Hyper-specific ad targeting must have sounded like a really great idea at the time, huh? Now, Facebook is paying the price.
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) filed charges against Facebook for housing discrimination on Thursd…
Every founder wants an eye-catching website or app, but it’s easy to overlook a basic fact: not all your potential visitors will experience your content with their eyes.
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It’s Qualcomm 1, Apple 1 in the latest instalment of the pair’s bitter patent bust-up — the litigious IP infringement claim saga that also combines a billion dollar royalties suit filed by Cupertino alleging that the mobile chipmaker’s licensing terms are unfair. The iPhone maker filed against Qualcomm on the latter front two years ago […]
View More It’s a draw in latest Qualcomm v Apple patent scores
This morning, a publicly traded transplant diagnostics company called CareDx, along with Stanford University, sued another publicly traded genetic testing company, Natera, for patent infringement. Much appears to be at stake and it all centers on cell-free DNA testing, a type of technology that has already been at the crux of numerous lawsuits and looks […]
View More A new lawsuit involving Stanford and Sequoia Capital highlights fights to come over cell-free DNA testing
Further details have emerged about when and how much Facebook knew about data-scraping by the disgraced and now defunct Cambridge Analytica political data firm. Last year a major privacy scandal hit Facebook after it emerged CA had paid GSR, a developer with access to Facebook’s platform, to extract personal data on as many as 87M […]
View More Facebook staff raised concerns about Cambridge Analytica in September 2015, per court filing
Tesla is suing five former employees for stealing trade secrets in what looks like ridiculously obvious fashion.
On Wednesday evening, Tesla filed two lawsuits against former employees and the self-driving startup Zoox, as spotted by The Verge. In the first case, it accuses four ex-employees of porting over “proprietary information and trade secrets” to Zoox. And in the second, it accuses one employee of stealing Tesla’s Autopilot source code, and bringing it over to Xiaopeng Motors (XPeng).
The theft, according to Tesla, was “blatant and intentional.” From the filings, it certainly seems that way. Read more…
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Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has chalked up another small legal victory against Apple in another patent litigation suit. A jury in a U.S. federal court in San Diego found Friday that Apple owes Qualcomm about $31M for infringing three patents, per Reuters. Qualcomm has filed a number of patent suits against the iPhone maker in the […]
View More U.S. federal court jury finds Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents
Before threatening a lawsuit over the use of your image you should probably check to make sure the picture is actually of you — especially if you’re a hipster.
MIT Technology Review that looked into the “hipster effect.” According to the site’s editor-in-chief Gideon Lichfield, they immediately received an email after publishing their piece from an angry man claiming to be the article’s pictured “hipster.”
A few days ago we ran a piece in @techreview about some research purporting to explain the “hipster effect”—the fact that nonconformists often end up nonconforming in the same way. We used a stock Getty photo of a hipster-ish-looking man. https://t.co/8LB6qLSmgS
— Gideon Lichfield (@glichfield) March 6, 2019 Read more…
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View More A man threatened to sue a magazine for using his picture to show a generic hipster. But it wasn’t him.
Fresh Prince star Alfonso Ribeiro has dropped his lawsuit against Fortnite creator Epic Games for using his “Carlton” dance as an emote in the popular game without his permission. According to documents filed in LA court, Ribeiro voluntarily dismissed the suit. He had already dropped a suit against Take-Two Interactive similarly related to his dance. […]
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Another fine for Uber’s historical playbook: The ride-hailing giant has agreed to pay around $2.6 million (€2.3M) to settle charges in the Netherlands related to violations of local taxi law, dating back to when it was operating a peer-to-peer ride-hailing service in contravention of local transport laws. Uber offered its UberPop service in the Netherlands […]
View More Uber pays $2.6M to settle historical charges it violated Dutch taxi laws
Facebook is taking legal action against a cluster of Chinese websites that sell fake accounts, likes and followers both on Facebook itself and on Instagram. The company announced the legal action in a short blog post late Friday afternoon (a move unusual enough to pique our curiosity a little). Of course, the fact that Facebook […]
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Justin Caldbeck, angry the Binary Capital co-founder couldn’t save the firm following his own sexual harassment scandal, alleges breach of contract and fraud in the lawsuit.
View More Justin Caldbeck sues Binary Capital co-founder Jonathan Teo, claiming he ‘made no effort to save the firm’