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Google Acquires More IBM Patents
2012-01-04 09:15:28

Google Inc.´s patent portfolio has gotten a little bit bigger as it has acquired nearly 220 patents and patent applications from IBM, adding to the nearly 2,000 patents it had previously bought from the computer giant over the past year. The patents, first reported by the blog SEO by the Sea, cover aspects of email management, ecommerce, network performance, and even one patent that could aid Google´s own social network: Google+. The patents also include several...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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