Yes, Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) went there today—claiming in a lawsuit that it, not Facebook, is the real king of social networks. The company points to ten patents that it says cover features like messages, advertising and privacy settings.
For your convenience, we’ve provided abstracts of those patents for your reading pleasure.
Yahoo Inc has filed a lawsuit against Facebook over 10 patents that include methods for advertising on the web. In the suit, Yahoo says Facebook was considered “one of the worst performing sites for advertising” before using Yahoo’s... Read Post
Google wants a patent on a method for collecting messages from other social networks, like Facebook and Twitter, and letting users provide an automated response to them. Read Post