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  • Google Wants To Speed Up The Web With Its QUIC Protocol

    Google Wants To Speed Up The Web With Its QUIC Protocol

    You may have never heard of it, but if you are a Chrome user, chances are you’ve used Google’s QUIC protocol already. As Google disclosed this week, about half of all requests from Chrome to Google’s servers are now served over QUIC. So what’s the big deal here? QUIC is Google’s experimental, low-latency Internet transportation protocol over UDP, a protocol… Read More

  • OpenTV, Nagra Pile Another Patent Suit On Netflix As They Gear Up For Apple Fight

    OpenTV, Nagra Pile Another Patent Suit On Netflix As They Gear Up For Apple Fight

    Online video services from the likes of Netflix and Apple may represent the future of the TV business because of their popularity with consumers intent on watching video on a variety of screens beyond the large console in the living room, but today OTT video is proving fertile ground for another kind of enterprise: IP litigation. Read More

  • Why Startups Should Pay Attention To Skyrocketing Patent Prices

    Why Startups Should Pay Attention To Skyrocketing Patent Prices

    As large companies increasingly look to protect their revenue streams through IP risk mitigation, startups with strong patent holdings will become increasingly valuable because they provide an opportunity to remove dual potential threats to the potential acquirer’s revenue stream — as a competitor and as a patent threat. Startups that are able to position themselves as part of… Read More

  • Lawmakers have no idea what they're talking about when it comes to technology

    Oh. My. God. Over in the UK, they’re in the process of passing the Digital Economy Bill, which three seconds of research suggests is analogous to the DMCA here in the U.S. Better people than I have already written extensively about why it’s Truly Evil, but this is pretty funny. “Copyright owners are currently able to go on-line, look for material to which they hold the… Read More

  • Heavy breathing on the internet is almost a reality

    Breath over IP is a project that uses a bunch of DIY gear to send breath over the Internet. Breathe into the sensors on one end, and make a fan spin somewhere else in the world! The applications are nearly limitless: blow out birthday candles on a cake miles away, blow out candles you left burning at home, or tickle your lover’s ear when you’re on that business trip! Video after… Read More

  • Coincidence? Video game caught stealing content from Oblivion, other popular games

    To quote Boing Boing’s Joel Johnson, “The most amazing gaming story of the year.” A recently released adventure game for the PC, Limbo of the Lost, appears to have stolen content, including artwork and level design, from games like Oblivion and Silent Hill. The game, developed by Majestic Studios—its [down] Web site is hosted on Geocities!—looks like absolute… Read More