Nancy WeilManagine editor, IDG News Service, IDG News Service

ITC orders import ban on some iPhones, iPads in Samsung patent dispute

Apple infringed a Samsung Electronics patent, the U.S. International Trade Commission said in a final judgment released Tuesday that bans import into the U.S. of certain AT&T iPhone and iPad models.

Survey: Ebook reading up, print reading declines

More Americans read ebooks in the last year, with 23 percent of those ages 16 and over going digital, compared to 16 percent in the previous survey for the Pew Internet & American Life Project, which released its latest results on ebook readership Thursday.


Report: Softbank deal to buy 70 percent stake in Sprint to be announced Monday

Softbank will acquire a 70 percent stake in Sprint Nextel, with the boards of both companies agreeing to the deal, which will be announced Monday, according to CNBC.


Judge dismisses Apple patents lawsuit against Motorola

A U.S. federal judge Friday ruled that Apple cannot seek an injunction against Motorola Mobility in its smartphone patents lawsuit, tossing out the case.

Scott Thompson out as Yahoo CEO

Embattled Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, who led the company for just four months, has left the company.

Apple files another US patent suit against Samsung

Apple has filed another U.S. patent lawsuit against Samsung Electronics and is seeking a preliminary injunction asking a federal judge to halt sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone.

10 IT-related predictions for 2011

We were wrong that in 2010 Carol Bartz would be ousted as Yahoo CEO, but we were right that Apple's tablet would be huge. So let's make IT guesses for 2011.

Nokia files ITC patent complaint against Apple

Nokia has filed a patent infringement complaints against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission, alleging that most if not all of Apple's products are in violation.

Human error caused Google search bug

“Human error” caused all Google search results for an hour Saturday morning to warn that sites could be harmful to users' computers.

E-commerce sales show 'relative strength' over holidays said it had its best holiday sales season ever, but tracking companies find overall online sales dropped compared to a year ago.

E-commerce has a good weekend, but remains down

Online spending was up this past weekend, but overall remains lower than last year, comScore finds.

Google calls off Yahoo deal, citing regulatory issues

Google Wednesday abandoned its advertising deal with Yahoo, citing regulatory concerns.

Xerox tool calculates environmental impact of printers

A software calculator previewed on Tuesday by Xerox can suggest how offices can reduce the environmental impact of office printers, copiers and other devices.

Adobe, FedEx Kinko's pair up to ease doc printing

A Web services deal allows Adobe software users to send documents via the Internet to FedEx Kinko's stores in the US.

Ex-Apple CFO blames backdating on Jobs

Apple's former CFO has issued a statement blaming Steve Jobs for backdating of stock options.