Dog owners can now follow their pets on Twitter thanks to a dog tag from Mattel. The Puppy Tweets tag sends automatic updates to personalized Twitter feed based on a pooch's movements around the house.
Competition in the mobile market is leading more tech companies to take legal action to protect their patents against infringement from rivals, The Wall Street Journal notes. The strategy provides financial benefits as well as a chance to fend off competitors, experts say. Microsoft became the latest company to join the fray when it accused Motorola on Friday of violating nine patents with its Android smartphones.
Mattel plans to launch a dog-collar tag that will purportedly allow man's best friend to send preset messages to Twitter. The Puppy Tweets device contains 500 tweets that are produced at random when the tag senses movement or barking.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., is preparing for a hearing on Internet rights in China and has requested details on human-rights policies and operations there from 30 Internet and technology companies, including Apple, Twitter and Facebook.