Denuncian a Facebook por uso la patente del “me gusta” // geekets.com


 

La empresa Rembrandt Social Media ha demandado a Facebook por el uso de la patente del botón “me gusta”, que fue registrada por el programador holandés Joannes Everardus Jozef Van Der Meer en 1998 cuando registró una red social llamada Surfbook.

Los demandantes dicen que la descripción y el uso del botón “me gusta” fue inventada por el programador Jozef Van Der Meer, y que Mark Zuckerberg era consciente de dicha patente, sin embargo la uso en la plataforma de Facebook.

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Google patents smart watch with flip-up display that could reveal everyday objects’ secrets


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Google just announced its earnings for Q1 of 2012 and the company did not disappoint. It raked in $10.65 billion, a full 24 percent higher than last year for the same time period and a hefty improvement over last quarter. Of that rather sizable chunk of cash, $10.2 billion came from advertising revenues — $7.3 billion of that placed on Google’s own properties.
GAAP net income for the quarter was $2.89 billion, more than twice that of Q1 2011, which brings its total war chest to $49.3 billion in cash on hand.

Perhaps the biggest news for investors, though, is the 2-for-1 stock split, which is a perfect accompaniment for the skyrocketing price. It’s worth noting however, that this new stock is a new class of non-voting shares. For more info check out the PR after the break and don’t miss the letter from Larry Page and Sergey Brin at the source link.

Google patents smartwatch

It looks like Google has considered transferring ideas from Project Glass over to your wrist by patenting a smart watch with a transparent, flip-up touchscreen. Leer más “Google patents smart watch with flip-up display that could reveal everyday objects’ secrets”

How To Check If Your Business Social Media Profiles Are Available

Getting your branding right across your various online profiles is vitally important when picking a new business name or making sure you have the various profiles you need for your own business. It can be a very laborious task going through the various sites that you intend to use which is why we thought we would share this great tool that we often use for checking the availability of your various social profiles. The added bonus is that it also checks domain names across various different countries and in general gives you a great overview of where you stand with your business branding for the online world…
Check Username Availability

Simply add your desired username in to the search box and in a couple of seconds the tool will check all the main social profiles to see if the name you are looking for it actually available.


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by Niall Harbison in technology | //simplyzesty.com

Screen shot 2010 09 19 at 17.39.04 How To Check If Your Business Social Media Profiles Are AvailableGetting your branding right across your various online profiles is vitally important when picking a new business name or making sure you have the various profiles you need for your own business. It can be a very laborious task going through the various sites that you intend to use which is why we thought we would share this great tool that we often use for checking the availability of your various social profiles. The added bonus is that it also checks domain names across various different countries and in general gives you a great overview of where you stand with your business branding for the online world…

Check Username Availability

Simply add your desired username in to the search box and in a couple of seconds the tool will check all the main social profiles to see if the name you are looking for it actually available.

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Nike files patent app for self-lacing shoes, Doc Brown not listed as an inventor

The patent app was filed on February 11, 2009 and is listed as a continuation in part of application filed on May 2, 2008. All I know is it’s about time some of the cool tech from the movies of my childhood finally came to be. All of the electronics needed for the shoe is in the sole. The design looks much better than that DIY hack I mentioned for self-lacing Nike’s a while back.


I really wanted three things from the movie Back to the Future II. I wanted that DeLorean, the hover board, and those Nike shoes that laced themselves. Decades later, I still have none of the three. Nike has filed a patent app that may finally put those sweet shoes on my feet.

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Apparently, some of the people from the Nike Innovative Kitchen have filed a patent app for a self-lacing shoes like that pair from the flick. The shoe in the patent app even appears to have the same design. Along with the “automatic fastening system”, the shoes also have a lighting system. Leer más “Nike files patent app for self-lacing shoes, Doc Brown not listed as an inventor”

Infographic of the Day: Does the U.S. Waste Money on Innovation?

This infographic by accounting firm Grant Thorton purports to show how efficient 30 different countries are at innovation. How? Simply by showing the ratio between patents granted in a country, and the total R&D expenditures there.

Thus, the bigger the box in each country, the more innovation (as measured by patents) it gets for every R&D dollar:

So for the U.S. it looks really, really bad. Even though we grant more patents than any other country in the world, we also seem to simply throw money at the problem of innovation–and in the long run, that can’t be good for our own economic competitiveness.


This infographic by accounting firm Grant Thorton purports to show how efficient 30 different countries are at innovation. How? Simply by showing the ratio between patents granted in a country, and the total R&D expenditures there.

Thus, the bigger the box in each country, the more innovation (as measured by patents) it gets for every R&D dollar:


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So for the U.S. it looks really, really bad. Even though we grant more patents than any other country in the world, we also seem to simply throw money at the problem of innovation–and in the long run, that can’t be good for our own economic competitiveness. Leer más “Infographic of the Day: Does the U.S. Waste Money on Innovation?”