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Diablo III and “Always On” DRM

[Article first published as Diablo III and “Always On” DRM on Blogcritics.] Over time, publishers have resorted to multiple methods of enforcing digital rights management (DRM) on many forms of media, but it started with games.  Of course this had its humble beginnings…

More Patent Wars – Motorola’s Unenforceable Injunction against Microsoft

[Article first published as Useless Patent Wars – Motorola Awarded Unenforceable Injunction against Microsoft on Blogcritics.] Every day I peruse the tech news on the interwebs to keep up with what’s going on.  There are usually a few interesting stories on some…

Instagram Saga Part II: Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion, More Users Revert to Grade School Shenanigans

[Article first published as Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion, More Users Re-live Grade School on Blogcritics.] What a week in social media!  Just last week we took a look at Instagram, who had just recently released an app for the Android platform,…

December SOPA Update: GoDaddy.com

[Article first published as December SOPA Update: GoDaddy.com on Blogcritics.] Earlier this month we took a look at the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) as it made its way through hearings in the House Judiciary Committee, through amendments, strong objections and ultimately…

95. Apple’s Newly Awarded Patent Shows Cracks in a Broken System

[Article first published as Apple’s Newly Awarded Patent and a Broken System on Blogcritics.] If you read my stuff with any sort of frequency then you know how I feel about the current state of the American patent system as it’s applied…

90. Amazon’s Tablet Poised to Take a Bite out of iPad Sales?

[Article first published as Amazon’s Tablet Poised to Take a Bite out of iPad sales? on Blogcritics.] OK we’re going to do a little bit of word association.  I’m going to say a word and then you tell me what the first…

87. An Unlikely Party in HP’s TouchPad Mess – Barnes and Noble

[Article first published as An Unlikely Party in HP’s TouchPad Mess – Barnes and Noble on Blogcritics] For a few different reasons, Hewlett-Packard has been in the news over the past few days. In their 3rdquarter 2011 report, they stealthily…

86. Spotify Welcomed to the U.S. with a Patent Infringement Lawsuit

[Article first published as Picking on the New Kid: Spotify Sued for Patent Infringement on Blogcritics.] We here in the United States are a litigious sort, and have become increasingly more so with further advances in technology and more filings…

82. Interactive Advertising: NUads Mean Kinect is Open for Business

Article first published as Interactive Advertising: NUads Mean Kinect is Open for Business on Blogcritics. I remember watching Minority Report a few years back, and having a friend say “Yeah right man there’s no way they can do that” in…

79. at&t’s sleight of hand to gain political favor?

[Article first published as AT&T’s Merger Sleight of Hand to Gain Political Favor? on Blogcritics.] As the old adage goes, “there’s more than one way to skin a cat.” Why anyone would want to skin a cat to begin with…

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