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05.08.13
EA kills licensing deals with gun makers, keeps those guns in games [Update]
05.08.13

EA kills licensing deals with gun makers, keeps those guns in games [Update]

Behind the scenes, EA is dropping licensing ties to real-life gun manufacturers, but on-screen it s...

By J. Conditt,   05.08.13
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05.04.13
The Road to Mordor: Could Lord of the Rings Online end in 2014?
05.04.13

The Road to Mordor: Could Lord of the Rings Online end in 2014?

Almost two years ago, Star Wars Galaxies players were rocked to their core by the news that their...

By J. Olivetti,   05.04.13
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04.23.13
Galaxy S 4, future Samsung devices to use DigitalOptics tech for face tracking (updated)
04.23.13

Galaxy S 4, future Samsung devices to use DigitalOptics tech for face tracking (updated)

When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S 4 in March, there was a near-inescapable emphasis on face detec...

By J. Fingas,   04.23.13
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04.16.13
Foxconn parent Hon Hai licenses Microsoft's patents for Android, Chrome devices
04.16.13

Foxconn parent Hon Hai licenses Microsoft's patents for Android, Chrome devices

Microsoft has insisted for years that companies building products based on Android and Chrome are...

By R. Lawler,   04.16.13
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04.09.13
Rock Band's first Metallica DLC pack pulled from store, license expired
04.09.13

Rock Band's first Metallica DLC pack pulled from store, license expired

The Metallica Pack 01 DLC for Rock Band – featuring "Ride The Lightning," "And Justice For Al...

By J. Conditt,   04.09.13
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03.07.13
Google and MPEG LA settle up, free VP8 video codec for the world wide web
03.07.13

Google and MPEG LA settle up, free VP8 video codec for the world wide web

The longstanding disagreement between Google and MPEG LA is finally over, as the two parties have...

By M. Gorman,   03.07.13
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03.07.13
Barnes & Noble signs licensing agreement with MGM, Lionsgate, National Geographic and more for Nook Video service
03.07.13

Barnes & Noble signs licensing agreement with MGM, Lionsgate, National Geographic and more for Nook Video service

Barnes and Noble has just dealt up some good news for movie-loving owners of its Nook HD and HD+ s...

By J. Trew,   03.07.13
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03.06.13
Microsoft reverses course, says Office 2013 licenses can now be transferred to new PCs
03.06.13

Microsoft reverses course, says Office 2013 licenses can now be transferred to new PCs

There were plenty of Office users none too pleased with Microsoft's recent decision to tie Office...

By D. Melanson,   03.06.13
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02.21.13
Nikon to pay Microsoft for Android-related patent license
02.21.13

Nikon to pay Microsoft for Android-related patent license

Microsoft believes every Android device maker owes money for (reportedly) using its patents, and i...

By J. Fingas,   02.21.13
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