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The mobile provider has agreed to refund its customers for unwanted third-party charges placed on phone bills to the total sum of approximately $90 million.
Microsoft is no longer legally required to remind Windows users in the European Union that they have a choice of browsers beyond IE, as has been the case for the past five years.
Apple has escaped a potential $1bn damages bill after a jury decided an iTunes update that kept rivals' music off its iPod was a genuine product improvement.
Google has been outspoken over the last few years in lambasting the growing number of "patent trolls" seeking and filing lawsuits left and right in the technology sector.
The GPL is still the world's most popular open-source license but it's declining in use, while permissive licenses are gaining more fans, and some developers are choosing to release code without any license at all.
President of Gree Electric Appliances Inc, the world's largest residential air-conditioner manufacturer, has slammed Xiaomi and another Chinese home appliance maker Midea Group as 'two swindlers together', after the latter two companies teamed up for a $200 million smart-home push.
The upcoming closure of Google News has reawakened the debate over the consequences of a law that experts have described as quite simply "nonsense".
Xiaomi isn't the only company to fall afoul of Ericsson, but it needs to press for a speedy resolution if it is to continue its winning ways in the ultra-competitive Indian market.
After revisions to Spain's intellectual property law, Google has taken its ball and gone home.
Microsoft has fired the latest salvo in a case to keep US agents from having access to customer data stored overseas.
Chinese regulators will end Qualcomm's 'reverse patent licence' practice that allows the chip makers' clients to employ each other's patents free of charge, Chinese reports said this week, indicating that the patent wars between smartphone makers are likely to begin.
Apple's appeal to the Australian Federal Court to trademark the term 'App Store' has been dismissed, with Apple ordered to pay costs for both parties.
How Julia Reda, the Pirate Party member in the European Parliament, plans to take on copyright and other technology issues.
Mega IT outsourcing deals spanning multiple years are no longer a fad due to business concerns over vendor lockin and lack of transparency, but multi-sourcing models are also challenging to manage and require additional resources that companies may not have.
Microsoft and the Chinese government appear to have reached a deal over back taxes.
The Cancer Genomic Atlas will have a heavy information technology component as it crunches data to map the cancer genome.
On a fresh installation of Windows Vista, we took screen shots when it came time to install Adobe's Flash plug-in into Internet Explorer for the first time. The sequence is especially interesting given Microsoft's emphasis on using Windows Vista as a non-administrative or "Lesser Privileged User" (LPU). Why? Because our first couple of attempt's failed. As it turns out, though, as best as we could tell, the failure had nothing to do with Vista, being an LPU, or Adobe's Flash. It has more to do the Web site that's calling for the Flash plug and how it responds when the Flash plug-in isn't there. In other words, depending on what site you go to, mileage may vary.
Here, the famous and infamous who probably now wish they'd never hit the send button.
Patricia Dunn leaves Santa Clara County Superior Court on her way to be booked on four felony charges.
Pandora's founder travels from town to town, sharing his time and story with fans.
Hoping to capitalize on MP3 player mania, Creative will soon offer two versions of its 30GB Zen Vision player.
The company wins a patent covering user interface technology on digital music players--like those on Apple's iPod.
The W800 Walkman from Sony Ericsson features a music-only mode that enables it to be used solely as an MP3 player while its cell phone transmitter remains off.
Disney's iPod challenger comes at a low price and is geared for kids of all ages.
Microsoft's chairman and RealNetworks' CEO strike a deal to end an antitrust squabble and promote the Rhapsody music service.
To appeal to today's gadget-enamored kids, toymakers are blurring the line between toys and electronic items.
Sprint Nextel celebrates the opening of its Sprint Music Store and touts its Power Vision services at a party in New York.
At the 2006 International Auto Show, carmakers show off rolling living rooms with built-in iPods, Xboxes or DVD players.
Stanford Law School professor Larry Lessig talks with "Second Life" about his book "Free Culture."
Cingular Wireless has begun offering the Slvr, an iTunes-compatible phone from Motorola.
Chevrolet's contest to get consumers to create ad content for its Tahoe SUV has attracted a lot of satire ads. The rules say any attempt to "undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws." Here are some Tahoe clips from the contest you won't see on TV.
MCI chief executive Michael Capellas opens the NetWorld+Interop trade show in Las Vegas in his first keynote address since his company emerged from bankruptcy last month. He says MCI has a strong balance sheet and is committed to innovation.
VMware's software allows Intel-based architecture to be partitioned into several independent virtual machines. In an exclusive Face to Face interview with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber, Diane Greene discusses the benefits of her company's technology, the competitive challenge Microsoft poses and her hopes for an IPO.