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Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder

Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder

United States Patent No. 6,263,507=  issued for an invention entitled “Browser for Use in Navigating a Body of Information, With Particular Application to Browsing Information Represented By Audiovisual Data.”

So if the courts decide to listen to Microsoft Co-Founder Paul AllenGoogle, Facebook, Apple and several other companies run the risk of Patent infringement..  Fortunately for open source junkies, the court’s decision is that there is not enough evidence and the claims were deemed too “vague.”

It’s too bad that no one had the sense to patent the “web page” or the “Internet.”

I suggest you pull up the full story on Mashable because this is an hot case to follow. We’ll throw a big party when the court gives its final ruling (more…)

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With unemployment rates in some states as high as 12.4% (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics) and printers spewing out resumes, it is a bit

Yahoo Office JPG

disheartening to see a once mighty IT giant shrink and lay off a whopping 10% of its employees, or so rumor has it.  Yahoo! Senior Software Developer, Zach Graves, tweeted, “The number of people carrying boxes out of Yahoo tonight is not surprising, nor the last of it.”

Sources at TechCrunch tried to confirm the rumor that Yahoo! plans to cut 10-20 % of its 6,000 person workforce.  Yahoo! responded with, “We don’t comment on rumor or speculation.”

I wonder if Graves is being reprimanded for a Tweetleak? (more…)

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