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Congratulations to Our T-shirt Design Contest Winnersview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – Congratulations to Brian Beck and Sabrina Aqil, our two winners in The Linux Foundation's 2012 "Inspired by Linux" T-shirt Design Contest! Their awesome t-shirt designs took first and second place, respectively, in the community vote. Congratulations to Brian Beck and Sabrina Aqil, our two winners in The Linux Foundation's 2012 "Inspired by Linux" T-shirt Design Contest! (General)

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New VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger: Who Is EMC, Intel Veteran?view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – New VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger is formerly president and COO, EMC Information Infrastructure Products. Gelsinger replaces former VMware CEO Paul Maritz. But what is Gelsinger’s background — especially as it relates to VMware’s  partner program, led by new VP of Channel Sales Frank Rauch. (IT news)

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Is Motorola planning on bringing back the StarTAC or Star Tac?view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Last fall Motorola brought back the RAZR from the dead, and it’s been pretty successful so far. Now it’s possible Motorola is planning on doing the same with the StarTAC. The StarTAC was very successful even before the original RAZR existed, and it revolutionized the clamshell design in the late 90′s. It appears that last week, on July 9th, Motorola filed with the U.S. (IT news)

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Judge Richard Posner: There Are Too Many Patents In Americaview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Tired of all these various conflicts involving patents here in the U.S.? Well, you’re not alone. After dismissing a frivolous suit from Apple against Motorola and expressing his unhappiness on the matter shortly after, Judge Richard Posner recently wrote an opinion expressing his complete and utter disdain of the U.S Patent system. (IT news)

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Immediate Stay of Galaxy Tab 10.1 Injunction Denied By Federal Circuitview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Last week, Samsung motioned to stay the preliminary injunction of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but Judge Lucy Koh denied the request. Samsung then appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in hopes of stay at the federal level. (IT news)

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ITU plans summit to address rampant patent litigationview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a part of the United Nations, has announced plans for a roundtable in Geneva on October 10, 2012. The purpose of the gathering is to address the surge of patent litigation and lack of adherence to standards bodies’ patent policies. (IT news)

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iPhone 5 wannabe killer: Amazon Kindle phone in Foxconn thriller?view story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Alex Zaharov-ReuttFresh from trying its hand at the 7-inch tablet and digital content market with the Kindle Fire, Amazon is trying to kindle its own smartphone too, according to reports which, as usual, quote necessarily anonymous people with “knowledge of the matter”. {loadposition alex08}If there’s one thing that’s certain about anonymous people, it’s that they often have knowledge (IT news)

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Apple v. Motorola judge speaks out about software patentsview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – In a recent ruling, Judge Richard Posner with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (Chicago) effectively ended the case of Apple v. Motorola before it ever got to a courtroom by dismissing the claims in the case. (IT news)

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Nokia: We're Not Saying Nexus 7 Infringes ... We're Just Sayin'view story

http://ectnews.com.feedsportal.com – Google may have to buffer its patent portfolio or start paying licensing fees to Nokia now that the search engine giant is becoming a bigger player in the tablet market. Google launched the Nexus 7, its first Nexus-branded tablet device, last week. The 7-inch slate will run the latest version of the company's Android operating system and will sell for $200. (General)

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Akademy 2012 ‒ Second helpingsview story

http://dot.kde.org – Will Schroeder Keynote Will Schroeder is the CEO of Kitware Inc., a company that builds open source scientific software that also depends on open source. He suggested that open source is the most effective way to get things done through agile, collaborative innovation. Traditionally science was open, critically reviewed and widely available. (Software)