All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘turf wars’

The Backlash on Sergey Brin’s Comments Begins

You didn’t really think that Sergey Brin was going to get away scot-free for those Guardian comments about how Apple and Facebook were guilty of obstructing open development of technology while Google was the true bastion of creativity and liberty on the internet, did you? Nope. In this corner of the ring, you will find accusations directed at Google that, …

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Microsoft Banking On OpenStreetMap To Undermine Google Maps

For years, Google Maps has been synonymous with “online maps.” Although Microsoft launched its own mapping service, Bing Maps, in 2010, it was nearly five years after Google Maps launched its first stable release and well after Google’s service had established itself as the foremost source for online geography and directions. Any service and app incorporating any type of geotagging …

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How Patents Hinder Technology & Impair Innovation

The concept of patents have noble intentions, but like all good intentions it travels a fast and fiery road southbound. Look at the state of the patent turf wars lately. Spanning from tablets to train stations, patent lawsuits are sprouting up everywhere and seemingly infect everything. The trend is particularly virulent among tech companies, where Google, Apple, Motorola, Samsung, Microsoft …

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Apple Offers $15-Per-Device Patent Settlement To Samsung, Motorola

As the Gordian knot of Apple’s seemingly endless patent disputes with competitors twists into a messier situation with every passing day, the tech company has brandished a blade capable of slicing through the tangle and solving the problem once and for all: a cash settlement. According to Dow Jones Newswires, Apple offered both Motorola Mobility and Samsung, both makers of …

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Google, Motorola Ordered To Hand Over Android Info To Apple

It’s been nary a month since Google’s acquisition of Motorola was approved by both the European Union and the U.S. Justice Department. As Motorola has been deadlocked in multiple ongoing patent lawsuits with Apple regarding the distribution of Appleā€™s iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPad 2 3G, Google seems to have acquired its way into yet another legal struggle with …

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Yahoo Unfriends Facebook, Considers Lawsuit Over Patent Claim

Yahoo’s had a rough go of it so far in 2012 and the company could certainly stand to take a more active role instead of reacting to how the tech world changes around them. So what better way to get back in shape than to pick a fight with the biggest kid in the playground? That seems to be Yahoo’s …

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Google Set To Leapfrog Facebook In Advertising Revenue Next Year

Maybe Microsoft’s claim that Google is the “world’s largest advertising company” may not have been so far off the mark if current predictions come true. Last year, Facebook leaped past Yahoo! to become the top seller of online ads. This year, Facebook will likely know how Yahoo! felt when that happened because Google is currently on track to surpass Facebook …

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Scroogle Gets Screwgled For Good After Days Of DDoS Attacks

Options to prevent Google’s gropey hands from gathering your browsing information have dwindled today due to the shuttering up of Scroogle. For those unawares, Scroogle was a search engine that acted as an “online condom” to enable users to practice safe searching while preventing companies like Google from tracking your habits. The main cause for the site’s shutdown is said …

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