With so much information online, coders can cook up scrapers to gather all sorts of data and present it in an interesting format. Even a topic as boring as patents can become a curious novelty just by looking up the ones expiring, say, today and making them browsable to the world at large. And that's Expatents in a nutshell.
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Recently, Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg's accused Wix of stealing source code from WordPress and using it in the company's mobile app "without attribution, credit, or following the license". Wix, deciding it was best not to let Mullenweg's stipulations go unchallenged, has fired back with a double-barrelled, if wishy-washy, reply.
It takes a sizeable pair of potatoes to use code from a massively huge project such as WordPress in your own project and fail to give proper attribution, or follow the terms of the project's licenses. Yet, according to Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg, this is precisely what Wix has done with its mobile app.
US presidential candidate Donald Trump has a penchant for lawsuits, much like another Republican convention speaker. Recently Trump gave a speech in Gettysburg, where he vowed to sue the many, many women who have accused him of sexual abuse. The Republican nominee said he is fighting "the power structure" and that his administration would not approve of AT&T trying to buy Time Warner "and thus, CNN".
If you subscribe to a service online you should be able to cancel that service online, right? Well, according to consumer complaints filed with the US Federal Trade Commission, Jessica Alba's Honest Company not only makes it virtually impossible to cancel subscriptions, the company sometimes signs you up for recurring payments without even telling you.
On Friday, Twitter shareholder Doris Shenwick filed a lawsuit against the company for allegedly misleading investors about its growth projections. The lawsuit claims that in November 2014, Twitter promised investors that the size of its active monthly user base would increase to 550 million in the "intermediate" term and to over one billion in the "longer" term.
The torrenting community has been tumultuous these past few weeks. First, Kickass Torrents was seized by the government after the owner's arrest. Now, one of the largest search engines has vanished.
When the apocalypse comes, all that will remain are cockroaches, diamonds, and the never-ending feud between Apple and Samsung — a feud that Apple now wants to bring to the US Supreme Court.
It must be a strange moment when you receive a copyright notice from Getty for a photo you took. This is how it started for photographer Carol Highsmith, but after diving into the rabbit hole, she has since filed a $US1 billion lawsuit against the company for allegedly appropriating over 18,000 of her images.
Molly Macauley, a researcher who published frequently on climate-change and public policy, was fatally stabbed Friday night in Baltimore, US while walking her dogs. Macauley, 59, was vice president for research at the Resources for the Future think tank in Washington D.C., as well as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University.
Video: Wow. This video shows the end of a car chase in northeast Houston and it's totally bananas. The suspect tries to outrun a helicopter in an open field, but while making a break for it, he gets pummelled by a police SUV. Somehow, he bounces off the car, gets back up and manages to keep on running. At this point, a helicopter crew member jumps out of the chopper with his helmet still on and chases after the suspect to tackle him.