Archive for May, 2012

A PATENT-LICENSING OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE

May 29, 2012

“We usually send manufacturers a big file, with photos of the guts of their products, pointing to where they’ve been using our technology without paying for it. Once those images have sunk in, we can start negotiating.”

Technicolor lawyer Beatrix de Russe, on the horse’s-head approach to intellectual-property enforcement, Bloomberg free resume builder, 28 May 2012

THE FEELING IS MUTUAL

May 27, 2012

“It doesn’t need to go out over the Internet and I’m not a big fan of websites.”

Fox News chief Roger Ailes, on not allowing video of a recent speech to be posted online, JimRomenesko.com, 27 May 2012

HUNTING THE SNARKY

May 25, 2012

I realized my algorithms were so far from having a snarky detector that this was a better approach.”

Google executive Bradley Horowitz, on the time at Yahoo when he discovered Flickr users were better at tagging photos than his machines, VentureBeat, 22 May 2012

NOW I AM BECOME GITHUB, DESTROYER OF WORLDS

May 25, 2012

“You see it applied to software, you see it applied to hardware; it blows it up. In every way you can imagine, it destroys everything that came before. It’s the most ultimate form of creative destruction.”

WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg, on the fall-down-go-boom potential of publishing and sharing your code, PandoDaily, 24 May 2012

I HAVE VERY EXPENSIVE PRIVACY SETTINGS

May 17, 2012

“It’s a misperception, especially the playboy. I do have a Bentley. I do go out. I’d rather not go into personal details.”

Facebook cofounder Eduardo Saverin, on the image people have of him based on what they see on the social network, New York Times, 17 May 2012

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