Tech Biz Replay: Nokia STICKS It To RIM, Amazon’s NEWEST Executive
Nokia’s (NYSE:NOK) patent infringement suit against Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM), which was initiated in May, got three patents larger Thursday, as the former sticks it to the latter. Just as several of the patents used in Apple and Microsoft’s infringement lawsuits, Nokia’s IP covers basic software “inventions” such as updating software via a mobile connection and storing/transferring multimedia tags. Nokia says that it’s open to divesting some of its patents, but at the same time it has become more assertive in attempts to monetize its IP.
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Small-cap Neonode (NEON) reaches a licensing deal, throgh which Alpine Electronics may embed Neononde’s MultiSensing touch and gesture-control tech into Alpine’s infotainment systems for vehicles.
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has recruited Windows Phone (NASDAQ:MSFT) business development executive Robert Williams to be the newest director of its Appstore for Android. Five months ago Amazon hired another Windows Phone executive, and this move occurs at a time when rumors are flying concerning a smartphone intro. The Windows Phone business, along with Microsoft’s online ad division, has been the place for several executive departures.
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