9th December 2012 Archive
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Can frenemies prick patent price bubble?
The technology industry may be moving to a more cooperative mode on patents, with Apple, Google and Microsoft putting their patent disputes to one side for the sale of former photography giant Kodak's patent stack. Kodak went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January and got a cash infusion based largely on the value that could be …
Business 9 Dec 02:45
Pique-propelled pacifier projectile launched at ITU
As the ITU’s WCIT conference rolls on in Dubai, the head of the American delegation Terry Kramer has pointed to the big red button, threatening to veto any new treaty it believes puts the Internet at risk. America’s delegation has become increasingly agitated at the content of proposed changes to the ITRs – International …
Policy 9 Dec 21:33
What’s that in your hangi?
A kind of oven used by the Maori since long before Europeans arrived in New Zealand is being mined for archaeological information about the history of Earth’s magnetic fields. Scientists from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, say that there’s a gap in the global palaeomagnetic record in the south-west Pacific, …
Science 9 Dec 22:15
Reveals 2048-bit crypto, plans for Christmas panto
Kim Dotcom has shown off his forthcoming replacement for megaupload, posting three screen shots to Twitter. The grabs offer some interesting insights into what Dotcom has planned, with the first (below) showing a field marked with a key-shaped icon. The login screen for Kim Dotcom's new cloud storage service It seems safe …
Networks 9 Dec 23:33