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Reports Say Apple Fired Its Maps Manager

Reports Say Apple Fired Its Maps Manager

Unconfirmed reports suggest that Apple has fired the manager who overlooked the development of Maps.

By On November 28, 2012 Respond
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Ericsson Files Lawsuit Against Samsung Over Alleged Patent Infringement

Ericsson Files Lawsuit Against Samsung Over Alleged Patent Infringement

LM Ericsson is one of the leaders in the field of wireless infrastructure. The company has a number of highly valuable wireless patents to its name and has now claimed that Samsung has infringed its patents, filing a lawsuit against the South Korean electronics maker.

By On November 28, 2012 Respond
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Fake Press Release Saying Google Bought ICOA Gave A Stock Price Spike To The Latter

Fake Press Release Saying Google Bought ICOA Gave A Stock Price Spike To The Latter

On November 26, a press release was floating around and claimed that Google had bought Wi-Fi hotspot provider ICOA for $400 million dollars. The news resulted in a sudden spike in ICOA’s share prices. But the news was later found to be bogus.

By On November 27, 2012 Respond
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Apple Requests To Add Six More Samsung Devices In Lawsuit, Including Galaxy S III And Galaxy Note II

Apple Requests To Add Six More Samsung Devices In Lawsuit, Including Galaxy S III And Galaxy Note II

Samsung recently included the new iPhone 5 in its lawsuit, and now, Apple has requested the court to include six more Samsung devices to its own lawsuit.

By On November 26, 2012 Respond
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Apple Says Completion Of Spaceship-Like Campus Will Be Delayed

Apple Says Completion Of Spaceship-Like Campus Will Be Delayed

Apple has revealed that the construction of its spaceship-like campus won’t be completed until mid-2016.

By On November 25, 2012 1 Response
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DuckDuckGo Says Google Is Shutting It Out Of Competition

DuckDuckGo Says Google Is Shutting It Out Of Competition

It has long been alleged that Google uses its influence on the web to promote its own products and play down the offerings of its rivals. When Federal Trade Commission is already investigating such allegations against Google, DuckDuckGo says that the former has deliberately tried to hurt the latter through different tactics.

By On November 23, 2012 Respond
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Court Orders Apple To Reveal Details Of HTC Deal To Samsung

Court Orders Apple To Reveal Details Of HTC Deal To Samsung

Recently, Apple and HTC have struck a deal regarding their patent disputes. After that, Samsung filed with the court that Apple should reveal the details of the deal since it may be relevant to the former’s litigation against the latter. The court has now ordered Apple to comply with Samsung’s request.

By On November 22, 2012 Respond
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Samsung Claims Apple Couldn’t Create iPhone Without Samsung’s Patents

Samsung Claims Apple Couldn’t Create iPhone Without Samsung’s Patents

Despite the $1 billion verdict against it, Samsung seems adamant to continue the legal fight against Apple. Apparently as a sign of this, Samsung’s CEO Shin Jong-kyun has now remarked that without making use of Samsung’s wireless patents, Apple couldn’t have created iPhone.

By On November 22, 2012 Respond
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Americans May Spend Over Thirty Billion Dollar This Weekend

Americans May Spend Over Thirty Billion Dollar This Weekend

Black Friday has conventionally been the most profitable day od the year for most businesses. Millions of Americans get Christmas gifts on the day, significantly bolstering the sales and profits of retailers. This year, the occasion is expected to rake in $32 billion worth of revenue.

By On November 22, 2012 Respond
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Apple Looking For Interns For New Versions Of Siri

Apple Looking For Interns For New Versions Of Siri

Apple is gradually expanding the number of languages Siri supports. Whereas the voice-based personal assistant already supports a handful of languages, Apple is apparently trying to roll out Siri support for Arabic, Dutch and a number of other languages.

By On November 21, 2012 Respond
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HP Says Duped Autonomy Acquisition Contributed To $8.8 Billion Write-Down

HP Says Duped Autonomy Acquisition Contributed To $8.8 Billion Write-Down

HP acquired Autonomy, a leading software maker internationally, back in 2011 for a whopping sum of $11.1 billion. Now, HP claims that Autonomy over-projected its sales deliberately before striking a deal with the company and thus HP ended up overpaying for the company.

By On November 21, 2012 Respond
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Statistically One Millionth iOS App Approved By Apple

Statistically One Millionth iOS App Approved By Apple

Apple has long been the undisputed king of the world of apps. The company’s online App Store hosts the largest repository of web apps. Appsfire, an application discovery company, has now claimed that Apple has recently approved the 1 millionth iOS app for its App Store.

By On November 20, 2012 Respond
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Get Free Shipping To India For Purchases Above $125 In Amazon

Get Free Shipping To India For Purchases Above $125 In Amazon

Given the fact that the Christmas is just around the corner, both offline and online retailers are gearing up for the record sales season of the year. Apparently, as part of the preparations for the hot-sales weekend, Amazon is now offering its Indian customers free shipping on purchases above $125.

By On November 19, 2012 Respond
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Yahoo And Facebook Consider A Search Partnership

Yahoo And Facebook Consider A Search Partnership

Yahoo has been trying to enhance the traffic reaching its website, which is one of its primary revenue streams. The company is already in a partnership with Microsoft and is now considering a search partnership with Facebook, inside sources claim.

By On November 19, 2012 Respond
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Head Of Silicon Valley Branch Of US Patent Office Is A Former Google Attorney

Head Of Silicon Valley Branch Of US Patent Office Is A Former Google Attorney

The USPTO had announced plans of ramping up its operations by opening a branch at Silicon Valley, besides two other new branches. It has now transpired that the person heading this new branch will be none other than the former Google Attorney, Michelle K. Lee.

By On November 18, 2012 Respond
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