Posts Tagged ‘LogMeIn’

LogMeIn says Intel to end services deal

September 11th, 2010

Software maker LogMeIn Inc said its services and marketing agreement with chip giant Intel Corp will be terminated as anticipated, effective December 26, because of lack of market demand for the co-developed technology.

In July, LogMeIn reported the possibility of Intel ending this multi-year deal a year early.

During the term of the agreement, Intel paid LogMeIn, which makes software to access computers remotely by using the Internet, a minimum quarterly license and service fee of $1.25 million.

Intel will continue to owe LogMeIn the minimum quarterly fees for the rest of 2010 and will pay a one-time termination fee of $2.5 million, the company said in a regulatory filing.

LogMeIn also said it intended to defend patent infringement claims made by 01 Communique Laboratory Inc (ONE.TO) seeking damages and injunctive relief.

Shares of the company, which have risen almost 60 percent since their debut in July last year, closed at $31.94 Friday on Nasdaq.


Dell, LogMeIn Claimed to Infringe Remote-Access Patent

September 9th, 2010

01 Communique Laboratory, the developer of the I’m In Touch remote access software, has sued both Dell and LogMeIn for patent infringement.

The suit, naming both Dell and LogMeIn as joint defendants, was filed Wednesday in a Virginia district court, and seeks both damages and an injunction against future infringement.

The patent in question, number 6,928,479, was approved in August 2005. It covers a “system computer product and method for providing a private communication portal,” one of the technologies that underlie remote access software.

According to the suit, 01 filed a similar suit against Citrix on Feb. 1, 2006, for infringement of the ’479 patent as well. Citrix requested that the U.S. Patent Office re-examine the validity of the patent, which was upheld on July 6.

LogMeIn sells LogMeIn Free, Pro, and Ignition, a service to remotely login to PCs via smartphones. Dell also provides remote access services, with various packages ranging from a $3.95/month service for sharing photos as well as a $9.95/mo. service to remotely control the user’s entire PC.


LogMeIn updates iPhone, iPad apps with direct-touch navigation

August 22nd, 2010

Remote desktop client LogMeIn has updated its apps for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users.

The LogMeIn Ignition updates significantly improve the usability of the apps that allow desktop and laptop computers to be controlled by Apple’s mobile devices.

The version LogMeIn Ignition 1.1.170 update adds the ability to interact with remote computers as if they natively supported a touch screen interface. New direct mode navigation allows users to simply click the screen for easy navigation and interact with remote computers as if they were native multi-touch apps.

The update also supports gesture-triggered swiping to more easily switch between multiple monitors, as well as new in-app search for quickly locating and connecting to a specific computer.

“Our large user base continues to send us great feedback on how they’re using LogMeIn Ignition and the iPad to remain connected and productive while on the go,” said Andrew Burton, LogMeIn’s vice president, Access & Management. “The usability enhancements in this update come as a direct result of this feedback.”

“As we look to consistently improve and advance the remote access user experience on the iPad, iPhone and other popular mobile device platforms, we’ll continue to introduce additional enhancements and new features to support our users.”

Available from the Apple iTunes App Store, LogMeIn Ignition costs £17.99 and requires the iPhone 3.0 Software Update or later. The updates are free to existing LogMeIn Ignition users.

Earlier this week, LogMeIn announced a new way to collaborate online in, currently in beta. Currently free, LogMeIn’s beta can be downloaded from while what promises to be “extremely competitive pricing” will be announced shortly.


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