Sex Toy Story: Jimmyjane’s Ethan Imboden Wants to Make Vibrators as Common as iPhones

In an interview with AllThingsD, Jimmyjane founder Ethan Imboden talks about differences between designing a cellphone and sex toys, and the mainstreaming of high-tech vibrators.

Nest Labs Strikes Patent Deal With Intellectual Ventures

A new licensing agreement could help Nest Labs in ongoing litigation with consumer-device and engineering conglomerate Honeywell.
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On Chrome Web Store, Real Games Mix With Mario Knockoffs

It’s-a-not-me, Mario! Mamma mia.
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Jerry Yang Is Back (And Investing More Than Ever)

Frankly — and I would know — the Internet pioneer also seems better than ever.


TV Is Changing Before Our Eyes

I believe we live in a show-based world, and that shows delivered over IP allow for the slow unbundling of television.


Apple Asks Judge for More From Samsung

Apple Inc. asked the judge in its U.S. patent case with Samsung Electronics Co. to raise the $1 billion damage award assigned by a jury last month by $707 million, while Samsung asked the judge to reduce it greatly and order a new trial.

RIM Gets a Brief Bit of Breathing Room From Apple-Samsung Verdict

Apple’s victory over Samsung may slow down the Android advance, at least for a little while, and that would be a boon for RIM.

Google Buys Magnolia Broadband’s Patents

Another wireless tech patent acquisition for Google.

Intellectual Ventures CEO Nathan Myhrvold: I’m Not Ashamed of Suing People

What is Intellectual Ventures founder Nathan Myhrvold doing with the fifth-largest patent portfolio in the U.S.?

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Apple and Samsung Chiefs to Kick Off Settlement Talks Monday

Samsung Vice Chairman Gee-Sung Choi and Apple CEO Tim Cook will meet in San Francisco tomorrow to discuss a possible settlement to their intellectual property dispute, Reuters confirmed today. As reported last month, the two companies agreed to go to mediation, but it is difficult to believe that two days of talks will result in a settlement to their legal battles, which span some 50 lawsuits in 10 countries.