Apple Augmented Reality Improved with Acquisition of Project Tango Collaborator Flyby Media

What does this acquisition of Flyby Media mean for Apple’s Efforts in developing Augmented Reality Devices and Media? I noticed this headline in the news this morning: Apple patent details visual-based AR navigation, confirms Flyby Media acquisition. The article tells us that augmented reality can be accomplished by using information from a phone such as … Read more

Lycos to Sell Off Patents?

I read today the news that early Search Engine Lycos is selling off their patents, presumably to enable them to launch other services. This was stated in the betaboston article Internet search pioneer Lycos puts patents up for sale. I wondered how many patents Lycos might have, and what they covered, so I looked them … Read more

Google Acquires 55 Yahoo! Patent Filings

It was a surprise to see many Yahoo! patents listed in Google’s assignment database as having been assigned to Google. With news recently that Yahoo would be closing the Yahoo Directory, that seemed like a strategic choice. Now I’m wondering if we will ever see an independent Yahoo Search Engine ever again once their deal … Read more