Apple has filed a patent in the United States for a Siri-like digital assistant interface for a desktop environment.
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Indian government taps the country's digital library of 270,000 ancient Indian medicine formulations to amend and remove 100 international patents. Unilever and Procter & Gamble were among companies affected.
Amazon has landed a patent for a second-hand digital market - a concept that has already attracted the ire of rights-holders elsewhere.
Netflix is being sued by an interactive TV solutions provider over at least seven U.S. patents regarding digital rights management and how viewer data is used.
Some of the world's biggest tech companies joined a consortium to buy Kodak's portfolio of digital imaging patents for $525 million.
Apple and Google have teamed up to offer Kodak more than $500m for more than 1,000 digital imaging patents, according to online reports.
Digital entertainment company Rovi will license out patents to Google, as the search giant pushes ahead with a bid to boost its Google TV service.
U.S. judge rules phonemakers did not violate Kodak rights because patent in contention was invalid, but film company will appeal findings in final determination, report says.
Microsoft is to dive into the thriving e-reader market, after it stopped suing Barnes & Noble and went into partnership with the bookseller instead.Microsoft had been in litigation over Barnes & Noble's alleged infringement of Microsoft patents in its Android-based Nook tablet, but on Monday the companies announced the end of the legal battle and the start of a strategic partnership around digital content.
Not to be outdone by the rumors that Apple's iTV will (eventually) arrive with a built-in Siri of its own, Google has filed for a patent for a voice-based remote control that would tie into Google TV.
Kodak accuses Apple and HTC of violating patents linked to digital imaging technology; files complaints with U.S. International Trade Commission.
Kodak's patents could come in handy in the ongoing patent wars. All smartphones have digital photography technology.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office publishes patent application detailing Cupertino's technology to offer "low-computational" face recognition capabilities, while new rumors surface of two iPad 3 models.
Worldwide contest invites developers to submit their ideas to help bring the patent office and seven million records into the 21st century.
80% of all web communication is in ten languages, yet 95% of humanity speaks roughly 300 languages. As digital services and devices move to voice control, the commercial opportunity could help close the digital linguistic divide, says the Long Now Foundation.
Motorola has added its voice to those advocating a block of spectrum from the digital dividend be kept for emergency services use so that emergency workers can stay in contact during times of network stress.
Kodak has lost an initial ruling in its lawsuit over Apple and Research In Motion's use of image preview technology in digital cameras
The European Commission has launched a consultation on its regulation of mobile roaming rates.The cost of using a mobile phone for voice or data services while travelling in Europe has dropped significantly since the regulation was introduced in 2007, "the target set by the Digital Agenda for Europe is that the difference between roaming and national tariffs should approach zero by 2015", the Commission said in a statement on Wednesday.
Struggling to find a consistent voice online, or not sure about how to achieve appropriate language usage? Here's Chris Barr discussing his Yahoo Style Guide, a book and online resource which helps demystify how to communicate effectively and consistently in this digital age.
Apple has a new problem with it's iPhone: the built-in camera might be infringing on some digital camera patents.
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