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iRobot starts a patent war over robot vacuums

It's getting nasty in the robot vacuum arena. iRobot has filed lawsuits against Bissell, Black & Decker, Bobsweep and Hoover for allegedly violating several patents for the concept of an autonomous room-cleaning robot. The company “will not stand…

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Apple explores using an iPhone or iPad to power a laptop

The notion of using a phone to power a computer isn't new — we've seen companies like HP and Motorola try, and ultimately fail, to make it a reality for years. But that's not stopping Apple from considering the idea. The USPTO issued a patent filing…

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Federal appeals court upholds Nintendo’s win in 3DS patent battle

Just months after the Nintendo 3DS launched in 2011, it faced patent infringement allegations. Tomita Technologies was accusing Nintendo's new handheld of using its glasses-free 3D display technology without paying royalties. Like most patent lawsuit…

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Report: Fitbit tried to buy wearable arch-rival Jawbone

Jawbone is clearly struggling, having scaled fitness tracker production way back and reportedly not paying a customer service provider. Part of its problems stem from a protracted legal dispute with FitBit, but according to the Financial Times, Jawbo…

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Why did DJI acquire Hasselblad? Think Volvo

Why did DJI acquire Hasselblad? Think VolvoOne of the stranger stories to come out of CES this year was the news that Chinese drone maker DJI had acquired a majority stake in Hasselblad, the iconic Swedish camera company. The best analogy for the marriage of DJI and Hasselblad is the acquisition in 2010 of the Swedish car marker Volvo by China’s Geely Motors. At the time Volvo was suffering from declining sales and lack of profits, hampered by its small scale, high production costs, and aging brand.

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