John Paczkowski

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Patent Troll Eolas Finally Vanquished

Great news for the Internet. An appeals court this week upheld a lower court ruling that invalidated a pair of controversial patents held by Eolas Technologies. Those patents, which covered some of the technologies underpinning the Web, were asserted against Apple, Google, Amazon and a host of other companies back in 2009 by Eolas, sparking outcry from open-Web advocates. Among them: Tim Berners-Lee, widely considered one of the fathers of the Internet, who argued that Eolas’s patent claims, if upheld, would “substantially impair the usability of the Web.” Good riddance to another patent troll looking for a big IP payday.


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