John RibeiroBangalore Correspondent, IDG News Service

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for the IDG News Service.

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US appeals court refuses stay on injunction on Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales

A U.S. appeals court denied Samsung a stay on a preliminary injunction on the sale of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The stay had been issued by a U.S. District Court judge as part of an ongoing patent dispute between Samsung and Apple.

HTC files counterclaims against Apple with two acquired patents

HTC has filed a counterclaim before a court in Florida stating that Apple has infringed on two of its patents.

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Motorola says smartphones will be available in US despite ban

Motorola Mobility said Tuesday that it has taken "proactive measures" to ensure that its smartphones remain available to consumers in the U.S., despite a ban that goes into effect Wednesday.

Wikipedia tool allows readers to suggest changes to articles

Wikipedia plans to ask users to provide suggestions to improve articles on its website, which could be incorporated into the articles by its editors.

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US court refuses to stay injunction on Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone

A court in California denied Samsung on Tuesday a stay on a preliminary injunction against sales in the U.S. of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone running Android. The ruling follows a similar decision over the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.

Samsung refused stay on injunction against U.S. sales of Galaxy Tab 10.1

A court in California has refused to stay its earlier preliminary injunction on sales of Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets in the U.S., pending an appeal by Samsung.

Kodak allowed to auction patents, despite Apple's claims

Eastman Kodak said on Monday that it has received approval from bankruptcy court to go ahead with the auction of its digital imaging patent portfolios, despite claims to some of those patents by Apple and another company.

Apple's Chinese suppliers violate worker rights, says labor group

There are serious violations of worker rights at Apple's other suppliers in China, even as Foxconn tries to improve working conditions, according to a labor group's latest report.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 blocked from sale in the US

A federal court in California has blocked the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the U.S. in a patent dispute between Apple and Samsung.

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Yahoo, Facebook said to be in talks to settle patents dispute

Yahoo and Facebook are in negotiations to resolve a patents dispute, an attorney for Yahoo told a federal court on Tuesday.

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Apple, Motorola patent suit revived by US Judge

Judge Richard A. Posner has scheduled an injunction hearing in a patent dispute between Apple and Motorola Mobility, after raising the possibility last week that the case may be dismissed.

Facebook, Twitter, Google, AOL join new alliance to fight 'bad ads'

Facebook, Google, Twitter, and AOL have joined an alliance that has been set up to counter "bad ads," including those that deliver malware, direct users to scams, or try to sell counterfeit goods, said StopBadware, the promoters of the alliance.

Social app Skout suspends teen community after rape allegations

Skout, which offers a social networking app for iPhone and Android devices, has suspended temporarily access to its teen community, after three cases of alleged rape involving adults posing as teenagers on the network were reported.

Apple signs global agreement with TomTom for maps

Digital maps provider TomTom says it's signed a global agreement with Apple for maps and related information.

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Judge cancels Motorola, Apple patent trial

Circuit judge Richard A. Posner canceled a trial scheduled to start Monday in a patent dispute between Apple and Motorola Mobility, saying neither side in the dispute had established a right to relief.