Licensing

12.23.15
Pandora ends its war with two major music publishers
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Pandora ends its war with two major music publishers

The internet radio firm has signed a multi-year licensing deal with ASCAP and BMI, two of the world's biggest rights organizations.

By D. Cooper,   12.23.15
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12.19.15
Video license deal protects the future of 4K
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Video license deal protects the future of 4K

A licensing deal will spare video makers from paying through the nose (or finding alternatives) for 4K video.

By J. Fingas,   12.19.15
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12.11.15
Bloomberg: Swatch is hoarding smartwatch patents
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Bloomberg: Swatch is hoarding smartwatch patents

Watchmaker is believed to be holding 173-plus patents related to smart wearables.

By D. Cooper,   12.11.15
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10.02.15
Microsoft persuades ASUS to install Office on its Android phones
10.02.15

Microsoft persuades ASUS to install Office on its Android phones

ASUS joins Samsung, Sony and 20-plus other Android phone makers that are bundling Microsoft's apps.

By S. Dent,   10.02.15
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08.24.15
Nintendo is once again open to movies based on its games
08.24.15

Nintendo is once again open to movies based on its games

Nintendo has generally frowned on movies based around its games as of late, but it's rethinking that strategy.

By J. Fingas,   08.24.15
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07.21.15
2K is reportedly bringing college basketball back to its games
07.21.15

2K is reportedly bringing college basketball back to its games

College basketball teams haven't been part of a new video game for years, but licensing deals between 2K Sports and a number of schools could mean college hoops is set to return.

By B. Steele,   07.21.15
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06.26.15
SiriusXM will pay $210 million to use songs recorded before 1972
06.26.15

SiriusXM will pay $210 million to use songs recorded before 1972

Before now, satellite radio company SiriusXM wasn't paying royalties on the catalog recorded befor...

By B. Steele,   06.26.15
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06.18.15
Nokia CEO says the company will design and license phones again
06.18.15

Nokia CEO says the company will design and license phones again

When a deal with Microsoft allows it to do so in 2016, Nokia plans to design and license phones ag...

By B. Steele,   06.18.15
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