Πέμπτη, 25 Αυγούστου 2011

Fwd: Technology Report: Apple wins ban on some Samsung smartphone sales

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Google has agreed to pay $500 million to settle a probe into ads it accepted for online Canadian pharmacies selling drugs in the United States, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday. The forfeiture is one of the largest ever in the United States, according to the DOJ. It represents Google's revenue from Canadian pharmacy advertisements to U.S. customers through Google's AdWords program and Canadian pharmacies' revenue from U.S. sales.

Apple won another battle in the mobile tech patent wars on Wednesday when a Dutch court ruled that Samsung Electronics must stop marketing three of its smartphone models in some European countries. Apple, which has conquered the high end of the phone market with its iPhone, argued that Samsung had infringed on three of its patents. The court ruled that Samsung smartphones Galaxy S, S II and Ace breached just one of Apple's patents.

BlackBerry users tired of the narrow selection of apps available to them should welcome news that models expected next year will be able to run apps designed for Google's Android mobile platform. According to a Bloomberg report, which cites three unnamed sources, Research in Motion plans to make its forthcoming BlackBerry models Android-compatible in an attempt to boost sales of its smartphone models and win back consumers. The Android Market currently offers more than 250,000 apps, nearly six times as many as RIM's own app store, the article notes.

Reversing its view from a year ago, a federal appeals court said Verizon Wireless customers must resolve disputes over alleged fraudulent cellphone charges individually through arbitration rather than as a class. Some consumer advocates say arbitration favors companies by making it too costly for consumers to bring small claims.

Guess who's moving to Silicon Valley? Hollywood's largest talent firm CAA is. The agency is considering opening an office in Silicon Valley to expand ties with the technology community, two people familiar with the firm's plans told Reuters correspondent Peter Lauria.

TiVo, the maker of digital video recorders, said revenue rose 19 percent as it signed new deals with cable operators to use its technology, sending its shares up in after-hours trading.
Apple wins ban on some Samsung smartphone sales
August 24, 2011 01:26 PM ET
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Apple won an injunction in a Dutch court on Wednesday to stop Samsung Electronics from marketing three smartphone models in some European countries after alleging a breach of patents. | Full Article
Exclusive: Talent agency CAA mulls Silicon Valley office
August 24, 2011 04:52 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Creative Artists Agency, the largest talent representation firm in Hollywood, is considering opening an office in Silicon Valley to expand ties with the technology community, according to two people familiar with the firm's plans. | Full Article
Insight: Facebook, LinkedIn threaten to slay Monster.com
August 24, 2011 03:52 PM ET
NEW YORK/BANGALORE (Reuters) - Monster Worldwide isn't looking so monstrous lately. | Full Article
False ad suit can proceed versus Groupon: attorney
August 24, 2011 04:14 PM ET
OAKLAND, California (Reuters) - A U.S. judge said parts of a false advertising lawsuit can proceed against online coupon distributor Groupon, according to one attorney who attended a court hearing on Wednesday. | Full Article
Wall Street rises as investors exit gold
August 24, 2011 04:40 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks posted strong gains for a second day on Wednesday as investors jumped back into beaten-down financial shares and backed away from safer assets like gold in volatile trading. | Full Article
Strong durable goods data ease recession fears
August 24, 2011 04:37 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose in July, offering hope the ailing economy could dodge a second recession even though a gauge of business spending fell. | Full Article
Deficit "super" panelists studying others' work
August 24, 2011 05:37 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The heads of a U.S. Congress deficit "super committee" said on Wednesday most members were reviewing budget-balancing studies of recent years in a sign the panel was unlikely to try to reinvent the wheel. | Full Article
Gold posts biggest drop since 1980 on Fed fears
August 24, 2011 05:11 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gold futures fell more than $100 on Wednesday, one of the steepest falls ever, as strong U.S. economic data and expectations of more Federal Reserve stimulus accelerated profit taking from the safe-haven record high of a day ago. | Full Article
Analysis: Mortgage probe split puts banks in tactical bind
August 24, 2011 05:09 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Large U.S. banks defending themselves against a mass of state and federal mortgage probes face a difficult tactical decision following New York state's exit from settlement talks on Tuesday. | Full Article
Price on Gaddafi's head as fighting goes on
August 24, 2011 05:29 PM ET
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's new masters offered a million-dollar bounty for the fugitive Muammar Gaddafi, after he urged his men to fight on in battles across parts of the capital. | Full Article
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