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  • News: Samsung wins against Apple in the Netherlands on tablet design

    The Court of Appeal in The Hague has ruled that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is sufficiently different from Apple's European design patent that the tablet can remain on sale in the Netherlands.

  • Video: Video: Location-based CPR app about to expand to San Jose, Calif.

    As of next month, the app will spread to nearby San Jose, California from San Ramon, where the fire chief came up with the app more than a year ago. It’s the first of many stops the app is making across the Bay Area—with development underway in San Francisco as well. The idea is that any good Samaritan in a public space can opt-in to the location-based app and If you’re nearby and 911 is dialed for a potential heart-attack, an alert will go to your phone.

  • News: Verizon reports $2B loss amid pension costs, iPhone subsidy

    Verizon Communications on Tuesday reported a $2.02 billion fourth-quarter loss, mostly due to one-time charges of $3.4 billion for severance, pension and benefits, as well as increased subsidy costs for iPhone sales.

  • News: Microsoft names alleged Kelihos botnet creator

    Microsoft has named a Russian man as the alleged creator of Kelihos, a spammy botnet that abused the company's Hotmail service until the botnet was shutdown last September.

  • News: Supreme Court GPS ruling called a win for privacy

    Calling it a victory for privacy rights, civil rights advocates hailed a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that requires law enforcement officials to obtain a search warrant before they can attach a GPS tracking device to a vehicle.

  • News: Twitter acquires antimalware company Dasient

    Twitter has acquired Internet security firm Dasient, the Sunnyvale, California startup said on its blog on Monday.

  • News: HP pays $425,000 to settle claims over hazardous laptop batteries

    Hewlett-Packard will pay US$425,000 to settle a claim that it knowingly sold laptops with hazardous batteries that could overheat or catch fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Monday.

  • News: Senator questions ethics of alleged LightSquared lobbying

    U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said Monday that the owner of LightSquared and a possible representative of the company may have broken ethics rules when they contacted his office about winning approval for LightSquared's planned mobile broadband network.

  • News: Megaupload case raises question of provider knowledge

    How much knowledge does a platform provider need to have of the files being traded on their system before they can be considered culpable?

  • News: 4 tough challenges for RIM's new team

    For the first time since its founding, Research in Motion has changed its top leadership, with a new president/CEO, a new board chairwoman and a new major investor who specializes in turnarounds. But can they save RIM?

  • News: Senator questions ethics of alleged LightSquared lobbying

    U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said Monday that the owner of LightSquared and a possible representative of the company may have broken ethics rules when they contacted his office about winning approval for LightSquared's planned mobile broadband network.

  • News: Sen. Grassley's Twitter account hacked

    Twitter and federal law enforcement are investigating the hacking of a U.S. Senator's Twitter account Monday afternoon.

  • News: Net Optics acquires nMetric, targets network intelligence

    In a move to broaden its offerings for the growing network intelligence and diagnostics market, telecom equipment manufacturer Net Optics recently announced the acquisition of network analytics software provider nMetric.

  • Opinion: Megaupload Legal Troubles Send Shudders Through Cyberlocker Community

    The shutdown of the massive file-sharing website Megaupload and the arrest of its founder and three of its executives have some members of the cyberlocker community looking over their shoulders, wondering who will be next.

  • News: 10 Things to Know About RIM's New CEO, Thorsten Heins

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) yesterday appointed a brand new chief executive officer and president, Thorsten Heins. The move follows months of pressure from RIM shareholders and others to oust former RIM co-CEOs, Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie. (In fact, I wrote a piece earlier this month explaining why a major leadership change was in order at RIM.)

  • News: Consumer Watchdog urges EU to block Google's Motorola deal

    A United States consumer group has written to the European Commission asking it to block Google's Motorola deal and to launch an investigation into the Internet giant's alleged anti-competitive behavior.

  • News: Supreme Court: GPS tracking needs court warrant

    U.S. law enforcement agents need court-approved warrants to track a suspect's whereabouts using a GPS device, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday, in deciding a burning issue where privacy intersects with modern technology.

  • News: Intel agrees to buy Qlogic InfiniBand assets for $125M

    Intel on Monday announced that it had agreed to buy parts of Qlogic's InfiniBand business as the chip maker looks to provide storage and server bandwidth that will allow systems to achieve exaflop computing.

  • News: Walmart shuffles IT execs, names new CIO

    Walmart shuffled its top IT executives last week, promoting former CIO Rollin Ford to the position of chief administrative officer. Karenann Terrell, previously assistant CIO, is the new CIO.

  • News: RIM's New CEO: 5 Takeaways

    Research in Motion announced late Sunday the appointment of a new CEO as the BlackBerry maker struggles to regain relevance in a smartphone world increasingly dominated by iPhones and Android devices. Former co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie are passing the reigns to the company's former co-COO Thorsten Heins, who worked with Siemens AG before joining RIM in 2007. To show off its new leader, RIM on Sunday issued a seven-minute video featuring Heins talking about himself, RIM's current situation, and the company's future.



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