Did Google, YouTube, Apple, AOL, Ebay, Netflix, Facebook, Yahoo, and more violate a patent without permission??
That's what Interval Licensing LLC's Paul Allen says. He's claiming that Interval provided the initial research funding for Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, which basically "resulted in Google." He also says that all the above websites used his Internet browsing technology, a patent in which he owns, between the years 2000 and 2004 and is now suing them, asking for unspecified damages, as well as an injunction that would prevent the websites from using his search engine technology or "a royalty for post-judgment infringement."
Could this mean a huge change is coming in the way we use the Internet??
According to sources, they just signed a contract with rocker grrrl Gwen Stefani!!!!
Yup, that's right, the ultra-talented lead singer of No Doubt will sit in a judge's chair on season 7 of The Voice while Xtina, well, stays at home and keeps busy with that whole miracle of life thing!