Google, Microsoft Millions A Part In The Motorola Patent Case

Google, Microsoft Millions A Part In The Motorola Patent Case

SEATLE – Google and Microsoft continue to be millions of dollars apart in the Motorola patent case. Their valuations of Wi-Fi and video patents are at issue in a case before a Seattle federal judge. The cases’ outcome, expected to be decided sometime in 2013, could be a major development in the balance of power […]

Samsung Feud With Apple Ends In Europe

Samsung Feud With Apple Ends In Europe

Samsung said that it would no longer try to get an injunction against Apple’s devices in Europe, as European and American authorities push the smartphone industry to rein in disputes over patents. Prior to the announcement on Tuesday, the European Commission was preparing to challenge the S. Korean company over what it considers to be […]

Germans Demand To Allow Fake Names Rejected By Facebook

Germans Demand To Allow Fake Names Rejected By Facebook

Facebook Inc. intends to fight a demand by a German privacy watchdog to allow users to register using fake names, insisting on Tuesday that its practice currently complies fully with the law. The social-networking site based out of California has required its users to register with their real names for a long time. A policy […]

Angry Tweets When Instagram Announces It Can Sell All Photographs To Advertisers

Angry Tweets When Instagram Announces It Can Sell All Photographs To Advertisers

The popular photo-sharing service Instagram, purchased by Facebook in Sept., is the target of angry tweets on Twitter and other websites after an alteration to its user agreement made reference to the site possibly using shared photographs in advertisements. It is not clear that anything important has changed in Instagram’s new terms of service, which […]

Mozilla, Google Warn Of Internet Freedom Threats

Mozilla, Google Warn Of Internet Freedom Threats

The two companies claim that the Union’s effort to update a telecom treaty may hinder freedom on the internet, according to claims made by the two companies. Mozilla and Google are warning that changes to the rules of the international telecommunications, currently in discussions in Dubai, under the auspices of United Nations International Telecommunications Union, […]

Twitter Involved In Legal Dispute With A Data Reseller

Twitter Involved In Legal Dispute With A Data Reseller

Twitter Inc.’s rule of only 140-character messages has set off a debate in the Silicon Valley over whether social media should or shouldn’t take control over its user-generated content. The legal debate is now before the courts. On Wednesday, a judge in San Francisco granted a temporary restraining order compelling Twitter Inc. to continue giving […]

Microsoft Pricing For Surface With Windows Pro Tablet Announced

Microsoft Pricing For Surface With Windows Pro Tablet Announced

It has been revealed by Microsoft that it will charge $899 (£560) for the most basic version of its Surface With Windows Pro tablet. The new device is going to be released in January and will feature an intel chip that allows it to run the complete version of the Windows 8 Operating System. This […]

Google Found Guilty Of Libel Over Search Results In Australian Court

Google Found Guilty Of Libel Over Search Results In Australian Court

A large hole has been tore into Google’s usual libel defence, with an Australian court throwing out the giant search engine’s argument that it is only a listing tool. All of this came about because it did not remove a link to an incorrect website. The case in Australia is in regard to a chap […]

Adobe Forum Shut Down After Data Leak

Adobe Forum Shut Down After Data Leak

A data leak forced a temporary shutdown of one of Adobe’s user forums earlier on in the week. According to Adobe, the forum Connectusers.com where users discuss Adobe’s Connect online conferencing service was the target of the attack, and was being investigated. The hacker, coming from Egypt hid behind the alias ViruS_HimA, and posted a […]