Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

M$ to Pay $60 million Settlement

Filed under

Microsoft will pay, a developer of software for streaming audio and video over the Internet, $60 million to settle a patent infringement and antitrust lawsuit, the world's largest software maker said on Friday.

Santa Rosa, California-based Burst said in a 2002 lawsuit that Microsoft had infringed on its patent for sending audio and video content over the Web, in addition making trade secret and antitrust claims against the maker of Windows.

Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft said that it will license Burst's patent portfolio as part of the settlement and "focus on the continued development and deployment of Windows Media technologies," Tom Burt, Microsoft's deputy general counsel, said in a statement.

Burst's chief executive, Richard Lang, said that the settlement validated his company's technology.

Shares in Burst rose 75 per cent to $3.15 on Friday on Nasdaq.

Microsoft has been settling outstanding antitrust claims against the company. In November, it agreed to pay Novell $536 million to settle an antitrust lawsuit.

More in Tux Machines

Bodhi: Detour and Forum Themes now Moksha Compatible

Today I am happy to announce we have completed work on the first couple of themes we are updating to be compatible with Moksha. Read more

Science on Android

I have covered a lot of different scientific packages that are available under Linux in this space, but the focus has been on Linux running on desktop machines. This has been rather short-sighted, however, as lots of other platforms have Linux available and shouldn't be neglected. So in this article, I start looking at the type of science you can do on the Android platform. For my next several articles, I plan to include occasional Android applications that you may find useful. Read more

Linksys WRT router gains faster SoC, more RAM, OpenWrt

Linksys has launched a “WRT1900ACS” router that updates the AC version with a faster dual-core, 1.6GHz SoC, twice the RAM (at 512MB), and OpenWrt support. In early 2014 when Linksys resurrected the hackable Linksys WRT54G WiFi router in a new WRT1900AC model, the Belkin subsidiary said the the Linux-based router would also support the lightweight, networking-focused OpenWrt Linux distribution. With the new WRT1900ACS, Linksys is making life easier for OpenWrt lovers by providing full, open source OpenWrt support out of the box. Read more

New Renesas SoCs offer 1.5GHz, 1080p, GbE, USB 3.0, PCIe

The RZ/G updates the Renesas Electronics RZ line of system-on-chips, which includes the Linux-ready RZ/A1 line of single-core, 400MHz Cortex-A9 SoCs, as well as an RZ/T line that runs an RTOS on a Cortex-M4 microcontroller. The new devices are aimed at a wide range of Linux- and Android embedded products including hand-held medical devices, digital signage, and industrial, home appliance, and office equipment devices that use a human-machine interface (HMI), says the Japanese semiconductor firm. Read more