What Software Is Patentable? Federal Court To Consider In CLS Bank Rehearing

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Anthony Lombardi practices litigation and patent prosecution at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP.</em> Software patents continue to command the spot

Meet The Next 10 Companies To Come Out Of StartX, Stanford’s Student Startup Accelerator

Stanford's student startup accelerator, StartX, had its eighth demo day tonight in Palo Alto, showing off the latest class of 11 companies* to go through the program. The accelerator, which just raise

AlchemyAPI Raises $2 Million For Neural Net Analysis Tech, On Par With IBM Watson, Google

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.alchemyapi.com/">Alchemy API</a> has raised $2 million to extend the capabilities of its deep learning technology that applies artificial intelligence to read and

CoverHound Lands $4.5M From RRE, Bullpen & Blumberg To Become The Kayak Of Online Insurance

Car insurance is a necessary evil for all drivers. Of course, if you don't happen to be accident prone, paying expensive monthly or annual bills is a headache and seems equivalent to setting your wall

Huawei, ZTE and Lenovo Moved Into The Top 5 Global Smartphone Vendors In Q4, Says Canalys

Canalys <a target="_blank" href="http://www.canalys.com/newsroom/android-powered-third-all-mobile-phones-shipped-q4-2012">just published</a> its final mobile phone shipment estimates, which show that

Amazon To Set Up Secondhand Ebook Marketplace

Amazon wants to sell your used ebooks. It recently won a patent to allow people to hock off their read ebooks on its marketplace. Of course, ebooks don’t suffer from wear and tear, but think of the

Stanford Student Startup Accelerator StartX Raises Another $400,000, Bringing Total Funding To About $1.5 Million

StartX, which is a startup accelerator for Stanford students, has raised another round of funding, adding $400,000 to its coffers since last December. That money comes from new investors that include

For A Brief, Terrible Moment, Facebook Connect Broke A Bunch Of Websites, But It Says We Can All Breathe Easy Now

Well, that's embarrassing. Earlier this afternoon, as covered by <a target="_blank" href="http://allthingsd.com/20130207/in-one-fell-swoop-apparent-facebook-glitch-deep-sixes-the-web/?mod=atdtweet"

A New $100K Genius Grant, The Cyrus Prize, Seeks Brilliant Iranians

Countries around the world <a target="_blank" href="http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2011-07-14/national/35237599_1_industry-clusters-knowledge-economy-geographic-concentrations">have never quite be

The Valley Needs A Valleywag — Or Something

Here's an unpopular opinion, especially <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2008/03/02/when-will-we-have-our-first-valleywag-suicide/">on TechCrunch</a>: The Valley needs a <a target="_blank" href="h

Study Finds That Apple Took 72% Of All Handset Profits, Samsung Got The Rest

A Canaccord Genuity study found that Apple took 72% of all handset profits worldwide while Samsung took 29%. While that is obviously a bit disconcerting, the thinking is that these are rounded-up numb

Curbing The Cost Of College: Coursera Wins Approval To Offer Online Courses For Credit For Under $200

Last year, the buzz around the potential of online courses (particularly MOOC platforms) reached new heights, and this year is already shaping up to be the one in which online course platforms and the

Men’s Fashion Site JackThreads Is Blowing Up On Mobile, Which Accounts For Over 30 Percent Of Traffic And Revenue

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.jackthreads.com/">JackThreads</a>, the Thrillist-owned men's shopping community, is seeing some insane mobile growth and conversion rates. But it has also found so

NanoSatisfi Raises $1.2M To Disrupt The Aerospace Industry With Small, Affordable Satellites

For years, Peter Platzer was pretty close to a stereotypical <a target="_blank" href="http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/050203/math-finance.shtml">rocket scientist on Wall Street</a> — he was trained as

Microsoft-Owned Yammer Hit With Small Round Of Layoffs

We're hearing from multiple sources that there was a small round of layoffs today at enterprise collaboration company Yammer. The number of people let go is around 20 staffers, according to our source

Y Combinator-Backed Goldbely Launches To Bring Gourmet Cuisine To Food Explorers All Over The Country

Goldbely is trying to connect its customers -- which it refers to as "Food Explorers" -- with interesting food such as Chicago deep-dish pizza, Philadelphia cheesesteaks, Texas barbecue, New York bage

Video Of 3D Printed Gun Magazine Shows Off Deadly High-Capacity ‘Wiki Weapon’

A new video showcasing the future of weapons was released on YouTube today: a enterprising 24-year-old gun enthusiast manufactured his own high-capacity 30-round gun magazine using a 3D printer. Hopin

LinkedIn Blows Past Expectations; Revenue Soars 81 Percent To $304M, Net Income Up 66 Percent To $11.5M

The business-focused networking site of record, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.linkedin.com/">LinkedIn</a>, rode a wave of growth through 2012, turning itself into a Wall Street darling in the pr

Prodded By Activist Hedge Fund, Apple Evaluates Plan To Return Cash To Shareholders Through Preferred Stock Issue

Apple said this afternoon it is evaluating the possibility of issuing preferred stock as part of its ongoing effort to return $45 billion to its shareholders which was initiated in March of last year.

BlackBerry Confirms It Won’t Launch BB10 Devices In Japan

BlackBerry may have been much of the past few months criss-crossing the globe in an effort to drum up developer support for BlackBerry 10, but it turns out that there’s at least one market where the
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