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Apple, Google will pay 64,000 engineers to avoid trial on “no-poach” deal

Cube warriors win one. timlewisnm / flickr A class-action lawsuit against Google, Apple, Adobe, and Intel over how they recruited employees was scheduled to go to a jury trial at the end of next month. But it's not going to happen. Court papers filed today indicate that the case has been settled. The development was first noted by Reuters. A New York Times report on this case, published Sunday, suggested that the … [Read more...]

Thursday Dealmaster has a 14-inch convertible Lenovo ultrabook for $749

Greetings, Arsians! Our partners at LogicBuy are back with a new set of deals. The top deal for today is a Lenovo Flex 14 convertible ultrabook. The laptop comes with a touchscreen, and the screen folds all the way around to a "stand mode" which Lenovo says is better for touch applications. It runs Windows 8, too. Today, you're getting $300 off the retail price—it's only $749! Featured Lowest Price Ever! Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 Haswell Core … [Read more...]

Dallas Buyers Club launches post-Oscar copyright salvo, sues 615 Does

Focus Features Shotgun lawsuits over illegal online downloads used to happen all the time courtesy of US record labels. But the mainstream content industry has abandoned the money-losing litigation strategy. Most attempts at mass-copyright enforcement today involve accusations about downloading porn movies. (See Prenda Law and Malibu Media.) But there's one small movie studio that still likes trying its hand at courtroom … [Read more...]

In just one year, Zynga has lost nearly half of its daily active users

It's been a rough year for Zynga, which has relegated founder Mark Pincus to being chairman of the board. Fortune Live Media Zynga needs some good news, and fast: in its Tuesday quarterly earnings filling, the company reported that its daily active users rose from 27 million in the last quarter of 2013 to 28 million this quarter. But when compared to the first quarter of 2013, Zynga had 53 million daily active … [Read more...]

Prenda-linked lawyers pulled in $4.4M but now say they’re broke

taxcredits.net via flickr Prenda Law is a "copyright troll" that sued thousands for supposedly illegal downloads of porn movies before coming to a halt last year when its methods drew sanctions from several federal judges. Many of those sanctions are now on appeal. New data was made public this week about the financial condition of John Steele, the Miami attorney who has been at the center of the scandal. The data was made … [Read more...]

Due to license plate reader error, cop approaches innocent man, weapon in hand

The Elsag PMH-900, as described in a company brochure. Elsag With license plate reader (LPR) use rapidly expanding throughout the United States, it's no surprise that sometimes officers pull over motorists—at gunpoint—for mistakes made by the automated camera system. The latest incident happened near the border of Kansas and Missouri. According to the Prairie Village Post, earlier this month lawyer Mark … [Read more...]