Technology

1:14pm

Mon July 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Apple, Samsung Face Off In Court Over Alleged Patent Infringements

Originally published on Mon July 30, 2012 1:26 pm

Samsung Electronics Co. representatives wait to enter the Robert F. Peckham Federal Courthouse in San Jose, California on Monday.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Fortune calls it "the patent trial of the century." And based on money alone, it might as well be: Apple and Samsung are accusing each other of infringement. Samsung wants higher royalties on some technology and Apple is seeking $2.5 billion in damages.

A jury will decide which, if any, company is right. With jury selection, Reuters reports the trial begins today in San Jose, Calif.

Reuters adds:

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3:04am

Mon July 30, 2012
Technology

Samsung Fight Among Many In Apple's Patent War

Originally published on Mon July 30, 2012 7:01 am

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S (left) and Apple's iPhone 4 are displayed at the headquarters of South Korean mobile carrier KT. Apple claims some of Samsung's designs violate its patents.
Ahn Young-joon AP

An epic battle between the two biggest smartphone makers begins Monday in a federal district court in San Jose, Calif., where computing giant Apple is asking for more than $2.5 billion from rival phone maker Samsung for patent violations.

The suit would be the most expensive patent violation in history, and it's just one front in Apple's war against phones running Google's Android operating system.

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2:53pm

Sat July 28, 2012
Technology

Hackers Look At Vulnerability Of Mobile Phones

Originally published on Sat July 28, 2012 8:20 pm

Computer experts say mobile phones are prime targets for hacking because of the ways they connect to networks.
Adele Hampton NPR

This week thousands of hackers — computer security researchers, government recruiters, spooks and cyberpunks — descended on Las Vegas for the annual summer hacker convention.

Hosted by organizations called Black Hat and Defcon, these events are known for their elaborate, though often crude, computer pranks. The convention's actual purpose, however, is pretty serious.

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11:33am

Thu July 26, 2012
The Two-Way

How's Facebook Really Doing? Investors Will Soon Find Out

Originally published on Thu July 26, 2012 2:41 pm

Mobile devices are key to Facebook's growth potential. Can it deliver?
Karen Bleier AFP/Getty Images

Update at 4:33 p.m. ET. Right At Expectations:

Facebook reported slightly stronger than expected profits. For the second quarter, it reported a net loss of $157 million or 11 cents a share. But when it adjusted its earnings to remove stock compensation charges related to its IPO, Reuters reports, Facebook actually made 12 cents a share.

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12:31pm

Tue July 24, 2012
Business

DigitalGlobe To Buy Competitor GeoEye

Satellite Image taken by DigitalGlobe of KUNC's transmitter surrounded by the High Park Fire.
DigitalGlobe

Longmont-based DigitalGlobe Inc. and GeoEye Inc. of Herdon, Va. have finally agreed to merge. These two commercial satellite imagery providers began discussing the details of a merger back in February.

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