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April 7, 2018

BlackBerry accuses Snapchat of infringing its messaging patents

BlackBerry has filed a complaint against Snap accusing the company of infringing its patented messaging technology in the Snapchat app. The complaint, which runs a hefty 71 pages, accuses Snap of infringing six patents including map improvements for mobile devices, advertising techniques, and UI improvements for mobile devices. It also cites Snap Maps and the display count of unread messages on a notification dot as “infringing activities.” The complaint was first reported by Bloomberg.

BlackBerry previously filed a lawsuit in March against Facebook, alleging that the social media platform, WhatsApp, and Instagram also infringed on BlackBerry’s [...]

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October 12, 2017

Kate Beckinsale accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual advances

Kate Beckinsale has spoken out against Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood producer who has been accused by multiple women of sexual abuse.

The actor — who starred in the Weinstein Co. films Serendipity and The Aviator — posted the story to Instagram, detailing how she was invited to Weinstein’s hotel room aged 17. When she approached the door, the producer greeted Beckinsale dressed in just a bathrobe.

“I was incredibly naive and young and it did not cross my mind that this older, unattractive man would expect me to have any sexual interest in him,” she wrote. “After declining alcohol and announcing that I had school in the morning I left, uneasy but [...]

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