Google is having a rough time trademarking the word “Glass.” Google submitted an application last year for a trademark on the word, but it was blocked by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark examiners believed that a patent on the word “Glass” would be confusing for consumers. It also pointed out that the word is “merely descriptive” rather than “distinctive.” Google has trademarked the term “Google Glass.”
Sprint has announced a new promotion where it has agreed to pay up to $650 to subscribers who switch from another carrier to one of its new Framily calling plans. This offer is exactly like the early termination fee (ETF) payoff promotion that is offering by T-Mobile, which was launched in January. T-Mobile’s offer is permanent, but Sprint’s ETF payoff expires on May 8.
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TrueCar is a car-pricing comparison website that has filed with regulators to raise up to $125 million in an initial public offering (IPO) of common stock. TrueCar visitors can view the average selling price of a new car along with the sticker price. TrueCar estimates what should be a good price and shows the price that dealers in its network are offering for vehicles.
Amazon is launching a new barcode scanner that is called Amazon Dash. The Amazon Dash device is a 6-inch stick that lets you scan item barcodes or speak an order. It connects directly through WiFi.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has ambitious growth plans and its suppliers know it. Acknowledging the company’s rapid growth, CEO Elon Musk announced plans to build a massive “gigafactory” that would cost as much as $5 billion to build. The gigafactory would build more lithium ion cells than any other plant in the world.
The White House is not happy about Samsung’s commercial use of a selfie that Red Sox player David Ortiz took with President Obama this week.
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