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Apple, Proview Will Try to Talk Out iPad Trademark Tussle

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Apple’s battle over the iPad trademark in China could be moving toward resolution. That’s the word from the attorney representing Proview, Apple’s antagonist in the spat, who tells IDG that the two companies have agreed to participate in a mediation session. Meanwhile, the case — a rats’ nest of a...
Apple, Proview Will Try to Talk Out iPad Trademark Tussle

Apple Threatens to Sue Proview for Defamation -- Read the Letter

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Proview’s legal battle with Apple over the iPad trademark grows more inane by the day. This morning the bankrupt company said it won a ruling from People’s Intermediate Court in Huizhou barring Sundan, a Chinese electronics retail chain, from selling iPads. But the decision applies only to Sundan’s Huizhou branch....
Apple Threatens to Sue Proview for Defamation -- Read the Letter
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Prenda's Brett Gibbs Finally Answers Some Questions; No Mention Of Alan Cooper

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With the news breaking of copyright troll firm Prenda Law, along with John Steele and Paul Duffy (who basically appear to be Prenda) suing a bunch of critics for defamation, it's worth remembering that the challenges to some of their existing lawsuits are still ongoing. Brett Gibbs, who has been...
Prenda's Brett Gibbs Finally Answers Some Questions; No Mention Of Alan Cooper

Tech Companies Deny Letting NSA Have Realtime Access To Their Servers, But Choose Their Words Carefully

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We've already talked about James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence choosing weasel words to pretend they're saying that they weren't spying on Americans when they really were, and now some are arguing that the tech companies are doing the same exact thing. All of the tech companies listed have...
Tech Companies Deny Letting NSA Have Realtime Access To Their Servers, But Choose Their Words Carefully

Dilbert: Hiring A Weasel To Do SEO & Corrupt The Industry

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The Dilbert cartoon above doesn’t speak well of the search engine optimization position. The cartoon ties people who do SEO as weasels and those that hire SEOs as an accomplice, someone who actively participates in the commission of a crime. It goes on to say the SEO will go ahead...
Dilbert: Hiring A Weasel To Do SEO & Corrupt The Industry

The NSA's Favorite Weasel Word To Pretend It's Claiming It Doesn't Spy On Americans

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Well, well. In the aftermath of the revelations that the NSA is getting records of every phone call from Verizon, followed up by the news that most of the biggest tech companies are supposedly giving direct access to the NSA, the intelligence community is responding the same way it always...
The NSA's Favorite Weasel Word To Pretend It's Claiming It Doesn't Spy On Americans
It Turns Out RIM And Microsoft Are Much More Invested In R&D Than Apple (AAPL, MSFT, RIMM)

The BRAD BLOG : 'Tom Tomorrow' Covers ACORN 'Pimp' Hoax, Depicts NYT Public Editor Clark Hoyt as a Weasel

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The BRAD BLOG : 'Tom Tomorrow' Covers ACORN 'Pimp' Hoax, Depicts NYT Public Editor Clark Hoyt as a Weasel

Feds to mobile users: Drop dead

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commentary Mobile networks are running out of capacity. But the federal government is doing everything it can to weasel out of a White House promise to free up some of its vast stockpile of radio spectrum. [Read more]...
Feds to mobile users: Drop dead

Let's Hope This Paid Facebook Message Experiment Fails (FB)

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Facebook is not for reaching out to strangers. Facebook Messages is not an email replacement.  Facebook is for sharing stuff with your friends, people you actually know and want to talk to. So I don't understand why Facebook is testing a feature that lets strangers pay $1 to send you...
Let's Hope This Paid Facebook Message Experiment Fails (FB)

Proview Loses Bid for iPad Ban in Shanghai

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A major setback for Proview in its battle with Apple over the rights to the iPad trademark in China. The Pudong District People’s Court has denied the company’s request for an injunction that would have that would have temporarily halted iPad sales in Shanghai. “We had requested an injunction that...
Proview Loses Bid for iPad Ban in Shanghai

Hollywood Lobbyist Hasn't Seen The TPP Text, Cannot Read The TPP Text, But Knows What's In The TPP Text?

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The Daily Dot's Kevin Collier has a detailed article about his experience as a journalist at the latest TPP negotiating round. He talks mainly about the various "stakeholder" presentations, which are the only access concerned groups have to the negotiators. As we've already noted, the USTR made sure to limit...
Hollywood Lobbyist Hasn't Seen The TPP Text, Cannot Read The TPP Text, But Knows What's In The TPP Text?

Chinese Official Says Proview Owns iPad Trademark, Not Apple

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Who owns the iPad trademark in China? Apple claims it does. But evidently Chinese government officials disagree. Fu Shuangjian, the vice minister of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), an agency that enforces trade laws in China, said today that Apple gadfly Proview is still the holder of...
Chinese Official Says Proview Owns iPad Trademark, Not Apple

If iMessage Is So Advanced, Why Can't It Do This Very Simple Thing? (AAPL)

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I love iMessage and use it daily to stay in touch with friends and family. It offers a few key advantages over standard SMS, making it a total winner in my book. Unlimited text and picture messaging at no extra cost. Telling me when someone has read my message...
If iMessage Is So Advanced, Why Can't It Do This Very Simple Thing? (AAPL)

Word War III: Google vs. Governments

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In how many ways did Google respond to this week’s letter (PDF) from the data protection authorities of nine countries criticising the company’s approach to privacy? The first response came in the form of a statement from Google’s official PR operation. Predictably, it was blander than bland. “We try...
Word War III: Google vs. Governments

Proview Takes a Shot at Apple in California Court

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Looks like Proview doesn’t need to find a law firm to sue Apple in the Untited States, as it said last week. Not only does it already have one, but according to The Wall Street Journal it’s already filed suit on February 17– the very day Li Su, chairman of...
Proview Takes a Shot at Apple in California Court

There's A Secret Reason Why The Government Has To Keep It Secret How Many Americans It's Spying On Without A Warrant

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The folks over at the CATO Institute have put together a short five minute video on the rush by the federal government to renew the FISA Amendments Act, with no changes, which effectively has sanctioned warrantless wiretapping on millions of Americans. Even though the plain language of the bill suggests...
There's A Secret Reason Why The Government Has To Keep It Secret How Many Americans It's Spying On Without A Warrant

Microsoft reaffirms its support of CISPA, snuffing the idea that it was wavering

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Over the past few days, it has spread far and wide that Microsoft was either retracting, or at least lessening its support for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known as CISPA. That is well and good, except for the fact that it was wrong. Microsoft today reaffirmed its...
Microsoft reaffirms its support of CISPA, snuffing the idea that it was wavering

Apple: China's Proview Trying to Weasel Out of iPad Trademark Deal

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Proview Technology, the cash-strapped Chinese company scrapping with Apple over the iPad trademark, best steel itself for a long, grueling legal battle. Cupertino is adamant that it legally owns the iPad mark throughout Asia, and that Proview is doing nothing more than squeezing it for additional money to use the...
Apple: China's Proview Trying to Weasel Out of iPad Trademark Deal

Citations & Sarcasm: How Gizmodo Got A Defamation Lawsuit SLAPPed Down

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Gizmodo.com published an article, Smoke & Mirrors: The Greatest Scam in Tech, about Redmond's venture, Peep Telephony. In addition to using the word "scam" in the title, the article had lots of denigrating things to say about Peep and about Redmond's prior initiatives. (The opinion lays out the beefs, although...
Citations & Sarcasm: How Gizmodo Got A Defamation Lawsuit SLAPPed Down
An app to summon ice cream trucks? We'll scream for that
Appeals court rules Verizon must offer data roaming agreements to competitors

Most Docks Should Work With The Lightning Adapter And iPhone 5

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A bit of good news among in the seeming rubble that is the iPhone 5 launch: the $30 adapter you have to buy to connect your Lightning iPhone 5 to your old and busted iPod dock should stream audio without problem. The folks at audio company Line 6 did some...
Most Docks Should Work With The Lightning Adapter And iPhone 5
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The Staff In This Microsoft Store Sure Acted Like Sore Losers This Weekend (MSFT)

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This weekend, Sahas Katta dropped by the Microsoft Store in Santa Clara to take the "Smoked by Windows Phone" challenge. He won a $1,000 laptop, but the people in the store tried to deny his victory. He only got justice after complaining on his blog. The challenge started as...
The Staff In This Microsoft Store Sure Acted Like Sore Losers This Weekend (MSFT)

Surprise -- Proview's Ready to Talk Settlement With Apple

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Proview's Shenzhen HeadquartersProview, the bankrupt company embroiled in a pitched battle with Apple over the Chinese rights to the iPad trademark, says it’s willing to negotiate out of court to reach a settlement. On the eve of a hearing that would determine whether or not an injunction against iPad sales...
Surprise -- Proview's Ready to Talk Settlement With Apple

CEO Supper Club: Is Atlassian the Only Software Company on the Planet that Doesn’t Need a Salesforce?

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This is the part of our dinner where we get into the biggest question that plagues this new generation of cloud startups: Is software bought or sold? Put another way: Do you still need all those obnoxious, elephant hunter salesmen? Most companies start from the position of saying software...
CEO Supper Club: Is Atlassian the Only Software Company on the Planet that Doesn’t Need a Salesforce?

Intelligence Boss Claims The Real Villain Here Is The Press For Revealing His Secret Spying Program

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So we already wrote a bit about how Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was using weasel words or outright lying, in trying to insist that the NSA wasn't actually gathering up data on pretty much every American. However, his statements go even further into the ridiculous. In his initial...
Intelligence Boss Claims The Real Villain Here Is The Press For Revealing His Secret Spying Program
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