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The Backlash on Sergey Brin’s Comments Begins The Backlash on Sergey Brin’s Comments Begins
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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 …

Microsoft Banking On OpenStreetMap To Undermine Google Maps 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 …

How Patents Hinder Technology & Impair Innovation 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 …

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

Google, Motorola Ordered To Hand Over Android Info To Apple 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 …

Yahoo Unfriends Facebook, Considers Lawsuit Over Patent Claim Yahoo Unfriends Facebook, Considers Lawsuit Over Patent Claim
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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 …

Google Set To Leapfrog Facebook In Advertising Revenue Next Year Google Set To Leapfrog Facebook In Advertising Revenue Next Year
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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 …

Scroogle Gets Screwgled For Good After Days Of DDoS Attacks Scroogle Gets Screwgled For Good After Days Of DDoS Attacks
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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 …