A study in project failure

April 11, 2012 - from BCS

Research highlights that only one in eight information technology projects can be considered truly successful (failure being described as those projects that do not meet the original time, cost and (quality) requirements criteria).

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Rosetta Stone lawsuit against Google gets green light to proceed

April 9, 2012 - from Reuters

A federal appeals court on Monday revived the bulk of language-software maker Rosetta Stone Inc’s trademark infringement lawsuit against Google Inc. The opinion is the first appellate decision to address whether Google’s sale of other companies’ trademarks for sponsored links could give rise to liability for trademark infringement.

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Yahoo sues Facebook. Are software patents out of control?

April 5, 2012 - from The Washington Post

So it turns out that Yahoo actually invented Facebook. At least, that’s what Yahoo is claiming in a patent infringement lawsuit filed in California on Monday. “Facebook’s entire social network model,” the lawsuit says, “is based on Yahoo!’s patented social networking technology.”

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