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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jan 04, 2013 On Google, F.T.C. Set Rules of War Over Patents
QUOTE: The [FTC's Google-Ed.] action by no means spells the end of the smartphone patent wars, a global conflict in which major corporations including Apple, Samsung and Google have spent billions amassing patent portfolios and then suing and countersuing one another in courts around the world. But legal experts say Google’s settlement with the F.T.C. signals progress in clarifying the rules of engagement in high-tech patent battles, and thus could ease them.
New York Times May 21, 2011 The Privacy Challenge in Online Prize Contests (Bits)
QUOTE: The Netflix contest was celebrated as a triumph for the company and as a catalyst for bringing new techniques to data analysis. But in 2010, Netflix was forced to cancel a planned second prize because of privacy concerns....Mr. Vengroff, who called the Netflix contest “tremendously valuable” for elevating the field of data analysis, said the privacy model in his contest was far more secure.
New York Times May 08, 2011 Suit Opens a Window Into Google
QUOTE: In the smartphone market....“Google has the same problem today that Microsoft had 20 years ago, when Windows started to take off in the personal computer market,” said David B. Yoffie, a professor at the Harvard Business School. “It needs to maintain the integrity of its technology, and control it.”
New York Times Mar 31, 2011 Antitrust Cry From Microsoft
QUOTE: The litany of particulars in Microsoft’s complaint… includes claims of anticompetitive practices by Google in search, online advertising and smartphone software. But a central theme, Microsoft says, is that Google unfairly hinders the ability of search competitors — and Microsoft’s Bing is almost the only one left — from examining and indexing information that Google controls, like its big video service YouTube.
New York Times Jul 16, 2010 You Want My Personal Data? Reward Me for It
QUOTE: On the Internet, users supply the raw material that helps generate billions of dollars a year in online advertising revenue. Search requests, individual profiles on social networks, Web browsing habits, posted pictures and many Internet messages are all mined to serve up targeted online ads. All of this personal information turns out to be extremely valuable, collectively. So why should Google, Yahoo, Facebook and other ad businesses get all the rewards?
New York Times Feb 17, 2010 Turning Patents Into ‘Invention Capital’
QUOTE: Admirers of Mr. Myhrvold, the scientist who led Microsoft’s technology development in the 1990s, see an innovator seeking to elevate the economic role and financial rewards for inventors whose patented ideas are often used without compensation by big technology companies. His detractors see a cynical operator deploying his bulging patent trove as a powerful bargaining chip, along with the implied threat of costly litigation, to prod high-tech companies to pay him lucrative fees.
New York Times Oct 07, 2009 U.S. Begins Inquiry of I.B.M. in Mainframe Market
QUOTE: The Department of Justice has started a preliminary investigation into whether I.B.M. abused its monopoly position in the market for the mainframe computers...
New York Times Jun 20, 2009 Unboxed: Can Governments Till the Fields of Innovation?
QUOTE: governments are increasingly wading into the innovation game, declaring innovation agendas and appointing senior innovation officials....The rising worldwide interest in innovation policy represents the search to answer an important question: What is the appropriate government role in creating industries and jobs in today’s high-technology, global economy?
New York Times Mar 05, 2009 Piecemeal Layoffs Avoid Warning Laws
QUOTE: These unannounced cuts [At IBM], labor experts say, raise issues of disclosure and the treatment of workers. They argue that the federal law requiring warning of certain kinds of layoffs should be overhauled to cover smaller job cuts.
New York Times Jul 03, 2008 Google-Yahoo Partnership: Justice Is Looking Closer (Bits)
QUOTE: The Justice Department’s antitrust division has begun issuing civil subpoenas as it probes further into whether a planned Google-Yahoo partnership in search advertising is anticompetitive, a person close to a company that received a subpoena confirmed on Wednesday.
New York Times Apr 17, 2008 Warning on Storage of Health Records
QUOTE: In an article in The New England Journal of Medicine, two leading researchers warn that the entry of big companies like Microsoft and Google into the field of personal health records could drastically alter the practice of clinical research and raise new challenges to the privacy of patient records.
New York Times Sep 18, 2007 Microsoft Ruling May Bode Ill for Other Companies
QUOTE: Software and legal experts said the European ruling might signal problems for companies like Apple, Intel and Qualcomm, whose market dominance in online music downloads, computer chips and mobile phone technology is also being scrutinized by the European Commission.
New York Times Jul 25, 2007 F.B.I. and Chinese Seize $500 Million of Counterfeit Software
QUOTE: The F.B.I. said Tuesday that a joint effort with the Chinese authorities had led to the arrest of 25 people and the seizing of more than $500 million worth of counterfeit Microsoft and Symantec software that was being made in China and distributed worldwide.
New York Times Jul 05, 2007 At I.B.M., a Smarter Way to Outsource
QUOTE: The debate continues over how much skilled work in the vast service sector of the American economy can migrate offshore to lower-cost nations like India. Estimates of the number of services jobs potentially at risk… range widely from a few million to more than 40 million, which is about a third of total employment in services.
New York Times Jul 04, 2007 SAP, German Software Giant, Admits to Illicit Downloads
QUOTE: SAP, the big German software maker, admitted yesterday that a subsidiary had improperly obtained documents and software from Oracle, its archrival in the business software market.
New York Times May 29, 2007 Google Deal Said to Bring U.S. Scrutiny
QUOTE: The Federal Trade Commission has opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Google’s planned $3.1 billion purchase of the online advertising company DoubleClick, an industry executive briefed on the agency’s plans said yesterday. .... The deal, involving powerful forces in their respective niches of the online advertising business, prompted privacy advocates and competitors to raise concerns after it was announced last month.
New York Times Aug 01, 2005 Rating System Will Evaluate Free Software
QUOTE: ...companies often have to do their own testing and tweaking to see if such open-source programs - free software available for programmers to modify or enhance - work reliably. That obstacle has slowed the software's advance.
New York Times Jul 11, 2005 In Video Game, a Download Unlocks Hidden Sex Scenes
QUOTE: With some code written by Patrick Wildenborg, a 36-year-old Dutch techie, and a few friends, some scenes in the best-selling video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas become sexually explicit.
New York Times Jun 28, 2005 I.B.M.'s Announcements Draw S.E.C. Inquiry
QUOTE: The Securities and Exchange Commission has begun an informal investigation into I.B.M.'s reporting of its first-quarter earnings and its handling of the announcement that it would expense stock options starting in the first quarter, the company said yesterday.
New York Times Jun 24, 2005 Cutting Here, but Hiring Over There
QUOTE: To critics, I.B.M. is a leading example of the corporate strategy of shopping the globe for the cheapest labor in a single-minded pursuit of profits, to the detriment of wages, benefits and job security here and in other developed countries.
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