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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
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Newegg is latest big retailer to accept bitcoin   —  Online electronics seller Newegg announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with payment processor Bitpay to let its more than 25 million customers pay with bitcoin.  The company, which sells items like computers and game consoles …
Jul 1, 2014, 2:20 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Microsoft bucks its own history , embraces “openness” in push for Azure adoption   —  It's not often you write “Microsoft” and"open" in the same sentence but, well, these are special times.  The company is straining to make its Azure cloud service a bona fide rival to Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services …
Jun 19, 2014, 4:10 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
FCC report shows ISPs are faster than ever, but congestion is a problem   —  The good news is that, overall, the country's average broadband speed is 36 percent faster than what it was in 2012.  The bad news is that DSL subscribers are getting left out of the party, and that severe congestion points …
Jun 18, 2014, 5:30 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
@SCOTUS_servo tweets unannounced changes to Supreme Court opinions after they're published   —  Clever piece of code exposes hidden changes to Supreme Court opinions  —  Supreme Court opinions are the law of the land, and so it's a problem when the Justices change the words of the decisions without telling anyone.
Jun 13, 2014, 9:30 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Judge calls out LinkedIn over spammy invitations, says emails can harm reputation   —  LinkedIn users who are suing the company over its aggressive marketing practices got a big boost on Thursday, when a federal judge ruled they can go forward with a class action lawsuit that turns on the company's familiar …
Jun 13, 2014, 7:00 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
US will auction bitcoins seized from Silk Road, bidders must deposit $200,000   —  The United States government announced Thursday that it will sell the nearly 30,000 bitcoins it seized last year from Silk Road, a notorious online marketplace for drugs and hitmen, in a 12-hour auction on June 27.
Jun 12, 2014, 6:35 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Congressional hearing suggests first sale doctrine won't apply to digital goods anytime soon   —  Should you have a right to sell your ebooks and digital music?  —  People can be surprised to discover that they don't actually own the digital books and songs they buy, but that they instead rent …
Jun 8, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Microsoft wins right to disclose FBI's demand for info about Office 365 customer   —  In a significant victory for transparency and free speech, a federal judge in Seattle granted Microsoft permission to unseal documents related to an FBI investigation into one of its cloud customers.
May 22, 2014, 9:50 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Patent reform dies in Senate as Leahy pulls plug on key bill   —  A closely watched patent reform bill failed on Wednesday as Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt), who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced that he lacked the bipartisan support to push the bill forward.
May 21, 2014, 2:25 PMIn context

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