Pendrell subsidiary sues Apple, Amazon and more over alleged DRM patent infringement

ContentGuard, a subsidiary of Bellevue-based patent holding firm Pendrell Corporation, announced today that it has filed a massive patent infringement lawsuit against Amazon, Apple, BlackBerry, Huawei and Google-owned Motorola Mobility. At issue is digital rights management (DRM) technology for protecting content from piracy on devices including smartphones and tablets. ContentGuard’s complaint implicates Amazon’s Kindle app,… Read More


Into Africa: Microsoft touts new effort to deliver millions of Windows Phones to students, entrepreneurs

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has certainly spent lots of time finding ways to improve life in Africa, and now Microsoft is out to do the same with a new venture. The Redmond software giant debuted its new 4Afrika Initiative as part of an effort to improve Africa’s global competitiveness. One of the project’s first steps is a Huawei-made… Read More