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The Tweet Beat: Samsung and Apple's Legal Grapple

The Tweet Beat: Samsung and Apple's Legal Grapple

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We've been here before, haven't we? Apple and Samsung are in court for their patent infringement trial, part deux, and it's not pretty.

Yes, You Can Be Sued Over a Facebook Post

Yes, You Can Be Sued Over a Facebook Post

In the age of social media, you can open yourself to advertising liability with the click of a mouse. If that's not enough to put a chill in your third cup of coffee, I don't know what is.

Is the U.S. patent system broken?

Is the U.S. patent system broken?

The patent system needs to be updated and the bickering between manufacturers results in inferior products, hurting consumers and marketers.

FTC puts Robo-Rachel on hold

FTC puts Robo-Rachel on hold

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The agency shuts down five telemarketers in an escalation of its war on robocalling.

Businesses liable for all false Facebook comments

Businesses liable for all false Facebook comments

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Brands: Be cautious. Eevery post on your Facebook page counts as advertising, according the Advertising Standards Board in Australia.

FTC charges companies with leaking confidential information

FTC charges companies with leaking confidential information

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FTC charges two businesses with exposing customer information on peer-to-peer networks. Settlements with both companies require each to establish comprehensive data security programs and undergo periodic audits.

DOJ collusion lawsuit ignites discussion about e-book pricing model strategies

DOJ collusion lawsuit ignites discussion about e-book pricing model strategies

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At the heart of the Justice Department's recent lawsuit against Apple and five other publishers is a difference in sales philosophy.

Microsoft buys 800+ AOL patents for $1 billion

Microsoft buys 800+ AOL patents for $1 billion

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AOL's shares shot up roughly 37% following reports on April 9 that the ink is drying on a deal to sell Microsoft Corp. more than 800 patents for $1.056 billion, AOL confirmed to Direct Marketing News.

Twitter sues spammers for $600,000

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Twitter filed a $600,000 lawsuit yesterday against two companies and five individuals for violating Twitter's terms of service (TOS) by spamming users, the company stated in a filing with the District Court of the Northern District of California in San Francisco yesterday.

Draftfcb files lawsuit against Digitas

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Draftfcb, part of the Interpublic Group of Companies, is suing two former employees and Digitas, confirmed a Draftfcb spokesperson.

Yahoo sues Facebook for patent infringement

Yahoo is suing Facebook for allegedly infringing on 10 patents, according to a complaint filed on Mar. 12 with the U.S. District Court in San Jose, California. Four of the patents in question relate to methods and technology for advertising, while others relate to privacy, customizing user experiences, social networking and instant messaging.

Amazon billed by Arizona for $53 million in sales taxes

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Amazon claims that the state of Arizona has served the online company a tax bill for $53 million for uncollected sales tax.

Marketers mum on Android patent lawsuit

Marketers mum on Android patent lawsuit

Although Oracle's lawsuit against Google for infringing on Java patents to develop the Android operating system has the potential to drive up costs for marketers who use the platform, most are keeping their concerns to themselves as the litigious saga continues.

Class action suit claims Acxiom, former execs withheld adverse information

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Law firm Izard Nobel filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Acxiom Corp. common stock holders this week, claiming Acxiom officers and directors violated federal securities laws by failing to disclose facts about the company's struggling financial performance.

Taco Bell media blitz aims to settle score on lawsuit accusations

Taco Bell media blitz aims to settle score on lawsuit accusations

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Taco Bell is defending its brand against a lawsuit with a full on media blitz that combines print ads, PR and social media channels to get the public's attention.

Pitney Bowes sues Zumbox for patent infringement

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Pitney Bowes filed suit against Zumbox in California Central District Court this month, alleging that Zumbox's Web-based mail system infringes on three of its patents. The suit seeks to stop Zumbox from using technology that Pitney Bowes claims is related to the patents.

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