Posts in Social Media


Priceline, one of the few dot-com bubble survivors, develops travel search engine tech

Priceline has battled back from the dot-com bubble bursting to become the strongest selling stock on the S&P 500 with a market cap of about $66.8 billion. A …
12 days ago 22

American consumers increasingly happy with social media but not search engines

The big winner among social media e-businesses in the 2015 consumer index is Pinterest, the personal web cataloguing service headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Its consumer satisfaction index …
16 days ago 0

Samsung pulls ahead in wearables, sets sights on medical innovation

In 2014, Samsung Electronics was second overall among companies receiving U.S. patents with approximately 13.5 patents every day over the course of a year. While much of Samsung's …
2 months ago 0

Google surveillance programs bring out the creepier side of tech

The mainstream media has been aflame over a recently unveiled Google innovation which poses an Orwellian challenge to family privacy in the eyes of some critics. A …
3 months ago 0

Judges Increasingly Allow Discovery of Private Facebook Content

The court ruled that the relevance of her photographs greatly outweighed Nucci’s minimal privacy interest. Nucci argued that she had a legitimate expectation of privacy in …
4 months ago 1

Microsoft innovates in tactile touchscreens, augmented realities and video games

Microsoft pays a premium for R&D but its investment has paid off as the company currently holds one of the world’s strongest patent portfolios. Just …
6 months ago 1

Samsung innovates in gene therapies and 3D content display

There have been signs that Samsung is trying to wind down its operations in its medical device businesses, but we found plenty of patent applications filed with …
6 months ago 0

Adobe patents systems for mobile application development and collaborative document editing

Of course Adobe, which pioneered the use of the Portable Document Format (PDF), would have a number of inventions relating to electronic documents. A better mechanism for …
6 months ago 0

Core Yahoo! patent focus on search engines, social networks and fantasy sports

Between July 2011 and July 2014, Yahoo! had expenditures of 17.8 as a percent of sales on R&D while experiencing a stock growth of 85 percent over the same time …
7 months ago 0

IBM receives patents on augmented realities and virtual universes

Today, we’re following up with our second part of our recent IBM coverage with a survey of the company’s recent patent grants from the U.…
8 months ago 0

The Right of Publicity: Cashing in on Being Famous

In part 2 of my interview with Kristina Dinerman we discuss how aggressive celebrities are becoming with respect to protecting their right of publicity in the age of …
9 months ago 0

Bank of America Patents: From Customer Loyalty to Cybersecurity and Social Networking

In this edition, we found a number of patent applications filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to protect technologies for customer loyalty rewards programs, …
9 months ago 2