Flappy birds is a good example. After it's popularity, tons of clones topped the app store. Some of these clones were almost EXACTLY the same, using the same graphics and same mechanics. How is this legal? At what point does
Anna Prior / Wall Street Journal:Coupons.com raises $168M in IPO, stock surges in early trading — Coupons.com Shares Nearly Double in Debut — The Coupon-Providing Website Now Valued at About $2.2 Billion, Similar to Rival
Newsweek:Newsweek stands behind its Satoshi Nakamoto story — Newsweeks Statement on the Bitcoin Story — Leah McGrath Goodmans recent cover story for Newsweek, investigating the identity of Bitcoin founder Satoshi
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:Twitter Paid $36 Million for IBM Patents to Avoid Suits — Twitter Inc. (TWTR), the microblogging service that held an initial public offering last year, paid $36 million to acquire 900 patents
Bruce Schneier / Schneier on Security:Surveillance by Algorithm — Increasingly, we are watched not by people but by algorithms. Amazon and Netflix track the books we buy and the movies we stream, and suggest other
Russia’s invasion of Crimea may presage resolution of the Syria Conflict.On November 15, 2012, I published these remarks: “Historically, Russia has an interest in the future of Constantinople and likely could be induced to withdraw its support for the Assad
Somewhere in the north, a Canadian beverage company has concocted a low-alcohol, protein-packed fit beer that is expected to be marketed as a sports drink later this year, if funding allows.The so-called Lean Machine recovery ale, created by a team
The first of five patient-centered medical homes as part of a health enterprise zone is opening in Prince George’s County.Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker are scheduled to attend the opening of the Global Vision
After watching Aasif Mandvis segment on Thursdays Daily Show, two things are clear: 1) America has the greatest healthcare system in the world (if 37th place is considered the greatest), and 2) some people shouldnt do interviews with Daily Show
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Armys top sex assault prosecutor suspended after assault allegation WASHINGTON - The top Army prosecutor for sexual assault cases has been suspended after a lawyer who worked for him recently reported hed groped her and tried to kiss her at
Autumn Ratke a 28-year-old American CEO of bitcoin exchange firm First Meta was found dead in her Singapore apartment on Feb. 28. Local media are calling it a suicide, but Singapore officials are waiting for toxicology test results.
Wow, that takes intelligence collection in a whole new – and inappropriate – direction. In one of the stranger gems from the Edward Snowden leaks, The Intercept can now reveal that the NSAs Intranet includes its own advice column for
Catch the Throne (soundcloud) is a Game of Thrones-inspired mixtape featuring Big Boi, Common, Wale, and others. Featuring music and dialogue from and lyrics inspired by the series, the mixtape was commissioned by HBO to encourage more rap fans to
Sea Turtles Lost Years Transatlantic Journey Mapped for First Time Researchers stick-to-it-iveness, along with advice from a manicurist lead to radio tags that tracked baby loggerheads across the Atlantic (full paper) without hindering them
A police officer forcibly escorted Baltimore Sun photo editor Chris Assaf away from the scene of a police-involved shooting on Feb. 21. He had been taking pictures from outside the police lines, but an officer told him he had to
Debo Adegbile was selected by President Obama to be assistant attorney general for the Justice Departments Civil Rights Division. The Senate, aided and abetted by seven Democratic senators, killed his nomination. Why? Because hes fought for civil rights.
Victor Vasquez knows NYC commuting can be depressing. As he says, Standing under someones armpit, you just want to get home. The MTA conductor livens things up with his unscripted announcements on the 1 train.
The Invention Of The AeroPress Theres really nothing bad to say about the device other than the fact that its a funny-looking plastic thingy. Then again, its inventor, Stanford professor Alan Adler, is a world renowned inventor of funny-looking plastic
Cosmos, Carl Sagans short lived television science program from 1980 was a groundbreaking triumph and firmly established Sagan as a household name. Now, Sagans heir apparent Neil deGrasse Tyson has created a follow on work - Cosmos - A Spacetime
If youve time to spare, the Unusual Locomotives page is a good index for your perusal. The individual pages are often chock-full of readable technical details and are categorized in logical groups, making the site a great resource for scholars
With this song, 2 Live Crew basically took the distinctive bass riff from the original Orbison song and changed the lyrics in true Crew style. Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. is probably the seminal case for the modern application of
When a parent tries to kill an autistic child, people come out of the woodwork to demand those of us who say down with that sort of thing walk in that parents shoes. They seem unaware that we Autistics, too,