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Apple Pushes for Clarification on Licensing of FRAND Patents

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Dow Jones Newswires reports that Apple filed a letter with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) last November pushing for clarification on how standards-essential patents are intended to be licensed. These standards-essential patents are currently required to be licensed under fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms in order to promote...
Apple Pushes for Clarification on Licensing of FRAND Patents
Enterprises to cloud: Ready or not, here we come
Religious websites contain more malware than porn

Foxconn says CEO Gou absolutely did not confirm work on an Apple television

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Following speculation that suggested its CEO Terry Gou had confirmed was gearing up to start work on Apple’s new television sets, Foxconn has moved to clarify its position by stating such reports are “not accurate.” In a written statement to The Next Web, Foxconn said that Gou had “neither [confirmed]...
Foxconn says CEO Gou absolutely did not confirm work on an Apple television

DEAR PEOPLE WHO THINK APPLE IS GOING TO $1,000 A SHARE: Here's Why You Might Be Idiots... (AAPL)

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Yesterday, Apple broke the $500 billion barrier. This prompted many people, including me, to wonder whether it could get to $1 trillion. And the answer to this question seems the same as it was when Apple was $200 a share--yes, it can.  A lot has to go right, of...
DEAR PEOPLE WHO THINK APPLE IS GOING TO $1,000 A SHARE: Here's Why You Might Be Idiots... (AAPL)

Released at last: Beatsurfing is one of the coolest music iPad apps, EVER

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It was dubbed the music production interface of the future, the most app-y MIDI controller ever, and highlighted pre-launch by blogs like co.Design and The Verge, but now it is finally here: as of today, you can download the übercool Beatsurfing iPad app. It’s priced 10 euros (or $11.99) so...
Released at last: Beatsurfing is one of the coolest music iPad apps, EVER
Microsoft quandary: Can Windows-first policy still work in the iPad era?

More question marks over Twitter, as developers found to be forbidden from monitoring its API

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Twitter is already coming under intense scrutiny from the developer community, after outlawing the creation of new third party clients and, more recently, suggested that more restrictions are coming, and that’s not likely to be helped by Pingdom stumbling upon a clause within the microblogging service’s API Terms of Service which expressly forbids monitoring of its...
More question marks over Twitter, as developers found to be forbidden from monitoring its API
More Than Five Percent of Free Mobile Apps Include Adware

New-look integrator Appirio raises $60M

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Narinder Singh Appirio, the systems integrator that pioneered early software-as-a-service implementations, has netted $60 million in Series D funding led by General Atlantic. That brings total investment in the company to $80 million. General Atlantic, a growth equity firm, joins current investors Sequoia Capital and GGV Capital. The company built its business...
New-look integrator Appirio raises $60M

Apple gets support from Cisco on need to curb FRAND abuse

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This is my fourth blog post today on a FRAND statement by a major tech company. In the first one, I published an Apple letter (dated November 11, 2011, but discovered only yesterday) to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), proposing a framework that would give meaning to FRAND. Microsoft...
Apple gets support from Cisco on need to curb FRAND abuse

Noise Free Wireless alleges Apple is tone deaf over sound reduction patent, files lawsuit to match

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Apple faces litigation claiming that it's using patented technology all the time, often from small patent holding companies with dollar signs in their eyes. Noise Free Wireless has just filed a patent lawsuit against Apple whose allegations are considerably, well, louder. The firm maintains that it had been pitching...
Noise Free Wireless alleges Apple is tone deaf over sound reduction patent, files lawsuit to match

If it looks like a bubble, and it feels like a bubble…

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The debate over whether we are in a technology bubble — and if so, what kind of bubble it might be — flared up again over the weekend, sparked by a piece in the New York Times that said venture-capital investors are encouraging startups to forego revenue so they...
If it looks like a bubble, and it feels like a bubble…

Tim Cook makes clear-cut distinction between standard-essential patents and other patents

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Tim Cook was the guest star at the opening session of the D10 conference yesterday. AllThingsD, which organizes D10, published this video of the part of the discussion that covered the ongoing wireless patent disputes.The first question was whether the patent wars are a problem for innovation. Tim Cook reiterated...
Tim Cook makes clear-cut distinction between standard-essential patents and other patents
Ron Conway Makes It Clear That SV Angel Is David Lee’s Fund (And It Might Be Raising Another $400M)

Data-driven publishing: How Hiptype hopes to be the Google Analytics for eBooks

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If an online business wants to know the behaviour of (potential) customers, there are a plethora of tools out there to help them know. There’s Google Analytics, for starters. With such tools, they can glean crucial data, such as where customers decide to abandon the check-out process, or which sections...
Data-driven publishing: How Hiptype hopes to be the Google Analytics for eBooks
Penvue turns any surface into an interactive display

THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Microsoft Has Less Than 2% Global Smartphone Market Share (MSFT)

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The Microsoft Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. MSFT Up In Red Tech Tape Markets are up slightly in early trading on decent economic data including housing starts, initial jobless claims (last week) as well as Core PPI figures. Shares...
THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Microsoft Has Less Than 2% Global Smartphone Market Share (MSFT)

THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Microsoft Has Less Than 2% Global Smartphone Market Share (MSFT)

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The Microsoft Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. MSFT Up In Red Tech Tape Markets are up slightly in early trading on decent economic data including housing starts, initial jobless claims (last week) as well as Core PPI figures. Shares...
THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Microsoft Has Less Than 2% Global Smartphone Market Share (MSFT)
Amazon outages -- lessons learned

Google Defends The DMCA's Safe Harbors Against The MPAA's Attempts To Reinterpret Them In Hotfile Case

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We've noted that the MPAA's case against Hotfile is surprisingly weak, and seems to be arguing that usage alone is proof of Hotfile's complicity in any infringement done by users. This is a strange argument, which is more smoke and mirrors than anything legit. It's as if the MPAA believes...
Google Defends The DMCA's Safe Harbors Against The MPAA's Attempts To Reinterpret Them In Hotfile Case

Facebook converts Stories from an app to a site, offering up justification for social obsession

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As social networking has woven its way into the fabric of our existence, it has taken on a reputation for being a time suck that destroys our ability to be self sufficient. The highest profile of those networks, Facebook and Twitter, obviously have a vested interest in improving that opinion. That’s why...
Facebook converts Stories from an app to a site, offering up justification for social obsession

The Stats Used To Support Cybercrime 'Threats' Just As Bogus As Hollywood's 'Loss' Claims

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While the latest attempt to pass a cybersecurity bill may be on ice for now, it'll be back... and with it there will be a lot more hyperbole about how urgent this is because of various massive "losses" already happening due to cybersecurity problems. Of course, nearly all of the...
The Stats Used To Support Cybercrime 'Threats' Just As Bogus As Hollywood's 'Loss' Claims

Thunderbolt for PCs a reality as Ivy Bridge launch nears

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If you’re a PC user dreaming of Thunderbolt, today’s news will be music to your ears. According to reports, Intel has begun shipping its second-generation Thunderbolt controller, which means motherboards supporting the technology (like Intel’s DZ77GA) and the company’s next generation CPU will be able to ship. Cactus Ridge is Intel’s...
Thunderbolt for PCs a reality as Ivy Bridge launch nears

How startups can hack the PR machine

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Six months ago my company hadn’t even launched. Last week we found ourselves being talked about everywhere in Britain — a full page story in The Sun, the country’s biggest newspaper, columns in most of the other nationals (both online and offline) and pickup in literally hundreds of regional newspapers,...
How startups can hack the PR machine

Why Are People Resigning Before The Copyright Industries’ Will?

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In a discussion thread concerning a recent book from myself and Christian Engström, Member of European Parliament, people were concerned. The book is titled “The Case For Copyright Reform”, and is a collection of the most relevant essays over the past year, as well as reproducing contributions from Mike Masnick,...
Why Are People Resigning Before The Copyright Industries’ Will?

27-Year-Old Kellee Khalil Is Taking On Pinterest, The Knot, And Federated Media With Her Startup, Loverly

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One week before Kellee Khalil launched her wedding photo startup, Loverly, she received a coffee invitation from a business strategist at The Knot. "We have $70 million to buy competitors just so we can shut them down," Khalil was told. Intimidated but not discouraged, the 27-year-old entrepreneur pursued Loverly....
27-Year-Old Kellee Khalil Is Taking On Pinterest, The Knot, And Federated Media With Her Startup, Loverly

Cash-strapped? How to pay for services with your startup’s equity

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From Silicon Valley to Peoria, Illinois, cash-strapped startups look for inventive way to finance their business – often handing out equity to employees, consultants, vendors, and other service providers. It’s a logical solution. After all, cash may be in short supply, but there’s a virtually endless amount of work to...
Cash-strapped? How to pay for services with your startup’s equity
Facebook champions mobile web app development

Smallknot Helps Locals Raise Cash To Keep Their Favorite Small Biz Alive

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Three former Wall Streeters have come up with a way for consumers to lend to their favorite small biz and have a real stake in their community.  Smallknot connects shoppers with local mom-and-pops in need of a smallish loan using a model that's part crowdfunding à la Kickstarter and microfinancing used on...
Smallknot Helps Locals Raise Cash To Keep Their Favorite Small Biz Alive
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