If you missed it, Facebook says it will pay $10 million to compensate users who were turned into product pitchmen as a result of “Sponsored Stories” ads that treat “Likes” as endorsements. None of this money, however, will go to Facebook users.
via Facebook Privacy Settlement Amounts to $10 Million | Business | TIME.com.
A Texas shell company says Apple and others have infringed on technology for basic smartphone gestures like dragging and “double tap.” The patents were issued in 2007 to a Taiwanese maker of touchpad technology.
via Apple and RIM Hit With Patent Suit for “Drag,” “Tap” and “Scroll” | Business | TIME.com.
A new patent troll last week fired a shot at Facebook, Zynga and others with a lawsuit that claims rights to in-game payments—the process that lets players buy and sell virtual items within a video game.
via Facebook and Zynga accused of patent infringement, but turn to old Korean games for defense | Business | TIME.com.