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Google, Mark Cuban, And A Glimpse Into The Heart Of Patent Darkness

Law & Order: Intellectual Property Unit. We're gonna spider, parse, and scan like it's 1998, when Lycos acquired patents that could cost Google hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties. To understand the patent mess that is gripping Silicon Valley right now, you need to travel across the country to a dark-paneled federal courtroom in Norfolk, Virginia, just down the block from Bob's Gun Shop.

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‘AGT’ contestant accused of fib

A war veteran is accused of lying about his injures to get ahead as a singer on NBC's "America's Got Talent."

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Secret Ways to Fascinate Anyone

Sally Hogshead, author of Fascinate: Your Seven Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation explains how to exploit your own personality traits in order to knock anyone's socks off. Sally Hogshead is in an unenviable position. As the author of a book called Fascinate: Your Seven Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation, she addresses audiences who will feel shortchanged if their socks aren't knocked off.

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Review: ‘Prometheus’ spectacular, cliched

Thirty years ago, on the basis of "Alien" and "Blade Runner," Ridley Scott looked as if he might become the most important sci-fi director of his time.

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TV stars on Broadway: Growing trend and winning formula

Despite what people think, The Great White Way isn't a vast wasteland filled with has-been stars, television talent competition show rejects and washed-up celebrities; it's actually a draw for high-wattage thespians who want some fat on which to chew.

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Where planes go to die

Take a seat inside the Concorde, check out a spy plane or visit "The Boneyard," the world's coolest parking lot.

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Cheaper Competitor? 5 Ways to Fight Back

Avoid profit-killing discounts and price wars by differentiating yourself, your firm and your offering from the competition. When you're selling against a lower-priced competitor, you have two choices: discount or differentiate.

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