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  • News: Intel confirms acquisition of heart-beat biometrics company Idesia

    Intel has acquired biometrics company Idesia Biometrics for an undisclosed amount, an Intel spokesman confirmed on Monday.

  • News: Groups release dueling Internet freedom declarations

    Two groups with members who opposed controversial copyright enforcement bills in the U.S. Congress have released competing declarations of Internet freedom on Monday, two days before the U.S. celebrates its declaration of independence.

  • News: SF Giants CIO: Security, cost challenges in BYOD

    As the use of mobile devices proliferates, the CIO of the San Francisco Giants, Bill Schlough, is trying to keep office workers and baseball fans connected while grappling with bandwidth, cost and security challenges.

  • News: RIP, BlackBerry

    Alas, poor BlackBerry, I knew it well. Apologies for quoting Hamlet, but it seems appropriate.

  • News: Feds cracks down on data brokers

    J. Elizabeth Hill, a nurse living in San Diego, recently received a Gmail message from her nephew. Pasted inside was an article about soldiers in Afghanistan and the discrepancies regarding the ammunition they use.

  • News: Citadel malware: Buy it while you can, scammers

    Get it while you can, is the cry from the denizens of the Russian-speaking malware underworld regarding the Citadel Trojan, offered openly for $2,500, plus more for plug-ins and a monthly fee for "membership" in Citadel's crimeware syndicate. But now the Citadel gang is taking the malware off the open market.

  • News: Google offers concessions to EU antitrust regulators

    Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has written to Europe's top antitrust authorities with proposals aimed at avoiding a fine for anti-competitive behavior and abuse of its dominant market position.

  • News: Apple's Proview Payoff May Set Ugly Precedent

    Apple's reported decision to pay off the financially troubled Chinese company that claims it owns the iPad name could embolden trademark trolls looking to make a quick buck in the future off the richest company in the world.

  • News: Dell buying Quest for $2.4 billion

    Dell announced Monday that it is buying Quest Software for US$2.4 billion, following weeks of speculation over its interest in the infrastructure software vendor. The deal is expected to close later this year.

  • News: USPTO to open satellite office in Silicon Valley

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will open satellite offices in Silicon Valley, Texas and Colorado in an effort to bolster its recruitment of patent examiners and other employees and better serve local businesses, the office announced Monday.

  • News: Dell buying Quest for $2.4 billion

    Dell announced Monday that it is buying Quest Software for US$2.4 billion, following weeks of speculation over its interest in the infrastructure software vendor. The deal is expected to close later this year.

  • News: Apple stumps up $60m for iPad name

    Apple has paid a Chinese firm a sum of $60m to settle a clash over the iPad trademark.

  • News: ITC to review Xbox ban recommendation in Microsoft, Motorola case

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to review an April decision by its administrative law judge in a patent dispute between Microsoft and Motorola Mobility that has attracted a lot of attention including from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on the issue of licensing of standards-essential patents.

  • News: Apple pays US$60M for iPad trademark in China

    Apple has agreed to pay US$60 million for ownership of the iPad trademark in China, as part of a settlement with a little-known Chinese firm called Proview that had tried to ban sales of the tablet in the country, according to a local court.

  • News: Samsung seeks stay on injunction against Galaxy Nexus

    Samsung Electronics asked a U.S. federal court over the weekend for a temporary stay on its preliminary injunction on the sale of the Galaxy Nexus smartphone in the U.S., pending the company's appeal.

  • News: Apple demands ipad3.com domain

    For the second time in two months, Apple has disputed ownership of a URL associated with its products, this time filing a claim with the World Intellectual Property Organization for the ipad3.com domain.

  • News: No Sales of Galaxy Nexus in US -- for Now

    For the second time this week, sale of an Android-based device made by Samsung has been banned in the United States by a federal judge.

  • News: Reports: FTC investigates Google over Motorola patents

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating Google's Motorola Mobility unit to determine whether it is stifling innovation in the mobile market by refusing to license certain patents to its competitors, according to published reports.

  • News: Report: Apple wins injunction against Galaxy Nexus

    A California court has granted Apple an injunction against Samsung over sales of its Galaxy Nexus smartphones in the U.S. The injunction was handed down on Friday afternoon by the same California court that earlier this week issued an injunction against sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Mishmash

    Apple bids adieu to its vice president of numbers, the story of how RIM failed to hit AT&T's softball pitch, and Google is crashing your MacBook. The remainders for Friday, June 29, 2012 are all mixed up inside.



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