Friday, February 26, 2010

Facebook eats up patents for the 'feed' | The Social - CNET News

tbd if Facebook will be unfriendly on this or other patents

Facebook this week was awarded a patent pertaining to streaming "feed" technology, more specifically "dynamically providing a news feed about a user of a social network," complementing another patent filing that has been published but not yet approved.

The implications for this, as AllFacebook.com pointed out earlier on Thursday, are far-flung: Facebook may choose to pursue action against other social-media sites that potentially violate this patent. Twitter, as AllFacebook points out, is effectively one giant news feed, to the extent that it clearly has influenced some of the changes that Facebook made to its own feed technology.

Facebook eats up patents for the 'feed' | The Social - CNET News

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