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How A YCombinator Startup Is Born: The Story Of Strikingly

The midsummer that Strikingly.com was born was as hot and muggy as any of Chicago’s dog days, and Hyde Park had the heavy calm of a university town that had emptied. The mood at the startup’s offices, then called JoinStart, … Continue reading

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MediaTek – OmniVision tie-up to enhance phone technology

TAIPEI, Taiwan — MediaTek Inc. announced Friday it will work with OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading force in advanced digital imaging solutions, to develop new handsets with more versatile camera functions. Executives of MediaTek, a major fabless semiconductor company and … Continue reading

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Does HTC Deal Signal End to Apple’s Thermonuclear War Against Android?

The most noteworthy piece of the just-announced Apple-HTC settlement is that the iPhone maker has a price. Until now, Apple indicated only that it wanted other companies not to copy it. It didn’t seem interested in licensing its patents. Late … Continue reading

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Amazon in talks to buy Texas Instruments’ mobile chip arm

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc, the world’s largest Internet retailer, is in advanced talks to buy the mobile chip business of Texas Instruments, Israeli financial newspaper Calcalist reported on Monday. If negotiations lead to an agreement, Amazon, which makes tablets and … Continue reading

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Demystify how Snapdragon processors stack up against the competition (Re: 高通自誇效能 聯發科回嗆)

我拜託台灣有夠了不起的媒體不要移花接木亂報新聞好不好…? 首先,毫無疑問地裝配有 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 的手機是 Sony Xperia Arc S(確認自機身正面下方的三顆突起按鍵所形成的飾條,及其各別圖示) 而對比機(影片中的 competition phone)則是 Intel’s Medfield-based 的 Orange San Diego(注意正面下方的觸控按鍵圖示和機身側邊的銀白亮條)。 兩支手機的身份都為大家揭曉了,其各別的硬體能力與系統配置,都有公開資訊可以查,這個影片中的評比到底有多少參考價值大家自己可以評斷。 所以我想請教工商時報偉大的記者,這個 Qualcomm 發表的影片,跟聯發科有什麼關聯?還展示在新興市場的實力以反擊高通的嗆聲勒…。不要自編自導得太誇張了,真夠自嗨的。 有在關注的「巷子內」朋友應該早就該從 Qualcomm 的 facebook 上看到這個影片了,還有那兩句嗆聲: We know mobile. Watch how Snapdragon processors stack up against mobile newbies. … Continue reading

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STAY FOCUSED & KEEP SHIPPING

Board Game Night @ Facebook NY Facebook engineers from our New York office hosted a Women in Engineering Board Game Night. Our guests enjoyed games like Settlers of Catan, Apples to Apples, and good old Jenga. Overall, it was a … Continue reading

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AT&T to kill off 2G network in 2017

The company plans to take its 2G capacity and augment its 3G and 4G services, staving off a potential spectrum crunch. AT&T’s Global Network Operations Center in Bedminster, N.J. (Credit: AT&T) AT&T is preparing to pull the plug on its … Continue reading

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Pass the Books. Hold the Oil.

EVERY so often someone asks me: “What’s your favorite country, other than your own?” I’ve always had the same answer: Taiwan. “Taiwan? Why Taiwan?” people ask.

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Yahoo Battles Brain Drain

Internet Company Braces for Wave of Exits After Holidays To the catalog of problems facing Yahoo Inc., add employees like Greg Cohn. Mr. Cohn joined Yahoo six years ago as a business strategist, working his way up to become a … Continue reading

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美國專利權 改採先申請主義

美國發明法案(America Invents Act, AIA)有重大變革,9 月 16 日全面修訂,將「先發明主義」改為與台灣制度相同的「先申請主義」,並對「專利蟑螂」有更多限制,有利台灣企業在國際的專利布局。眾達國際法律事務所昨天舉辦「智財權跨國訴訟實務暨美國專利改革法案解析研討會」,由眾達合夥律師陳世杰及眾達 ITC(國際貿易委員會)業務負責合夥律師哈伯(Blaney Harper)主講。 哈伯表示,台灣與許多國家在專利申請上都採「先申請主義」,即先提出專利申請者優先核可。但美國原先採「先發明主義」,即先發明專利者優先核可,與多數國家大相逕庭。 陳世杰指出,AIA 修法後,將「先發明主義」修改為「先申請主義」,將產生很大的影響,對台灣企業而言是件好事,因與國內制度接近,企業將可在較熟悉的制度下進行專利布局。 AIA 修法,其中一項重大變革即是對於專對企業提出專利訴訟,以賺取和解賠償金的非營利團體(俗稱「專利蟑螂」),有抑制的效果。 陳世杰指出,過去專利蟑螂可能同時對 20 多家企業提出專利告訴,倘若 20 家企業中有一家願意和解,專利蟑螂即可賺取賠償金。但 AIA 修法後,對原告可同時提出告訴對象數量有一定限制,原告若要對多家企業提告,將耗費較高成本。 他表示,台灣有許多企業過去常常是被專利蟑螂「追著跑」,而專利蟑螂通常都是來自國外,國內並不常見,因此這項修法,對國內企業而言,可說是一大福音。 陳世杰並提醒國內業者,AIA 修法後,各部份法規都有不同的生效日,企業必須多加留意。 閱報秘書/美國發明法案(AIA) 美國發明法案(America Invents Act, AIA)是美國對於專利發明、申請和訴訟等專利相關規範,2011 年 9 月 16 日由美國總統歐巴馬簽署後修訂,是美國近 60 年來對專利法,做出最大一次的修訂,簡化繁瑣的專利申請程序,並為企業提供專利糾紛解決管道等,被認為是有利促進美國創新、增加就業的重要修法。     經濟日報/記者蔡佳妤/台北報導

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