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Someone has finally sued Canon over a ridiculous disabling policy

Someone has finally sued Canon over a ridiculous disabling policy

Anyone who's ever purchased a printer knows how it goes. You buy the printer for couple hundred dollars, get it home, and eventually, you run out of the ink that comes with it, and a replacement ink cartridge is nearly the cost of the printer. Many have used a laser printer where the manufacturer disables it as soon as the toner cartridge reaches some arbitrary level even though pages are still coming out of the printer without problems.

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Google sues Epic Games over Fortnite breach of contract

Google sues Epic Games over Fortnite breach of contract

With the court ruling on Epic Games lawsuit against Apple, you probably thought that the drama over Fortnite on mobile has finally come to an end. Apple, however, wasn't the only one that the Fortnite creator sued last year since it also accused Google of anti-competitive behavior over the same game on Google Play Store. That case still hasn't been resolved, but Google is turning the tables on the game publishing giant with a breach of contract suit that reveals a rather curious situation unique to the Google Play Store only.

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Ford and GM settle legal spat over BlueCruise

Ford and GM settle legal spat over BlueCruise

Back in August, Ford filed a lawsuit against GM over trademarks granted to General Motors for the word Cruise. The fuss began when Ford announced that it would call its driver-assistance software BlueCruise. GM already had a driver assistance system on the market called SuperCruise and felt that it had legal rights to the exclusive use of the term Cruise.

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Google Assistant faces EU antitrust investigation

Google Assistant faces EU antitrust investigation

Google is no stranger to inquiries, investigations, and even lawsuits regarding its businesses and products, especially when it comes to anti-competitive behavior. From Search to shopping to news to even Chrome, Google has faced numerous legal challenges, especially within the European Union. Even while it faces the latest set of challenges over the Google Play Store, the European Commission is reportedly preparing to slap it another one, this time over how it may be forcing Google Assistant to be the default voice assistant on smart devices, particularly those running Android.

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App Store changes reduce Apple Tax under special circumstances

App Store changes reduce Apple Tax under special circumstances

There are multiple aspects to the ongoing lawsuits against Apple's and Google's alleged monopolies over their respective app stores, but one of the biggest points has always been the "industry standard" 30% cut that these companies take. Epic Games' epic crusade against that practice has thankfully generated some changes, but those are the exception rather than the rule. Apple is once again making more exceptions with some changes to its App Store policies that it says will appease developers and settle at least one lawsuit.

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Saygus vPhone $10M fraud: Here’s how Sayers spent the money

Saygus vPhone $10M fraud: Here’s how Sayers spent the money

Back about 8 years ago, Android phones of all sorts were being revealed and released by so many companies, they were coming out of the woodwork. The brand Saygus was one of these many "we have an Android too" phone companies, and the "Vphone" was what the company offered... but never delivered. Fast forward to the year 2021 and the creator of Saygus, one Chad Sayers, is at the receiving end of a lawsuit filed by the United States Department of Justice for $10 million USD in Securities fraud.

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ITC judge sides with Sonos over Google in preliminary patent ruling

ITC judge sides with Sonos over Google in preliminary patent ruling

More than a year ago, speaker company Sonos filed a lawsuit against Google, seeking to have certain Google products blocked from import into the US over alleged patent infringement. Fast-forward several months and a preliminary finding on the matter has been revealed: the ITC has sided with Sonos, but this is only an initial decision.

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GoPro and Amazon slap Chinese accessory counterfeiters with joint lawsuit

GoPro and Amazon slap Chinese accessory counterfeiters with joint lawsuit

GoPro and Amazon have teamed up to sue multiple people and two 'entities' over their alleged counterfeiting of GoPro camera accessories. The joint lawsuit claims the alleged counterfeiters attempted to sell products that infringed GoPro's trademarks through Amazon's online store. This is the latest in a growing number of Amazon lawsuits targeting counterfeiters that use its platform.

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Google told Epic Games sideloading Android apps is an awful experience

Google told Epic Games sideloading Android apps is an awful experience

Epic Games' legal spat against Apple may have been the headlines of many tech news in the past, but the Cupertino-based company isn't the only recipient of the game publisher's complaints. Epic Games also sued Google over alleged monopolistic practices with Fortnite at the center of it all. New details have surfaced that reveal the extent to which Google was willing to go to keep Fortnite from ruining its Play Store ecosystem, including an outright acquisition of Epic Games.

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Zoom agrees $85m settlement over Zoombombing and privacy lawsuit

Zoom agrees $85m settlement over Zoombombing and privacy lawsuit

Zoom may have been the darling of pandemic video calling, but a "Zoombombing" lawsuit has cost the company $85 million after users complained that their data wasn't being sufficiently safeguarded. While video conferencing saw a huge uptick as people worked remotely and schools shifted to online learning, so too did cases of Zoom calls being accessed unofficially and disrupted.

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Google sued by US states over alleged Google Play Store monopoly

Google sued by US states over alleged Google Play Store monopoly

Even while the row between Apple and Epic Games remains unresolved, the other big app store will soon get its time under the legal spotlight. It's really no surprise that Google would eventually be the target of an antitrust lawsuit but the bigger question is if it will be able to stick. As many as 36 states in the US have finally filed a complaint alleging that Google used its position to impose a 30% tax from developers on Google Play Store.

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Apple sued by medical device maker over Apple Watch Series 6 pulse oximetry

Apple sued by medical device maker over Apple Watch Series 6 pulse oximetry

Sometimes it seems like every time we turn around, someone is suing Apple. The latest lawsuit against Apple comes from a medical device manufacturer called Masimo. Masimo is a large manufacturer of medical-grade pulse oximeters used in the hospital and other medical settings. A pulse oximeter is a device that shows how much oxygen is in the blood of the user, which has value for numerous medical reasons.

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