Archive for November, 2009

Babya and other companies using our product names-a updated extensive list

November 25, 2009

Babya and other companies using our product names-here’s a extensive list:

Since I posted the list in 2008-it’s time an update:

Using our product names after we stopped using them ourselves:

  • OneVideo Technology kindly asked us to rename our iPod video conversion software, we chose to start “BabyaOne” and drop Babya OneVideo altogether
  • Broadcaster-formerly IMSI used iGrab as a one of it’s services name-unrelated to ours
  • Blurb’s successful book publishing product Booksmart-was the name of a Babya library management app

Names changed due requests by us:

  • Babya A soft drinks, in Queensland
  • bPlayer-name of a company’s product that we didn’t give permission to use our bplayer name in 2002, later Gerzonic using the name  for a audio plugin to this day (we appreciate that fact). Eventually we chose bTunes as its successor

Names used by other companies but haven’t ask us to rename ours:

  • YouTube desktop:Google didn’t ask us to rename this product
  • Logic and mobile me:
  • Apple still hasn’t as of November2009 asked us to rename our Logic and Mobile Me software-even as Apple trademarked mobile me, they never requested us to stop using that name)
  • iTunes and bTunes-sounds confusing but again, Apple hasn’t prevented us from using bTunes.
  • Also atttempted to be trademarked by  singer Beyonce this year (abandoned in April)
Completely unreleated to our business
  • companies calling themselves or mentioning  Babya:IMVU,LBMS,Baby Alpaca to name a few
  • Jaguar (owned by Tata Motors)-E-Type their famous car, our free word processor
  • Baby Acapulco  restaurant (babya.info)
  • Artist Zaza Babya
  • Baby A-yes, that’s a company based in Californa  the one currently using babya.com
  • Tuja Babya-a video by a group of people from Uganda,  Africa, we love that video so much:we gave them free use of our name,and no confusion ever so what since then.
  • Chiaa Babya
  • Wawa Babya-Arabic language video
  • BabyTV-sounds a lot like BabyaTV (the former a TV channel, the latter a video capture app by us)
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Beyonce tried trademarking bTunes

November 25, 2009

Beyonce tried trademarking bTunes-yes it’s true.

She did three filings via a law firm-eg in these categories:

TUNES
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Computer software for use in authoring, downloading, transmitting, receiving, editing, extracting, encoding, decoding, playing, storing and organizing text, data, images, audio files, video files and electronic games; computer software for personal information management; computer software for use in recording, organizing, transmitting, manipulating, and reviewing text, data, audio files, video files and electronic games in connection with computers, television set-top boxes, music players, video players, media players, cellular phones, and portable and handheld digital electronic devices; computer software for accessing, browsing and searching online databases; computer software to enable users to program and distribute audio, video, text and other multimedia content, including music, concerts, videos, radio, television, news, sports, games, cultural events, and entertainment-related and educational programs via communications networks; computer software for identifying, locating, grouping, distributing, and managing data and links between computer servers and users connected to electronic communications networks

 

Lucikly and in our favor, MCFARLAND & WILSON LLP on behalf on her let the trademarks for bTunes become abandoned, allowing us to use that name.

MobileMe usurped by Mobile Me

November 25, 2009

Mobile Me adds Google Wave and Voice access to usurp Apple MobileMe.

Digital media software developer Babya  today issued a bold challenge to rival Apple,  by upgrading its Apple MobileMe rival, Babya Mobile Me to include quick access to Google Wave and Google Voice.

The move to introduce the second version of Mobile Me with Google Wave and Voice access is for added value and to usurp Apple’s own $99 MobileMe and they don’t give you access to third party services like Google Wave and Voice.

CEO of Babya,  A.A. Fussy said “Apple and Google just don’t agree over Voice (but we like the sound of it)-not even on their $99 MobileMe, so we’ve added access to that and Google Wave to ours”

The new version of Mobile Me is now available to access at:

http://babyasoftwaregroup.googlepages.com/mobilemecentral


Notice of dissolution of subsidiary companies

November 24, 2009
Babya today issued a notice of dissolution of subsidiary companies to “Babya Retail and Distribution,Babya Australia,Babya Europe,Babya Asia”

The dissolution of the subsidiary companies “Babya Retail and Distribution,Babya Australia,Babya Europe,Babya Asia” is due to a company decision to restructure into two business groups.

Babya’s A.A. Fussy said, “We have decided to merge the above mentioned Babya subsidiary groups into the main company).

Details of companies to be dissolved:

Babya Retail and Distribution
Babya Australia
Babya Europe
Babya Asia
Babya USA

Details of business grops to be formed:
Existing
Babya
Babya Service
New:
Babya iT Services (incorporating Babya Service)

Babya introduces Mobile Me logos

November 24, 2009
New logos designed to stop the media confusing our connected service suite “Mobile Me” with Apple’s $99 “Mobile Me”.

Babya today unveiled 2 logos:
-a chat icon with the words “mobile me” in the center of it
-a lightbulb with “works with mobile me” underneath it

These logos prevail any attempts by the media and the press by tarnishing the reputation of our free “Mobile Me” service by reporting the $99 “MobileMe” as Mobile Me.

Additionally, this announcement prevents Apple from introducing a “made for MobileMe” program.

Babya’s A.A. Fussy said, “Babya has ensured that they shouldn’t launch anything similar-we have great praise for Apple but do not like how the by the media and the press are confusing their “MobileMe” by calling it “Mobile Me”.”

The new logos can be viewed at:

http://sites.google.com/site/babyaintranet/babya-news/babyaintroducesmobilemelogos

Babya Software News-episode 30

November 16, 2009

Babya Software News-Episode 29 is now available from podOmatic, Odeo and iTunes.

In this episode, Alvin and A.A. discuss Apple’s win in the Psystar case, PhotoPro 2010 and celebrate our 30th episode with a short song.

Suscribe to the Podcast at:

podOmatic:

http://babyasoftware.podomatic.com

iTunes:
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=157692638
Odeo:
Subscribe to My Odeo Podcast

Babya offers comment on Apple’s win in copyright infringement case against Psystar in California

November 15, 2009

Babya ‘s CEO A.A. Fussy  today offered comment on Apple’s win in copyright infringement case against Psystar in California.

This is what he had to say about it,
‘I’m very pleased that the court’s judge, Willam Alsup has made a  ruling in favor in Apple for a summary judgement -especially because of their claim that Psystar is illegally copying, modifying, and distributing Apple’s copyrighted software-which the court affirmed. was the case  This would make it illegal to install OS X onto a netbook for instance0-as that would be a “Apple labelled” computer according to the Mac OS X license agreement.”

“This also confirms my suspecions that  Psystar was  in violation of the DMCA”

 

 

Babya ships Babya PhotoPro 2010

November 15, 2009

Babya today announced the immediate availbility of Babya PhotoPro 2010.

This exciting new version of Babya PhotoPro offers new features including more functions for creative drawing and retouching, the new Babya Visual Arts mosaic creator plus the new BabyaSlide toolbar system.

Babya’s A.A. Fussy, “It’s terrific-we loved working on the new version. Make sure to explore all the new features-it adds a whole new dimension to the already impressive feature set.”

Product Availability

Babya PhotoPro 2010 is now shipping and can be downloaded from:

http://sites.google.com/site/babyaintranet/downloads/InstallBabyaPhotoPro2010.zip

About Babya:

Babya is an award-winning developer of digital media software for Mac and Windows, including Babya bSuite, bPicture,Mobileme, Cover Flow, BabyaOne Photo,Babya PhotoPro and Babya Logic.

Babya denies developing DVD ripping software

November 8, 2009

Babya’s  A.A. Fussy has released a statement regarding a  Babya  DVD ripping software that can be used to  rip commercial DVD’s:

We are not interested in entering the  DVD ripping software market-it’s obviously illegal to rip commercial DVD’s and the publication of such applications is considered in violatioin of  the United States  Digital Millennium Copyright Act or other laws.

Just look at what Rovi (formerly Macrovision) did with DVD Decryptor-it asked the dev to remove the program from websites,

So there is no substance to rumors about a possible Babya commercial DVD ripping application.

-A.A. Fussy

CEO of Babya

Babya PhotoPro 2010-available next month

November 8, 2009

We hope to release Babya PhotoPro 2010  by early December