Martyn WilliamsSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service Follow me on Google+

Martyn Williams covers mobile telecommunications, Silicon Valley, and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

A single piece of paper means excitement in the Apple-Samsung trial

It doesn’t take much to bring lawyers and reporters scurrying to the courtroom in the Apple-Samsung trial.

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You can't patent sexy: The Apple-Samsung trial told in tweets

For the past five days, a handful of reporters have listened to Apple and Samsung's lawyers argue over patent minutia. Fortunately, they still had access to the Internet.

Samsung denied mistrial on racial bias claim in Apple case

Judge Lucy Koh, apparently keen to avoid a re-do of the trial, denied the Samsung request.

Apple's $380 million case against Samsung goes to jury

Jurors will now decide how much Samsung must pay Apple for infringing on several patents with its smartphones.

Apple, Samsung rest case in multimillion-dollar patent fight

The two companies have been arguing in front of a jury for four days over the amount of money Samsung should pay to Apple for infringement of five of Apple's patents.

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Apple's Schiller testifies in case against Samsung

Phil Schiller tried to convince a jury that Samsung's infringement of Apple patents cost the company phone and tablet sales.

Apple experts seek to justify $380 million damages claim against Samsung

How much do you pay for iPhone and iPad features covered by patents? That's what expert witnesses discussed in the ongoing Apple-Samsung patent infringement hearing.

Apple, Samsung spar over money, as iCourt resumes

An eight-member jury will determine how much Samsung should pay to Apple for infringement of five patents in 13 phones.

Huge damage award at stake as Apple, Samsung return to court next week

The two sides will start jury selection Nov. 12 in San Jose, California. The trial will begin immediately after the jury selection.

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Blackberry sees 10 million BBM downloads in 24 hours

Blackberry says its new app that opens up the proprietary BBM messaging platform to Android and Apple users was downloaded 10 million times in just over its first 24 hours of availability.

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Transit strike boosts ride-sharing apps in San Francisco

If there's any U.S. city whose citizens are likely to use technology to alleviate a transit strike, San Francisco is it. On Monday, ride-sharing and car-hailing services, many fueled by smartphone apps, reported increased use after a strike halted America's fifth-largest light rail system, the Bay Area Rapid Transit.

Twitter picks New York Stock Exchange for IPO

The initial public offering, which is likely to be one of the hottest of the year, will see the company list its shares under the ticker symbol TWTR.

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Hands-on: Ricoh's Theta, a personal 'Street View' camera

Camera enthusiasts can duplicate the Google Street View panoramic effect with Ricoh's Theta, a sleek camera that fits in your pocket.

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Hands on with Sony's QX10 lens camera

Sony unveiled a pair of lens cameras -- the higher-end QX100 and the smaller but farther-zooming QX10 -- at this week's IFA show in Berlin. We spend some hands-on time with the QX10.

Toshiba takes step toward 3D flash memory chips

This new type of memory chip being developed by Toshiba could provide vastly greater capacity at a lower cost for digital gadgets such as cameras, smartphones and tablets.

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