Legislators question Facebook over tracking patent

Anyone who follows the tech world knows many granted patents are for software, hardware or methods that will never actually come to market.

Foxconn staff threaten mass suicide

Three hundred staff at a plant building the Xbox 360 have been threatening mass suicide over pay and conditions, according to local reports.

Prominent Republican slams SOPA

A prominent Republican has joined the growing ranks of those opposing the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) currently circulating amongst legislators.

Antique violin 'smashed on PayPal's orders'

Paypal's been accused of ordering the destruction of a valuable violin after a dispute over its authenticity.

Kodak may go bankrupt if patents don't sell soon

Kodak shares have fallen to an all-time low following reports that it may soon be forced to file for bankruptcy protection.

Microsoft sues big UK retailer for 'counterfeiting'

A major British electrical retailer has been accused of manufacturing and selling counterfeit Windows recovery disks.

Google bolsters patent stockpile with IBM buy

Google's boosted its growing patent portfolio by buying hundreds more from IBM, which it hopes will help it in its battle to fight off litigation.

More firms pull support for SOPA

The highly-controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has lost the support of Sony Electronics, Nintendo and Electronic Arts.

Wikimedia donations total $20 million for 2011

The Wikimedia Foundation has raised a record-breaking $20 million from more than one million donors.

Mark Hurd's seduction technique revealed?

Well, now we know how former HP chief executive Mark Hurd tries to chat women up - and it's not that different from a spotty teenage boy's tactics. Allegedly.

Amazon accused of extortion

M-Edge Accessories, which makes cases for the Kindle, has accused Amazon in a lawsuit of acting like a corporate bully.

Can Steve Jobs keep the book biz strong?

Everything's been hit hard with the economy going down, including the book business, but there's been a major saving grace lately: the biography of Steve Jobs.

Refunds for buyers as LCD firms agree price-fixing settlement

Millions of computer and television buyers will be eligible for partial refunds, following a settlement by seven LCD manufacturers.

Go Daddy says no to SOPA after mass exodus

Domain registrar Go Daddy has pulled its support for SOPA, the controversial "Stop Online Piracy Act" currently circulating in Congress.

AT&T wins go-ahead for Qualcomm spectrum purchase

AT&T may have failed in its bid to take over T-Mobile, but it has at least gained regulatory approval for its purchase of wireless spectrum from Qualcomm.

Facebook agrees to privacy changes after Irish audit

Facebook's agreed to make several changes to its privacy policies following the publication of a critical report from the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

Microsoft to ditch CES after 2012

It seems as if Microsoft has finally realized that the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is slowly becoming irrelevant.

Mozilla renews search deal with Google

Google will be the default search engine for Mozilla's Firefox for a further three years, following the extension of the deal between the two.

Motorola violated Microsoft patent, rules judge

The International Trade Commission has ruled that Motorola Mobility did not violate six of seven Microsoft smartphone patents in a decision claimed as a victory by both companies.

Senators call for deeper Google probe

Two US anti-trust officials have written to the Federal Trade Commission asking for a thorough investigation of Google.