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Microsoft, Google square off over patent royalty rates

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Microsoft and Motorola Mobility will face off in court on Tuesday for the start of a patent trial that could help establish how royalty rates are calculated for standards-essential patents. Microsoft sued Motorola's smartphone division, which is now part of Google, two years ago, claiming it demanded an unreasonable...
Microsoft, Google square off over patent royalty rates

Steve Jobs Made Aggressive Threats Against Companies That Tried To Poach Apple Employees

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Steve Jobs threatened to sue smartphone manufacturer Palm if the rival company did not agree to stop poaching Apple employees, according to documents made public by a US court. The communication from the late Apple co-founder came to light in a civil lawsuit brought by five tech workers against Apple...
Steve Jobs Made Aggressive Threats Against Companies That Tried To Poach Apple Employees

Zynga's stock halted as the company confirms an 18% reduction in its workforce

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If the ascent is dizzying, the downward slope can be utterly dispiriting. The once high-flying and high-profile gaming company Zynga today confirmed that it intends to reduce its workforce by 18 percent. Its stock was halted, with a final trading price of $3.41 before the freeze. Zynga once traded north...
Zynga's stock halted as the company confirms an 18% reduction in its workforce

Apple wins stay on posting site notice in Samsung dispute

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Apple has won a small but significant court ruling in one of its legal battles with Samsung, Bloomberg reports. In the UK a London court has ruled that, at least temporarily, Apple won't have to post a notice on its UK website announcing an earlier ruling, in which the courts...
Apple wins stay on posting site notice in Samsung dispute

Nokia Shares Soar And Samsung Dives After Patent Ruling

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A lot of time will be spent over the coming days trying to assess the real damage to Samsung in the wake of its defeat to Apple in the patent trial. But the market's flash reaction is this: Shares of Samsung fell 7.45%, as the stock ended fairly close to...
Nokia Shares Soar And Samsung Dives After Patent Ruling

EMC’s buy of XtremIO for $400M could spur M&A rush in flash storage

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EMC Corp is in the final stages of buying flash memory storage company XtremIO for $400 million, a VentureBeat source has confirmed. The deal is the latest sign that the flash storage market is red hot, and it could spur other deals as other big players rush to bolster...
EMC’s buy of XtremIO for $400M could spur M&A rush in flash storage

Interview: Kixeye's War Commander

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The company name Kixeye is probably already familiar to you. Either you're a fan of their Facebook titles like War Commander, Battle Pirates and Backyard Monsters, or you've read about their copycat troubles with rival company Kabam. Maybe you remember when it was originally called The Casual Collective? Whichever, it's...
Interview: Kixeye's War Commander
US Mac shipments down 7.5% ... or maybe up 7.4% ... or possibly up 14%

Burger King's Twitter Hack Is A PR Disaster For The Company

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Someone has hacked Burger King's official Twitter feed and changed it to McDonalds.  Everything from the page's logo to its header image has been altered to reflect its rival company. No one from Burger King has appeared to catch on yet, but a quick read through the tweets shows that...
Burger King's Twitter Hack Is A PR Disaster For The Company

It’s official: Web 3.0 has finally been launched (must-read press release)

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It’s Friday, which means we can get away with posts like this one. Straight from the WTF department comes this cringe-worthy and unintentionally funny press release, entitled ‘Facebook and Google Have a New Frienemy – BoingOpia.com launches Patent Pending Web 3.0′. It’s all there, folks. The headline mentions Facebook and...
It’s official: Web 3.0 has finally been launched (must-read press release)

Samsung admits to astroturf attacks HTC in Taiwan

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The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission is reportedly investigating astroturfing attacks launched by Samsung denigrating HTC devices. The investigation was launched after a website accused the manufacturing giant of "evil marketing" when it was discovered to have used anonymous internet users to criticize the devices by the rival company....    ...
Samsung admits to astroturf attacks HTC in Taiwan

Oracle’s Ellison joins Twitter as company shows off cloud products

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The cloud is getting crowded. On Wednesday, Oracle announced that it is launching a suite of services that businesses can access from just about anywhere. To celebrate, Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison joined Twitter and opened with a taunt to rival company SAP. Read full article >>...
Oracle’s Ellison joins Twitter as company shows off cloud products

China 'aiding hacker attacks on west'

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Study claims military unit based in Shanghai has stolen vast amounts of data from companies and defence groupsThe Chinese government is directly aiding thousands of computer attacks against western companies and defence groups by top-level hackers based in Shanghai, according to a new study which warns that they have stolen...
China 'aiding hacker attacks on west'
Full Tilt Poker players' reimbursement begins after two year wait
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Questions for News Corp over rival's collapse

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Software company NDS allegedly cracked smart card codes of ONdigital, according to evidence to be broadcast on PanoramaPart of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation empire employed computer hacking to undermine the business of its chief TV rival in Britain, according to evidence due to be broadcast by BBC1's Panorama programme on...
Questions for News Corp over rival's collapse

Marissa Mayer Only Gave Google 30 Minutes Notice Before She Quit To Become Yahoo CEO (YHOO, GOOG)

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Google made Marissa Mayer rich and famous, and she clearly loved the place.  But when it was time to go somewhere else for a better opportunity, Mayer did not stand on ceremony. We've learned from a source familiar with the details of her dramatic hiring that Mayer only told her...
Marissa Mayer Only Gave Google 30 Minutes Notice Before She Quit To Become Yahoo CEO (YHOO, GOOG)

40 Years Ago Today, The First Cell Phone Call Was Placed

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April 3, 1973: the day the first cell phone call was placed--on a huge Motorola device. Mobile tech has evolved a lot in four decades. When Martin Cooper stepped outside the Motorola offices on April 3rd, 1973, to call an acquaintance at a rival company, he could boast, quite...
40 Years Ago Today, The First Cell Phone Call Was Placed
Inside the lonely, cranky Microsoft Store on iPhone 5 launch day

For IP Security at Startups, "Later" Isn't Soon Enough

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A brilliant idea. A great team to work on it. A fridge full of Red Bull. Those are the first three items on every tech startup's checklist (more or less). Much farther down the list - if it's there at all - is the security plan the startup needs to...
For IP Security at Startups, "Later" Isn't Soon Enough

Facebook Graph Search: Zuckerberg reveals origin of Google privacy rift

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Founder of social media giant tells press conference for search tool why negotiations between Facebook and Google fell apartFacebook doesn't hold many press conferences. But when the world's biggest social network does talk to journalists, the briefings are always best when founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg goes off script.The...
Facebook Graph Search: Zuckerberg reveals origin of Google privacy rift
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