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Court dismisses Genius lawsuit over lyrics-scraping by Google – TechCrunch

A state court has dismissed a high-profile case showing unsportsmanlike conduct by Google, which was caught red-handed using lyrics obviously scraped from Genius. Unfortunately for the latter, the complaints amount to a copyright violation — which wasn’t what…

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A state court has dismissed a high-profile case showing unsportsmanlike conduct by Google, which was caught red-handed using lyrics obviously scraped from Genius. Unfortunately for the latter, the complaints amount to a copyright violation which wasn’t what the plaintiffs alleged, sinking the case.
The lawsuit, filed in December, accused Google of violating Genius’s terms of use and unjustly enriching itself by scraping lyrics on the site to be displayed on searches for songs. So, for instance,…

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The sustainable sneaker start-up Allbirds wants to take over your closet – CNBC

Allbirds is venturing further into the clothing category, debuting four new items Tuesday: A T-shirt made out of discarded crab shells, a wool cardigan, a wool …

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The start-up known around Silicon Valley for its comfy slip-on sneakers is hoping to take over another part of your closet.
Allbirds is venturing further into the clothing category, debuting four new items Tuesday: A T-shirt made out of discarded crab shells; a wool cardigan; a wool jumper (a Briticism for a pullover sweater); and a wool puffer-jacket all made out of the same merino wool, sourced from New Zealand, found in Allbirds’ popular shoes.
The launch comes more than a year after Allbir…

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UBS reports its best third quarter for a decade, with a 99% hike in net profit – CNBC

The world’s largest wealth manager, UBS, reported a jump in net income to $2.1 billion for the third quarter, beating analyst expectations.

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LONDON The world’s largest wealth manager, UBS, reported a jump in net income to $2.1 billion for the third quarter on Tuesday, easily beating analyst expectations. It marks a 99% jump from the same period a year earlier.
Analysts had expected the Swiss bank and asset manager to report $1.5 billion of net income for the third quarter, according to data from Refinitiv Eikon.
UBS said pre-tax profit for the period rose 92% to $2.6 billion, in what it described as its best third-quarter result in…

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From air fryers to spin bikes: Lowe’s bets on new categories this holiday season – CNBC

Lowe’s has a broader mix of merchandise this holiday season, from air fryers to bedding and toys.

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Months before the coronavirus pandemic began, Lowe’s ordered merchandise for the holiday season. It decided to carry items that shoppers might not expect in its stores or on its website: exercise equipment, bamboo bedding, air fryers, movie projectors and battery-powered scooters.
The home improvement retailer said Tuesday that it will kick off its holiday deals later this week. It revealed its broader mix of merchandise, aimed at making home feel cozy, festive and fun during a celebratory seas…

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