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A jury has knocked back a claim by a patent licensing firm that was seeking damages from Apple over five Nokia patents.
Swedish prosecutors will attempt to interview Julian Assange in Ecuador's London embassy in what could be a major breakthrough in the three year impasse.
Chinese Apple Watch lookalikes, which are mostly priced below $100, claim to offer even better functionality, including supporting independent SIM cards, memory cards, and photo taking.
Microsoft is seeking a US ban on sales of several Kyocera Android smartphones that it contends violates its patents.
VMware has been accused of violating Linux's open-source license, the GPLv2, in its ESXi product line.
Arrested 10 months ago by Australian Federal Police, Anonymous radio host LoraxLive (Adam Bennett) faces a prosecution struggling to pin charges on him.
The tech giant has completed a hasty U-turn on the decision to ban sexually explicit content from Blogger blogs.
No doubt Apple is still smarting over a $533 million court case won by Smartflash this week, but Ericsson is now also suing the company in a patent dispute.
Patent licensing firm Smartflash may still be celebrating a $533 million victory against Apple, but the companies aren't finished in the courtroom.
The tech giant must cough up roughly half a billion after being found guilty of using Smartflash patents without permission.
SK Telecom has won its patent lawsuit against Viber after a South Korean court ruled the latter infringed on four patents held by the mobile operator.
A former friend and work colleague of Brett Roberts, Christopher Killalea has admitted that he was blinded by friendship, which pushed his willingness to assist Roberts in allegedly arranging fake invoices.
The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption has commenced its public inquiry into former university IT manager Brett Roberts for allegedly arranging fake invoices for work on technology projects that were never undertaken.
South Korea is considering joining other countries by launching an antitrust investigation against the US chip maker.
Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone are fighting against patent-infringement claims over the use of assisted GPS and video-streaming services in the companies' mobile networks.
Apple's "Design and Health" kit contents: Weighted mugs, lenticular mouse pads, post-it notes, and more!
Apple's internal "design and health" guide for their designers (click images to enlarge).
A run down of some of the most controversial decisions or actions by Facebook, including some of their biggest mistakes to date.
A quick run through of the newly released Amazon Cloud Drive - the online storage service, and the Amazon Cloud Player - the integrated music streaming service.
Prysmian Telecom Cables and Systems was awarded a contract of up to $300 million this week to supply fibre-optic cables for the National Broadband Network (NBN). NBN Co head Mike Quigley visited the company's Dee Why factory after the announcement.
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A quick look over the proposed Privacy Icons to simplify the online privacy policies.
Everyone's talking about mobile. They want to access the internet while they're on the go, and they want it to be fast. Ericsson is one of a swathe of vendors conducting trials for the next generation of mobile technology — Long Term Evolution (LTE).
The Hewlett Packard LaserJet IIP popularized the desktop personal laser printer. TechRepublic cracks it open to see what made the IIP tick.
Artist turns old printed circuit boards into useful items--clocks, clip boards, picture frames, pencil holders and more.
Chipmaker Qualcomm offered a glimpse of what the future might hold for the next generation of smartphones.
One of Microsoft's early US patents had nothing to do with computers. Drawings show a reading stand and book holder that Microsoft patented in 1986.
At a talk in front of students at UC Berkeley, Microsoft Chairman and philanthropist Bill Gates discusses the world issues he plans to work on during the next 20 years. He says his priorities are in developing vaccines for disease and improving health care for the poor.
At mediabistro.com's Freemium Summit in San Francisco, Box.net CEO Aaron Levie talks about the benefits of using freemium as a business model. He says, freemium strategies provide, faster traction, increased customer retention, and they force owners to deliver a better product to its users.
From the Google IPO, to the rise of social networking, it's been an important decade for tech innovation, CBSNews.com Executive Editor Charles Cooper talks to ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan about the five most important tech events of the decade and what they mean for the technology industry going forward.
Tired of wondering when your ride will arrive? ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das explains how the Eyestop could forever change that waiting game for the better. A mix of smooth steel, clear curved glass and technology, this artful creation from the minds at MIT Media Lab could make your ride a little easier by telling you how many minutes until you can board, the fastest route to your destination and more.
At the AlwaysOn Venture Summit in Half Moon Bay, Calif., J. Brian Hennessy, chief marketing officer of Mobius Technologies, explains how the company has found a way to turn industrial waste--things like old insulation and the foam from car seats--into resins and glues. These glues are strong enough to be used to manufacture OSB (oriented strand board), a building material used in everything from houses to furniture, and at very little extra cost to the manufacturing companies.
ZDNet senior editor Sam Diaz offers his views on the recent lawsuits filed by the movie industry against Real Networks for its new RealDVD software. The movie studios are suing Real Networks alleging the software violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Diaz says consumers should be able to enjoy the content they've purchased and the software is no different than Apple's iTunes, as it relates to copyright.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with Senior Editor Sam Diaz about the brewing suit-countersuit situation between Apple and Psystar. In an effort to quash the sale of Psystar's cheap Mac OS-running computers and preserve its carefully crafted image and reputation, Apple sued the Miami-based company. Now Psystar has lobbed back a countersuit, claiming that tying Mac OS to Apple hardware is anti-competitive. Sam Diaz lays out how the legal battle may unfold.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with Senior Editor Sam Diaz about the class action lawsuit against Facebook over their Beacon advertising program. They discuss the consequences of possible privacy violations, how Beacon changed to an "opt-in" program, and why CEO Mark Zuckerberg's admission of guilt may have been a bad move.
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