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Guest blog post by Matthias Kurth, Executive Chairman of Cable Europe. If the European Commission was aiming for high visibility with the Digital Single Market Strategy, they certainly hit their mark. Before the full text of the document was even published, the topic had been embraced by mainstream media with debate stretching way beyond the… » read more

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Guest blog post by Frédéric Bourguet, a french lawyer specialized in IT questions. Behind these terms, with almost pleasant connotations, hides a worrying development of the economics of patents. Certain sectors, where innovation is law (notably telecommunications) seek to manage their large portfolios of patents more effectively, requiring surveillance, validity checks, market strategies, as well… » read more

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There is a crucial third trend threatening the UK games sector (Financial Times, “Underground niche is now mainstream”, June 16th) — a chronic and feudalistic leadership crisis. Business leaders’ lack of vision, plus overwhelming caution bordering on timidity, contributed greatly to the present innovation vacuum. University chief wizards must also share the blame. Obsessed with… » read more

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The following has been submitted to Blogactiv by Mr Florian Mueller. The simplest way to dismiss any claim that MySQL should not play a role in the assessment of the Oracle/Sun merger due to its limited revenues is to point out that MySQL is apparently important enough to Oracle that it puts the entire Sun… » read more

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