Judge finds in favor of Life360 in fight with patent troll, awards almost $700k in legal fees

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Last year, I wrote about the slightly wonderful response sent by Life360’s CEO Chris Hulls to a patent troll. 

The response, which began “Dear piece of shit,” made clear to Florida-based Advanced Ground Information Systems (AGIS) that Life360 would rather die than settle another baseless payment claim. 

As Hulls told me at the time: AGIS was “probably our 4th or 5th patent troll.  Previously, we would just pay these guys off.  Timing was never right for a fight as we always were working on some big deal or fundraise, and the specter of a lawsuit, even a bs one, was scary.” 

Scared or not, Hulls stuck to his word and Life360 fought back against AGIS, eventually spending nearly $ 700k in legal fees. And, remarkably, the gamble paid off: A judge found in favor of Life360 and, earlier this week, ordered AGIS to pay $ 685,190.25 in fees, describing AGIS’s case as “exceptionally weak.” The judge did, however, rule that fees paid to expert witnesses could not be reclaimed…

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ShadeScout Finds Any Shade of Makeup You Want and Lets You Try It On

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ShadeScout Finds Any Shade of Makeup You Want and Lets You Try It On

iOS/Android: Makeup can be a tricky thing. Your shade of foundation, lipstick or eyeshadow can make a big difference in your look, and you may have no idea what colors suit you. ShadeScout lets you play around with different shades and try them on.

The app lets you sample colors with your camera; simply point and shoot, and ShadeScout will search for similar colors that you can buy in-store. But you can also try those colors on in real-time, whether it’s lipstick, gloss, eyeshadows, blush, bronzer or foundation. The app accesses your front facing camera, then applies the color on the appropriate part of your face.

For example, if you want to check out a shade of lipstick, simply “scout” the color by pointing the camera at something in your environment—maybe you want a shade to match your red shoes. (You can also just find standard shades with their color picker.) The app will populate a list of lipsticks that are similar in color. From there, tap “try on”and you’ll see your own mug with your lips filled in, and you can experiment with the different shades. If you smile or move your face, the lips move along with you, so you can get a pretty accurate idea of what that lipstick will look like.

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It’s a pretty fun tool to play around with if you like makeup, and it’s especially useful if you have no idea where to start with picking the right color. Check it out for yourself at the link below.

ShadeScout | Apple Store
ShadeScout | Google Play

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