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There’s a veritable wealth of data to be gleaned from the world’s tweets, but apparently it’s not so easy for researchers to get a hold of. To that end, Twitter has announced that it will start granting certain research institutions no-cost access to…
Motorola’s hopes of implementing a German-won sales injunction against the Xbox 360, Windows 7 and various other items have yet once more been dashed– a Federal judge has taken Microsoft’s side. Judge James L. Robart granted a movement proclaiming that Motorola Flexibility isn’t really entitled to injunctive relief, successfully blocking bans based on the firm’s H. 264 streaming and (formerly dropped) WiFi patent complaints. The court had actually been sitting on the movement for almost a year, but for Microsoft, the last word is worth the delay: Motorola “has not shown it has suffered an irreversible injury or that treatments readily available at law are insufficient to recompense for its injury,” the court said, keeping in mind that Microsoft “will certainly pay royalties under any sort of license agreement from the time of violation within the statute of constraints.” Generally, Motorola will certainly make back all the scratch it’s whining it lost anyhow, so no harm, no foul. Simply a big legal headache.Com mentsVia: FOSS Patents,
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NASA isn’t just considering extra-terrestrial exploration, but in pushing the limits of atmospheric flight too, which is why it’s just awarded $ 100,000 in funding for the supersonic airplane idea revealed above. As you can see, the symmetrical airplane is essentially all wing, which’s because it has two different configurations based on how fast you prefer to go. For typical, subsonic flight, an airplane needs to have a respectable wingspan to get off the ground and sustain flight at reduced speeds. But, when you wish to go supersonic, large wings come to be a bit of a drag, which is where the concept’s bi-functional design can be found in. The airplane begins its journey in the long-winged setup, however spins 90 degrees among the clouds to use its stubby wings for efficient faster-than-sound flight and “practically absolutely no sonic boom.” Gecheng Zha from the University of Miami has been touting his principle for rather some time, however now he’s got the cash to improve the design, run simulations and do some wind tunnel screening, with the capacity for even more funding in the future. However, the idea is, at greatest, decades from coming to be a fact, however we’re sold on the ninja star-like design. Guile, nonetheless, is not impressed.
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Microsoft and Motorola continue to duke it out in courts across the world, and it looks like the Google-owned manufacturer has just chalked up a victory in Europe. Based on a pair of patents involved the H.264 video codec, the Mannheim regional court ruled on four lawsuits between the two companies, granting an injunction against the continued distribution of Windows 7, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player and the Xbox 360 in Germany. Microsoft has already upped sticks from the country to reduce the effect of its current legal predicament. FOSS Patents reports that Motorola won’t be able to immediately enforce the ruling. The company is still being investigated by the EU over possible antitrust violations related to licensing its patents — something that could further complicate today’s ruling.
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As Carl Icahn prepares to take the wheel, buttressed by a cushion of distressed LightSquared debt, Sprint appears close to ending its ill-fated dance with the upstart LTE provider. After granting the Falcone-backed company a 30-day extension earlier this January, the Hesse-led co is taking one last stab at making that 15-year resource sharing agreement work, giving the beleaguered network an additional six weeks to garner regulatory approval for its controversial spectrum. As it stands, the fate of LS’ wholesale 4G operation lies within the FCC’s hands and with no hard date for a final ruling in sight, it’s easy to read this last lifeline as the end.
Motorola just confirmed that earlier today, the Mannheim District Court in Germany granted an injunction against Apple for patent infringement. In addition to the confirmation, Motorola also issued the following, rather unrevealing statement:
“As media and mobility continue to converge, Motorola Mobility’s patented technologies are increasingly important for innovation within the wireless and communications industries, for which Motorola Mobility has developed an industry leading intellectual property portfolio. We will continue to assert ourselves in the protection of these assets, while also ensuring that our technologies are widely available to end-users. We hope that we are able to resolve this matter, so we can focus on creating great innovations that benefit the industry.”
Universal Display awarded three DOE grants
Three SBIR awards are focused on developing organic LED technology for high-efficiency lighting.
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Samsung Launches New Hybrid Camera, the NX100
Samsung’s NX100 is its second camera to squeeze D-SLR image quality and speed into a compact body.
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Follow Geek.com on Digg
If you visit Digg.com with any regularity then you know that site was overhauled recently. One of the new features allows sites to set up their own pages where you can follow their submitted posts, much like you would on Twitter. Anyone with control of an RSS feed can submit it to the Digg, so weâ€™re [...]
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The must have book for all Australian businesses. This book reveals how businesses can collect their share of Millions of Dollars of Australian Government grants just waiting to be applied for.
2010 edition Australian Government Grants and Government Funding
WFEE awards over $140K in teacher grants
WINCHESTER â€“ It was with gratitude that the School Committee on Tuesday accepted $140,282 in grants from the Winchester Foundation for Education Excellence and a $25,000 grant from the Griffin Foundation.