Pair sues Apple over iPhone locking

Two iPhone users have filed a class action lawsuit against Apple, claiming that it's violating anti-trust laws by locking the phones to AT&T.

Google threatens to kick French media out of search

Google's threatening to cut French media from its search results, in response to a proposed law that would require it to pay for articles that appear in results.

Apple loses appeal over Samsung design

Apple's lost its appeal over a UK ruling that Samsung's Galaxy tablet doesn't infringe its registered design for the iPad - a decision that is valid in the whole of Europe.

Foxconn admits using underage labor

Foxconn's admittted hiring interns as young as 14, after repeatedly denying it was doing anything of the sort.

UFO hacker saved from extradition

The British home secretary, Theresa May, has announced that computer hacker Gary McKinnon won't be extradited to the US on human rights grounds.

MetroPCS shareholders attempt to block T-Mobile merger

MetroPCS shareholders have filed a lawsuit attempting to block the company's merger with T-Mobile USA, claiming that MetroPCS's board members are simply trying to line their own pockets.

Google faces double whammy from FTC and EU

The Federal Trade Commission is believed to be about to launch an anti-trust investigation into Google, as the EU complains about its privacy policy.

Nexus sales ban overturned

The US Court of Appeals has overturned the ban on sales of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus phone, saying the California court that imposed it had 'abused its discretion'.

Japan's Softbank plans big stake in Sprint

Japan's Softbank is considering taking a large stake in Sprint Nextel, in a deal which could revive the struggling carrier's fortunes - and increase competition in a market dominated by Verizon and AT&T.

FBI nabs 11 over secret tech exports to Russia

The FBI says it's busted a secret procurement network disguised as a Texan company and exporting high-tech electronics to the Russian military.

Galaxy sales boost Samsung's profits

Samsung has reported a quarterly profit of $7.3 billion - nearly double the figure for the same period last year, and well above analysts' expectations - thanks to strong sales of high end televisions and Galaxy phones.

FTC nabs more scareware scammers

Flushed with success from successfully closing a 'scareware' case on Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission has succeeded in getting six more such outfits closed down.

Woman fined $163 million for scareware

After a four-year slog, the Federal Trade Commission has succeeded in extracting $1.63 million from a 'scareware' marketer, finally closing its first such case.

Samsung claims Apple juror was biased

Samsung is attempting to have the recent $1 billion patent verdict in favor of Apple thrown out, on the basis that the foreman of the jury was biased.

Zuckerberg aims to boost Russian presence

Mark Zuckerberg yesterday met with Russian prime minister Dmitri Medvedev, in an attempt to raise the profile of Facebook in the country.

Galaxy Tab ban lifted as Samsung attacks iPhone 5

Samsung has succeeded in getting the US sales ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 lifted - and is celebrating by having a pop at the iPhone 5 with yet another patent lawsuit.  

Boost visas for highly-skilled tech workers, says Microsoft

Microsoft is calling on Congress to pump more into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education because of a looming shortage of tech workers.

RIM results less dire than expected

Research in Motion has surprised analysts with better-than-expected BlackBerry sales and a smaller quarterly loss than predicted.

Brazil arrests Google boss over YouTube video

The president of Google Brazil has been arrested over a YouTube video that criticizes a mayoral candidate, breaking local electoral law.

US brands Assange an 'enemy of the state' - just like al-Quaeda

Even paranoids have enemies - and it seems that Julian Assange may have strong grounds after all for believing he'll be mistreated or even killed if he's extradited to the US.