Nancy GohringWriter, IDG News Service

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Nancy Gohring 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.

Motorola faces new lawsuit

Patent licensing company Intellectual Ventures has set its sights on Motorola with a new lawsuit charging the handset maker with infringing six patents.

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iPad 2 dominates, as Android tablets lose ground

Android tablets are losing ground to new entrants, including the much-criticized Research In Motion PlayBook and even the discontinued Hewlett-Packard TouchPad, according to figures from research firm IDC.

Threat of settlements may have spurred Google, Moto deal

Documents filed with the SEC suggest that Motorola was considering settling some or all of the patent infringement lawsuits over its Android-based products—a potentially damaging outcome for the mobile OS that may have spurred Google's recent purchase of Motorola.

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New patents from Google shore up HTC's defenses

Armed with new patents transferred from Google, HTC has filed a new lawsuit against Apple and amended two previous legal complaints.

WiLan sues Apple, Dell, HTC and others

Canadian patent licensing company WiLan has set its sight on a handful of technology companies, filing a patent infringement suit against Apple, Hewlett-Packard, HTC, Dell, Novatel, Sierra Wireless, and others.

Samsung Galaxy S II will come to Sprint first

Sprint will be the first U.S. mobile carrier to sell Samsung's Galaxy S II, starting Sept. 16, but T-Mobile and AT&T said Tuesday they also will offer the smartphone.

Bounty grows for Android port to TouchPad

The bounty for any developer who manages to port Android to the TouchPad is growing, reaching more than $2,100 on Thursday.


Google's Motorola buy may offer boost to Microsoft

Some analysts think Microsoft may get the biggest boost from Google's $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility.

Sprint cancels WiMax version of BlackBerry PlayBook

Sprint has decided not to offer a WiMax version of the BlackBerry PlayBook, the company said Friday.

HTC invests in Beats for better smartphone audio

HTC has invested in Beats Electronics, a U.S. headphones company rap artist Dr. Dre helped found, as part of a move to improve the audio on its smartphones.


Report: FTC investigation focused on Android, search

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which began an antitrust investigation into Google a month-and-a-half ago, is looking specifically at Google's relationship with Android handset makers and at whether Google favors its own services in search results, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

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Apple also filed suit against Motorola Xoom in Europe

A lawsuit filed by Apple in Germany that led to an injunction barring sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe refers to a separate complaint against the Motorola Xoom.

Wolfram latest to seek protection from Lodsys

Wolfram Alpha on Tuesday became the latest company to ask a court to protect it from a lawsuit from Lodsys, the company that has been suing mobile application...

First FBI mobile app aims to help find missing kids

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday introduced its first mobile app: an iPhone application aimed at helping parents whose children go missing.

Vonage iPhone app offers discount calling

Vonage on Wednesday released an iPhone app that offers some benefits over Skype's competitive voice-over-IP (VoIP) calling service.