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Adobe, Apple, Google and Intel settle court case that alleged employee pay was fixed

Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel have settled a court case that claimed they’d conspired to suppress employee pay by agreeing not to actively recruit or ‘poach’ each other’s employees. The claims covered a period from 2005 until 2009.

Although the terms of the settlement are confidential at the moment, they’re due to become public when court papers are filed in May.

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Kodak sells its digital imaging patents to tech giants

Kodak sells its digital imaging patents to tech giants

Photography pioneer Eastman Kodak Company has arranged a deal that’ll see a consortium of companies paying around $525 million to buy and license over a thousand of its patents, including its digital imaging patent portfolio.

The consortium, which has been organised by Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corporation, is believed to contain Adobe Systems, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Fujifilm, Google, HTC, Huawei, Microsoft, Research in Motion, Samsung and Shutterfly.

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Adobe Flash has left the building

Mark Bridge writes:

So, that’s it. Today’s the day Adobe Flash Player - the preferred video player for many web sites - leaves the Google Play store.

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Adobe confirms there'll be no Flash Player for Android Jelly Bean

Last November Adobe Systems announced a restructure that would see the business stop developing its Flash multimedia player for mobile browsers. Instead, it would increase its investment in HTML5 and would work to help developers enable video playback within apps.

It’s now confirmed that the forthcoming ‘Jelly Bean’ version 4.1 update of the Android OS will not have a certified Flash player.

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Carnival of the Mobilists #256

Mark Bridge writes:

Happy New Year and welcome to the travelling circus better known as the Carnival of the Mobilists. If you’re looking for the best mobile-related blog posts from the past couple of weeks, you’ve come to the right place. (If you’re wondering about the name of Beyonce’s baby, you need to try somewhere else).

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