A US federal jury in Texas ordered Apple to pay a total of $502.6 million to VirnetX for infringing on patents for secure communications after a protracted legal battle that has dragged on for eight years.
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Sprint today announced it will offer iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition, the new generation of iPhone in a stunning red finish. Both phones sport a beautiful glass enclosure, now in red, with a matching aluminum band and a sleek black front.
BlackBerry has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Snap Inc. SImilar to the companies lawsuit against Facebook last month, BlackBerry says that Snap has infringed on intellectual property, including innovations on real-time activity location for maps, message notification techniques and methods for integrating advertising on mobile devices.
Samsung today announced the launch of the Samsung Design Innovation Center (SDIC), a design lab dedicated to the integration of disruptive user-experiences to product design, in San Francisco, California. Dr. Federico Casalegno, an associate professor of the practice at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Due to the fact that US Congress has now made clear that a U.S. search warrant covers emails stored overseas, the US Justice Department on Friday asked the Supreme Court to moot a case involving a data demand issued to Microsoft for a drug-trafficking suspect’s emails held in Ireland.
A US federal appeals court ruled Google violated copyright laws by using Oracle's software when developing its Android mobile platform. Judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Google's unauthorized use of 37 packages of Oracle's open-source Java application programming interface, or API, was unfair as a matter of law.
Back in March of 2015, BlackBerry won the dismissal of a U.S. lawsuit accusing it of fraudulently inflating its stock price by painting a misleadingly upbeat picture of the prospects for its BlackBerry 10 smartphones. However, after the plaintiffs submitted an amended lawsuit, over statements related to blackberry 10, a US Judge has rejected BlackBerry's request to dismiss the amended lawsuit.
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former chief information officer of a U.S. business unit of Equifax with insider trading in advance of the company’s September 2017 announcement about a massive data breach that exposed the social security numbers and other personal information of about 148 million U.S. customers.
Apple today announced it will host its 29th annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose from June 4 through June 8 at the McEnery Convention Center. Every year, WWDC provides an opportunity for millions of developers to learn more about how to create new experiences across Apple's platforms.
Donald Trump has blocked Broadcom's $142bn (£102m) takeover of US rival Qualcomm, killing the biggest technology deal ever under the assertion that it would be a threat to U.S. national security. In an order issued on Monday evening, the US president said there was "credible evidence" that led him to believe that, in buying Qualcomm, Broadcom "might take action that that threatens to impair the national security of the United States".
Assembly member Susan Talamantes Eggman has announced that she will be introducing the California Right to Repair Actt, joining 17 other US states with similar legislation on the table. The legislation would require manufacturers of electronics to make diagnostic and repair information, as well as equipment or service parts, available to product owners and to independent repair shops.
Microsoft will soon make it possible for government clients to run its cloud technology on their own servers as part of a concerted effort to make Azure more appealing to local and federal agencies. The pairing of Azure Stack, Microsoft’s localized cloud product, and Azure Government, the government-tailored version of Microsoft’s cloud, comes as competition against Amazon for major clients in the public sector ramps up.
Sprint Announces Launch of Samsung Knox Manage to Provide Businesses with Secure Mobility Management
Sprint has announced the launch of Samsung Knox Manage, a new affordable, secure Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution that will give IT professionals a simple, yet powerful way to manage mobile devices across their organizations.
Apple HomePod, the long-awaited wireless speaker from Apple, arrives in stores beginning Friday, February 9 and is available to order online this Friday, January 26 in the US, UK and Australia. Using just your voice, HomePod is easy and fun to use, and works together with an Apple Music subscription.
Apple today introduced a major update to the Health app with the iOS 11.3 beta, debuting a feature for customers to see their medical records right on their iPhone. The updated Health Records section within the Health app brings together hospitals, clinics and the existing Health app.
Global startups and digital stakeholders will all be networking during Euro Tech Week happening at CES 18. Euro Tech Week allows CES international visitors and exhibitors to meet, exchange, and possibly start collaborating between themselves and with US counterparts before and during CES.