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State Sen. Mark Leno is confident a new Kill-Switch bill will pass the Senate.

Bill Requiring Mandatory ‘Kill-Switch’ In Smartphones Passes California Senate

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.

05/08/2014

A Samsung phone (R) and an iPhone 4. (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Jury Says Samsung, Apple Infringed On Each Other’s Smartphone Patents

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.

05/02/2014

An employee shows an Apple's iPhone 4s (L) and a Samsung's Galaxy S3 (R) at a mobile phone shop in Seoul on August 27, 2012. Shares in Samsung Electronics opened 6.75 percent lower on August 27, 2012 after a US court fined the South Korean firm 1.05 billion USD for breaching Apple's patents. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/GettyImages)

Jurors In Apple V. Samsung Trial To Continue Deliberating Friday

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.

05/01/2014

An employee shows an Apple's iPhone 4s (L) and a Samsung's Galaxy S3 (R) at a mobile phone shop in Seoul on August 27, 2012. Shares in Samsung Electronics opened 6.75 percent lower on August 27, 2012 after a US court fined the South Korean firm 1.05 billion USD for breaching Apple's patents. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/GettyImages)

Jurors In Latest Apple V. Samsung Trial Begin 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.

04/29/2014

(Credit:  Terry Hagz)

Clams Could Hold Key To Saving Your iPhone Or Android Phone’s Screen

Research into clams could make smartphone screens less likely to break.

02/05/2014

Motorola's phone, the Moto X

Google Unloads Motorola Mobility To Lenovo For $2.9 Billion; Keeps Patents

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.

01/29/2014

Angry Birds

Angry Birds, Google Maps, Smartphone Apps Used By NSA, British Intelligence

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.

01/27/2014

iPad Mini (credit: JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Scribd, HarperCollins Offer E-Book Subscriptions

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…

10/01/2013

The Yahoo! Screen website. (Yahoo)

Larry Magid: Yahoo Introduces Streaming Video App For Mobile Devices

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?

09/09/2013

A Samsung phone (R) and an iPhone 4. (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Trade Commission Bans Some Samsung Phones, Tablets

Samsung will not be allowed to import certain smartphones and tablets, following a ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday.

08/09/2013

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