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Smartphone Motion Patent’s Authors Are Google, Apple Engineers

A quick follow-up on that broad motion-control patent I wrote about Thursday. I haven’t been able to turn up any information on Durham Logistics, the limited liability company to which the patent is assigned, beyond learning that it is managed by another obscure Las Vegas LLC called Memscom. But I have uncovered a bit more about the inventors who wrote it. The first, as I mentioned earlier, is an engineering director at Google (GOOG). And the second?

He’s a hardware engineering manager at Apple (AAPL) working on the iPad.

Which is interesting, right?

Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL) are both playing, aggressively–and in Apple’s case, litigiously–in the mobile space in which this patent could become a factor. That the two engineers responsible for it ended up in their employ years later seems more than a little ironic.

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Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald