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You can taste the irony of Microsoft's patent positions on MP3 and Linux
Yes, litigating your way to software business success has its pitfalls, and it's ironies. Trouble for Microsoft is that it has the deepest pockets in town, and therefore an IP infringement magnet, whereas the Linux cup runnith over in all directions, with only a trickle available for a jury to potentially ransack. It just doesn't seem fair.
Novel music search project creates method for intrinsic, not semantic, classifications
We use some techniques very similar to what a speech recognizer does. It will take the audio and will run signal processing algorithms over it and try to extract out some key features that describe the music. We then use some machine-learning techniques basically to teach this system how to recognize music that is both similar and dissimilar. So at the end, we have a music similarity model and this is the neat part. We can then use this music similarity model to recommend music that sounds similar to music that you already like.
Complex APIs/copyright case moves forward even as early injunction denied
John Carbone, Express Logic vice president of marketing, said that the denial of the early injunction has not dissuaded the pursuit of the full action. The final arbitration process will continue, he said, in about three months. Green Hills has also lost on some early issues, including two counter-claims, he said.