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Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Patent trolling pays: Since 2010, trolls have made 3 times as much money in court as real companies   —  Two charts show how, even though patent trolls have lost recent battles, they are still winning the war.  —  Who deserves more money from a jury: a company that uses its patents to sue a competitor using its technology?
Oct 12, 2014, 12:40 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Circle opens its global bitcoin service to the public in 7 languages   —  Circle, one of the giants of the bitcoin world, is finally allowing the general public to try out the service.  Its offering is tailored to the global market.  —  Circle is one of the big dogs of bitcoin …
Sep 29, 2014, 12:35 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Rackspace knocks out patent troll that claimed monopoly on rotating smartphone displays   —  A troll called called Rotatable claimed a patent monopoly on the use of rotating mobile screen displays.  Rackspace won a victory for everyone by destroying its patent.
Sep 23, 2014, 9:25 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Apple's “warrant canary” disappears, suggesting new Patriot Act demands   —  Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request.  That language is now gone.  —  When Apple published its first Transparency Report …
Sep 18, 2014, 2:10 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
California law says companies can't punish customers who post negative reviews   —  Some businesses use contracts that say customers have to pay large penalties if they say something negative online.  A new California law turns the tables on that.  —  A swanky hotel in New York caught flak …
Sep 10, 2014, 9:35 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Ryan Seacrest's Typo sold thousands of BlackBerry-style keyboards in defiance of court order, faces contempt charge   —  Typo, which makes add-on keyboards for iPhones, got off to a rocky start this year when a federal judge slapped it with a sales ban for violating BlackBerry patents.
Aug 22, 2014, 3:30 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Tycoon can sue Google over auto-complete, as Hong Kong joins global censorship push   —  Google's automated search suggestion feature is under attack by a Hong Kong business, who won the right to claim defamation when his name appeared next to the word “triad.”
Aug 7, 2014, 7:10 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Yelp lied about review policies to inflate stock price, lawsuit claims   —  An investors' class action lawsuit against Yelp could help reveal whether rumors about the company's ad practices, which have never been proven, are true.  —  Yelp, a site that lets consumers post reviews of local businesses …
Aug 6, 2014, 9:05 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Netflix to FCC: reclassify Comcast and Verizon so they can't choke the internet   —  Netflix came out swinging in its submission to the FCC over proposed internet “fast lanes,” arguing Wednesday that this would be a bad idea and that the agency should instead focus on forcing broadband providers …
Jul 16, 2014, 5:20 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
White House pulls plug on controversial Patent Office nominee after tech sector backlash   —  The Obama Administration has changed its mind over a plan to name pharmaceutical executive Phil Johnson as head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, according to multiple sources.
Jul 9, 2014, 3:00 PMIn context

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