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On September 29, 2011 By Will Pickens September 28, 2011
Last month, Google announced its plans to acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings, the cellphone company that recently split from Motorola. As the popularity and use of smartphones have both been growing rapidly of late, many speculated that Google intended to wed its Android operating system with Motorola’s celebrated–and large–collection of telecommunication and hardware [...]Continue Reading →
As its name suggests, Google’s Street View, a feature of Google Maps, provides street-level images of locations across the world. Google captures these images through its Google Street View cars and trikes, which are specially equipped with cameras that capture 360-degree views of the streets through which they pass. [...]Continue Reading →
Driverless cars are one of Google’s latest hot projects. At this year’s TED conference, Google showed off its “Googlized Prius” by having it drive around a rooftop parking lot. Google has [...]Continue Reading →
On June 10, 2011 By Stephen Josey June 9, 2011
The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently opened a review into the sale of bankrupt Canadian telecom giant Nortel’s vast collection of patents over concerns that the winning bidder could stifle competition. Vying for ownership of over 6,000 patents covering wi-fi, social networking, and mobile technology, bidders are looking to bulk-up their commanding position [...]Continue Reading →
On June 8, 2011 By Ian Quin June 9, 2011
Having revolutionized Internet search, cloud computing, advertising technology, and mobile phone operability (through the development of the Android mobile phone operating system), Google has yet another feather to put in its cap. Last month Corporate Counsel named Google as having the best legal department in its annual (since 2006) “Best Legal Department” [...]Continue Reading →
Google is facing a $500 million dollar fine “in connection with a potential resolution of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into the use of Google advertising by certain advertisers,” they disclosed in their 10-Q last week. This extraordinary potential fine comes at a time when Google has joined [...]Continue Reading →
On April 7, 2011 By Virginia Maynard April 6, 2011
In the most recent installment of the battle between Switzerland’s Federal Data Protection Commissioner and Google Inc., the top administrative court in Switzerland ruled against Google’s “Street View” map service on Monday, backing the Swiss privacy watchdog. The decision was grounded in existing laws that require permission to use visible faces on the internet.
Based [...]Continue Reading →
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Major Hollywood studios get victory over “Family-Friendly” DVD service that strips films of objectionable content.
Judge orders shutdown of TV streaming site, despite periodic statutory licensing payments.
France becomes destination of choice for celebrities looking to forum shop for plaintiff-friendly defamation laws.
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