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One Munich court denies an Apple injunction motion, another tosses a Microsoft lawsuit

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Three of the court rulings that have so far found Android devices to infringe 11 valid Apple and Microsoft patents came down in Munich. After Judge Koh's court in San Jose in the Northern District of California, this makes the Southern German city, which is also the seat of the...
One Munich court denies an Apple injunction motion, another tosses a Microsoft lawsuit

Associated Press sues 'parasitic' news agency over licensing claim

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AP continues fight against digital agencies using its content, claiming Meltwater News does not pay licence feesAssociated Press is suing a digital news agency, claiming that it uses unlicensed content without paying licence fees.AP, which claims to be the world's biggest news agency, said on Tuesday it had filed a...
Associated Press sues 'parasitic' news agency over licensing claim

Samsung, LG Display Feud Winding Down As LG Drops Sales Ban Request Against Galaxy Note 10.1

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The War of the Korean Tech Giants: Battle Display is approaching a detente. LG Display has dropped its request for a domestic sales ban on rival Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1, reports Yonhap News Agency. The world’s two top display makers (Samsung is in the number one spot) have been warring...
Samsung, LG Display Feud Winding Down As LG Drops Sales Ban Request Against Galaxy Note 10.1
United Arab Emirates outlaws online criticism of the government

Samsung tipped to appeal US Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction after the tablet was ruled innocent

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Samsung may have lost its landmark case against Apple last week — with the verdict handing down a fine in excess of $1 billion – but there could be a fringe benefit to the ruling, as the company is said to be planning to appeal an existing US sales injunction on...
Samsung tipped to appeal US Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction after the tablet was ruled innocent

Judge denies assertion of revived Oracle patent but Google still needs to take a license to it

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After Oracle's '702 patent was brought back to life by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, emerging stronger than ever from the ex-parte reexamination proceedings, the parties had a genuine dispute over whether Oracle could still assert it at the upcoming patent trial, i.e., Phase Two of the overall...
Judge denies assertion of revived Oracle patent but Google still needs to take a license to it

Korean carbon-coated lithium-ion battery could cut recharge times down to minutes

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Anyone who's had to recharge an EV -- or, for that matter, any mobile device with a very big battery -- knows the pain of waiting for hours while a lithium-ion pack tops up. South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has developed a conduction technique that...
Korean carbon-coated lithium-ion battery could cut recharge times down to minutes

Reuters Twitter account hijacked, fake tweets sent

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Hack of news agency's tech feed comes two days after its Web site was breached and defaced with a phony pro-Syrian government story. [Read more]...
Reuters Twitter account hijacked, fake tweets sent

New iMacs imminent, Fox sources say

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Apple is on the verge of updating the iMac lineup, several sources tell Fox News. The news agency doesn't elaborate on the claims, but does note that Amazon is out of 27-inch iMacs, while Apple is low on stock of them; 21-inch iMacs are still said to be widely available....
New iMacs imminent, Fox sources say

LG strikes back at Samsung with OLED patent suit

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A legal showdown over OLED technology has been brewing in Korea for a while now, and LG Display has fought back by filing a patent lawsuit Samsung Electronics. Local news agency Yonhap reports that LG announced the complaint at a press conference, noting that it was asserting seven patents against...
LG strikes back at Samsung with OLED patent suit

Man Stabbed at RIM Party in London Has Died

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A man who was stabbed earlier this week at a London party hosted by Research In Motion died on Sunday, the BlackBerry maker confirmed on Sunday. “We are deeply saddened to hear our colleague has died as a result of the attack on Tuesday 3rd April,” RIM said on its...
Man Stabbed at RIM Party in London Has Died
11 arrested over stolen Samsung TV technology
Yahoo Bids Farewell to South Korea, Completes Exit

Nikkei: Nintendo Wii U to sell for around 30,000 yen, or just under $400

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There's still no official word from Nintendo, but Japan's Nikkei news agency is reporting today that Nintendo's Wii U console is will sell for "around" 30,000 yen when it makes its debut later this year. That translates to roughly $380 US dollars, although chances are the official US price...
Nikkei: Nintendo Wii U to sell for around 30,000 yen, or just under $400
As Marissa Mayer Annoys Investors By Keeping $4.2B In Dividends, YHOO Is Down 5.4%

Samsung's Galaxy S IV phone will roll out March 14

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After months of rumor and speculation, Samsung finally confirmed this weekend that the Galaxy S IV would be rolled out at a March 14 press event in New York. The news first broke on South Korean news site EDaily, according to Reuters, with Samsung mobile chief JK Shin confirming...
Samsung's Galaxy S IV phone will roll out March 14

Apple-Motorola jury trial in Chicago canceled, but the lawsuit isn't over yet

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A news agency just reported that next week's Apple v. Motorola trial in Chicago "was canceled by a federal judge who rejected damage arguments by both sides". I have been following this case closely and previously reported on the possibility of a cancelation. I have done some research on what...
Apple-Motorola jury trial in Chicago canceled, but the lawsuit isn't over yet

VIDEO: Can Tetris treat lazy eye?

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Hackers attack a news agency's Twitter account causing havoc on Wall Street - and can playing Tetris treat lazy eye?...
VIDEO: Can Tetris treat lazy eye?

John McAfee 'double' arrested as fugitive denies reports of capture

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Software pioneer on the run from Belize authorities writes on his blog that he remains at large and that a decoy was detainedFugitive software pioneer John McAfee has dismissed reports of his capture, claiming that it was in fact a double carrying a North Korean passport who was detained for...
John McAfee 'double' arrested as fugitive denies reports of capture

Microsoft to build first innovation center in China, has software development in mind

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Microsoft's relatively often finding ways to encourage software development in various fields, and the company's latest venture has it setting footsteps near the Great Wall. According to a report by news agency Xinhua, the software (and hardware) company has reached a deal with China's Hainan government that will see...
Microsoft to build first innovation center in China, has software development in mind

Apple to bring the iPad mini to Russia on December 14

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An Apple Premium Reseller in Russia, re:Store has announced that Apple’s iPad mini tablet will go on sale in the country on December 14, a week earlier than it was rumored in local media. Apple has apparently decided to carpet bomb Russian customers with its new products in December, starting...
Apple to bring the iPad mini to Russia on December 14

The Russian Orthodox Church Wants Its Followers to Lay Off the Damn Social Media for Lent

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You might miss Kimmie’s new bangs, though. (Photo: Instagram) It’s almost time for Lent in the Russian Orthodox church, and this year, the faithful are being asked to give up a little something extra. The Guardian reports that spokesman Vsevolod Chaplin is now urging followers to forgo social media for the next few...
The Russian Orthodox Church Wants Its Followers to Lay Off the Damn Social Media for Lent

"Syrian Electronic Army" hacks NPR publishing system, edits articles

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NPR's Web publishing system and several of the news agency's Twitter accounts were hacked yesterday by a group supportive of the Syrian government that calls itself the "Syrian Electronic Army." "Late Monday evening, several stories on the NPR website were defaced with headlines and text that said 'Syrian Electronic...
"Syrian Electronic Army" hacks NPR publishing system, edits articles

LG's 5-inch, 1080p 'Optimus G Pro' leaks, as LG announces 1 million sales of Optimus G

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The image above comes courtesy of Engadget showing what appears to be some official promo material for the LG’s next Optimus G device, the LG Optimus G Pro. While we don’t get a whole lot of specs from the image itself, the report passes along rumored specs from BlogofMobile who...
LG's 5-inch, 1080p 'Optimus G Pro' leaks, as LG announces 1 million sales of Optimus G
Online porn may soon be banned in Egypt

South Korea suspects North Korean involvement as networks go down at key banks, broadcasters

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News reports are coming in suggesting that networks belonging to a number of broadcasters and banks have been accessed by third-parties, with early suggestions pointing the finger at North Korea. A tweet from the AFP confirms that a number of computer networks have been paralyzed,  but it doesn’t provide names of...
South Korea suspects North Korean involvement as networks go down at key banks, broadcasters
Judge finds news outlets reused Twitter photos without permission

White House 'Insider Threat' program reportedly equates whistleblowing with spying

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The Obama administration has taken a hard line on secrecy and internal security, aggressively prosecuting leakers and using surveillance programs to uncover journalists' anonymous sources. And according to the McClatchy news agency, a program aimed at preventing leaks could be discouraging whistleblowing by equating it with treason. McClatchy has...
White House 'Insider Threat' program reportedly equates whistleblowing with spying

Hark inks deal with the AP, gains access to 100 years of audio clips

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Hark has sealed a new content partnership with the Associated Press, gaining access to more than 100 years of audio clips and photos from the news agency. As part of a licensing deal, Hark will post everything from World War II broadcasts to presidential debates to sporting milestones. “Some of our...
Hark inks deal with the AP, gains access to 100 years of audio clips
Reuters blog hacked, now down
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