BlackBerry adds Snap to companies it’s suing for patent infringement

TORONTO — BlackBerry Ltd. has added Snap Inc. to the list of companies it’s taking to court in California for alleged patent infringement. The Waterloo, Ont.-based company says in a lawsuit that Snap has infringed on intellectual property, including innovations on real-time activity location for maps, message notification techniques and methods for integrating advertising on…

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Agency Insiders Debate Whether the Erin Johnson Harassment Settlement Will Inspire Real Change – Adweek

The two-year legal battle former J. Walter Thompson global chief communications officer Erin Johnson waged against her employer and its onetime CEO Gustavo Martinez came to an end earlier this week, with the world’s oldest ad agency agreeing to a settlement over sexual harassment and discrimination claims. But some in the industry are left feeling a…

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Nearly 400 sunrises in 12 days (but likely no minibar): This luxury space hotel will be 200 miles up and $792,000 a night

Aboard the International Space Station, an astronaut’s life is typically work, exercise, rest, repeat. But what if your chance of having the right stuff for NASA’s astronaut corps is, to say the least, minimal? Aurora Station, billed as the “first luxury hotel in space,” may be for you. Houston-based Orion Span Inc. hopes to launch the modular station…

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