SCOTUS Scuttles Apple’s Big Samsung Award

December 7th, 2016


The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday spoiled Apple’s hopes for a big payday, scotching the $399 million award in its successful patent infringement suit against Samsung. Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered the Court’s decision, which turned on what lawmakers meant by the term “article of manufacture.” According to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the article of manufacture in this case included the entire phone — even though the design elements cribbed from Apple represented only a part of a phone sold by Samsung. The Supremes disagreed.

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Uber Sees Gold in Autonomous Vehicle Field

December 7th, 2016


Uber has announced the acquisition of startup Geometric Intelligence, a move designed to increase its presence in the autonomous vehicle technology field. Geometric CEO Gary Marcus will become the chief of Uber’s new artificial intelligence business. He will lead the newly formed Uber AI Labs, which will be dedicated to conducting research into artificial intelligence and machine learning, according to Jeff Holden, the company’s chief product officer. The new AI lab initially will be staffed with the 15 employees from Geometric Intelligence.

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How Amazon Could Reshape More Industries in 2017

December 7th, 2016


Anyone who attended the recent Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference — or watched many sessions online, as I did — probably is still trying to absorb the full implications of all of the company’s initiatives unveiled at the event. Although AWS already has redefined the computing and software development industries fundamentally, with its groundbreaking Infrastructure as a Service offerings, it isn’t resting on its laurels. In fact, its Amazon parent company appears to have in mind far broader ambitions.

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How Amazon Could Reshape More Industries in 2017

December 7th, 2016


Anyone who attended the recent Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference — or watched many sessions online, as I did — probably is still trying to absorb the full implications of all of the company’s initiatives unveiled at the event. Although AWS already has redefined the computing and software development industries fundamentally, with its groundbreaking Infrastructure as a Service offerings, it isn’t resting on its laurels. In fact, its Amazon parent company appears to have in mind far broader ambitions.

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Using Facebook’s Dynamic Product Ads to Move Holiday Inventory

December 7th, 2016

The holiday season is here. For many retailers, it’s the home stretch for selling inventory. Retailers that sell more than one product are often put in a tight spot: How …

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