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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Comcast reported stronger than expected profits as more customers transitioned to digital cable and the voice and Internet services that often ride shotgun.In the second quarter (statement), Comcast reported earnings of $967 million, or 33 cents a share, on revenue of $8.
A Sony digital voice recorder, a Canon PowerShot digital camera, and a Logitech Bluetooth headset. Here are your daily deals for Wednesday, July 1, straight from the Gadget Gal:1.
Sony Corporation has finally settled a a patent-infringement lawsuit that was filed by the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) over patents on digital camera technology. While the exact terms of the settlement weren't made public, CalTech reps said that the situation was "resolved" in a filing in Los Angeles on June 23.
Starting the week off with a whole load of tech news to digest, I was tempted (for no good reason) to let rip on the digital asset management industry this morning and voice my own loudly vented spleen in no uncertain terms.Document management, digital asset management, software configuration management and a litany of other data-centric panaceas are all staring at me from my inbox with all the rosy-cheeked positivity of a Californian self-help group leader.
Inventor Judah Klausner filed a voice mail patent lawsuit on Tuesday against Google, Verizon Communications, and others. Verizon has already sued Klausner over the validity of his patents.
The ICD-UX80 is a good all-round digital voice recorder but is let down by counter-intuitive controls and the fact it can record only in MP3 format.
62% of all Americans are part of a wireless, mobile population that participates in digital activities away from home or work According to Pew Internet, 58% of adult Americans have used a cell phone or personal digital assistant (PDA) to do at least one of ten mobile non-voice data activities, such as texting, emailing, taking [...]
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