Amazon is licensing Echo microphone tech to third party device makers

Amazon’s Echo speakers have become a hit for the company and now it is licensing out the microphone technology to third-parties.

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Report: Amazon Primes Spotify Alternative


Amazon has held licensing talks with music industry executives in connection with its goal to launch rival to Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming music services, according to a news report Wednesday. It apparently is targeting a fall launch. Amazon already offers 1 million tracks through its Prime Music service, but that pales in comparison to Spotify’s 30 million-strong collection. While the company likely will offer promotions to lure consumers into its Prime ecosystem, the streaming service would stand on its own.

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Ericsson settlement could help improve iPhone margins for Apple, Wells Fargo says

Article Image A new global cross-patent licensing agreement between Apple and Ericsson could help improve gross margins on the iPhone going forward, further padding Apple’s bottom line, according to a new analysis.

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Apple, Ericsson end legal battle with new patent licensing agreement

Article Image Swedish telecoms firm Ericsson announced a fresh patent licensing agreement with Apple on Monday, finally resolving a year-long legal fight between the two companies.

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YouTube reportedly seeks to license TV shows and movies for Red subscription service

Article Image YouTube is said to be seeking out licensing deals for television shows and movies as it fortifies its position in an online video arms race with competitors Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, a sector Apple could wade into next year with a rumored over-the-top streaming service.

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Apple wins motion to transfer second Core Wireless patent lawsuit to California

Article Image After winning a patent infringement case leveled by Core Wireless Licensing earlier this year, Apple is once again being sued by the non-practicing entity over certain wireless communications IP. In what could be an important victory, however, the Cupertino, Calif., company was recently granted a motion to transfer proceedings to its home state.

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Apple Music streaming licenses allow for more Beats Radio stations, report says

According to a report on Tuesday, Apple’s content licensing deals allow for up to five live format streaming radio stations, meaning the company could launch four more Beats 1 Radio-style offerings without renegotiating with labels.

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Ericsson unloads legal barrage against Apple in ongoing patent licensing dispute

Mobile systems heavyweight Ericsson plans to escalate its patent licensing case against Apple with a salvo of federal lawsuits and U.S. International Trade Commission complaints, requesting both damages and injunctions against the Cupertino company’s devices.



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Court Sticks It to Apple in $533M Patent Case


Apple must pay patent licensing firm Smartflash US$532.9 million for infringing three patents. U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap, who presided over the case in Tyler, Texas, ordered Apple to pay the penalty after a federal jury in Texas found that the company’s iTunes software infringed on the patent holder. That jury took eight hours to decide Apple willfully used Smartflash’s patents without consent. Smartflash sought $852 million in damages. Apple countered that the patents were worth no more than $4.5 million.

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Pandora cuts first-ever direct deal with artists

Internet radio leader Pandora has come to its first-ever direct licensing deal with artists, a wide-ranging agreement with independent label group Merlin that both said would mean higher payments to artists and more play for them on Pandora stations.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/06/pandora-cuts-first-ever-direct-deal-with-artists/

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