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4 open source peer-to-peer marketplaces
Learn more about Sharetribe, Cocorico, Mayocat, and Beyourmarket.
December 6, 2016
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7 cool little open source projects that stood out in 2016
We look at a few innovative open source projects that stood out in 2016.
December 6, 2016
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An update on all the legal cases we thought would be huge in 2016
Beyond Apple's clash with DOJ, these surveillance cases got our attention in 2016.
December 25, 2016
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Appeals court: Lawsuit over wrong info on Spokeo should move ahead
Search site must face allegations that it broke fair credit reporting laws.
August 16, 2017
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Apple sued over singer's right of publicity in iPhone ad singing
No copyright, but can an artist's voice sustain a "right of publicity" case?
January 26, 2017
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Apple: Supreme Court shouldn't consider another Samsung case
Samsung in March asked the nation's highest court to reconsider a ruling in a trial involving the iPhone's slide-to-unlock and autocorrect features.
May 23, 2017
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Attorney wants Google to unmask reviewer who only wrote, "It was horrible"
Attorney decries review as an opinion "to disparage a person in his profession."
December 14, 2016
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Bots may send your liability risk soaring
Judges and juries may think that a company should be better able to eliminate errors in responses with automation
January 10, 2017
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California Supreme Court: No, you can't hide public records on a private account
"Open access to government records is essential."
March 2, 2017
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Cisco v. Arista awaits a jury verdict under the Oracle v. Google shadow
Just like Oracle–Cisco's small patent claim will ensure Federal Circuit review.
December 14, 2016
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Court of Appeals ruling means Apple gets another shot at a valid patent for pinch-to-zoom
Back on January 9th 2007, during the introduction of the Apple iPhone, Steve Jobs also unveiled muli-touch. "We have invented a new technology called multi-touch that is phenomenal," Jobs said. "It works like magic. you don't need a stylus. it's far more accurate than any touch display that's ever been shipped. It ignores unintended touches. it's super smart. you can do multi-finger gestures on it, and boy have we patented it."
April 14, 2017
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EU approves LinkedIn deal after Microsoft makes concessions
Regulators okay $26B acquisition with strings that will last five years
December 6, 2016
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EU gets ready to fine Google in Android antitrust suit
The European Commission sent a near-final version of its charge sheet to complainants last week
October 3, 2016
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Federal court decides that Adobe can't stay under a gag order over search warrant forever
According to newly unsealed documents, a federal court in California ruled that it is unlawful for Adobe to remain under an indefinite gag order regarding a search warrant for one of its users.
April 25, 2017
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Google and Facebook were scammed out of $100M
The tech giants wired the bucks to an Eastern European man said to be posing as an legit supplier.
April 27, 2017
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Google gets another extension to reply to EU antitrust Shopping charge
The European Competition Commission has given Google another three weeks to file a response to formal charges that its Shopping price comparison service unfairly demotes rival services in search results.
October 13, 2016
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Googler sues his employer after he's scolded for press leaks
Leakers are implored: "For the love of all that's Googley, please reconsider!"
December 22, 2016
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Google tells judge: Don't let Canada force us to alter US search results
Google says Canadian order is "repugnant" to the First Amendment.
July 25, 2017
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Intel fires warning shots at Microsoft, claims x86 emulation is a patent minefield
Intel doesn't name names, but Windows 10 on ARM is surely the target of its ire.
June 9, 2017
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It's official: Oracle will appeal its "fair use" loss against Google
Case goes back to court that held APIs are copyrighted in the first place.
October 27, 2016
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Judge skewers Oracle attorney for revealing Google, Apple trade secrets
Lawyer "screwed up and she never should have done what she did," judge says.
September 23, 2016
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Misc. - K

Kaspersky files antitrust complaint against Microsoft in Europe over Windows Defender
Kaspersky Lab has moved to file an antitrust complaint against Microsoft in Europe over what it sees as unfair practices to promote Windows Defender over competing products in Windows 10. In a blog post, co-founder of the Russian firm, Eugene Kaspersky, lays out several complaints that, he says, highlight "questionable tactics" on Microsoft's part to give its own antivirus solution an unfair advantage.
June 6, 2017
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Kaspersky Files Antitrust Complaint Against Microsoft Over Windows 10 Antivirus Approach
Kaspersky announced that it has filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft for disabling its antivirus service with both the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office. The company had previously filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft in its home country, Russia.
June 6, 2017
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Kaspersky Lab Drops Lawsuit Against Microsoft
In an interesting turn of events, Kaspersky Lab has withdrawn an antitrust lawsuit it filed against Microsoft for the way in which Windows 10 would block third-part software from installing. the suit was filed about a year ago, after the antivirus company's CEO Eugene Kaspersky posted a long rant aimed at the software giant in a blog post.
April 26, 2017
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Kaspersky Lab files more antitrust complaints against Microsoft
Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab has filed more antitrust complaints against Microsoft over Windows 10, this time with the EU and German Federal Cartel.
June 6, 2017
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Manchester firm shut down for pretending to be Google
Biz charged £250 a pop for free Google My Business service
August 9, 2017
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Microsoft Faces Two Lawsuits Over Windows 10 Upgrade Policy
It turns out people don't like it when a new OS pushes itself onto their PCs without their consent!
July 29, 2016
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Microsoft faces Windows 10 antitrust investigation for disabling Kaspersky antivirus software
Security software firm Kaspersky Labs has filed antitrust complaints against Microsoft in Europe. The complaints center around Microsoft disabling third party antivirus software in Windows 10 to favor its own Windows Defender.
June 7, 2017
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Microsoft hit with lawsuit alleging Windows 10 upgrades 'destroyed people's data and damaged PCs'
Windows 10 has certainly not been short of controversy. Between forced upgrades, telemetry and privacy concerns, and the introduction of increasing numbers of ads, Microsoft has been on the receiving end of a good deal of criticism for the latest version of its operating system. and the trouble is not over.
March 27, 2017
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Microsoft sued over Windows 10 'destroying user data and damaging PCs'
Ever since the release of Windows 10 back in July 2015, Microsoft has come under a lot of fire for "forcing" users to upgrade to the operating system. for this reason, several lawsuits were filed against the company, of which many were successful. In fact, several authorities were also urged to probe Microsoft over claims that the company was spying on users through telemetry data obtained from Windows 10.
March 27, 2017
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Now available: the Open Organization Leaders Manual
Download our community-produced guide to becoming a more open leader.
December 6, 2016
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Oracle denied new trial in copyright dispute with Google over Java
Oracle had claimed that some evidence was withheld by Google
October 19, 2016
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Oracle loses appeal against Google in Java API case
Oracle has once again been unsuccessful in its latest effort to obtain a new trial in its Java API copyright claim against Google. Judge William Alsup of the San Francisco District Court has denied Oracle's latest motion to have its case reheard on the grounds of misconduct on the part of Google's lawyers.
October 3, 2016
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Oracle settles with ex-worker over alleged fiddling of cloud accounts
The employee said she was terminated from her job for refusing to comply
February 9, 2017
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Oracle takes Java copyright dispute with Google to appeals court
A jury in California had decided that the use of Java APIs in Android was fair use
October 27, 2016
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Patent-holding company's $533M verdict against Apple is dust on appeal
Massive verdict would have been largest ever for a non-practicing entity.
March 2, 2017
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Read the arguments from the Apple v. Samsung Supreme Court case
Apple and Samsung brought their long-running patent case to the Supreme Court this morning for an hour of oral arguments. we have a detailed writeup from the courtroom right here. But if you're interested in the specifics of the case, you can now read a full transcript of the arguments on the court's website.
October 11, 2016
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SCOTUS May Decide If "To Google" Is A Generic Term
Earlier this year, a federal court decided that while "googling" is a popular phrase that means "to search for something online," that doesn't mean the company should lose its trademark protection. Now the people behind that case have filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, hoping that the Supremes will agree that a verbed brand name is a generic term.
August 21, 2017
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Security Firm Launches Antitrust Complaint Against Microsoft and Windows 10
Security firm Kaspersky Lab is crying foul after accusing Microsoft of creating an environment in Windows 10 that puts competing security products at a disadvantage compared to the company's Windows Defender.
November 14, 2016
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Supreme Court leaves gap in Samsung-Apple patent ruling
The court did not provide guidance on a test for 'article of manufacture' for determining damages
December 6, 2016
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Supreme Court Overturns $399M Verdict In Long-Running Apple/Samsung Patent Spat
The seemingly never-ending smartphone patent slapfight between Apple and Samsung continues on, with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling today that a $399 million jury award granted to Apple needs to be reassessed because the iPhone maker isn't entitled to all of the profits from the infringing Samsung devices.
December 6, 2016
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WhatsApp sued by German watchdog group over privacy
WhatsApp and Facebook have been in hot water in Germany since September for how they share data. the heat is now turned up to 11.
January 31, 2017
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Why your teams may be failing at the collaboration game
A team's unhealthy communication practices can cause it to disintegrate–as this case study illustrates.
December 6, 2016
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'Windows 10 destroyed our data!' Microsoft hauled into US court
'Dodgy' unwanted operating system update sparks potential class-action lawsuit
March 24, 2017
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​Windows 10 upgrades: Microsoft sued for millions over lost data and damaged PCs
A group of Windows 10 users have brought a new lawsuit alleging Microsoft's upgrade destroyed data and damaged hardware.
March 27, 2017
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Yahoo hit with another lawsuit claiming anti-male discrimination
New plaintiff says management at Yahoo's "Media Org" tilted against men.
October 7, 2016
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