1 Patent, 2 Patents, 3 Patents, 4.

I found a list of patents that Yahoo is suing Facebook over, that Facebook claims that Yahoo infringed upon. And, while I won’t bore you with any more commentary regarding Yahoo v. Facebook (see: Evil is as Yahoo does), I will post the different patents, because I am so excited to see how awful YahooContinue reading “1 Patent, 2 Patents, 3 Patents, 4.”

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Yahoo Inc. vs. Facebook= Largest legal fued between social media tech companies

Yahoo, Inc. is involved in one of the largest legal battles of it’s company history with Facebook, who has IPO (initial public offering) plans in the future. The lawsuit was originally filed by Yahoo on Monday, March 12, in which Yahoo, Inc. made claims that Facebook infringed on ten of it’s patents, two of whichContinue reading “Yahoo Inc. vs. Facebook= Largest legal fued between social media tech companies”

Arizona seeks to stop cyber-bullying one ambiguous law at a time

Arizona seeks to stop cyber-bullying one ambiguous law at a time I applaud Arizona lawmakers for taking the parental approach to ending the amount of epic cyber-bullying and cyber-attacking that occurs. Really, I do. The house bill 2549 in the State of Arizona House of Representatives is seeking to amend sections 13-2916 and 13-2923, toContinue reading “Arizona seeks to stop cyber-bullying one ambiguous law at a time”

Holy Maryland! Thanks for protecting your peeps from creeps

Holy Maryland! Thanks for protecting your peeps from creeps The state of Maryland has something to be proud of, after voting in a measure that would make them the first state to prohibit employers from asking potential employees for their Facebook passwords.  The bill is to be reviewed later this year, among hundreds of others.Continue reading “Holy Maryland! Thanks for protecting your peeps from creeps”

SNOPA: The Answer to Snooping

  U.S. Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY-17) recently proposed legislation that would greatly protect social media users from current and potential employers, etc. from invading their online privacy. The legislation, Social Networking Online Protection Act (SNOPA) seeks to prohibit employers, schools, and universities from requesting user names and passwords to current and/or potential employees/students. TheContinue reading “SNOPA: The Answer to Snooping”

Move over Call of Duty, tech companies are reclaiming modern warfare

Modern warfare extends past Call of Duty in the tech world. We are talking patents people, and they are the quickest way to make and lose millions of dollars. With the expansion of tech startups and innovative social media/tech ventures by already established tech giants, the importance of patents is seemingly more relevant than inContinue reading “Move over Call of Duty, tech companies are reclaiming modern warfare”

What Happens In The Valley Doesn’t Stay In The Valley

After weeks of blogging on tech companies and the legal disasters that they are getting themselves into, finally newspapers and magazines are recognizing the large and significant effect that tech giants and startups alike are having on politics, the economy, and overall social structure. There is a reason that patent trolls are stalking tech giantsContinue reading “What Happens In The Valley Doesn’t Stay In The Valley”

Evil Is As Yahoo Does

Twitter, a microblogging site founded in 2006, is taking a new approach to patent protection amongst the inventors for their site. In mid-to-late April, Twitter introduced its Innovator’s Patent Agreement, where Twitter announced that employee-invented patents would only be used defensively, where any offensive litigation is at the discretion of the inventor. “This control flowsContinue reading “Evil Is As Yahoo Does”