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Archive for April, 2012

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By: Gregory P Bufithis, Esq. (with thanks to staffers Juan Di Lica, Andrea Valencia, Athina Kontosakou and Darius Champion) 30 April 2012 –  On the heels of Mark Zuckerberg paying $1bn to eliminate the threat to Facebook from Instagram (which we wrote about here), with Yahoo unveiling (yet another) reorganization under its fifth chief executive in five years, and with […]


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With Instagram deal, Facebook shows it “gets it”

                16 April 2012 – The numbers are similar.  Google paid $1.65bn for YouTube in 2006.  YouTube (thanks to the incredible leverage of the web) was an online video start-up with only 65 employees but had already amassed 20m regular users in less than two years.  Revenue?  Well, […]


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This should be a doozy: Oracle and Google meet in the “World Cup” of IP lawsuits

              16 April 2012 –  Let Games begin!  In what almost every pundit is calling the “World Series” or “World Cup” of intellectual property trials”, the Google/Oracle trial gets underway today with jury selection in a federal court in San Francisco. And it is a biggie.  The trial marks the […]


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