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Apple, Samsung patent trial starts with jury selection

Jan 05 2013 Published by under General Interest

An employee of South Korean mobile carrier KT holds an Apple Inc's iPhone 4 smartphone and a Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S II smartphone as he poses for photographs at a registration desk at KT's headquarters in SeoulSAN JOSE, California (Reuters) – A Google employee, at least five patent owners and plenty of iPhone and iPad consumers were among the potential jurors summoned to court on Monday in a high-stakes U.S. patent battle between Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh spent several hours examining jurors about their backgrounds and biases, as the companies began the trial after more than a year of pretrial jousting, with billions of dollars in the balance. …


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    Originally posted 2012-07-31 17:53:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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    Report: Obama needs better than 2004 black turnout

    Jan 05 2013 Published by under General Interest

    Obama greets Catchings and other members of the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team after their exhibition game against Brazil in WashingtonOne of the country's oldest civil rights groups says President Barack Obama may have a tougher time winning at least three battleground states in November should black voter turnout fall at least 5 percentage points below the record levels that helped to put him in the White House.


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      Originally posted 2012-07-17 14:56:42. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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      Apple officially reveals the new iPad, and yes, you’re probably going to want one

      Jan 05 2013 Published by under General Interest

      At today’s Apple event in California, CEO Tim Cook revealed a brand new tablet that is sure to make existing iPad owners drool, and potentially bring many more consumers into the company’s ranks. It’s called simply the new iPad, and while the … Continue reading

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        Originally posted 2012-03-08 20:55:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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        ENR and SNAP Win Seven National ASBPE Awards

        Jan 05 2013 Published by under Interests

        McGraw-Hill Construction’s Engineering News-Record and SNAP have won seven 2011 National Azbee Awards of Excellence and an honorable mention from the American Society of Business Publication Editors .

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          Originally posted 2011-08-11 05:46:44. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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          Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong weighs doping admission

          Jan 05 2013 Published by under General Interest

          File photo of Radioshack team rider Lance Armstrong of the U.S. Posing on the Champs Elysees in Paris during the final parade of the 97th Tour de France cycling raceThroughout Lance Armstrong's career he hasn't just denied he doped, he's tried to destroy anyone who suggested otherwise. So now it's all forgiven? Only his sizeable ego could think that's enough.


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            FDA: New rules will make food safer

            Jan 05 2013 Published by under General Interest

            FILE - This Sept. 28, 2011 file photo shows the sign leading to the Jensen Farms near Holly, Colo. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says its new guidelines would make the food Americans eat safer and help prevent the kinds of foodborne disease outbreaks that sicken or kill thousands of consumers each year.


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              Photos: Winners of the 2012 NatGeo contest

              Jan 05 2013 Published by under General Interest

              Photos: Winners of the 2012 NatGeo contest

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                NASA’s Curiosity rover finds ‘flower’ on surface of Mars

                Jan 05 2013 Published by under General Interest

                FILE - This file image provided by NASA shows a color self-portrait of the Mars rover Curiosity. It is set to drive toward a Martian mountain in mid-February after drilling into a rock. On the 84th and 85th Martian days of the NASA Mars rover Curiosity's mission on Mars (Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2012), NASA's Curiosity rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to capture dozens of high-resolution images to be combined into self-portrait images of the rover. (AP Photo/NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS, File)NASA has released a series of new photos taken by its Curiosity rover that appear to show a “flower” on the surface of Mars. NBCNews.com’s photo blog reports that the photos were taken as part of an effort to capture 360-degree images during Curiosity’s trek through Mars’ Yellowknife Bay. New Jersey-based journalist and photographer Ken […]


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                  Italian designer Missoni aboard plane missing near Venezuela

                  Jan 05 2013 Published by under General Interest

                  Vittorio Missoni marketing director of Italian couturier Missoni during an interview with Reuters.MILAN (Reuters) – Italian fashion designer Vittorio Missoni, head of the eponymous fashion house, was aboard a small plane that has disappeared off the coast of Venezuela, a company spokeswoman said on Saturday. "The Missoni family has been informed by the Venezuelan consulate that Vittorio Missoni and his wife are missing, but we don't know any more," said Maddalena Aspes. "The authorities will resume their search for the plane in the morning. …


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                    Detroit police: U.S. has a gun problem and the epicenter seems to be here

                    Jan 05 2013 Published by under General Interest

                    Mayor Dave Bing announces Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012,the opening of 13 new Mini Police Stations within the city of Detroit. The mayor made the announcement stressing the importance of bringing "our police department and communities closer together." (AP Photo/Detroit News, Charles V. Tines ) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTThe city had 386 criminal homicides in 2012, more than any time in the past two decades.


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