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Google Awarded Patent for Ad Supported, Free Taxi Rides

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January 26, 2014
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Google has secured a patent for a system of ad-supported taxis, which would offer customers rides to physical retail locations.


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Google Plans Deeper Energy Push With Tools For Utilities

Google Plans Deeper Energy Push With Tools For Utilities

TheStreet (June 11, 2014) — Google is planning to disrupt the US power delivery system by developing tools that can transmit and distribute electricity more efficiently.The internet giant runs the most popular search engine and itself is a huge consumer of electricity. It has been looking at ways to shakeup the utilities industry and it plans on doing this by developing software and hardware tools to better manage power lines. Google's in-house development group known as the Energy Access Team is led by Arun Majumdar. Majumdar came to Google as a top energy expert. He was the first director of the US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy and was later nominated for the Under Secretary of DoE. He joined Google in 2012 to help the company to advance in the US power sales market, which is worth more than $363 billion. Google is not the first to tap the possibilities of energy management. Zurich based ABB and Munich based Siemens already offer tools that help allocating electricity, but Google engineers think they can do better. Just like Google disrupted smartphone market with android, it may now end up changing the way we get our electricity. Video provided by TheStreet
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Google Sues Apple Backed Patent Group Over Android

Google Sues Apple Backed Patent Group Over Android

Newsy (Dec. 25, 2013) — After a patent lawsuit by patent-holding group Rockstar, Google is suing to protect Android device makers.
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Spotify Blasts Freedom to Mobile Devices

Spotify Blasts Freedom to Mobile Devices

New York Financial Press (Dec. 12, 2013) — Spotify is finally free on smartphones and tablets. The new ad-supported offering will let users listen to music for free - including tunes by Led Zeppelin.
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Apple Files for Sales Ban on Nine Samsung Phone Models

Apple Files for Sales Ban on Nine Samsung Phone Models

TheStreet (May 27, 2014) — It's round two in the battle between Apple and Samsung after Apple filed for a sales ban on nine of Samsung's older models of phones. It's the latest in what has been a long legal battle between the companies. Earlier this month, Apple received only $120 million dollars in a patent lawsuit against Samsung, a fraction of the $2.2 bilion dollars it had originally sought in damages. Now, Apple is seeking a ban, arguing it is more important than any monetary compensation won in protecting the three patents it accuses Samsung of infringing. For its part, Samsung says the claims are overblown and a ploy to muscle out the competition. Apple has asked the court to either order a retrial or to review the compensation awarded by the jury. Video provided by TheStreet
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