Something funny happened

It’s a good idea, haven’t heard of another app that offers this.

Gravatar Blog

On the way to building a Gravatar app, we noticed that taking pictures of ourselves to update our Gravatars was something we only wanted to do every month or so, but then we started taking selfies and sharing them with each other and that became a daily and very fun habit. So our Gravatar app morphed into a Selfies app, and it’s now ready for the world to play with! You can read more about the app here. We hope you become one of the first brave souls to try it out, and let us know what you think.

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Patent trolls reel as court smackdowns lead to collapse in share price

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Gigaom

Few people cheer an economic downturn but, when it comes to the patent troll economy, many in the tech industry are likely watching its recent struggles with glee.

As Bloomberg News noted, recent court rulings have caused the share price of two publicly-traded patent trolls, which make their living by way of extortionate lawsuits, to collapse. Here’s a chart of what the market did to a troll called [company]VirnetX[/company] holdings after an appeals court on Tuesday threw out a $368 million jury verdict it had won against Apple:

VHC Price Chart

VHC Price data by YCharts

Another troll called [company]Vringo[/company] suffered a similar fate last month after an appeals court found two patents it was using to sue Google Adwords were invalid because they were obvious:

VRNG Chart

VRNG data by YCharts

The collapse of VirnetX and Vringo is directly tied to those two court rulings, but there are also dark clouds gathering around the patent troll economy in general. In particular, a Supreme Court…

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