John RibeiroBangalore Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

Apple to settle lawsuit on in-app purchases by minors

Apple has reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit that claimed that its app purchase policy did not prevent minor children from running huge expenses for in-app purchases.

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Court refuses Apple's request to ban Samsung Galaxy Nexus

A U.S. appeals court has denied Apple a rehearing on the rejection of an injunction on sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

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ITC to review decision in Apple complaint against Samsung

The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to review an earlier decision that found Samsung Electronics' products infringed four patents owned by Apple.


Apple-Samsung patent dispute: Court denies bids to ban products, retry case

A court in California has denied Samsung Electronics a retrial in a patent dispute with Apple, and also refused Apple a ban on the sale of some Samsung products.


HTC-Apple patent deal forbids cloning of Apple 'user experience'

Disputes are to be referred for arbitration to the International Centre for Dispute Resolution

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Apple ordered by court to produce agreement with HTC

A court in California has ordered Apple to produce without delay an unredacted version of its recent patent agreement with HTC, after Samsung Electronics said the agreement was relevant to its patent infringement dispute with Apple.

Samsung accuses recent Apple products of infringing its patents

Samsung Electronics has alleged that three recent products from Apple, including the iPad mini, infringe on its patents.

NTSB drops BlackBerry in favor of iPhone

The National Transportation Safety Board is the latest U.S. agency to make the move



Samsung asks to see terms of Apple-HTC patent settlement

Samsung Electronics has asked a California court to compel Apple to produce a copy of its settlement and patent license agreement with HTC, claiming the document is relevant to its own patent dispute with Apple.



Samsung, Apple expand patent lawsuits; iPhone 5 added

A California court has allowed Samsung Electronics to include Apple's iPhone 5 among the products alleged to have infringed its patents, while also letting Apple amend its infringement contentions to include the Jelly Bean operating system and newer Samsung products such as the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the U.S. version of the Galaxy S III.

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Apple-Samsung judge considers possible juror misconduct

A court in California will consider Samsung Electronics' concern that the foreman of the jury deciding a patent infringement lawsuit between Apple and Samsung had concealed relevant information.

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FEMA battles online misinformation with 'rumor control'

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency has set up a "rumor control" section on its website to counter misinformation on social networks that has affected relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy.


Apple takes aim at Samsung's Galaxy S III in amended patent complaint

Shortly after a major win against Samsung in a federal court in California, Apple added products including versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III in an amended patent infringement complaint against its rival.

Yahoo hires former Amazon executive Kathy Savitt as new CMO

Yahoo said Tuesday that Kathy Savitt, former founder and CEO of social commerce company Lockerz, is joining the ailing Internet company as chief marketing officer.


ITC clears Apple of infringement of three Motorola patents, holds decision on fourth

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Friday that Apple did not infringe three of Motorola Mobility's patents, while remanding the investigation into a fourth claim.