Posts Tagged: Social Networking


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 …
15 days 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

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

Yahoo! Focuses on Social Platform for Achieving Personal Goals

We were very intrigued to see a large number of patent applications related to goal achievement technologies, and we closely examined three of these which we felt …
11 months ago 0

IBM Computing Patents: Smarter E-mail to Blocking Commercials

Today’s column focuses solely on the inventions recently added to IBM’s patent portfolio; everything you see below represents a technology for which IBM has been …
11 months ago 0

Facebook and Twitter: Patent Strategies for Social Media

Both Facebook and Twitter will need to grow up and mature as companies if they are going to succeed for the long haul. A review of the …
2 years ago 1

Yahoo Seeks Patent on Sending Geographically Appropriate Event Recommendations to a Mobile Device

We’re going in-depth to explore a patent application that would notify mobile device users of nearby events. These events would be collected from social media applications …
2 years ago 0

IBM Patent App: Filter Messages by Ratings in a Social Network

Today, we’re featuring a bevy of patent applications and issued patents featuring IBM developments in a wide range of computing services. Our featured patent application describes …
2 years ago 0

The Impact of the First-to-File System on Premature Disclosures of Inventions on Social Media Websites

Social media websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, have changed the manner that businesses communicate and market their products and innovations. Although these tools may be …
2 years ago 3

Salesforce.com Sued for Patent Infringement

Lexington Technology Group (LTG), an intellectual property management firm, announced on Monday that its wholly owned subsidiary, Bascom Research, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Salesforce.com …
2 years ago 0

Samsung Seeks Patents on Sharing User Emotion on a Social Network, Fragrant Mobile Phone

This week in IPWatchdog’s Companies We Follow, our series returns to focus once again on Samsung and its recent appearances at the U.S. Patent & Trademark …
2 years ago 0

Nielsen and Twitter to Join Forces

Starting in the fall of 2013, the Nielsen Twitter TV Rating will chart the conversations that take place on Twitter about television shows. It will measure the total …
3 years ago 0