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Apple challenged over use of 'HealthKit' name

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:02
Apple's choice of HealthKit as the name for its health tracking platform is stepping on the name of an Australian startup that also deals with health-related services, according to complaints by the latter company. The company has already made multiple Twitter posts on the matter, including one directed at Apple CEO Tim Cook. "Feeling annoyed #Apple is using our #HealthKit name for their new health product! @tim_cook r u aware of this?" it reads....

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Netflix warns users of poor streams caused by Internet provider issues

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:20
Netflix is testing out messages warning users of Internet service providers with poor network connectivity, with the first target being Verizon. The video service has started to offer up an error page advising Verizon subscribers of high levels of congestion on the network, in what appears to be the latest in the net neturality-related spat between Internet services and telecommunications providers....

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PTAB sides with Apple, mostly invalidates two activation patents

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:17
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has sided with Apple and mostly invalidated two software activation patents being used in a lawsuit by Achates Reference Publishing, says The Recorder. Achates filed suit against an iOS app developer, QuickOffice, over a year ago; recently it argued that Apple had a "substantive legal relationship" with QuickOffice, and that the two businesses were trying to circumvent rules and time limits for inter partes review defined in the America Invents Act. The PTAB ruling states that Apple didn't wait too long to file for inter partes review, and that QuickOffice's...

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Government agreements blocking wide citizen fiberoptic access

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 10:11
Many US cities have large fiberoptic networking installations paid for by taxpayer dollars that are "dark," unknown, or unusable -- primarily due to telecom company lobbyists and threats to localities. At least 20 states have enacted laws or other legal barriers to prevent community access to these networks, and even more have signed non-compete agreements with Internet providers....

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