IBM told Twitter it believed the social networking company infringed on its patents. Twitter later acquired more than 900 patents from Big Blue and bolstered its intellectual property portfolio.
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Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
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This month's roundup is focused on pitches that lack focus. (Yes, prepare to get meta.)
On the back of buying gaming app developer NaturalMotion, the struggling firm is cutting even more employees from the roster.
The good news about naming Nadella CEO would be that he knows Microsoft's culture well.
Amazon Prime hasn't seen a price tag change in nine years. Time's up.
NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson said the company's accelerating revenue growth highlights how it is taking share.
Fortunately for Google execs, Motorola won't be a question going forward. CEO Larry Page was already talking about Google sans Motorola's losses.
Amazon's Q4 and 2013 sales numbers were up annually, but they still didn't meet the high expectations set by analysts in accordance with the holiday season.
The Bolts library is available to download and developers can drop the code into projects without a Facebook or Parse account.
If it can't make a phone itself, Paper demonstrates Facebook will just take over your phone through apps.