An eight-member federal jury in East Texas deliberated Thursday for just a few hours before concluding that all of Eolas’ asserted claims of ownership to technology allowing access to the interactive web were invalid. That means the three upcoming trials that were scheduled to rule on infringement and damages, for Google, Yahoo and other companies, have been canceled. The eight defendant companies who resisted the lawsuits won’t pay anything to Eolas or its partner, the University of California, for using the web.
Lawyers from the world’s biggest Internet companies have suited up to defend their brands. The plaintiff, Michael Doyle, is suing them and other companies for $600 million. He claims they violated his patent on the “interactive web.”
At last month’s SuperComputing 2011 (SC11) conference in Seattle, researchers reached transfer rates of 98 gigabits per second. The team consisted of high-energy physicists, computer scientists, and network engineers, and was led by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the University of Victoria, the University of Michigan, the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), Florida International University, and other partners. [Via: supercomputing.caltech.edu/]
Why is data so important and who cares about it?
Robert J. Moore will astonish you with how much data is being created. He stresses the importance of organizing and analyzing the insane amount of data we now have.
Professor Charles Calomiris, a senior scholar with the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia Business School, traces how fiscal policy in some European countries and banking system flaws have pushed the euro to the brink. He outlines four scenarios for what will happen next and warns, “I think we need to get real about it.” Calomiris spoke in December 2010 at “The World Economy in the Next Ten Years,” a panel discussion sponsored by the Chazen Institute and moderated by David Kenner of Foreign Policy magazine.
“According to the Netcraft Web Server Survey, till September 2011 around 485,173,671 websites are available on world wide web. There has been an increase of nearly 4.8% over last month. Netcraft is an Internet services company based in Bath, England. It provides web server and web hosting market-share analysis.” Source >>>>
What is next for the Internet?
Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, and one of the founders of the Internet, talks about the 3 big issues facing the Internet and some of the exciting developments happening now.
“The Obama administration is proposing to scale back a long-standing ban on tracking how people use government Internet sites with “cookies” and other technologies, raising alarms among privacy groups.”
It’s the cyberspace equivalent of a private detective from a major retailer such as Sears or Walmart getting in a car and following you around for the rest of your life after you leave their store, watching and recording your every move by car, transit, bike or foot. Where you go, who you see, what you do, where and how you spend your money, what you buy.
A video discussing how tracking cookies work and what they mean for your Web privacy. From the Symantec Security Response blog:
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