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USPTO invalidates key Rambus patent, may lower tech costs

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Rambus' litigation campaign suffered a possibly fatal setback Friday after the USPTO pushed word that it had invalidated the final patent out of three the company has been using to sue a large part of the technology industry. Having quietly made the decision on Tuesday, the patent office's appeals board...
USPTO invalidates key Rambus patent, may lower tech costs

Judge says Apple can't pursue patent infringement case against Kodak

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Apple was dealt a setback today in its efforts to prevent Kodak from selling up to $2.6 billion worth of digital imaging patents, with U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Allan Gropper ruling that it would be an "inappropriate way forward" to allow Apple to pursue patent litigation against the bankrupt company....
Judge says Apple can't pursue patent infringement case against Kodak

Motorola Mobility Begins Reality Distortion Field Tests in Germany

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So that setback Motorola Mobility suffered in its patent battle with Apple today? The one that saw a German court bar it from enforcing an injunction that would require Apple to remove its iPhones and iPads from store shelves in Germany? The one that said to rebuff the licensing terms...
Motorola Mobility Begins Reality Distortion Field Tests in Germany

BlackBerry Hit by Service Outage

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Research in Motion's BlackBerry suffered another setback with a new round of service problems in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, less than a year after a network outage knocked out handsets around the world....
BlackBerry Hit by Service Outage

Nokia's Problems Haunt Microsoft

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Nokia Corp. warned Thursday that its cellphone business is quickly deteriorating and that it will cut 10,000 workers, a setback that threatens partner Microsoft Corp.’s mobile aspirations. The companies bound themselves together last year in a last-ditch effort to compete in a smartphone market dominated by Apple Inc. and Google...
Nokia's Problems Haunt Microsoft

The noose tightens around movie portal Cuevana as Chilean administrator is briefly detained

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The controversial film & TV streaming portal Cuevana suffered another setback today as one of its administrators got detained in Chile. The 26-year-old student Cristián Alvarez Rojas is now free, but remains indicted for infractions to the Intellectual Property Law and cybercrime. The investigators also seized 198 pirated DVDs, a computer and two...
The noose tightens around movie portal Cuevana as Chilean administrator is briefly detained

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Yahoo's CEO Scott Thompson sent an e-mail to employees urging them to ignore his ongoing resume scandal and stick to business as usual. Unfortunately, it looks like many of Yahoo's employees don't like the way Thompson and the company have handled the crisis so far....
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

HTC Delays Smartphone Launch

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HTC faces another setback in the U.S. as the Taiwanese handset maker said Wednesday that a customs review required by a trade body will cause a delay in the launch of a new smartphone...
HTC Delays Smartphone Launch

Put that guidebook down, WeTrip brings real-time travel info to your iPhone

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There is something thrilling about traveling with no set itinerary, to land in an unknown city with nothing but your guidebook to lead the way. However, the setback with guidebooks is they are not updated in real-time, meaning they might lead you to a hotel, which in the meantime has...
Put that guidebook down, WeTrip brings real-time travel info to your iPhone

Ballmer Loses Bonus Money Thanks To Poor Windows Sales And Browser Problems (MSFT)

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SEATTLE, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer got a lower bonus than last year's, partly for flat sales of Windows and his failure to ensure that the company provided a choice of browser to some European customers. Ballmer, who took over as CEO from co-founder Bill...
Ballmer Loses Bonus Money Thanks To Poor Windows Sales And Browser Problems (MSFT)

Unpleasant Development for Kodak: ITC Judge Rules Key Patent Invalid

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Kodak’s plan to squeeze some much-needed cash out of its intellectual property portfolio has suffered another setback, one that may bleed it of some value. On Monday a U.S. International Trade Commission judge ruled one of Kodak’s key patents invalid, undermining the photography pioneer’s efforts to assert it against Apple...
Unpleasant Development for Kodak: ITC Judge Rules Key Patent Invalid

Uber Prepares For Another Fight With DC Regulators

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Just about six months ago, Uber won a big battle with D.C. regulators to have its on-demand car service approved for operation within the nation’s capital. But new regulations from the D.C. Taxi Commission could severely hamper the company’s ability to offer low-cost services in the nation’s capital. Last December,...
Uber Prepares For Another Fight With DC Regulators

MightyText adds photo and video sync, offers auto uploads from your Android device to computer

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Ever since its official introduction two years ago, MightyText has seemed to expand its laundry list of features on an annual basis. Today is no exception, as the company is now adding "iCloud-like" syncing to its web app. As a refresher, MightyText acts as a client that syncs information...
MightyText adds photo and video sync, offers auto uploads from your Android device to computer

Facebook loses trademark fight against adult social network

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A federal judge has refused to order a Norwegian website that describes itself as “the number one socializing porn and sex network” to turn over its name to Facebook. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White last week ruled that the court had no jurisdiction because Facebook, which sued in California, had failed...
Facebook loses trademark fight against adult social network
Facebook logins still in limbo: Congress doesn't help FCC protect online privacy

Pinterest Adds Analytics. Revenues To Follow?

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New tool helps pinners figure how popular they are--or aren't. Pinterest has launched the Pinterest Web Analytics tool today. This gives Pinterest users a way to track which "pinned" content the social web finds most interesting. It's a free service for now, and Pinterest explains that it came into...
Pinterest Adds Analytics. Revenues To Follow?

Full Samsung Knox launch delayed until a 'later date'

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The Galaxy S 4 launch was also supposed to mark the release of Knox, Samsung's plan to balance home life and work through software. Unfortunately, Galaxy owners will have to live slightly off-kilter for a while longer -- the company has officially delayed full Knox service to a "later...
Full Samsung Knox launch delayed until a 'later date'
Red Hat, IBM sign on for OpenStack

iPhone 5′s NFC snub will keep technology out of mainstream

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As with most of the rumors about the iPhone 5, Apple’s decision to forgo near field communication (NFC) for its latest smartphone proved true as well. It’s not surprising though it deals a setback to the short-range wireless technology, which is still waiting for its breakout moment. Apple had plenty of...
iPhone 5′s NFC snub will keep technology out of mainstream
Appeals court upholds legality of Aereo's "tiny antennas" scheme
IE 10 must let users decide whether to turn Do Not Track on or not, says latest DNT draft spec

The Engadget Interview: Duracell President Stassi Anastassov on future battery tech (video)

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It's 2012, and we're connected to the web every second of every day. And then, near the end of each daily cycle, it all stops. "My battery is dead." Is it really your battery that's become depleted? Of course it's not, though it certainly feels as though it might...
The Engadget Interview: Duracell President Stassi Anastassov on future battery tech (video)

To avoid repeat hacks, CloudFlare partners with Authy to implement two-factor authentication

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Y Combinator alumni Authy has been in the spotlight recently: first it was highlighted at TwilioCon for its work in cloud security, and now today, it entered into a partnership with CloudFlare to provide the website security service with two-factor authentication. If you’re not familiar with CloudFlare, it’s a service designed...
To avoid repeat hacks, CloudFlare partners with Authy to implement two-factor authentication

FCC Dismisses Liberty Bid for Control of Sirius

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The Federal Communications Commission dismissed Liberty Media's application for approval to take de facto control of Sirius XM Radio, dealing a setback to Liberty and its chairman....
FCC Dismisses Liberty Bid for Control of Sirius

Oracle setback in HP case over Intel Itanium processors

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Oracle's bid to use a fraud claim to undo an agreement to support the Itanium processor, that it is said to have made with HP, has been rejected by a court in California....
Oracle setback in HP case over Intel Itanium processors

HTC may face resurrected patent dispute from IPCom in US

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HTC saw a further setback in its attempts to survive patent conflicts on Monday after a US Court of Appeals in Washington ruled (PDF) that an earlier decision invalidating an IPCom patent in a lawsuit couldn't be upheld. The judge who had overseen the original case, where HTC had sued...
HTC may face resurrected patent dispute from IPCom in US

BP Resumes Work to Plug Oil Leak After Facing Setback [Clifford Krauss & John Broder, New York Times - 5/27/10]

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BP Resumes Work to Plug Oil Leak After Facing Setback [Clifford Krauss & John Broder, New York Times - 5/27/10]

AMD acquires SeaMicro, pushes into cloud micro-server market

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AMD has launched what it calls its ëdisruptive server strategyí by acquiring SeaMicro, a maker of micro-servers that up until now had been built using Intelís Sandy Bridge or Atom processors. AMD said that it paid $344 miillion for SeaMicro as it looks to accelerate its push into the cloud...
AMD acquires SeaMicro, pushes into cloud micro-server market

Virginia man owes $1.5 million for sharing 10 porn films

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A Virginia man has been ordered to pay $1.5 million to porn publisher Flava Works for uploading 10 of its copyrighted films to peer-to-peer networks. The default judgment, entered after defendant Kywan Fisher failed to show up in court, was the maximum penalty the judge could have imposed. Flava Works...
Virginia man owes $1.5 million for sharing 10 porn films

After dancing briefly with profit, Nokia sees $196M loss, 5.6M Lumias sold

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Nokia’s brief flirtation with profit last quarter (following six quarters of losses) was bound to end — we just didn’t think it would be this soon. The Finnish company posted an operating loss of €150 million (PDF), or...
After dancing briefly with profit, Nokia sees $196M loss, 5.6M Lumias sold
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