Loek EssersAmsterdam Correspondent, IDG News Service

Loek Essers focuses on online privacy, intellectual property, open source, and online payment issues for the IDG News Service.

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Big tech companies back Samsung in Apple patent fight

Samsung is whittling away at a 4-year-old $1 billion damages award, and has asked the court to cut another $399 million.

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Google harms users by favoring its own services in search results, study finds

Two U.S. academics have published a report slamming Google's practice of blending links to its own services with general search results.