Reprieve: MegaUpload's data safe for two more weeks

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MegaUpload's attorney says a deal has been worked out with hosting companies that will give managers time to find a more permanent fix. Originally posted at Media Maverick...
Reprieve: MegaUpload's data safe for two more weeks

Judge tosses P2P lawsuits because attorney was practicing without a licence

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Last month we reported on allegations that the plaintiff in several copyright trolling cases was represented by an attorney who was not licensed to practice law in Florida. The judge, Robert Hinkle of the Northern District of Florida, put the cases on hold and ordered the attorney, Terik Hashmi,...
Judge tosses P2P lawsuits because attorney was practicing without a licence

Microsoft gets reprieve from Motorola suit on Exchange ActiveSync

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Judge Andrea Voss of the Mannheim Regional Court has decided to stay a decision, which could push the ruling back months, according to one report. [Read more]...
Microsoft gets reprieve from Motorola suit on Exchange ActiveSync
EA gives Microsoft a reprieve from game developer anger, embraces Windows Phone 8

Wisconsin judge grants man forced encryption reprieve

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Earlier court order requiring a man to decrypt his hard drives for the FBI by the end of the day today -- or face contempt of court -- has been lifted. The case could test the limits of the Fifth Amendment. [Read more]...
Wisconsin judge grants man forced encryption reprieve

Samsung's Galaxy Nexus Gets A Reprieve As Appeals Court Overturns Sales Injunction

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After stating that a California district court “abused its discretion,” the U.S. Court Of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has officially reversed a previously-issued sales injunction on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Reuters reports. This whole kerfuffle is centered on one particular patent — #8,086,604 to be specific — which deals with...
Samsung's Galaxy Nexus Gets A Reprieve As Appeals Court Overturns Sales Injunction

How Facebook Search Could Be A Gift To Google

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Facebook’s reported move into search may one day prove a mortal threat to Google’s advertising business. But in the short run, the social network’s new project comes at an opportune time for the search giant. For Google (NSDQ: GOOG), the impending arrival of Facebook Search presents a much-needed opportunity to...
How Facebook Search Could Be A Gift To Google

Megaupload data safe for "at least two weeks"

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Megaupload users have been given reprieve, as the fate of their uploaded files on the file-sharing site becomes slightly clearer....
Megaupload data safe for "at least two weeks"

Motorola likens its enforcement of FRAND patents to bank robbery: 'it only takes one bullet to kill'

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Patent litigation is full of surprises, but what I learned this afternoon is beyond belief. Based on what was said in open court today in Mannheim, Germany, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Motorola Mobility submitted an expert report on patent royalties according to which a single patent that is essential to...
Motorola likens its enforcement of FRAND patents to bank robbery: 'it only takes one bullet to kill'
'You Chose Wrong' is an homage to the tragic missteps of 'Choose Your Own Adventure' stories

Megaupload co-founder's bail appeal rejected

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While users housing content on the troubled Megaupload site were given a two-week reprieve, one of its co-founders is having less luck. Kim Dotcom has lost his appeal for bail, with prosecutors fearing that he would flee from New Zealand and return to his native Germany, possibly making him...
Megaupload co-founder's bail appeal rejected

Megaupload users get reprieve on data removal

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The storage companies that hosted Megaupload will reportedly preserve files for at least two weeks....
Megaupload users get reprieve on data removal

Facebook rolls out comment editing, embraces your change of heart

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Facebook has long betrayed you by forwarding your drunken wall ramblings in an email for posterity. Previously, though, the only way to limit further public shame was to try to delete the comment altogether. Now, it looks like the loose fingered have been given a reprieve, as the social...
Facebook rolls out comment editing, embraces your change of heart

RIM finally gets some good news, court rules it can keep using BBM name

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Between delays, executive defections and falling market share the news lately hasn't been rosy for RIM, but today it got at least one reprieve as a Federal Court in Canada ruled its use of the acronym BBM did not infringe another company's trademark. The lawsuit was filed last December...
RIM finally gets some good news, court rules it can keep using BBM name

Game Group strikes deal with suppliers on bank borrowing

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Struggling games retailer given temporary reprieve and cut in lending as banks continue to exert influence, say analystsVideo game suppliers have come to the rescue of struggling retailer Game Group, striking a backroom deal to allow the firm to secure revised terms with its lending banks.However, the banks are still...
Game Group strikes deal with suppliers on bank borrowing
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