John Paczkowski

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Motorola and RIM Hug It Out

In February 2008, Motorola and Research In Motion filed a pair of call-and-response lawsuits, each accusing the other of violating an assortment of patents and/or demanding exorbitant royalties on others essential to their respective businesses. Today, they announced a new cross-licensing agreement that resolves those suits.

In a joint press release issued this morning, the two companies said RIM (RIMM) had agreed to pay Motorola (MOT) an undisclosed sum as well as continuing royalties as part of a deal that will end patent litigation between them.

Financial terms weren’t disclosed, but given the concessions made by RIM–an upfront payment and ongoing payment of royalites–it would seem Motorola had the upper hand in this spat.

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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus