Låtskrivaren och Idol-domaren Andreas Carlsson blir delägare i svenska Soundtrap.Svenska Soundtrap har utvecklat en tjänst för musikskapande som man hävdar är enkel nog för vem som helst att använda.Soundtrap funkar både för proffs och för de som är noviser i sitt skapande”, säger Andreas Carlsson.Hur mycket pengar han går in med i bolaget vill han inte avslöja.Foto: Privat.Andreas Carlsson driver även musikskolan Academy of Music and Business i småländska Tingsryd, vilket rimmar väl med Soundtraps framtidsplaner.På senare tid har företaget haft stor framgång på just utbildningsmarknaden:“Vi såg ganska tidigt att verktyget började plockas upp mycket av skolor.I USA är det en stark trend att använda musik som en del av inlärningen i naturvetenskap, teknik och matte”, säger Per Emanuelsson.Han vill inte avslöja hur mycket bolaget omsätter men säger att antalet användare rusat från ungefär 20 000 i början av 2015 till över en halv miljon idag.Tillväxten har till stor del drivits på av just skolvärlden.Kunder som betalar 7,99 dollar i månaden får tillgång till bland annat fler instrument och mer lagringsutrymme.Utbildningsversionen är i jämförelse kraftigt rabatterad och kostar 5 dollar per elev och år.Över 1000 skolor i USA använder verktyget idag”, säger han.På sikt hoppas bolaget kunna bidra till att radikalt förändra förutsättningarna för musiker att nå ut med och livnära sig på sina verk, helt utan inblandning från mellanhänder som skivbolag och musikdistributörer.“Musikbranschen är i enorm gungning just nu.
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But now, Tesla is facing some bad news in the form of allegations that it urged customers to sign confidentiality agreements over mechanical issues with the Model S.Bryan Thomas, a representative from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA , told Reuters that the agency is "examining the potential suspension issue on the Tesla Model S, and is seeking additional information from vehicle owners and the company."The NHTSA said it learned that Tesla had entered into a troublesome nondisclosure agreement with a Model S owner who had mechanical problems with his vehicle.Technicians said it showed an unusually high amount of wear caused by a loose, rusty ball joint.It also stated that Tesla wouldn t be responsible for "any and all claims or damages arising out of or in any way connected with any claims or incidents leading or related to our provision of Goodwill paying half of the repair cost ."As noted by Forbes, a Model X owner recently reported to the Better Business Bureau that Tesla canceled her registration and repossessed her new SUV when she pointed out the multiple defects in the vehicle, and then refused to refund her money unless she signed an NDA.Breaking the agreement would have landed her with a $150,000 penalty violation fine.
Project Loon is a network of balloons that float in the stratosphere at the edge of space, armed with broadband antennae to help deliver internet access to people who live in rural and remote areas around the world.The firm claims that it developed the technology for the Wi-Fi balloon network more than a decade ago and patented the idea, which was then used in the company's two key products – namely the SkySat and the SkySite platforms – that are currently used by the US Marine Corps, as well as to provide low-cost voice and data communication in rural locations.In a lawsuit filed on Monday 13 June 2016 with the District Court for the Northern District of California in San Jose, SDC explains how Google was interested in buying the company, to the extent that more than 10 representatives from Google met with the firm in 2007 and 2008 to discuss potential partnerships.Breaching a non-disclosure agreementLeft: Space Data Corporation's patent describing how the Wi-Fi balloon platform works.SDC is alleging that Google stole its technology – confidential details of the patented technology were shared during the meeting under a non-disclosure agreement NDA and the firm says it even has photographic proof showing Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin looking at a prototype for the balloons.SDC seeking damages for two counts of patent infringement, as well as triple damages for misappropriating trade secrets and breaching the NDA.
I take a lot of photos and I get a lot of spam related to those photos, says Ison, but in this case I received two very cryptic emails from two different people the same agency.I just got some awesome news.US - Minneapolis - 7th St. E/O First Ave. S/L US - San Francisco - Skyway Brannan AU - Perth - Forrest Place CBD CN - Guangzhou - Xin Da Xin Mall DE - Berlin - Karl-Liebknecht-Straße IT - Milan - Vip Prima Pagina Viale Monza MY - Selangor Darul Ehsan - NKVE Damansara Toll // utah shotoniphone6sThe photo Apple ended up featuring in its Shot on iPhone campaignWhen the budding photographer did reply to the email, the first thing the agency did was to put an incredibly strict NDA in front of him.He signed, meaning he couldn t talk about anything, to anyone, for any reason; in fact, Ison was hesitant to even name the agency.
John Carmack left poses with Oculus founder Palmer Luckey center and other members of the Oculus team.The 2014 lawsuit filed against virtual reality headset company Oculus and its parent company Facebook has now received its first major amendment in nearly two years.The civil complaint from game publisher ZeniMax was updated on August 16 with 22 additional "paragraphs," and those updates mince few words.Most notably, the lawsuit now names Oculus executives John Carmack and Brendan Iribe as defendants, in addition to the aforementioned companies and Oculus founder Palmer Luckey.The updated filing, which was reported by Game Informer on Monday, still alleges that Oculus's major VR technologies were taken from ZeniMax in a way that violated contracts and nondisclosure agreements—especially since Carmack originally worked for ZeniMax and had signed contracts that made ZeniMax the owner of any technologies he worked on within the company specifically, at its subsidiary, id Software .Now that Iribe and Carmack are listed as defendants, ZeniMax has aimed further allegations directly at those two men—and have questioned claims that Luckey had much to do with the development of Oculus' core technologies.
During a recent industry panel discussion, I was prompted to think hard about one of the building blocks of being a VC business by a nervous founder.This founder had been on the funding trail for three months and had real concerns about the integrity of some of the people he had met.he asked.The question itself upsets me because it means that VC has an image problem amongst founders, or worse, that there is no smoke without fire.If we can state clearly what is acceptable and what is not, then founders can confidently challenge those who behave badly.Also by making my own position public, it is a powerful way of holding myself accountable to it.Acting with high integrity is a key part of staying competitive.Let s backtrack to find the source of the issue.This is normal practice, but it can make founders feel vulnerable.Startups operate in a competitive market and should therefore take appropriate steps to stop their commercially sensitive information falling into the wrong hands, but this should not make them overly wary of pitching to VCs.Written information you share with any VC investor should be treated in strict confidence and not shared outside their organization unless you have agreed.I m not a lawyer, but my understanding is that this can create a legally enforceable obligation between you and the investor.Instead of asking for an NDA, a founder who contacted me recently sent a polite note saying: Hi Rory, I m so glad you liked our deck and want to meet to discuss further.
Pro aims to be the easy-to-program widget you need.It tries to take away all the pain of having to source, build and flash the components yourself.It's getting better but as Linux kernel chief Linus Torvalds alluded to the other week, it's a potentially messy situation.First, you have to pick a system-on-chip for your product – and there are shedloads to choose from.Then you have to get hold of the documentation, which may involve signing an NDA, and then pray it's at least partially accurate.Photos by Richard Reininger / Next Thing Co
Microsoft might be nearing the end of its venture with Microsoft Band, but it appears a successor to the Microsoft Band 2 was in the works before the company abruptly halted its line of fitness trackers.A user by the name of FUD Hater on the Windows Central forum posted images of what they claim is or rather, was the Microsoft Band 3.The device reportedly featured RFID communications, an EKG sensor to track blood pressure, and a waterproof design built for swimmers - the latter being a particularly sore absence from the Band series.The user behind the pictures chose not to reveal their source, citing NDA concerns.This unfortunately puts the photos' validity in question, despite being convincing and in line with what Microsoft would most likely have done with a third Band iteration.While we take these images with a grain of salt, it does lead us to think of what might ve been.
You will also be able to use metadata to create smart collections, so you could create a collection that shows you all the contracts that are within three months of expiring.To be fair, if you think about how to organize, categorize and collect information, at some point you're almost bound to reinvent some of the principles of WinFS; Microsoft has, many times.See also: Box expands Box Zones, sees strong demand Box leads Amazon, Microsoft in cloud storage satisfaction survey Box integrates with Google Docs, Springboard Box aims to beef up analytics offerings with Wagon acquisitionEnterprise applications power the heart of business productivity, but they are traditionally difficult to implement, upgrade, and innovate.It looks like there might even be a category showing what sentiment IBM Watson thinks the document expresses so you could search for 'complaint letter' rather than remembering the file name.Box is also hoping to go a step further and work out what the entities mentioned in a file are and how they're connected -- the company you sign the NDA with or send the invoice to, or the person you're dealing with for example.
Zvooq, a music streaming service in Russia and CIS countries backed by major Western labels, is suing Yandex for $29 million.It accuses the Russian search giant of poaching key Zvooq staff for its own music streaming service, in contravention of an NDA the two parties allegedly signed in February of this year.Zvooq, which is run out of Moscow but legally based in Cyprus, charges Yandex with unfair competition and of breaching the NDA, signed after it showed interest in becoming a potential strategic investor in the startup.In that NDA, Yandex was prevented from soliciting Zvooq employees, or encouraging their dismissal within six months of the NDA being signed.Victor Frumkin, Co-Founder of Zvooq says: We initiated the lawsuit because we believe that unfair competition and bad business practices affects the entire online industry in a negative way, and its a fragile one in Russia in these times.Only this way can companies with the best business models and most innovative ideas can improve consumer lives, as is the example with Zvooq.
What is the most essential component of the app development process? Is it code? Or great design? In opinion, it is the idea, so make sure you protect it right. Let's talk about non-disclosure agreements (NDA) and mobile app development.
the Optimizer Invest is perhaps best known as the investment company behind the börsraketen Catena Media, gaming company, which was recorded in Stockholm in February of this year.But the Arcade venture capital firm has also invested in a number of other bettingbolag, likas e-handelstjänsten Rêve, betalbolaget Sequra and barntelefontillverkaren Tinitell.Now, start the company to invest in sites with a focus on stock exchange and forex trading.First out is an investment of 2 million dollars, equivalent to sek 18 million, in the London-based Investoo.the Investment in the Investoo Group a r natural na to the next step fo r us.the Optimizer has la ng experience of lead generation and now we want to use the nda for us in more areas.
the Optimizer Invest is perhaps best known as the investment company behind the börsraketen Catena Media, gaming company, which was recorded in Stockholm in February of this year.But the Arcade venture capital firm has also invested in a number of other bettingbolag, likas e-handelstjänsten Rêve, betalbolaget Sequra and barntelefontillverkaren Tinitell.Now, start the company to invest in sites with a focus on stock exchange and forex trading.First out is an investment of 2 million dollars, equivalent to sek 18 million, in the London-based Investoo.the Investment in the Investoo Group a r natural na to the next step fo r us.the Optimizer has la ng experience of lead generation and now we want to use the nda for us in more areas.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.– BUSINESS WIRE –January 6, 2017– Dova Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical, late-stage company, having recently completed enrollment in two global, pivotal Phase 3 trials, is pleased to announce the appointment of its new CEO, Alex Sapir.Mr. Sapir will present a corporate update at the 35th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference at 11:30 a.m. PST, Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in the Elizabethan D conference room at the Westin Hotel in San Francisco.Mr. Sapir, a twenty-five year commercial veteran of the pharmaceutical industry, recently completed a 10-year term 2006-2016 at United Therapeutics NASDAQ:UTHR as the Executive Vice President for Marketing and Sales.Under Alex s leadership, the company grew from a one-product company generating $100 million in annual revenue to a five-product company generating $1.6 billion annually.Prior to United Therapeutics, Alex was a consultant with ZS Associates as well as served in various commercial roles with GlaxoSmithKline in the US as well as in Europe.Alex will be overseeing all operational aspects of Dova as it transitions from late-stage clinical development to NDA submission and ultimately commercial launch.
After being basically in hiding for 117 days,Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey spent his first full day back in the spotlight getting grilled by a feisty lawyer who tried to make fun of the fact Luckey had no college degrees.The suit alleges Oculus stole vital information before it was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion:While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg s testimony yesterday got testy, today Luckey made Zuck seem chiller than a billionaire with 16 bodyguards., Luckey repeatedly interjected and argued over the characterisation of a non-disclosure agreement he had with ZeniMax, and Philbin s omissions while reading out parts of the NDA in court.Later Luckey added: You re only showing me one message in a long chain of messages.I just want to make sure I accurately describe the content of my email replies so they re not taken to mean something they don t mean.
After being basically in hiding for 117 days,Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey spent his first full day back in the spotlight getting grilled by a feisty lawyer who tried to make fun of the fact Luckey had no college degrees.The suit alleges Oculus stole vital information before it was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion:While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg s testimony yesterday got testy, today Luckey made Zuck seem chiller than a billionaire with 16 bodyguards., Luckey repeatedly interjected and argued over the characterisation of a non-disclosure agreement he had with ZeniMax, and Philbin s omissions while reading out parts of the NDA in court.Later Luckey added: You re only showing me one message in a long chain of messages.I just want to make sure I accurately describe the content of my email replies so they re not taken to mean something they don t mean.
ZeniMax, the owner of game studios Bethestha Softworks and id Software has been awarded $500 million around £400 million by a jury in its lawsuit against Oculus Virtual Reality and its parent company, Facebook, according to Polygon.Facebook purchased Oculus VR in 2014 for $2 billion.After deliberating for two and a half days, the jury concluded Oculus did not appropriate Zenimax s trade secrets.According to Polygon, Oculus is paying out $200 million of the $500 million judgement for breaking the NDA, and another $50 million for copyright infringement.Oculus founder Palmer Luckey and Oculus will each have to pay $50 million for false designation.Brendan Iribie, the former CEO, is also ordered to pay $150 million for false designation.
A Dallas jury has ordered Facebook to pay $500 million in damages for a lawsuit that claims its Oculus VR subsidiary was based on stolen tech.The money will go to game maker ZeniMax, who filed the lawsuit against Oculus in 2014 and led Facebook executives like Mark Zuckerberg to testify in a public trial last month.Oculus wasn't found guilty of stealing trade secrets from ZeniMax, but the jury did find that Oculus cofounder Palmer Luckey violated a signed non-disclosure agreement with ZeniMax during Oculus's early days, as first reported by Polygon.ZeniMax was seeking a $2 billion verdict against Oculus, and up to another $4 billion in damages.Facebook will appeal the verdict.Here's how the $500 million verdict breaks down:Oculus will have to pay ZeniMax $200 million for violating the NDA Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey signed with ZeniMax.Oculus will have to pay ZeniMax an additional $50 million for copyright infringement, and another $50 million for false designation.Former Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe will have to pay ZeniMax $150 million for false designation.Oculus cofounder Palmer Luckey will have to pay ZeniMax $50 million for false designation.The heart of this case was about whether Oculus stole ZeniMax's trade secrets, and the jury found decisively in our favor," an Oculus spokesperson said in a statement."We're obviously disappointed by a few other aspects of today's verdict, but we are undeterred.Oculus products are built with Oculus technology.Our commitment to the long-term success of VR remains the same, and the entire team will continue the work they've done since day one – developing VR technology that will transform the way people interact and communicate.
ZeniMax, the owner of game studios Bethestha Softworks and id Software has been awarded $500 million around £400 million by a jury in its lawsuit against Oculus Virtual Reality and its parent company, Facebook, according to Polygon.Facebook purchased Oculus VR in 2014 for $2 billion.After deliberating for two and a half days, the jury concluded Oculus did not appropriate Zenimax s trade secrets.According to Polygon, Oculus is paying out $200 million of the $500 million judgement for breaking the NDA, and another $50 million for copyright infringement.Oculus founder Palmer Luckey and Oculus will each have to pay $50 million for false designation.Brendan Iribie, the former CEO, is also ordered to pay $150 million for false designation.
Facebook ordered now to pay $ 500 million after losing a lawsuit from the game developing company ZeniMax, which claims that Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey broke an nda to build their early prototype of a vr-headset.the Oculus was later bought by Facebook for 2 billion dollars and then continued the development of the Rift-the device.Read more: Facebook beats kvartalsförväntningarnaA jury in Texas gives ZeniMax the right and Facebook will therefore be forced to pay damages, but significantly lower than the 6 billion dollars that was searched.Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg tells Recode that the damages are not significant to the company's business.however, people are not satisfied with some parts of the judgment and considering whether to appeal.
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