CNET News Daily Podcast: What the Microsoft, TomTom settlement means

Reporter Ina Fried explains how the agreement affects the open-source world.


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Shortly after suing and countersuing each other over mobile mapping and file management patents, Microsoft and TomTom have worked out an agreement. But it actually provokes more questions than it answers, as reporter Ina Fried explains, since the agreement involves patent protection on open-source technology.

Also in Monday's podcast: Western Digital buys its way into the solid-state drive market; video games can be a boon to eyesight, according to one report; and a U.K. university starts offering a graduate degree in all things Twitter.


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Today's stories:

Microsoft, TomTom settle patent dispute

Western Digital buys its way into SSD market

Obama: U.S. auto industry must lead on 'clean cars'

Skype for iPhone: It's official

Study: Video game play may improve eyesight

MySpace, Microsoft ink two partnerships

Earn a master's degree in social media

About the author

Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.

 

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