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Was Steve Jobs a jerk? Hiring case questions his character

Plaintiffs say materials such as Walter Isaacson's biography are permissible as evidence. Others call it character assassination.

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Cellular industry makes concession on kill switch

Carriers, phone makers, and a lobbying group announce a voluntary agreement, but it might not be enough

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Typo halts sales of iPhone keyboard as injunction takes effect

BlackBerry alleges the Typo keyboard is an 'obvious knock-off' of its own keyboards.

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Apple antitrust compliance efforts slow, but picking up, monitor says

The company has made efforts to launch an antitrust compliance program after fighting against outside oversight, the monitor says

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Google updates terms of service to reflect its scanning of users' emails

The company clarifies that emails are automatically scanned to provide users with tailored advertising and better search results

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BlackBerry presses for immediate halt to Typo keyboards

A US judge blasts Typo's bond request as 'wildly inappropriate' as a sales ban looms

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Judge humiliates Apple staffer for using cell phone during Apple-Samsung trial

“You. Ma’am. You in the front row,” the judge ordered. Seems a few too many cell phones are gumming up the courtroom’s Wi-Fi.

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Podcast: Hulk SMASH!!

Serenity Caldwell and Dan Moren link arms to discuss the Apple-related news of the week, including explosive executive emails, Fire TV versus Apple TV, and the awesomeness of Monument Valley.

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Apple details $2.2 billion damages claim against Samsung

Apple experts told a jury that Samsung's infringement was large and significantly hurt Apple.

Apple-Samsung jury discovers joys of subroutines, class libraries

Technical talk marked a day focused on the specifics behind one Apple patent

Steve Jobs called for 'holy war' against Google

The former Apple CEO planned to speak of a holy war during a 2010 management retreat, according to court exhibits

Podcast: No fighting in the War room

Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen return to talk Apple Goes to Court (again), Macworld/iWorld, Office on the iPad, and Yahoo throws more money around.

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Apple's Schiller takes jury back to 2007 and the dawn of the iPhone

The Apple marketing chief is first to give testimony as the company clashes with Samsung

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Apple demands over $2B from Samsung for patent infringement

Apple lawyers spoke of 'massive' infringement by Samsung as a jury trial began in Califronia

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With one 'dinosaur' and one BlackBerry owner, iCourt jury is selected

Apple gear was well-represented among the pool of prospective jurors

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Apple, Samsung kick off case by sparring over instructional video

Samsung argued that an instructional video for jurors suggested that Apple's products were patentable and innovative.