Experts gathering to discuss intellectual-property theft say that a fix will require the application of economic sanctions, not just more technology.
Dubbed a "patent troll" by some, Intellectual Ventures has built up a massive war chest of patents with help from big tech firms. Apple and Intel apparently did not join this funding round, though, according to Reuters.
The gaming-video source scored an original animated series with comic idols and serious insider cred. New CEO Chad Gutstein talks about his first big programming deal and site's new reality.
The sci-fi shooter isn't close to selling as fast as titles from existing franchises like Grand Theft Auto, but for a nonsequel, it's humming right along.
The company's technical prowess and free VP9 licensing haven't been enough to dent the fortunes of rival compression format HEVC. But Google's already moving on to VP10.
Thousands of euros are pouring in for a camera project to give digital-video folks an alternative to the power and control of big names like Sony and Canon. It'll be tough, but the timing couldn't be better.
Disney bought YouTube network Maker Studios for what could amount to almost $1 billion. Why? It's the Marvel or Lucasfilm of tomorrow, the company's financial chief says.
A new fragrance from Xbox? Microsoft gets into the fake-cologne business in a cheeky attempt to play down Sony's exclusive-content deal for one of the biggest games of the year.
Smith, a former vice president at Google X, is heading to Washington to help the Obama administration navigate the terrain at the intersection of tech and government.
Apple doesn't hold the patent on good ideas. These hardware and software goodies from other phones would make Apple's next iPhone even better.