Government accuses AT&T of cheating it out of millions

AT&T's been accused of cheating the government by letting fraudsters  take advantage of a subsidized phone service intended for deaf people.

RIM, Samsung sued... over emoticons

Well, they must have thought, why not? Everybody else is suing left right and center, why shouldn't we?

Analyst: Apple isn't too big to fail



Apple is currently at the top of the tech game, with a following that other companies can only dream about.

Yammer offers bonuses to defecting Yahoo staff

There may not be a great deal of work being done at Yahoo's Sunnyvale headquarters today, as staff frantically update their resumes.

Encyclopaedia Britannica to end print edition

After 244 years in print, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is going online-only. Its publishers say that, once current inventory's gone, the 32-volume printed edition is to be discontinued.

Twitter buys Posterous, but hints at closure

Twitter is buying blogging company Posterous, in a deal that seems targeted at the company's engineers, rather than its product, and could see Posterous Spaces closed down.

Apple sued over Siri 'false advertising'

A New York man is suing Apple, claiming the Siri voice assistant is pretty much useless - despite ads which presented it as the answer to all ills.

Facebook's technology's all ours, says Yahoo

Yahoo's suing Facebook over a series of patents, claiming the entire company is built on its technology.

SXSW: Homeless people are now 4G hotspots

A major controversy has erupted over a plan to transform the homeless into 4G hotspots at SXSW 2012 in Austin, Texas.



Microsoft linked to firm suing Apple over patents

A company in which Microsoft has a financial interest is suing Apple, claiming it infringes eight wireless communications-related patents.

FTC urged to investigate Apple and Google over mobile privacy

Senator Charles E Schumer has called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Apple and Google over allegations that iPhones and Android devices are allowing third party access to users' photos and address books.

Broadcasters sue Aereo streaming service

Not entirely unexpectedly, two groups of broadcasters are suing Aereo, the recently-launched streamed television service.

Interpol arrests 25 Anonymous suspects

Interpol says it's arrested 25 people in Latin America and Europe suspected of being members of the Anonymous hacking collective.

Google defies EU over privacy policy

Google's refusing to accede to a request to put its planned privacy changes on hold while the EU investigates their legality.

As facebook IPO looms, Yahoo picks patent fight

Yahoo's reportedly threatening to take legal action unless Facebook starts paying patent licensing fees for several different technologies.

Proview demands iPad trademark worldwide

China's Proview has ramped up its battle with Apple over the iPad trademark, saying it's now seeking global rights to the name.

Proview sues Apple on its home turf

Chinese firm Proview, which claims it owns the iPad name in the country, has taken its case to the US by filing a suit in a California court.

Kim Dotcom granted bail in extradition fight

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has been granted bail in New Zealand, after a judge overturned two previous rulings and concluded that he wasn't a flight risk.

Pirate Bay faces UK blockade

The Pirate Bay could be blocked in the UK following a court ruling that it illegally encourages users to infringe music copyright.

Antennagate lawsuit settled

Well, it's taken a long time, so let's hope it's worth it: Apple's reached agreement in a class-action lawsuit over the poor performance of the iPhone 4's antenna.