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Google patent CAPTCHA killer?

Google filed a patent in July 2007 that could change the very landscape of the web forever. And that same patent could also effectively kill off the CAPTCHA…

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Will everything on the web one day be free?

I ask this question because I think we may well be inching closer to a point where lots of web services will be free. I say free, but what I really mean is advert-supported. But that’s still free, isn’t it? I thought about making this into a huge analysis of a possible future free web, […]

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Apple and the ‘billion dollar’ download patent

When do the words: “Patent Infringement” suddenly start to sound more like music to ones ears? When it’s Apple signing an out-of-court settlement that has them whistling a tune that everyone else might just have to dance to. “A recent out-of-court settlement between Apple Computer and a Vermont-based inventor has landed Apple the rights to […]