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Segway acquired by Chinese competitor, months after alleging patent infringement
Segways
The Segway, that futuristic-looking scooter that was billed as a revolutionary way to get around but quickly became a pop-culture punchline, has found another new owner. Bedford, N.H.-based Segway has been purchased by Ninebot, a China-based competitor that makes similar-looking personal transportation devices, the two companies said Wednesday. Read More
A good day if you're a patent troll
Looks like patent reform — specifically, a bill to curb the frivolous lawsuits from "patent trolls" — has died in the US Senate. Some good coverage on GigaOm and Re/code. More from us on the topic tomorrow morning. Discuss