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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has refiled a lawsuit against several major technology companies over claims of patent infringement.
In his revised complaint filed yesterday, Allen alleges that 11 tech companies and retailers--Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, YouTube, eBay, Netflix, OfficeMax, Office Depot, and Staples--are violating patents granted to him when he headed Interval Research, a small R&D firm that he started in 1992 and ran until it went out of business in 2000.
Updated 12:09 p.m. PDT with additional information and background and at 12:42 p.m. PDT with comment from the plaintiffs.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen fired a patent shot across the bow of several prominent technology companies Friday, suing Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and others over patent claims.
Allen's firm Interval Licensing filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that the above companies, as well as AOL, eBay, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, and Staples, are violating patents he received for several Internet technologies while leading Interval Research, now out of business. The case was filed in U.… Read more
Music Theory Basics - Interval Training Complete has a focused set of tools for learning musical intervals. By offering a few basic options and some great tests, this program will appeal to anyone learning or relearning music theory.
The program's interface is surprisingly simple and intuitive, considering the complex material it covers. The layout consists of large buttons and onscreen directions that shouldn't require a trip to the Help file, which is fortunate, because there's no Help file to consult. Music Theory Basics opens with a simple menu asking how you want to learn. You can choose … Read more
Bee Wallpapers allows users to customize their desktops with thousands of free wallpapers. The randomly changing wallpapers are high quality and the program offers just enough customizable features to be useful but not overwhelming.
The program's interface is straightforward and intuitive, with the wallpaper images arranged in an easily navigated tree structure. Five sample wallpapers are included, but users can easily download many more from the publisher's Web site with the click of a button. Wallpapers are helpfully arranged by themes such as nature, celebrities, and science fiction so that users can easily enable or disable entire groups … Read more
Chameleon Startup Manager offers users a chance to monitor and tinker with the programs set to launch at Windows bootup. With easy and advanced versions on offer, Chameleon Startup Manager may be a great choice for practically any user.
A simple interface shows all the programs in the start-up menu and their icons, if applicable. In addition, a bold red X or a blue check mark indicates whether or not an item is currently running. Above this, a list of icons allows users to remove and start programs, as well as adjust the settings of each individual item. Here you … Read more