Martyn WilliamsSenior Correspondent, IDG News Service

Martyn Williams produces technology news and product reviews in text and video for PC World, Macworld, and TechHive from his home outside Washington D.C.. He previously worked for IDG News Service as a correspondent in San Francisco and Tokyo and has reported on technology news from across Asia and Europe.

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Apple hit with $626 million in damages in patent case

A jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay $626 million for infringing four patents held by a Nevada-based patent licensing company.

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As video surges, Facebook considers a dedicated service

Facebook is considering a dedicated service or page where users will be able watch videos and not be bothered by other content.

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Samsung makes last-chance appeal to Supreme Court on Apple verdict

Samsung is attempting to take its years-old patent fight with Apple to the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday it filed an appeal to the court asking it to take a look at the rules regarding design patents -- rules that haven't been touched in 120 years.

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Here's a look at Walmart Pay in action

On Thursday Walmart announced a payment system of its own that uses barcodes and it doesn't look too clumsy.

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Watch out, Venmo: Person-to-person payments may be coming to Apple Pay

Apple is in talks with major banks on an extension of its Apple Pay service that would allow person-to-person payments, according to a report.

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VW snags leading self-driving car expert from Apple

Volkswagen just hired an expert on car automation technology away from Apple, signaling its intention to become a serious player in the next-generation and self-driving car markets.

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Chase Pay to take on Apple, Google and Samsung in 2016

JP Morgan Chase will launch its own smartphone payment platform in mid-2016, going head-to-head with rival services from Apple, Google and Samsung.