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Nancy is a freelance journalist who started writing about mobile phones just in time to cover the transition to digital. She's written about PCs from Hanover, cellular networks from Singapore, wireless standards from Cyprus, cloud computing from Seattle and just about any technology subject you can think of from Las Vegas. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Computerworld, Wired, the Seattle Times and other well-respected publications.

Oracle, Google fail to reach settlement in Android lawsuit

Oracle and Google have failed to settle their intellectual property dispute and appear headed to court on April 16.

Analyst: Only one in ten tablets sold has a cellular connection

It's clear that people are willing to pay for new tablets, but it's also clear that they aren't yet ready to take on the fee for cellular connectivity to their tablets.

Yahoo sues Facebook over 10 patents

Yahoo is accusing Facebook of copying a range of technologies that the flagging search company invented, in a lawsuit that alleges the social media giant infringes on 10 patents.

ITC rules in Apple's favor in HTC dispute

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday issued a final determination that Apple doesn't infringe certain HTC patents.

FTC warns enforcement action may be next for mobile apps for kids

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which in a new survey found that the vast majority of mobile apps for kids don't clearly disclose data sharing practices, said its next step will be the potential enforcement of privacy regulations.

Google, Microsoft and Apple letters aim to keep regulators at bay

As patent infringement lawsuits continue to pile up in the mobile industry, Google, Apple and Microsoft appear to be trying individually to reassure regulators and standards bodies that they won't use their patents to build a monopoly, experts said.

Kindle sales soar but Amazon mum on actual numbers

Amazon said flooding in Thailand and economic problems in Europe weighed on its financial results for the fourth quarter but it also said it was pleased with the results, which disappointed investors.

Former Apple exec Rubinstein leaves HP

Jon Rubinstein, known for his role developing the original iPod for Apple and for running Palm, has left Hewlett-Packard.

Motorola files new suit against Apple

Motorola on Tuesday filed a new lawsuit in Florida charging Apple with infringing six patents in the iPhone 4S and four of those patents in iCloud.

Google kills more services

Google is continuing to weed out its services and on Friday announced it will shut down Picnik, Google Message Continuity and Needlebase.

Kodak says Samsung's Galaxy Tab infringes patents

Struggling Eastman Kodak on Wednesday charged Samsung with infringing five of its patents in the Galaxy Tab.

Apple loses first round in ITC case against Motorola

Apple found itself on the losing end of an initial ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission in the company's battle with Motorola.

Expect fewer phone models in 2012, executives say

Are there too many mobile phones to choose from? Some phone makers plan to reduce the number of models they produce this year.

T-Mobile launches VoIP services for iPhone

T-Mobile is offering a calling service for iPhone and iPad users, even though it doesn't sell those devices.

Company says carriers, phone makers infringe its patent

Little-known company Globaltel was awarded a patent last year that it claims Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Nokia, most phone makers, and every carrier in the world infringes.