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Aereo argues that ruling against it could hurt cloud storage business
If the U.S. Supreme Court rules that streaming video provider Aereo violates the copyrights of TV networks, it may also put cloud storage services at...
Aereo court case: Consumer control over TV vs. broadcaster copyrights
The ability of television viewers to control and watch programs may be at stake when the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a copyright...
After movie studios, record labels sue Kim Dotcom and Megaupload
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed a lawsuit against the defunct file-sharing website Megaupload and its founder, Kim...
Google envisions Glass in businesses
Google wants to put its Glass headmounted computer system to work.
Yahoo turns on encryption between data centers
Yahoo said Wednesday it was encrypting traffic flowing between its data centers, several months after leaked documents revealed the government had...
'Innocence of Muslims' actress files contempt motion against Google
An actress in an anti-Islam movie trailer has filed for a contempt of court order on Google for its alleged 'near-total disregard' of an...
What's the problem with DMCA takedown notices?
A U.S. government effort to encourage agreement among copyright holders and Web-based services on how to improve the notice-and-takedown process in...
Google, Viacom settle (finally) on YouTube lawsuit
Google and Viacom have settled a 2007 lawsuit in which Viacom originally demanded US$1 billion from Google for what it said was massive copyright...
USPTO to examine DMCA take-down process
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is looking for ideas on how to improve the controversial notice-and-take-down provisions of the 1998 Digital...
Cisco, Google make nice on videoconferencing
Owners of Google Chromebooks will be able to quickly join Cisco Webex conferences with an application demonstrated for the first time today at...
Unify sets timetable for launch of its Project Ansible unified communications service
Unify has set a timetable for the launch of its Project Ansible unified communications product, with beta testing scheduled for May.
Video ads come to Facebook
An assortment of video ads will soon start appearing in Facebook users' feeds as the company grasps at a larger slice of the lucrative TV...
How to Make Meetings More Productive
With the right collaboration tools and an open-minded management team, the phrase 'productive meeting' doesn't have to be an oxymoron.
US appeals court permits YouTube to display anti-Muslim video with changes
Google has been allowed by a court to keep a controversial film trailer that mocks the Prophet Muhammad on YouTube, but the video has to be scrubbed...
YouTube ordered to remove controversial 'Innocence of Muslims' video
An appeals court in the U.S. has ruled that YouTube should take down the controversial "Innocence of Muslims" video that sparked off...
Microsoft pushes ahead with Skype-Lync integration
Microsoft will demonstrate on Tuesday how Lync and Skype users will be able to communicate via video conferencing, the next stage of the integration...
Microsoft Lync to play nice with Cisco, Android
Microsoft is accommodating Cisco conferencing systems and Android tablets to help make Microsoft Lync and Skype communications platforms able to...
Vidyo, Google to let Hangout users hang out with other video callers
As Google unveiled its first videoconferencing hardware on Thursday, it also introduced software with partner Vidyo that can bring together employees...
Google ad guru Susan Wojcicki to take over YouTube
Google has named a top executive from its advertising business to become the new chief executive of its YouTube service.
Google Chromecast SDK lets developers super-size their apps for TV
App developers can now push their software onto a TV screen using a software development kit that Google is introducing for its Chromecast media...