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Episode 313

Tech News Today 313: One More Thing

Apple wins in court, but Samsung didn't lose, Time Warner thumbs nose at Viacom, Steve Jobs resignation announcement, and more.

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  • Google pays $500 million to settle probe into drug ads
    • Google will forfeit $500 million generated from Canadian pharmacies targeting US customers through its AdWords program
    • it is illegal for pharmacies "to ship controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs into the United States from Canada,"
    • The problem is compounded by the fact that Canadian pharmacies shipping drugs to the US aren't even subject to Canadian regulations, so the pharmacies can sell drugs from countries other than Canada that meet neither Canada's regulations, nor the FDA's.
    • Google even provided customer support to the Canadian pharmacies, advising them on how to effectively place their AdWords ads.
  • GameStop opening Deus Ex boxes, removing free game code
  • Pulling OnLive Coupons From Deus Ex Could Spell Legal Trouble for GameStop
    • When you buy Deus Ex: Human revolution, you get a code to play it for free on OnLive
    • GameStop employees are allegedly being asked to open every game and remove the coupon.
    • GameStop spokesperson Beth Sharum confirmed the practice, telling Ars that "Square Enix packed the competitor’s coupon with our DXHR product without our prior knowledge and we did pull these coupons."
    • Tortious interference litigation results when one party accuses another of intentionally damaging their business contracts or relationships. By removing OnLive’s coupon from copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, GameStop might have violated United States economic tort law.
    • GameStop has had controversy over opening new games before


Discussion Stories

  • Twitter founders reveal incubator's first project
  • Human Potential Movement
    • Stone on Tuesday revealed the first, albeit vague, details of Obvious Corp.’s first project, an app called Lift.
    • Stone described Lift as an app “for unlocking human potential through positive reinforcement.”
    • Lift is the brainchild of Tony Stubblebine, of CrowdVine and Odeo, and Jon Crosby, who worked on startups Songbird and Path in the past.
    • Is this part of the human potential movement?
  • Nokia 701, 700 and 600: release dates, prices, and specs for new Symbian Belle smartphones
  • Nokia unveils Symbian Belle with shades of Android
    • 701 €290 3.5-inch ClearBlack display "world's brightest" IPS display 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and HD video mode, 8GB of built-in storage plus MicroSD expandability, and a 1GHz processor under the hood. A pentaband radio and NFC functionality
    • 700 €270 9.7mm-thick “the most compact touch monoblock smartphone in the market right now,” 3.2-inch AMOLED screen A pentaband radio and NFC functionality, 9.7mm-thick, 5 mpxl image sensor
    • 600 €180 3.2-inch TFT display, also at nHD resolution, and a loudspeaker that can reach 106 phon when pushed to its maximum
    • All three come with Belle, the newest version of Symbian
    • Belle update still has no date (coming months) six newest Nokia's running Ana will be eligible for update
    • Nokia shows off the use of NFC, or near-field communication, for simple device pairing with a wireless headset.


News Fuse

  • The first Android tablet to get Hulu Plus will be the Vizio 8. While Hulu Plus has been available for Android phones, but this is the first Android tablet. The Vizio 8 runs Android 2.3, but at $300 is a pretty inexpensive way to get Hulu Plus on a tablet.


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I'm a Technology Director for a small school district and when I found out about HP's plans I contacted my HP dealer and the technician said they were told that HP would continue to supply computers to business and education customers. I was concerned because we have recently done a sizable amount of business with HP and planned to buy more.

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