Silicon Valley Reels From Trump Shock


PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel ran a victory lap following Tuesday’s presidential election, but many other Silicon Valley figures were stunned by the historic upset victory of real estate mogul Donald Trump against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Thiel, a billionaire conservative activist, last month made headlines by donating $1.25 million to Trump in the midst of the furor over the candidate’s Access Hollywood comments about women. Trump now has an “awesomely difficult task,” Thiel said in a statement released Wednesday.

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Did Google search data provide a clue to Trump's shock election victory?

Donald Trump spectacularly defied pollsters and pundits on the way to his shock election victory over Hillary Clinton, but Google search data may have hinted that an upset was on the cards.

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FCC Wins Huge Net Neutrality Victory Over Big Telecom


An appellate court on Tuesday handed a major victory to the Federal Communications Commission by upholding the agency’s watershed Open Internet Order, which ensures equal access to the Internet. By a 2-1 vote, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the FCC’s right to impose Net neutrality rules that essentially prevent big telecom and broadband companies from slowing down, speeding up, or blocking service based on content providers’ market power or willingness to pay.

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Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge review roundup: iPhone thumping design?

Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phone are garnering positive reviews, but is it enough to claim victory over the iPhone? Read on.

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Court overturns Apple's $120M patent win against Samsung

Article Image Samsung saw a major victory in its ongoing patent infringement litigation with Apple, as a U.S. appeals court overturned a $120 million decision against the South Korean electronics maker.

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Judge throws out Apple Store employees' 'bag check' class-action lawsuit

Apple’s just scored a court victory over some of its store employees who were demanding payment for the time it takes to conduct bag security checks that take place every time they clock out.

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Film Industry Claims Victory in Shutdown of Major Piracy Sites


The Motion Picture Association of America ran a victory lap after announcing the shutdown of movie and television torrent sites Popcorn Time and YTS. The shutdowns resulted from major legal wins in Canada and New Zealand. The MPAA last month obtained injunctions against the sites in those countries, effectively blocking them from further operation. Popcorn Time and YTS existed for the sole purpose of distributing stolen movies and television shows, with no compensation going to the people who created them, said MPAA Chairman Chris Dodd.

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Appeals Court Validates Google's Mammoth Books Project


Google won an important legal victory on Friday, when the Second United States Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court’s judgment in its years-long battle with the Authors Guild over Google Books. The case “tests the boundaries of fair use,” Judge Pierre Leval wrote in the appeals court’s ruling. Google’s unauthorized digitizing of copyright-protected works, creation of search functionality, and displaying of snippets from those works do not constitute infringement, according to the decision.

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How social media giants supported UK election voters

While Conservative Party leader David Cameron was swept to victory in the U.K. General Election, a number of Silicon Valley heavyweights were busy touting technologies for the country’s voters.

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Apple not guilty of patent infringement with Siri, Chinese court says

Apple has won a decisive victory in a long-running intellectual property fight over Siri in China, as the Beijing Higher People’s Court has decided that the company’s personal digital assistant does not infringe on patents held by Shanghai-based Zhizhen Network Technology.



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Mosul dam needs crucial maintenance to reduce flood risk: expert

The Mosul dam’s recapture represents a crucial victory over Islamic State militants, although an expert warns that critical maintenance work must be resumed immediately to reduce the risk of a catastrophic flood.

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Dish's Hopper DVR Is No Aereo


Dish Network this week chalked up another legal victory for its Hopper DVR service. An appeals court rejected Fox’s bid to disallow some features in the Hopper platform, namely the place-shifting capabilities of Dish Anywhere and Hopper Transfers. Dish Anywhere gives Hopper customers the option to view content remotely from Internet-connected devices like tablets, smartphones and computers. Hopper Transfers lets iPad users move or copy some Hopper recordings to their device, eliminating the need for an Internet connection to view the content.

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Apple, Samsung reignite patent lawsuit settlement talks – report

Following Apple’s most recent legal victory in California, and the news that both it and Google have agreed to end litigation with each other, Apple is said to have renewed settlement talks with Samsung, in an effort to end all ongoing lawsuits between the two rivals.



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