Google Launches $999 Chromebox for Meetings

Google launched the Chromebox for Meetings today, designed by popular electronics manufacturer ASUS, for $999 USD. The platform will use the power of Chrome OS coupled with Google Hangouts to bring meetings to up to 15 participants. Anyone with a Gmail account and Hangouts will be able to join a meeting hosted by someone with…

Google Continues Cross Patent Campaign; This Time With Cisco

Google continues to extend a hand of cooperation to its competitors in the industry. First they sealed a deal with Samsung and Ericsson, in which they cross licensed each others patents. Now they’ve done the same with Cisco, effectively bringing their disagreements to an end. Google is taking a proactive approach to this whole thing…

Samsung Pays Ericsson $650m For Cross-License Patent Deal

Samsung is moving fast on tidying up their patent fronts. Just yesterday we heard that Samsung and Google settled on a 10 year agreement to cross-license patents with the search giant. Now Samsung throws us another curve ball. This time paying Ericsson $650m to essentially do the same with them as they did with Google.…

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Samsung And Google Ink 10 Year Patent License Agreement

Engadget is reporting that Samsung and Google have just agreed to license each others patents for the next ten years. Why is this a big deal? Well part of the reason is the rumors of Samsung preparing their own Tizen operating system to compete against Android. Inking this 10 year patent deal pretty much solidifies…