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  • News: Google to commit to offer some Motorola patents on FRAND terms

    Google is planning to send a letter to standards setting organizations, stating that Motorola Mobility's standards-essential patents will continue to be available on FRAND terms after its acquisition of the company, a person close to the situation said late Tuesday.

  • News: Megaupload interest a mixed blessing for Pirate Party

    The Pirate Party of New Zealand (PPNZ) says it is wary that the Megaupload controversy might generate superficial interest in the party's policies and attract approaches from insufficiently committed new members.

  • News: Internet Freedom Could Turn on 'Middle Countries'

    Between the free-expression camp and the hard-line regimes with strict censorship policies are a host of important, growing nations that are just beginning to delve into the work of crafting Internet policy. And those countries could hold the key.

  • News: LightSquared asks FCC to regulate GPS receivers

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  • News: Yahoo ousts half its board

    As part of an ongoing effort to recover from a downward spiral, Yahoo said on Tuesday that four board members, including its chairman, will step down.

  • News: FTC warns makers of background checking apps

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sent warning letters to the makers of six mobile apps used for background checks, saying the apps may violate a consumer credit protection law.

  • News: Symantec verifies stolen source code posted by Anonymous is "legitimate"

    Symantec is in an ongoing fight against hackers in the group Anonymous that last January attempted to extort a payment of around $50,000 from Symantec in exchange for not publicly posting stolen Symantec source code they had stolen for various older Symantec security products dating to 2006.

  • News: Opposition to ACTA swells in Europe

    A British member of the European Parliament has been given the job of evaluating the controversial ACTA agreement as more European countries shy away from the deal.

  • News: Groups: Congress should scrap SOPA, PIPA and start over

    The U.S. Congress should scrap two controversial copyright enforcement bills and start over with attempts to target foreign websites accused of infringement and counterfeiting, more than 70 groups have said.

  • News: Acer sues former CEO Lanci for breach of contract

    Acer has sued its former CEO and President Gianfranco Lanci in Italian courts for allegedly violating a non-compete clause, the company said Tuesday.

  • News: Anonymous claims to have released source code of Symantec's pcAnywhere

    Hacker group Anonymous claimed late Monday that the source code of Symantec's pcAnywhere had been uploaded on The Pirate Bay site.

  • News: Oracle asks for retrial against SAP in TomorrowNow case

    Oracle has chosen a new trial in its lawsuit against SAP for copyright infringement, rejecting the reduction of a jury verdict by about US$1 billion by a federal court in September last year.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Look around you

    Google looks outside the company to hire some integrity, Best Buy looks to consumers for mythical product research, and spammers look toward Steve Jobs for inspiration. The remainders for Monday, February 6, 2012 are looking sharp.

  • Opinion: Too Big or Too Expensive To Fail?

    It is talked about everywhere. From the HBO film Too Big To Fail, to a recent article in the New York Times. Will we ever see one of the big four US banks fail? The smallest of the big 4 is Wells Fargo, and they have over three and a half times the assets of the fifth largest bank, US Bank. The trends in bank shut downs by the FDIC seem to indicate that they are more concerned by the smaller banks with capital issues than the larger ones. In addition, can our economy really handle a mega bank failure?

  • Opinion: Why the Payments Industry Should be Opposed to SOPA

    On January 18, 2012, several of the most prominent websites on the Internet, including Wikipedia, suspended operations in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), currently under consideration in the House of Representatives. While the main arguments against SOPA have been focused on free speech and fair use, I have not seen any discussion of a provision that bears directly on the payment industry: the requirement that payment networks refuse to settle transactions with foreign websites alleged to have infringed on copyrights.

  • Opinion: DMARC Aims to Reinforce Financial Critical Infrastructure

    Rarely do updates to pure tech standards get a lot of attention by the press and media, but the financial and tech firms behind the recently announced DMARC organization and the work of the IETF make this weeks announcement a little different. Why so, you ask?

  • Opinion: Oracle Financial Services GBU Reports 1H 2012

    Last week, the Oracle Financial Services Global Business Unit (GBU) released operating results for the first half of FY2012. Frank Brienzi, Senior Vice President of the GBU, S. Ramakriskhnan who leads OFSA Analytics and Don Russo who runs the Insurance sector all spoke enthusiastically of its performance, key wins in core banking, analytics, and insurance sectors, and recent innovation in OFSA/Exadata integration.

  • News: Appeals court denies Google bid to keep email out of Oracle trial

    Google has failed in its latest attempt to keep a potentially damaging email out of the lawsuit Oracle filed against it over alleged Java intellectual-property violations in the Android mobile OS.

  • News: Voice and video calls via Wi-Fi from 30,000 feet?

    Federal regulations forbid making calls from cell phones while aboard U.S. commercial planes in-flight, but Wi-Fi services could eventually permit voice and video calls over the Internet for a fee.

  • News: Lenovo ordered to pay €1920 for making French laptop buyer pay for Windows too

    A French laptop buyer has won a refund from Lenovo after a four-year legal battle over the cost of a Windows license he didn't want. The judgment could open the way for PC buyers elsewhere in Europe to obtain refunds for bundled software they don't want, French campaign group No More Racketware said Monday.



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