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  • Following LG Patent Deal, Microsoft Execs Taunt Google On Twitter

    Following LG Patent Deal, Microsoft Execs Taunt Google On Twitter

    Microsoft this morning announced that it has signed a patent licensing agreement with Android device manufacturer LG, its eleventh deal of the kind. Microsoft says effectively 70 percent of all Android smartphones sold in the United States today are covered under its patent portfolio, not mentioning the fact that they’re also suing Motorola Mobility and NOOK maker Barnes & Noble… Read More

  • Microsoft Strikes Another Patent Deal With An Android, Chrome OS Device Maker: LG

    Microsoft Strikes Another Patent Deal With An Android, Chrome OS Device Maker: LG

    Microsoft has signed a patent licensing agreement with LG, maker of tablets, phones and other consumer electronics devices running Android or Chrome OS. This marks the 11th deal with a device manufacturer leveraging Google’s operating system software; other major agreements were struck with the likes of HTC, Samsung and Acer, among others. Read More

  • With The Clicky Value-Wheel, Groupon Puts The “No” In Innovation

    With The Clicky Value-Wheel, Groupon Puts The “No” In Innovation

    You can say a lot of things about Groupon, but not that they lack a great sense of humor over there. This morning, the company distributed a press release touting a new invention called Clicky, the Clickable Value-Wheel (make sure you watch the behind-the-scenes video below too). The company invites players to sign in with their Facebook account and then spin the wheel to potentially score… Read More

  • Microsoft Brings In The Tweet Choir To Soulify Its Last Keynote

    Microsoft Brings In The Tweet Choir To Soulify Its Last Keynote

    Microsoft must have feared that the annual “airing of the modest success” they bring to CES every year might not be exciting enough to satisfy the many CES attendees who were expecting something major for what may very well be their last keynote (at least for a while). So they brought out the Tweet Chorus. What is the Tweet Chorus? It’s exactly what you think. Unless you… Read More

  • And The First $1 Million Domain Name Sale Of 2012 Is … dudu.com?

    And The First $1 Million Domain Name Sale Of 2012 Is … dudu.com?

    Domain name marketplace operator Sedo this morning announced that it has brokered a big domain name sale before the first week of the new year is over. The company has negotiated a sale of the domain dudu.com to a Dubai-based social networking service provider called – you guessed it – DUDU Communications. Amazingly, the domain name went for as much as $1 million, which is right… Read More

  • Virtual Currency and Pay Per View 2.0: World Series Of Beer Pong To Stream On Facebook

    Virtual Currency and Pay Per View 2.0: World Series Of Beer Pong To Stream On Facebook

    In Facebook’s early days the company planned a national beer pong tournament, but then cancelled it out of fear it would promote underage drinking. Tomorrow, that dream will be revived in a new way when social video and ecommerce company Milyoni streams The World Series of Beer Pong through its Facebook app. For 50 Facebook Credits/$5 PayPal pre-sale or 70/$7 once the games begin… Read More

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    Updated: Google May Have Violated Its Own Paid Link Policy With Chrome Promo Campaign

    Updated: Google May Have Violated Its Own Paid Link Policy With Chrome Promo Campaign

    Google appears to have paid bloggers to write about Chrome in a way that violates its own paid link policy, according to Search Engine Land. If Google applied a similar penalty to those it’s doled out to past violators, the Chrome download page would be removed from its search engine results for between a month and a year. Don’t bet on that happening, though. The campaign is… Read More

  • Want To Know How (Not) To Pitch Your Startup? Look No Further.

    Want To Know How (Not) To Pitch Your Startup? Look No Further.

    In order to get startups and entrepreneurs thinking about the most effective ways to pitch their businesses, Adeo Ressi of Founder Institute has been encouraging his founders to boil their mission statements down to one sentence, using a simple formula. George Zachary of Charles River Ventures asked Ressi to come up with a format for startup pitches, because he has been hearing so many… Read More

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    It’s My Meme Karaoke Party And I’ll Cry If I Want To

    It’s My Meme Karaoke Party And I’ll Cry If I Want To

    It’s the end of the year and that means Zaraguza Digital has cooked something special for all tech bloggers struggling to find something to post on a very slow news day, and for their bored audiences. Last year, it was Drunk TechCrunch, and this year they’re throwing a Meme Karaoke Party … and every procrastinator’s invited! Enjoy, and if I don’t see you… Read More