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FTC investigates global firms for antitrust issues-INSIDE K…

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FTC investigates global firms for antitrust issues Commission looking at the practices of Google, Dolby, Agoda Oct 16,2018 Fair Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Kim Sang-jo said Monday that the agency is investigating a number of global companies, including Dolby, Google and Agoda, for possible antitrust violations. “[In regard to Dolby,] we have already conducted a field investigation following complaints raised by an official,” said the FTC Chairman Kim during the annual National Assembly audit. “The 2015 Dolby investigation looked into the contracts, but in the recent investigation, we are looking into commissions charged on patent use and cancellation charges.” The FTC chairman
Did Uber Steal Google’s Intellectual Property?

Did Uber Steal Google’s Intellectual Property?

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In the spring of 2011, a small group of engineers working on a secretive project at Google received an e-mail from a colleague. It’s finally happening, the note read. Anthony is going to get fired. Several of the recipients gathered in one of the self-serve espresso bars that dot the company’s headquarters, and traded rumors suggesting that Anthony Levandowski—one of the company’s most talented and best-known employees—had finally gone too far.Levandowski was a gifted engineer who frequently spoke to newspapers and magazines, including this one, about the future of robotics. On the Google campus, he was easy to pick out: he was six feet seven and wore the same drab clothes every day—jeans and a gray T-shirt—which, in Silicon Valley, signalled that he preferred to conserve his cognitive
Google has gone rogue, says Vinod Sujan, who’s building an …

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Have 'sponsored' search results ever antagonised you? Do you yearn for search results based on keywords only? Will you pay for search if it is non-partisan, does not store your history, nor needs your identity? Vinod Sujan of Aarzoo Search believes India and the world have many such Internet users, but there's no search engine that caters to these needs. Over four years earlier, Sujan began work on a blockchain-based search engine that is everything that Google isn't -- non-partisan, unprompted and paid-for. The question is: is there a market for it? Sujan says the 'unbiased' aarzoo.com launches in the first quarter of 2019. Users will have to pay a nominal fee per month for search. The engine will not store any history or data. Sujan believes its biggest USP will be: it will not post s...
Microsoft sheds its aggressive patent control to support Li…

Microsoft sheds its aggressive patent control to support Li…

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Over the years, Microsoft has been notoriously protective over its patents, engaging in numerous lawsuits against Linux-based technology for infringement. In an unprecedented move, it looks like the firm is now ready to bury the hatchet as it joins the Open Invention Network and makes a whopping 60,000 Microsoft-owned patents open source. The Open Invention Network (OIN) was formed in 2005 as a “patent nonaggression community,” essentially acting as mutual assurance that members wouldn’t file patent suits involving Linux projects. Membership is now 2,600 strong, including major Microsoft competitors like Google, Sony and IBM. “We know Microsoft’s decision to join OIN may be viewed as surprising to some,” explains Microsoft deputy general counsel Erich Andersen. “It is no secret that th
Amazon’s Echo May Be Able To Read Your Emotions

Amazon’s Echo May Be Able To Read Your Emotions

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Read: How emotions influence decision-makingThese categories are largely static. But if Amazon had a line of products that continually monitored us, responsive to every shift, the door would be open for devices to relate to us in a much more fluid way—responding to us based not just on who we are, generally, but who we are in any given moment. This is a boon for advertisers: Most of the time, I wouldn’t be interested in buying an Enya album—but if you ask me in the immediate, teary aftermath of an emotional text message exchange with a lover, I’d probably say yes. I may not go to Panera often, but if the idea is suggested to me when I am hungry and feeling sick, maybe I will.Amazon isn’t the only technology company to pursue technology that takes full advantage of these emotional win
Google files patent allowing crowdsourced videos of concert…

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Google has filed a patent that will help users choose the right video from the sea of videos that get uploaded on video sharing platforms pertaining to public events such as music concerts and sporting events. The patent also allows viewers to review these events from multiple camera angles, while also being able to determine the exact position of the video sources themselves — a feature that which could come handy on social media networks to find friends who are at the same event. The patent application doesn’t restrict the purview of the patent to the company’s own YouTube video sharing portal, but also extends the scope to “popular video delivery systems” and social networks. Prima facie, that seems to allude to the implementation of the video search feature within the company’s se
Some Google Plus users begin migrating to the MeWe social m…

Some Google Plus users begin migrating to the MeWe social m…

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Now that Google is sticking the fork in its Google Plus social media platform, there is a huge swath of Google+ users who are searching for a new social media home. Many users aren’t at all keen on Facebook or Twitter so they’ve been hunting for alternatives. Some have ended up at pluspora, some are migrating to mastodon, and others to Friendica. But a large number have found a place they believe could be what they once had in Google Plus: MeWe.MeWe is a newer social media platform that is supposedly engineered with “privacy-by-design.” In the words of the company:MeWe turns the table on Facebook and other social media companies with a revolutionary service that emphasizes privacy and social sharing where people can be their true, uncensored selves. No Ads. No Spyware. No BS. MeWe membe