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Google offers $900m for patents of former telecoms giant Nortel

Google is offering to buy the last vestige of Nortel, its patent portfolio, for an initial bid of $900m in an auction that starts in June. The bankrupt Nortel Networks is offloading its remaining patents and patent applications for a cash purchase price of at least $900 million, with Google leading the race to take them over. The auction for the patents is set for June 2011. The patents could help arm Google against potential lawsuits aimed at its Chrome browser and Android mobile operating system.


06/04/2011  |  Full story...

Skype launches advertising space

With the online ad model becoming a key revenue driver across almost all online media and consumer service websites, Skype are the latest to launch ad products. It’s a big deal for brands wanting to use online media smartly – here’s how they’re planning to do it…


08/03/2011  |  Full story...

Surveillance society: government sanction snooping, email intercepts

Councils, police and the intelligence services made more than 1,500 requests to snoop on the public every day last year, including phone, email and text messages, it has been revealed.

The figures were published in the annual report of the Interception of Communications Commissioner, Sir Paul Kennedy. It showed 504,073 requests for communication data were made (and approved) last year, or nearly 10,000 every week. The statistics constitute a 44 per cent rise in requests over the past two years.

10/08/2009  |  Full story...

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