Amazon opens new international development center

Amazon's announced plans for a new design and development center in London to focus on global digital media projects.

'Cat signal' marks launch of Internet Defense League

The internet has a new crusader to defend it: the Internet Defense League, which has launched with a fanfare and its own 'laughing cat' version of the bat signal.

Microsoft posts first-ever loss

Microsoft's reported its first ever quarterly loss since floating on the stock market in 1986.

Apple ordered to make public climbdown over Galaxy Tab claims

Apple's been ordered to run ads in major newspapers in the UK admitting that Samsung didn't copy the iPad.

EU to investigate Microsoft over browser choice (again)

Remember when the European Commission found Microsoft guilty of anti-trust practices and ordered it to offer users a choice of browser?

Samsung buys chipmaker's mobile unit

Samsung's beefing up its patent pile with the acquisition of British chip firm CSR's mobile connectivity and location technology business.

Google's Marissa Mayer takes helm at Yahoo

Third time lucky, perhaps: Yahoo's hired yet another CEO, Google vice president Marissa Mayer.

Patent award against RIM could make all smartphones unaffordable

As if it wasn't having a bad enough time already, RIM's been ordered to pay out $147.2 million in damages to Mformation Technologies over patents related to the remote management of wireless devices.

Digg sold, will merge with News.me

Social news site Digg has been sold to tech development firm Betaworks for a price rumored to be just $500,000 - despite once having been valued at more than $160 million.

Judge allows Aereo to keep streaming service open

Aereo, which has been streaming a broadcast TV to New York subscribers, has had a victory in court, with a judge refusing to grant a preliminary injunction shutting the service down.

Google faces record fine for privacy breach

Google may be forced to pay an unprecedented $22.5 million fine for violating Apple users' privacy, according to reports.

Microsoft acquires maker of large multitouch displays

Microsoft's agreed to buy Perceptive Pixel, which makes huge multitouch displays, and says it's hoping to get the price of the screens down to make them more mainstream.

Galaxy Tab isn't cool, says judge

It's not often that a manufacturer breathes a sign of relief on being told its products are uncool. But that's what happened to Samsung yesterday in the UK.

Google vows to push governments on gay rights

Google has launched a global campaign aimed at persuading governments to decriminalise homosexuality and eliminate homophobia.

AMD downgraded as PC market slows



Financial analysts at Sterne Agee have downgraded AMD to a neutral rating with an $8.50 price target as the PC market slows.

Slide-to-unlock is 'obvious', rules Apple patent judge

Apple's lost the battle over its 'slide to unlock' patent in the UK, with a High Court judge ruling that it's invalid.

EU throws out ACTA anti-counterfeiting treaty

The EU has rejected the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), following massive public opposition.

US government leads requests for Twitter user data

Following in Google's foosteps, Twitter has for the first time produced a Transparency Report, showing that the US government requested more user information than any other in the first half of this year.

Microsoft takes hit over struggling online ad business

Microsoft's been forced to write down the value of one of its biggest acquisitions by $6.2 million, in an admission that its search-related ad business has been less than successful.

Comcast ordered to market low-cost standalone internet service

Comcast has agreed to pay $800,000 to settle a complaint from the FCC that it failed to honor its agreement to offer standalone internet service to consumers when it took over NBC Universal.