Elizabeth HeichlerIDG News Service

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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.

Yahoo rejects latest Microsoft proposal

Yahoo rejected a joint proposal from Microsoft and investor Carl Icahn that had called for a restructuring and and the sale of Yahoo’s search business to Microsoft

eBay courts developers to bring in buyers

Ebay is banking on new, lightweight interface tools to encourage developers to work the auction site into Web 2.0.

More IT firms run afoul of stock options laws

Myron Olesnyckyj, the former general counsel at Monster, pleads guilty to securities fraud and conspiracy in the ongoing stock options backdating scandal, as two other companies land in court over stock-options backdating.

Adobe's Narayen sees growth in video, mobile

Adobe President and COO Shantanu Narayen answered questions about where he sees the future growth of the company.

Sony's Connect Co. to hone focus on digital media

Sony Corp. has set up a cross-company working group dubbed Connect Company to focus on the digital media market, the U.S. office of the Japanese electronics giant confirmed Thursday.