Facebook and it's News-Feed Patent

By: Arin Gilbert
Posted: February 26, 2010

Reading up on today’s technology news, I stumbled upon a Facebook article. It was titled ""Facebook's news-feed patent could mean lawsuits". The article talks about a recent patent award Facebook received. A patent, that is particularly head scratching... at least, in my opinion. To summarize, Facebook now has the patent rights of news-feeds about your friends. So, for example, if you decided you wanted to implement, or create, your own news-feed that would send updates to you about your friends, you might unknowingly be violating their patent.

Here are several links about the story:

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TECH/02/26/facebook.patent/

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2360728,00.asp

http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/open_source/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=223100843

 

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