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Google announces open source patent pledge, won't sue 'unless first attacked'

Google just announced the Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) Pledge, a new initiative whereby the company has promised not to sue developers, distributors, and users of open source software utilizing Mountain View's patents "unless first attacked." In introducing the good faith effort, Google is …

Samsung Galaxy S 4 heads to AT&T for $250 on contract, pre-orders begin April 16th

Just two days ago, T-Mobile's potty-mouthed CEO John Legere gave us a tentative May 1st launch date for Samsung's Galaxy S 4 on that network. And now, AT&T's making its S 4 plans public, opening up pre-orders for the device on April 16th. Subscribers that sign-up for a two-year plan will be able to …

Amazon says it will 'do no harm' to Goodreads after acquisition

When news broke earlier today that Amazon would be acquiring Goodreads, many users of the social reading site were worried that it might spark unwanted change. In a joint interview with <i>PaidContent</i>, however, both Goodreads CEO Otis Chandler and Amazon's VP of Kindle content Russ Grandinetti sought …

With SEO Linking Strategies, Gaming The System Is So Last Decade

Back in the early days of the commercial internet era, when specialists in SEO really could “trick” the search engines into giving particular websites a results boost, one of the tricks of the trade was executing a “linking strategy.” Google and other search engines gave websites higher marks if …

Bungie melds fantasy, Tarkovsky, and space wizards in 'Destiny' concept art

After moving on from the <i>Halo</i> franchise, studio Bungie announced a new project in February of this year. Called <i>Destiny</i>, it combines first-person shooter mechanics with more MMO-like qualities, asking players to help protect the last remaining city on Earth in the far future. While we've already seen …