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Android

Submission + - Google applies for mobile patents (cbsnews.com)

bizwriter writes: Newly public patent applications show that in addition to buying blocks of patents, Google is trying to expand its collection of mobile-related technology patents into the user interface area that Apple has dominated. That would increase the chances of Google having intellectual property that competitors might infringe, providing important additional bargaining chips in legal battles that seem only too certain to continue for it and its hardware vendors.
EU

Submission + - Niinistö Predicts: ECB Will Print More Money 2

jones_supa writes: Finnish President Sauli Niinistö says in all likelihood the current European financial crisis will be solved by the European Central Bank printing more money. This is one of the methods that the Federal Reserve System also used in the US. 'It will supposedly lead to inflation at some point, but it starts to look like the only path to take', Niinistö said to HS.fi. Commenting on the President’s forecast, the former Managing Director of the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA), Sixten Korkman says printing money is only part of the solution and in itself not a magic trick.
Patents

Submission + - RIM Facing $147.2 Million Patent verdict (reuters.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Reuters reports that beleaguered wireless device maker Research In Motion is on the losing end of a patent suit that will cost them $147.2 million. The jury arrived at that number by assigning an $8 royalty for every BlackBerry connected to RIM's enterprise server software. Unsurprisingly, RIM intends to appeal the decision. 'Mformation sued RIM in 2008, bringing claims on a patent for a process that remotely manages a wireless device over a wireless network, a court filing says. According to its web site, Mformation helps corporations manage their smart phone inventory. The company also says it helps telecoms operators, such as AT&T and Sprint, with remote fixes and upgrades for users' gadgets. RIM argued that Mformation's patent claims are invalid because the processes were already being used when Mformation filed its patent application.'
Security

Submission + - How To Deny DDoS Attacks (infoworld.com)

snydeq writes: "Security Advisor's Roger Grimes provides insights on how to stop today's increasingly sophisticated DDoS attacks. 'The most difficult challenge has been DDoS attackers' increasing sophistication as they've moved from targeting Layers 3 and 4 (routing and transport) to Layer 7 (the application layer). They've learned, for example, how to determine which elements comprise a victim's most popular Web page, honing in on which ones take the most time to load and have the least amount of redundancy,' Grimes writes. 'The most sophisticated DDoS hackers have attacked with many vectors, one at a time, thus increasing the pain. A growing number of DDoS victims have found that attackers are using these types of multipronged, multiday assaults as ruses to draw attention from more damaging attacks elsewhere on the network. '"

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