Google Sued for Infringement

Jul 03, 2012


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Social media start-up company, CamUp, has filed suit against search giant Google, accusing it of stealing the idea for a "watch with your friends" button as well as a redirection feature to watch videos in a virtual "hangout." According to Gigaom, the button and hangout features appeared on Google's social network site, Google+, shortly after a meeting in 2011 between Google and CamUp to discuss ways to integrate CamUp with YouTube.

CamUp is seeking an injunction to stop Hangouts on YouTube and Google+, as well as damages. Google says the company has not seen the lawsuit and has not responded.

(www.camup.com, www.google.com