Articles about Microsoft

A Closer Look at TikTok

TikTok is enjoying a rising profile, with an ever-growing domestic user base now believed to number 100 million people in the US. The company’s success, however, has also raised the eyebrows of American politicians on both sides of the aisle, as part of broader concerns about China’s burgeoning prominence in the global…

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Drone Surveillance of Protests Earning Bipartisan Scrutiny

George Floyd’s recent death while in police custody has generated a rash of protests around the world, raising questions about the nature of policing and the police’s role in society. The ensuing (and, at time of writing, ongoing) marches, demonstrations, and encounters between protesters and police have been endlessly covered, dissected, and…

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A Closer Look at the Antitrust Debate in the Technology Sector

The biggest and most influential technology companies – Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon – were once the darlings of Wall Street, the media, and consumers. But the tone has decisively shifted in recent months. Most news reporting focuses on data impropriety, privacy issues, and, increasingly, the pure size and scope of the…

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Justice Department and FTC to Split Oversight of Google and Amazon

Big Tech is part of everyday people’s lives in ways that were once the province of fantasy. Companies like Google and Amazon are ubiquitous around the world, and the products and services they offer are relied on by millions. Unfailingly ambitious (and extraordinarily profitable), it would appear that things have never better…

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Researchers Questioning Amazon’s Facial Recognition Technology

Artificial Intelligence technology is transforming previously unfathomable ideas into concrete realities on a daily basis. One flagship application is facial recognition technology, which has been embraced by law enforcement for identifying suspects – a development that has its detractors but remains touted for its crime prevention potential. For all its potential, however,…

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Quandary Peak Client ROY-G-BIV Successfully Defends Patents in Inter Partes Review (IPR)

Brad Ulrich, a software expert at Quandary Peak Research, recently provided source code review in the matter of ROY-G-BIV Corp. vs. ABB, Inc. et al., a patent infringement action relating to technology for hardware-independent motion control software. Mr. Ulrich is representing the plaintiff, ROY-G-BIV Corporation, in Civil Action No. 6:11-CV-622 being litigated…

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Quandary Peak Assists in Nokia v. HTC Patent Litigation

Nokia’s recent settlement with HTC over smartphone patents was widely reported in the media on Friday, resulting in the dismissal of all pending patent litigation worldwide between the two companies. Industry observers widely cited the outcome as an important step for Nokia in its effort to generate royalties from its patent portfolio.…

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Innovation Act Aims to Curb Patent Trolling

On December 5, the House passed H.R. 3309, also known as the Innovation Act, by a wide margin of 325-91. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it’s expected to receive limited opposition and could be signed into law by the end of the year. Proponents of the bill included industry…

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