What I have been reading or think is interesting for this week:
Lawsuit against power.com
Great analysis on copyright terms of look and feel.
Colleges and universities obtained fewer than 250 patents a year before 1980, when the Bayh-Dole Act gave them ownership of inventions developed through federally financed research. Now they acquire about 3,000 a year, according to the Association of University Technology Managers, whose members work in tech transfer offices. In 2006, association members made $45 billion from licensing fees and equity in spinoff companies; research powerhouses like Stanford and New York University made $61 million and $157 million, respectively.
Some forecasters were prescient; financial leaders weren’t.
From Itivinguaq Greenland. I’ve seem them once in Alaska, a phenomenal experience.
Who knew there was a usability.gov? Perhaps they can make their site usable.
Time travel happens all the time… kinda.
Psychologist Stephen Greenspan explores why investors continue to be swindled — and how he came to lose part of his savings to Bernard Madoff.
Here are four technologies that have the potential to improve energy efficiency, cut down on accidents, reduce pollution and make commuting more convenient.
10 really intimate photos with the owners of the former Vick dogs.
Really well put together piece.
Solution for the twitter worms is being smart about the passwords
Life list startup.
Facebook filed eight legal complaints in United States federal court against Power Ventures, operators of social aggregator Power.com. Facebook claims Power collected Facebook usernames and passwords, stored Facebook data on their servers, used the Facebook trademark without license, sent e-mails posing as Facebook, and knowingly circumvented Facebook’s attempts to block access.
Great read about living smaller.
Interesting article rebutting the point that the incubator model is going away.
Deep debt, including Howard Sternâ€™s $500 million contract, is causing Sirius XM Radio big worries despite growing revenue and subscriptions.
Days after a wave of phishing attacks fooled thousands of Twitter users, it appears that another security hole has been found by…someone.
A writer learns to run.