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August 1, 2012
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Verizon: No free tethering for unlimited data plan customers

For Verizon‘s remaining unlimited data customers, it’s turned out that Verizon being required to offer free tethering—letting other devices share a 3G or 4G connection via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB—was too good to be true. According to Verizon, customers with … Continue reading

May 31, 2012
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Judge crushes Oracle’s API copyright claims like a bug

Larry Ellison bought Sun in the hopes of winning intellectual property riches from its Java programming language. Those hopes have now been smashed. After having Oracle’s Java patent claims against Google Android all but completely smashed, and a mere nine … Continue reading