HTC faces US smartphone ban

HTC has been ordered to withdraw Android phones from the US market, following a ruling from the International Trade Commission that the company's violating a patent held by Apple.

BT sues Google claiming widespread patent infringement

The UK's biggest service provider, BT, has become the latest company to sue Google claiming patent infringement.

Saudi prince buys chunk of Twitter

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has taken a $300 million stake in Twitter through his Kingdom Holding Company investment firm.

Federal judge dismisses PS3 Linux claims

A federal judge has unceremoniously dismissed all remaining claims that Sony reneged on its promise to allow Playstation 3 video game consoles to function as full-fledged computers.

Hollywood caught in BitTorrent scandal

Scandals are obviously nothing new for Hollywood, but this one screams hypocrisy louder than a coke-snorting Republican at a family values conference.

Reformed pirate sues over nicked ideas

An Australian man who was forced a few years ago to pay $150 million for music piracy is now suing some of the world's biggest tech companies for patent infringement.

Intel pessimistic over hard disk drive shortage

The shortage of hard drives caused by the recent floods in Thailand is starting to hit other tech vendors hard.

Aussies to get Galaxy Tabs for Christmas

Just like in all the best movies, Australians look set to get their Christmas presents after all. The country's High Court has dismissed Apple's appeal in the long-running patent case with Samsung, allowing the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to go on sale.

Apple loses iPad trademark in China

Apple's lost a trademark dispute in China, meaning it may have to find a new name for the iPad if it wants to continue selling the device in the country.

Europe to investigate e-book pricing 'cartel'

The European Commission announced this morning that it intends to investigate possible price-fixing by e-book publishers and Apple.

India vows to eliminate offensive internet content

Indian telecommunications minister Kapil Sibal has called on Google, Facebook and other internet companies to censor offensive content.

Carrier IQ and partners hit with lawsuits

Carrier IQ is finding itself under even greater scrutiny than its clients' customers, following allegations that its mobile tracking software is invading the privacy of phone users.

Court rules Assange can continue extradition fight

Julian Assange has won the latest round in his fight to avoid extradition from the UK to Sweden over sex allegations - though it's probably just a stay of execution.

RIM Indonesian boss to be charged over promotion stampede

Research In Motion's country director is under investigation by police after a BlackBerry promotion led to a stampede.

Apple loses bid to get Samsung ban in US

A US district judge has refused to grant Apple an injunction banning Samsung from selling its smartphones and Galaxy Tab tablet in the US.

ESA spent $1.1M on lobbying fees

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) spent a whopping $1.1 million lobbying Congress, the FCC, the FTC and other government agencies during the third quarter of 2011.

Google and Facebook ordered to 'de-list' websites

A federal judge in Nevada has ruled that Chanel can seize the domain names of hundreds of websites selling counterfeit goods - and has ordered internet search engines and social media networks to de-index them.

Facebook and FTC settle privacy violation charges

Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have clinched a deal to settle charges that the popular social networking site deceived users by sharing their private information.

Max Mosley sues Google over orgy search results

Former Formula One motor racing president Max Mosley is suing Google in the European courts, with the aim of getting it to change the way it censors search results.

AT&T and T-Mobile withdraw FCC merger application

AT&T and T-Mobile have abandoned attempts to seek approval for a merger from the Federal Communications Commission.