Google to pay out $255,000 in defamation damages

An Australian man has won a defamation case against Google because its search results associated him with a criminal.

Apple pays out for copied clock design

When you've come up with an iconic design that's instantly recognizable but easily copied, you have every right to keep it for yourself.

Apple reaches patent accord with HTC

Apple has abandoned one front in its long-running war against Android vendors by settling its patent dispute with Taiwan's HTC.

Foxconn 'mulling US factories'

Apple supplier Foxconn is reportedly considering opening factories in the US, opening up the opportunity for Americans to work every waking moment for peanuts, riot, and then hurl themselves from the top of a building.

Fox denied injunction against Dish ad-skipping service

Fox has suffered a big setback in its attempts to block Dish Network's ad-skipping digital video recorder, with a judge rejecting a preliminary injunction against the company.

Apple loses trademark battle with Mexico's iFone

Apple has reportedly failed in an attempt to prevent a Mexican company  from trading under its own name - despite the fact that iFone filed for a trademark four years before the iPhone was trademarked.

AT&T ordered to refund 'grandfathered' customers

AT&T has agreed to hand back $700,000 to customers who were switched to the company's monthly wireless data plans despite promises that they could remain on their existing pay-as-you-go data plans.

Court throws out Apple patent case against Motorola

A federal judge yesterday threw out Apple's lawsuit against Motorola Mobility, in which it claimed that Motorola was trying to charge too much for patent licenses.

Apple slated for tiny overseas tax payments

Apple has become the latest company to come under fire over its tax arrangements, after the revelation that it pays only a tiny amount on its massive overseas earnings.

Judge orders Apple to rewrite 'apology'

Hardly surprisingly, the British judge who ordered Apple to post a statement on its website about its patent suit against Samsung has declared himself unsatisfied with the result.

Microsoft sued over Windows 8 Live Tiles

Microsoft's being sued for patent infringement over the Live Tile interface in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

Apple Maps fiasco gets Forstall the chop

After just six months in the job, Apple's Scott Forstall has got the boot, reportedly for refusing to apologise for the company's disappointing Maps service.

Android jobs rocket as iOS jobs stagnate

Android jobs are booming, while the number of Apple iOS vacancies has levelled off, the world's largest online jobs survey has revealed.

Man who claimed half of Facebook charged with fraud

Paul Ceglia - the man who tried to claim that he owned half of Facebook - was arrested on Friday and charged with mail and wire fraud that could see him spending 20 years behind bars.

Apple's 'apology' to Samsung is a hoot

Very gratifyingly, Apple's done exactly as I suggested last week, and published an 'apology' to Samsung that points out just how uncool the Galaxy Tab is compared with the iPhone.

Facebook shows it can succeed at mobile

Wall Street has kissed and made up with Facebook, which has reported strong third quarter revenue, particularly in the mobile arena.

James Bond, sorry, Dyson, caught up in spy scandal

With the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, due to open in British theaters tomorrow, another spy is stealing all the attention in the murky but glamorous world of vacuum cleaners.

Yelp buys Germany's Qype in $50 million deal

Online reviews site Yelp is to buy its biggest rival in Europe, Qype, to boost its business abroad.

Patent office changes mind about crucial Apple patent

The US Patent and Trademark Office has reviewed one of the Apple patents that led to a $1.05 billion ruling against Samsung - and decided that it isn't valid after all.

The French fight with Google

Recently Google has been having a bit of a tiff with the French government. 
French politicians claim that Google is making a profit from the content that was created by French companies.