Google http://nwpr.org en Book News: Authors Lose Class-Action Status In Google Books Case http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-authors-lose-class-action-status-google-books-case <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Google scored a victory this week when an <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-01/google-books-plaintiffs-lose-class-status-over-fair-use.html">appeals court ruled</a> that the <a href="http://www.authorsguild.org/">Authors Guild</a> and other organizations couldn't collectively sue the tech giant over its digital library project. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 11:21:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 30353 at http://nwpr.org Self-Driving Cars Can't Be Driverless Under Proposed State Laws http://nwpr.org/post/self-driving-cars-cant-be-driverless-under-proposed-state-laws <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/022113TB_Robocar_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. - What if you could just start your car, tell it where you want to go and then sit back and relax until you get there? Well, Google and many automobile manufacturers are hard at work on self-driving "robocars." Now lawmakers in Salem and Olympia are trying to figure out how to update the rules-of-the-road to keep pace with the cars of the future. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:33:23 +0000 Tom Banse 23174 at http://nwpr.org Self-Driving Cars Can't Be Driverless Under Proposed State Laws Microsoft Sells Patents To Facebook http://nwpr.org/post/microsoft-sells-patents-facebook <p>Facebook is about to write a very big check to Microsoft. Microsoft announced yesterday it is selling hundreds of patents to Facebook for more than a half a billion dollars. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:01:45 +0000 Deborah Wang 7135 at http://nwpr.org Flu Season Hangs On In NW, As Seen In Your Web Searches http://nwpr.org/post/flu-season-hangs-nw-seen-your-web-searches <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Flu season is hanging on longer than usual in parts of the Northwest say health officials. That&rsquo;s shown in cases of the flu and also via web searches. Google queries for terms like &ldquo;muscle aches,&rdquo; &rdquo;flu symptoms&rdquo; and &ldquo;thermometer&rdquo; are being used to track where flu is hitting now. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 01:23:26 +0000 Jessica Robinson 6443 at http://nwpr.org Flu Season Hangs On In NW, As Seen In Your Web Searches