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    Patently absurd

    It had to happen. It simply had to happen. For it not to happen would be an impossibility.

    "Patent troll claims it invented the Windows 8 and Windows Phone "tiles"
    Never shipped a product, only started describing its tech as "tiles" in 2011."
    Patent troll claims it invented the Windows 8 and Windows Phone “tiles” | Ars Technica


    From Surfcast's website:
    Ovid Santoro, CEO of SurfCast said,
    "We developed the concept of Tiles in the 1990s, which was ahead of its time. Microsoft’s Live Tiles are the centerpiece of Microsoft’s new Operating Systems and are covered by our patent."
    The complaint:
    http://news.priorsmart.com/surfcast-...6Zj/#Complaint
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    Has the Memo been replaced by the law suit in the States? It's insane.

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    Can guarentee that there was a *nix equivalent before this company existed... I'm pretty sure things like NeXTSTEP had interactive tiles, as well as ones reporting data back etc...

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    2011 is pretty recent, I can think of quite a few ideas where panels of live data are used before that time. SIMS Homepage is one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    2011 is pretty recent, I can think of quite a few ideas where panels of live data are used before that time. SIMS Homepage is one of them.
    panels of live data like a train station destination board for example?

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