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Tech News: US Court Lifts Samsung Phones Sales Ban


Plus, Google and Facebook talk advertising.

This column highlights the most interesting and useful tech commentary from around the Web each day.

Link: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1: US Court Lifts Sales Ban Granted Prior to Apple Vs Samsung Patent Trial
"The Northern District Court of California has overturned a sales ban against the Samsung (PINK:SSNLF) Galaxy Tab 10.1 won by Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) in patent litigation against Samsung, Reuters is reporting.

"This follows a ruling at the end of last month by the US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals that US District Judge Lucy Koh could decide whether or not to lift the ban on US sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1-inch tablet. Koh had previously refused to rule on the matter."

Link: Facebook to Advertisers: Clicks Are Meaningless and Here's the Proof
"Advertisers who judge the success of their online campaigns on click-through rates are doing it wrong, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) head of measurement and insights Brad Smallwood told attendees of IAB MIXX, an ad-focused conference taking place in New York.

"The social network now insists that the impression, not the click, is what matters, meaning that online ad campaigns should be designed and judged more like traditional television spots."

Link: Top 10 Windows 8 Features #2: The Microsoft Account
"'Logging onto' Windows (NASDAQ:MSFT) is something a great many users don't do. Let's face it, do we log onto our phones? If we're okay with our phones pretending they're us while they move around, why would we need to be protective about devices that mostly stay in one place? This is a point of view that Microsoft, over the course of the next year, may render as antiquated as the dial tone.

"An operating system should know its user. This was not a concept Microsoft understood at first. When it formally introduced the 'My Documents' folder in Windows 98, folks asked me whether 'My' meant 'me, the computer' or 'me, the user.' Then Windows XP introduced the notion of a user profile. At last, multiple people had personal folders that pertained to them, and 'my' meant yours and not anyone else's. When you signed into XP, the file manager would show you your folders."

Link: Google Talks Mobile Ads: Lots of Show, Little Substance
"As more readers migrate to mobile devices, nervous publishers are wondering if ad dollars will follow. On Monday, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) offered a flashy but unsatisfying response to this dilemma about small screens.

"The response came at an Advertising Week event in New York where Google's head of mobile, Tim Reis, and other execs pranced on a Broadway stage adorned with marketing messages."

Link: As Apple Says Sorry, Google Maps Gets A Little Better
"Google Maps is getting a facelift in some parts of the world.

"The search giant today announced that it has released new 45-degree imagery for 51 cities around the world, including 37 in the US. In one example, Google shows off its 45-degree view of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. In another, The Forks in Winnipeg, Canada, are on display."

Oracle Gears up to Challenge Amazon Web Services
"Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) is planning to roll out a new IaaS (infrastructure as a service) offering that will compete directly with Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Web Services, along with a service called Oracle Public Cloud that runs inside customers' facilities, CEO Larry Ellison announced Sunday during a keynote address at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

"While Ellison had already revealed the company's general plans in recent public remarks, he went into further detail during Sunday's keynote. In addition, a slide displayed during his presentation stated that the new IaaS' 'primary competitor' is Amazon."
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