Elizabeth HeichlerEditorial Director, IDG News Service

Elizabeth Heichler is vice president and editorial director of the IDG News Service, and is based in Boston.

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Apple seeks additional $707 million from Samsung in patent win

A California jury may have awarded Apple more than US$1 billion in damages in late August when it triumphed over Samsung in a hard-fought case over smartphone and tablet patents, but the iPhone maker is coming back for more: late on Friday it asked for additional damages of $707 million.

Skype post-mortem explains service outage

Skype's CIO Lars Rabbe on Wednesday offered a frank assessment of the recent 24-hour lapse in its Internet telephony service.

Apple sues Motorola over patents in mobile phones

Apple filed two lawsuits against Motorola and Motorola Mobility late Friday in a US federal court, claiming violations of its patents in multiple Motorola cell...

Apple manager arrested over $1 million in kickbacks

An Apple manager with responsibilities for the company's contract manufacturing in Asia was arrested Friday and charged with accepting kickbacks.

Researchers: Poor password practices hurt security for all

A study of password-protected Web sites reveals a lack of standards across the industry that harms end-user security.