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Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Alibaba's Ant Financial acquires US biometric authentication startup EyeVerify; source says for $100M   —  Alibaba's payments arm, Ant Financial, has acquired EyeVerify, a maker of optical recognition technology used byWells Fargo along with dozens of regional banks and credit unions across the country.
Sep 13, 2016, 8:45 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Palantir files suit against early investor Marc Abramowitz, claiming the investor stole confidential info about key projects, then filed patents independently   —  Palantir, a secretive firm that supplies data analytics to companies and governments, filed a dramatic lawsuit against one of its early investors …
Sep 6, 2016, 11:25 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Oracle says it is funding anti-Google research group The Google Transparency Project   —  Groups with words like “transparency” in their name are typically very open about how they operate.  That's why the “Campaign for Accountability,” a non-profit hatched in Washington this spring …
Aug 19, 2016, 11:35 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
What's at stake in Google and Oracle's $9.3B fair use fight over Java APIs   —  Gather round tech folks, it's time for an epic rematch between two industry giants.  At stake is not just billions of dollars in copyright claims, but also a controversial legal concept that could roil the entire software industry.
May 11, 2016, 10:50 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Netflix and Amazon users sue to stop Chicago's 9% streaming tax   —  It's on.  Subscribers to popular streaming services, including XBox Live and Spotify, have filed a lawsuit that claims the city of Chicago's controversial tax policy on digital entertainment is illegal.
Sep 14, 2015, 12:10 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
RealtyMogul gets $35M Series B to grow data-driven platform for real estate investors   —  The business proposition behind RealtyMogul may sound a little odd: you and other accredited investors from around the internet can put money into an apartment building in Florida, or a storage locker service …
Jul 14, 2015, 10:25 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Court refuses to halt FCC rules, net neutrality rules go into effect on Friday   —  In a victory for the Federal Communications Commission, a Washington appeals court on Thursday refused to grant a request by the telecom industry to suspend “net neutrality” rules that are scheduled to go into effect tomorrow.
Jun 11, 2015, 6:25 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Obama administration sides with Oracle in Supreme Court fight with Google over copyrighted Java APIs   —  Let Oracle own API's, Justice Dept tells top court in surprise filing  —  The right of companies to use key elements of computer code, known as application programming interfaces (API's) …
May 27, 2015, 5:00 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Judge halts movie industry-backed probe against Google   —  A federal judge has agreed to put the brakes on an investigation into Google by Mississippi Attorney General, Jim Hood, after the company complained that Hood's inquiry was an illegal censorship campaign cooked up by Hollywood.
Mar 2, 2015, 4:20 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Net Neutrality day is here: a guide to today's vote   —  Credit: Gigaom illustration adapted from Shutterstock  —  Credit: Gigaom illustration adapted from Shutterstock  —  What is the right way to run the internet?  After months of pitched debate over so-called net neutrality …
Feb 26, 2015, 8:15 AMIn context

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