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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Zune Sued for Patent Violations

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Zune Sued for Patent Violations
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2010 11:10:05 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Patent-holding ophthalmologist sues Microsoft over Zune

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| A patent-holding Illinois ophthalmologist 
| has sued Microsoft over the Zune, alleging 
| the software company illegally added his 
| patented technology to the media player 
| after he tried to license it to Microsoft.
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http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/archives/199336.asp?from=blog_last3

Rockford Man Sues Microsoft Over Zune Technology

http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/72728/rockford-man-sues-microsoft-over-zune-technology?ref=sitemap

Microsoft sued over patent on Zune's FM receiver

http://zunited.net/content.php?162-Microsoft-sued-over-patent-on-Zune-s-FM-receiver

Eye doctor sues Microsoft over Zune

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| An eye doctor has sued Microsoft for 
| allegedly nicking his patented technology 
| with its Zune media player.
| 
| Dr Edward Yavitz, of the Yavitz Eye Centre 
| in Rockford, spotted two wizard ideas to 
| quickly tag and downloading music via a 
| device's FM radio receiver.
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http://www.techeye.net/mobile/eye-doctor-sues-microsoft-over-zune

Report: Microsoft Sued Over Zune Tagging

http://www.radioink.com/Article.asp?id=1746800&spid=24698

Rockford doctor sues Microsoft

http://www.wrex.com/Global/story.asp?S=12207643

A Software Bug may Kill You

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| In 1991, during the Gulf war, American 
| Patriot missile was deployed to combat 
| Iraqi scud missile. In one of the incident, 
| Patriot missile missed the Scud and that 
| resulted the death of 28 American soldiers 
| and 100 others got injured. There was an 
| arithmetic error during calculation which 
| resulted inaccurate calculation since Boot.
| 
| [...]
| 
| Microsoftâs Zune player stopped working on 
| December 31, 2008 because of a simple 
| software bug. The software was written in 
| such a way that it would never terminate if 
| the year is leap year and the total number 
| of days is 366.
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http://blog.taragana.com/index.php/archive/a-software-bug-may-kill-you/


Recent:

Microsoft investigating disappearing music from Zune Pass

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| According to a post on the Zune Forums, owners
| of the Zune Pass are having a bit of trouble
| accessing the music they're paying for with
| their subscription, as first reported by
| Engadget. In less than two weeks, the thread
| in question has passed 50 replies as users
| complain and list what they can no longer
| access: specific songs, entire albums, or even
| everything produced by an artist.
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http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/02/microsoft-investigating-disappearing-music-from-zune-pass.ars
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