A bill by state Sen. Mark Leno, that would require all smartphone manufacturers sold in California to come equipped with anti-theft “kill switches” passed its first legislative hurdle on Thursday in the state Senate with a 26-8 vote.
A California jury awarded Apple $119.46 million, far less than it demanded, in a patent battle with Samsung over alleged copying of smart phone features, and the jury made the victory even smaller by finding that Apple illegally used one of Samsung’s patents.
California jurors have ended the day without reaching a verdict and will continue deliberating in a legal fight between Apple and Samsung over smartphone technology. The four men and four women left the federal courthouse in San Jose on Thursday after a full day of deliberations.
It was Apple versus Samsung but Google loomed large Tuesday during closing arguments at the monthlong federal trial involving claims of patent infringement exchanged by the world’s two largest smartphone makers.
Research into clams could make smartphone screens less likely to break.
Google is selling Motorola Mobility’s smartphone business to Lenovo Group for $2.9 billion, but is retaining most of the company’s portfolio of mobile patents.
Documents leaked by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds and a host of other apps installed on smartphones across the globe.
Online document-sharing site Scribd is taking a page from Netflix as it sets out to create the world’s largest subscription service for digital books…
Yahoo! has introduced a new app that streams video to mobile devices called ‘Yahoo! Screen,’ but with well established competitors already out there, the question is how will they differentiate themselves?
Samsung will not be allowed to import certain smartphones and tablets, following a ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday.