Posts Tagged: Google


IBM, Microsoft and Alphabet working towards the dawn of quantum computing

Unlike classical computing, which relies on bits that take on values of either 1 or 0 in order to process information, quantum computing relies on qubits. Qubits can take …
By Steve Brachmann
6 months ago 0

Digital wallet race heats up between Apple, Google and Samsung

The model for implementing digital wallets has largely relied upon what is known as the four-corner payment model by incorporating the use of payment cards, such as …
By Steve Brachmann
7 months ago 0

Alphabet continues Google innovation in autonomous vehicles, e-commerce solutions

U.S. Patent No. 9180882, which is titled Avoiding Blind Spots of Other Vehicles, covers a method for maneuvering a vehicle protected here involves receiving sensor data collected …
By Steve Brachmann
7 months ago 1

Automation will cause worker displacement but will also create jobs

Google, now Alphabet Inc., is one of the world’s most valuable companies but employs only a tenth of the number of workers of past giants of …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 1

Have We Hit Bottom in the Patent Market?

The patent market had an amazing bull run from the late 1980’s through 2012. The peak was 2011 to 2012 when we saw a number of multi-billion dollar patent sales …
By Erich Spangenberg
8 months ago 32

Businesses must switch to EMV card readers to avoid shift in fraud liability

By the end of 2015, about 40% of all credit and debit card transactions will use EMV cards. To process payments on EMV cards, businesses must upgrade to new …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 1

Late October gains on Wall Street bolstered by strong tech earnings

Although some tech companies publishing earnings reports had rockier third quarters than others, performance was very good almost across the board, making now a very good time …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 0

American high tech companies take charge as the world’s most valuable brands

The top two spots on the list of the 100 most valuable brands are occupied this year, as last year, by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc. (…
By Steve Brachmann
9 months ago 2

Google+, Twitter joint venture highlights growing social media news reporting activities

Social media has been getting a lot more serious about the business of breaking news to a massive online readership. In the middle of September, Facebook launched …
By Steve Brachmann
9 months ago 0

Boston Dynamics develops walking robotic tech with stunning speed and stability

The patent portfolio of Boston Dynamics is small but it does cover some very intriguing innovations in the field. The company holds six patents issued by the …
By Steve Brachmann
10 months ago 0

The ‘right to be forgotten,’ an EU regulation washing up on American shores

In June, authorities in France served a formal notice to Google that it must delete certain links from it’s Google.com domain on a legal basis …

Google’s conversion to Alphabet highlights far-flung operations in biotech, venture capital funding

Google recently announced that it would be undergoing a major corporate restructuring, folding itself into a new corporation called Alphabet Inc. The move has been marketed as …
By Steve Brachmann
10 months ago 0

Why Google Wins by Giving Away Patents to ‘Startups’ Willing to Join the LOT Network

Google is giving away patents to small-ish tech firms who apply and agree to join the License or Transfer (LOT) Network. Google retains a license to the …
By Kevin A. Rieffel
11 months ago 4

Google continues to march forward on autonomous vehicle development

Self-driving cars were also the focus of a couple of utility patents we discovered during our most recent survey of Google’s technological innovations. A system for …
By Steve Brachmann
11 months ago 2

Open Innovation for the Electric Vehicle Market

Ford and Tesla have offered their patents for licensing in the hope of increasing electric vehicle (EV) adoption and improving the supporting infrastructure. In contrast, Toyota is …
By Peter Spours
1 year ago 1