Apple is contributing more than half the total $4.5 billion price tag for Nortel patents, with partners including Microsoft and Sony combined kicking in the rest.
A judge has made an initial determination that HTC infringed two of Apple's patents.
Google has agreed to send its chairman, Eric Schmidt, to testify in front of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's Antitrust Subcommittee, which is investigating competition issues in Internet search.
Charging goods, particularly of the digital variety, to a mobile-phone bill may get more commonplace in the U.S. now that eBay plans to buy Zong, which aims to make it easy for mobile phone users to pay for inexpensive goods.
Facebook on Wednesday announced a new video chat capability it will roll out in conjunction with Skype, in what the social-networking giant said is the first announcement of many new applications to come in the next few months.
Google has asked a California court to throw out the testimony of an expert witness who said Google should pay Oracle as much as $6 billion for allegedly infringing on Java patents and copyright.
Google has shut down its Realtime Search offering after its agreement to include Twitter results expired.
Opera co-founder and former CEO Jon von Tetzchner is leaving the company next week, Opera announced on Friday.
The Supreme Court's decision on Thursday in the Microsoft vs. i4i case was anticlimactic and likely a disappointment to most technology companies, legal experts said.
Motorola is backtracking on comments its CEO made last week about the impact Android apps have on phone performance.
Motorola's CEO blamed the open Android app store for performance issues on some phones.
While Google had some notable partners at the launch of its mobile payment platform, the companies that weren't there could end up determining the success of the project.
Google on Thursday unveiled a mobile wallet platform and field tests in New York and San Francisco that will let people with special phones pay for goods.
HTML5 will likely make mobile development easier but not for some time, a group of wireless experts said Monday.
A 13-year antitrust case in the U.S. against Microsoft ends Thursday.