Facebook’s Titan Messaging System Reviewed

By Dan Lavie / November 17, 2010

Facebook announced its new Titan Messaging System (aka Fmail) on 11/17. In an official blog post, Facebook software engineer Joel Seligstein explained that the service is different from email as we know it: “There are no subject lines, no cc, no bcc, and you can send a message by hitting the Enter key. We modelled it more closely to chat and reduced the number of things you need to do to send a message. We wanted to make this more…

Not without my IP lawyer – Nexocial’s painful marketing lesson

By Dan Lavie / November 6, 2010

The company Nexocial was forced by Apple (AAPL) to change the name of its nPad-tablet. Apple argued that the product name infringed on its trade marks. Nexocial also had to discontinue its nPad-website. It is unclear what new product name will be chosen by Nexocial. Hopefully this time they will check it with an IP lawyer first. Nexocial was wise to comply with Apple’s demand. The nPad is the brainchild of Hugo Leijtens, the Dutch CEO of Chengdu–based Nexosial. He…