Apple Told to Pay $308.5 Million for Infringing DRM Patent

Apple infringed on a digital rights management patent, and must pay $308.5 million, a federal jury in Texas decided this week. "Apple said it was disappointed with the ruling and would appeal," reports Bloomberg: "Cases like this, brought by companies that don't make or sell any products, stifle innovation and ultimately harm consumers," the company said in an emailed statement... U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap last week also adopted a magistrate's recommendation denying Apple's request ...
Tags: Apple, Texas, Tech, Bloomberg, Rodney Gilstrap

Everything to the front page

So you got some feedback on your pitch deck: “You need to ‘hit them hard’ with your strongest points early in the presentation”Ok, bring this to the front, bring that to the front, this the front as well. Hmmm, now we have a lot of pages at the front, maybe summarize all of these messages on the first page, then we get to all of them really early.The result: a dense, boring bullet point page. And it will take you 20 minutes to go through it, since it contains the entire presentation. Most invest...
Tags: Google, Speaking, Investor presentation, Georgi Kalaydzhiev

Apple Fined $2 Million in Brazil for Selling iPhones Without a Charger

Brazil's consumer protection agency Procon-SP has fined Apple nearly $1.92 million for selling iPhone without a charger, reports Engadget (citing two technology blogs.) Apple's move was a violation of the country's Consumer Defense Code, according to the watchdog. Procon-SP told Apple about the alleged violation in December. Apple responded by reiterating its environmental angle, arguing that it would reduce CO2 emissions and rare earth mining. It noted that many customers already had spare c...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Brazil, Engadget, Procon SP, Fernando Capez

Apple winding down sales of its 21.5-inch iMac computer

As Apple gears up for the launch of its next-generation iMac, the tech giant appears to be winding down sales of its smaller 21-5-inch option.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Computers, Computing, iMac, Personal Computers

Adweek Podcast: Performance Marketing Awards & #StopAAPIHate

What exactly is performance marketing? How has it evolved? And who are some of the big winners of this year's Adweek Performance Marketing Awards? Adweek's interim brand and performance marketing editor David Kaplan joins us to discuss performance marketing. Stream the new episode below, listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or find it on Spotify.
Tags: Apple, Advertising, Adweek, David Kaplan, Performance Marketing, Adweek Podcasts, Awards & Honors

Infographic: Unprepared Brands Caught With Hands in Soon-to-Be-Empty Cookie Jar

With the recent announcement from Google that it will not use alternate identifiers to track data in its products, even after third-party cookies are phased out, brands and publishers are feeling the heat. Ad-tech company Adform and market research firm Dynata conducted a survey across 12 markets in Europe and the U.S. between Sept. 1-30...
Tags: Google, Europe, Advertising, Magazine, Ad Tech, Adform, Data Points, Dynata, Privacy & Trust

From User IDs to Cohorts, the Future of Ad Tech Is Now Clear

Ad-tech executives and product designers should be breathing a sigh of relief now that Google has announced it will not support a cross domain identifier when Chrome deprecates the third-party cookie by 2022. Until now, the industry has been focused on finding backward compatible work-arounds, such as redesigning device graphs to work in the first...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Magazine, Voice, Ad Tech

Apple Ordered to Pay $308.5 Million for Patent Infringement of Technology Used in iTunes and App Store

A years-old fight over the technology Apple uses in iTunes, App Store, and Apple Music has a new development. On Friday, a federal jury in Texas declared that Apple had indeed infringed a patent for a digital rights management technology held by Personalized Media Communications. As a result, it ordered the tech giant…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Texas, Science, Software, Netflix, Itunes, Computing, App Store, iTunes store, Apple Music, Airplay, Apple Inc, Rodney Gilstrap, Fairplay, Business Finance, Technology Internet

Are Tech Companies Squandering 'the Good of All' for Extractive Behaviors?

"If I worked in tech antitrust policy, I would really want to understand why all the cases against Microsoft 20 years ago were such an unqualified failure." That's what venture capitalist Benedict Evans (formerly an Andreessen Horowitz partner), is asking regulators on Twitter. "You won, yet achieved nothing, and then Microsoft's dominance went away anyway. Why?" Long-time Slashdot reader theodp notes the thread of reminiscent reactions from Microsoft employees prompted this response on the ...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Tech, Darpa, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Benedict Evans, Slashdot, National Academy of Sciences, Friedman, Google Amazon, Dave Winer, Tim O Reilly, Milton Friedman, Paul Cohen

Brands drop David Dobrik

Hello and welcome to Insider Advertising for March 22. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Brands drop David Dobrik.Inside Ryan Reynolds' ad agency.Cision mulls spinning off PR Newswire.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @LaurenJohnson. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images YouTube...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Media, Advertising, Marketing, NFL, Newsletter, Trends, Nike, Silicon Valley, Starbucks, Biden, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Johnson

Sivo, a young “Stripe for debt” led by a veteran operator, seems to have investors clamoring

Kate Hiscox is having a moment. Her company, Sivo, founded eight months ago, has already raised $5 million from investors at a post-money valuation of $100 million, and she is in active talks with others who would like her to consider accepting Series A funding from them. Partly, the attention owes to the fact that Hiscox is part of the newest graduating class of the popular accelerator Y Combinator, along with roughly 350 other companies, and if there’s anything venture capitalists like, it’s f...
Tags: TC, Europe, Tech, Nasa, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Yc, Toronto Stock Exchange, Hiscox, Andre Charoo, Sivo, Kate Hiscox, Sivo Stripe

Major auto chip supplier Renesas says it expects to resume production in a month following a fire at its factory

KAZUHIRO NOGI / Staff Renesas will replace equipment damaged by Friday's fire. The fire will likely further dent the global supply of chips needed by auto makers, CEO Hidetoshi Shibata said. Halting production at the building will cost around $156 million per month, the company said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Japan's Renesas Electronics, a leading supplier of semiconductors for the automotive industry, will resume production within one month at its N3 Buildi...
Tags: Apple, Japan, News, Trends, Tokyo, Automobile industry, Chips, Semiconductor, Dialog Semiconductor, Renesas, Renesas Electronics, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Tech Insider, Fatma Khaled, Hidetoshi Shibata, Hitachinaka

John Cleese Sells Brooklyn Bridge NFT, as Craze Sparks Stunts and Culture Wars

Monty Python alumnus John Cleese "is going to be selling an illustration of the Brooklyn Bridge he did on his iPad as an NFT," reports Nick Bilton in Vanity Fair. So far the highest offer is $50,000, though Cleese's "buy it now" price has been set higher — at $69,346,250.50. But marveling at the wild popularity of NFTs, Bilton muses (hyperbolically?) that "The crazy thing is, he actually might get it..." The rapper Ja Rule recently launched an NFT platform on which he's selling a painting fro...
Tags: Elon Musk, John Cleese, Tech, Banksy, Jack Dorsey, Brooklyn Bridge, Charleston South Carolina, NFT, Mrs Claus, Cleese, Nick Bilton, Katie Cassidy, Bilton, Beeple, Brooklyn Bridge NFT, Vanity Fair So

Stricter Rules for Internet Platforms? What are the Alternatives...

A law professor serving on the EFF's board of directors (and advisory boards for the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Democracy and Technology) offers this analysis of "the push for stricter rules for internet platforms," reviewing proposed changes to the liability-limiting Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act — and speculating about what the changes would accomplish: Short of repeal, several initiatives aim to change section 230. Eleven bills have been introduc...
Tags: Congress, Senate, Tech, House Of Representatives, Thomas, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Center for Democracy and Technology, Beeftopia

EPUBCheck error

There are actually a whole series of errors, the first though I think is the cause of the rest: Code: ERROR        OEBPS/content.opf - Error while parsing file: element "package" not allowed here; expected element "ns1:package" or "ns2:package" (with xmlns:ns1="" xmlns:ns2="") The line in 'content.opf the error refers to: Code: Google (and Bing) returned one search result for this error, which I th...
Tags: Google, Books, Sigil, Bing

Roundup: AirPower and HomePod highlight Apple’s forgotten products from 2017

Looking back, 2017 should've been a great year for Apple, but as the time has passed, some products by the company didn't age well.
Tags: Apple, Airpower

Vint Cerf vs. Martin Hellman: How Should We Assess the Risks of Nuclear War?

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists published a discussion between a 77-year-old "father of the internet" and a 75-year-old "father of public key cryptography". Long before Vinton Cerf and Martin Hellman changed the world with their inventions, they were young assistant professors at Stanford University who became fast friends... More than 50 years and two technological revolutions later, the friendship between Vint and Marty — as they know each other — endures. This is despite, or perhaps be...
Tags: Russia, US, Tech, Stanford University, Marty, Vint, Cerf, Vint Cerf, Hellman, Martin Hellman, Vinton Cerf

Tim Cook and other Apple executives will testify against Epic in Fortnite trial

Apple and Epic are nearing their highly anticipated Fortnite trial and plan to bring forward some top executives to testify in-person.
Tags: Apple, Cnn, Tim Cook, Fortnite, Epic in Fortnite

Why the Next Silicon Valley will be Austin, Texas

After three decades in Silicon Valley, billionaire Jim Breyer chose Austin for the next era of his venture capital/venture philanthropy work, and cites "early, but compelling, signals that Austin is emerging as the next great tech hub." While Silicon Valley's critics "make some fair points about rising living costs and government overreach," he argues that Austin's advantages are being overlooked — and they go beyond just the University of Texas: Austin, more than any other city in the count...
Tags: Tech, Austin, Silicon Valley, Austin Texas, University of Texas, Breyer, The Bay Area, Jim Breyer, Keep Austin Weird, While Silicon Valley, Tesla Facebook Apple Google

After Four Years, US Govt's Climate Change Website is Back Online

America's Environmental Protection Agency "just resurrected a website chock full of data, background and science about global warming that the Trump administration had deleted," reports Bloomberg. EPA Administrator Michael Regan cast the website's revival as part of a broader effort to ensure EPA decisions are grounded in sound science. "Trustworthy, science-based information is at the foundation of strong, achievable solutions," he said. CBS News reports that the relaunched site "has two sim...
Tags: Cbs News, America, Tech, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, Michael Regan, Bloomberg EPA

Apple fined $2 million in Brazil for selling iPhone 12 without a charger

Brazil has fined Apple nearly $2 million for selling the iPhone 12 and other models in the country without including a charger.
Tags: Apple, Brazil

How the Covid Pandemic Almost Didn't Happen

"If that first person who brought that into the Huanan market had decided to not go that day, or even was too ill to go and just stayed at home, that or other early super-spreading events might not have occurred," says Michael Worobey, a professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona. "We may never have even known about it!" Worobey worked a new study published in the journal Science, which CNN describes as concluding that "The coronavirus pandemic almost didn't happen." Only ...
Tags: Tech, Cnn, Wuhan, Michael Worobey, Worobey, University of Arizona We

Saudi Aramco loses title of world's most profitable company to Apple as 2020 profits sink to $49 billion

Branded oil tanks at a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq. Reuters Saudi Aramco reported a 44% decline in net income for 2020 to $49 billion as the COVID-19 pandemic weighed on results. The world's largest oil company said it plans to maintain its full-year dividend worth $75 billion. Apple has claimed the title of the world's most profitable company from Aramco, though that may be short lived. See more stories on Insider's business page. Saudi Aramco is no longer the world&...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Trends, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, Nasser, Matthew Fox, Amin Nasser, Abqaiq Reuters Saudi Aramco

11 of the most expensive pieces of crypto art ever sold, from Beeple to Steve Aoki

Business Insider As the NFT market booms, records are constantly being broken. Here's a guide to some of the highest-value NFT transactions to date. See more stories on Insider's business page. The market for crypto art is booming - everyone from Mark Cuban to Paris Hilton to Taco Bell has gotten in on the action.Since NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are mostly bought and sold via cryptocurrency transactions that are tied to the blockchain, which is by nature decentralized, roundin...
Tags: News, Trends, Tech, Paris Hilton, Jack Dorsey, Chris, Dorsey, Taco Bell, Trump, Christie, Foundation, NFT, Steve Aoki, Aoki, Beeple, Tech Insider

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's first tweet is expected to sell for $2.5 million on Sunday. Here's why the NFT is so valuable.

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey. Lucas Jackson/Reuters An NFT version of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's first tweet is expected to sell for $2.5 million. Bidding on the tweet ends on Sunday, Dorsey said. Observers said NFT buyers may be speculating, buying pieces they expect to resell in the future. See more stories on Insider's business page. When the auction for an NFT version of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's first tweet ends on Sunday, a buyer is expected to pay at least $2.5 m...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Bitcoin, Jack Dorsey, Blockchain, Dorsey, NFT, Lin, Cent, Tech Insider, McCarville, Jeff Chiu, IOTA Foundation

Trump will use 'his own platform’ to return to social media after Twitter ban

Former president was banned over his incitement of Capitol riotAdviser says Trump will ‘redefine the game’ with his return Donald Trump will soon use “his own platform” to return to social media, an adviser said on Sunday, months after the former president was banned from Twitter for inciting the US Capitol riot. Related: 'His new business': Trump seeks personal political brand as he grips Republican base Continue reading...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Media, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, US Capitol

America Plans 'Aggressive' Cyber Counterattack on Russia

The Biden administration "is preparing a series of aggressive cyber attacks on Russia in a major shift in tactics designed as a warning shot to rival powers," reports the Telegraph newspaper: The attack, which is expected in the next fortnight, is in retaliation for the SolarWinds hack, the large-scale infiltration of American government agencies and corporations discovered late last year that was traced back to the Kremlin... The U.S. will not target civilian structures or networks, but the ha...
Tags: White House, China, Russia, America, Tech, United States, New York Times, Telegraph, Kremlin, Biden, Sullivan, Putin Russia, Jake Sullivan, U S National Security Adviser

Clubhouse is being investigated by a French internet watchdog, following a complaint over data privacy

Clubhouse is being investigated over privacy concerns. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images A French regulator opened an investigation into Clubhouse over privacy concerns. More than 10,000 people signed a French petition calling for the action. CNIL, the watchdog, said it would decide whether GDPR applied to US-based Clubhouse. See more stories on Insider's business page. The French data privacy regulator has started an investigation into Clubhouse's use of data under GDPR, t...
Tags: Europe, UK, US, Trends, Tech, Eu, Vox, Cnil, Clubhouse, Gdpr, Victoire, Tech Insider, Commission Nationale de l Informatique, Jakub Porzycki NurPhoto, Kevin Shalvey, Weekend BI UK

The debate about cryptocurrency and energy consumption

Energy consumption has become the latest flashpoint for cryptocurrency. Critics decry it as an energy hog while proponents hail it for being less intensive than the current global economy.  One such critic, DigiEconomist founder Alex de Vries, said he’s “never seen anything that is as inefficient as bitcoin.”  On the other side of the debate, research by ARK Investment Management found the Bitcoin ecosystem consumes less than 10% of the energy required for the traditional banking sy...
Tags: Japan, China, Tech, Tesla, Iran, Bitcoin, United States, Cambridge, Hassan Rouhani, Crypto, Norway, Back, Jordan, North America, Xinjiang, University of Cambridge

Model Trains Make a Pandemic Comeback - With Electronic Enhancements and Engineer Software

The New York Times reports: Along with baking and jigsaw puzzles earlier in the pandemic, model trains are among the passions being rediscovered while people are cooped up indoors. Several companies that make trains are reporting jumps in sales. For many people, the chance to create a separate, better world in the living room — with stunning mountains, tiny chugging locomotives and communities of inch-high people where no one needs a mask — is hard to resist. "Outside, there is total chaos, bu...
Tags: Sweden, Tech, New York Times, Times, Uwe, Magnus Hellstrom

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