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Sarah Jeong / The Verge:
Profile of Judge William H. Alsup of Oracle v. Google and Waymo v. Uber, who ruled against API copyright and taught himself to program in QuickBASIC   —  On May 18th, 2012, attorneys for Oracle and Google were battling over nine lines of code in a hearing before Judge William H. Alsup of the northern district of California.
Oct 21, 2017, 10:30 PMIn context
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
AT&T says it has restored service to 60% of Puerto Rico's population, launches limited LTE connectivity in remote areas in partnership with Project Loon   —  About a month after Hurricane Maria's devastating landfall on Puerto Rico, and a couple of weeks after the FCC gave clearance …
Oct 20, 2017, 8:30 PMIn context
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Review of Harman Kardon Invoke, a $199 smart speaker with Microsoft's Cortana assistant: great sound, sharp design, but it's twice as costly as Amazon's Echo   —  A smart speaker for Microsoft's world  —  For a company that makes a voice-controlled assistant, it has become table stakes …
Oct 20, 2017, 9:30 AMIn context
Reuters:
Docs show Uber, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, others are forming “The Coalition for the American Dream” group to lobby for DACA; Uber confirms participation   —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nearly two dozen major U.S. companies in technology and other industries are planning …
Oct 19, 2017, 11:00 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Coda, a collaborative editor with word processor and spreadsheet tools, launches in private beta, reveals $60M in funding over two rounds, Reid Hoffman on board   —  From rows and columns to custom apps  —  When Shishir Mehrotra worked at YouTube, he was struck by the relatively pedestrian tools that kept the site running.
Oct 19, 2017, 7:35 PMIn context
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Google Play says it will cut its take of app subscription revenues from 30% to 15% for users who've subscribed for 1+ year, starting in January 2018   —  From 30 percent to 15 percent  —  Google today announced that it will follow Apple's lead in lowering the amount of money app developers must pay …
Oct 19, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Play rolls out “Try It Now” button for Android Instant Apps, updates Editor's Choice section and Play Console   —  Google today is announcing a number of changes to its Google Play app store, the most notable being a new way to try apps immediately without having to first install them on your mobile device.
Oct 19, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Recode:
Senate bill on political ads, called the Honest Ads Act, would regulate web firms with 50M+ annual visitors, require copies of ads and info on $500+/year buyers   —  An early look at the Honest Ads Act by Sens. Mark Warner, Amy Klobuchar and John McCain  —  A trio of top Senate lawmakers …
Oct 19, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
A look at Sundar Pichai's challenges as Google struggles with criticism over fake news, sexism in its own ranks, fears of AI, and anti-trust cases in Europe   —  The sparsely furnished offices of Sundar Pichai stretch across the second floor of the Googleplex in Mountain View …
Oct 19, 2017, 11:50 AMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Facebook says its general counsel, Colin Stretch, will testify before House Intelligence Committee inquiry into Russian meddling on November 1   —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's general counsel will testify on Nov. 1 before a U.S. House of Representatives panel investigating possible Russian meddling …
Oct 19, 2017, 11:40 AMIn context

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