Dotcom search warrants ruled illegal

A New Zealand judge has ruled that the search warrants against Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom were invalid, and that data shouldn't have been handed to the FBI.

US judge halts Galaxy Tab sales

Apple's succeeded in persuading a US judge to ban imports and sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.21 tablet, in the latest stage of the long-running patent dispute between the two companies.

Microsoft confirms Yammer acquisition

As expected, Microsoft's announced that it's buying business social networking site Yammer, for $1.2 billion in cash.

RIM's downward spiral continues

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) is reportedly mulling over the possibility of splitting its struggling business into two distinct entities.

Jimmy Wales steps in to try and halt extradition

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is calling for the US to abandon its attempt to extradite British student Richard O'Dwyer over alleged copyright offenses.

Google accused of withholding evidence

The Texas attorney general is accusing Google of unreasonably withholding thousands of documents in an anti-trust investigation into its search policies.

Apple hit with massive fine for misleading iPad claims

Apple's been fined US$2.29 million for misleading Australian customers over the 4G capability of the iPad.

Oracle boss buys Hawaiian island

With an asking price of over $500 million, there were never going to be many potential purchasers for the Hawaiian island of Lana'i. But Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO of Oracle, has now snapped it up - or almost all of it, at least.

LinkedIn faces lawsuit over security breach

An Illinois woman is launching a class action lawsuit against LinkedIn over the recent security breach which saw millions of passwords stolen.

Facebook buys facial recognition company Face.com

After weeks of rumors, Facebook has acquired Israeli facial recognition company Face.com, in a move aimed at bolstering the company's mobile capabilities.

'Political' takedown requests increase in US

Google's released data on the governments aiming to censor internet content, and says it's seen a worrying rise in the number of such requests from Western democracies.

Charities net $10 million from Facebook in privacy settlement

Facebook's agreed to pay $10 million to charity as part of a settlement over its Sponsored Stories sidebar.

Microsoft eyes social network purchase

Microsoft's reported to be on the point of buying business social site Yammer for more than $1 billion.

DoJ probes cable companies over 'anti-competitive' data caps

The Department of Justice is launching an investigation into whether cable companies are deliberately manipulating their data caps to inhibit competition from online video.

Nokia cuts thousands of jobs, plans focus on location services

Nokia's slashing 10,000 jobs and closing production and research sites, in an effort to staunch its losses.

APIs can't be copyrighted, says judge in Oracle case

Oracle's intellectual property lawsuit against Google has finally fallen apart completely with a ruling from the judge in the case, William Alsup, that APIs can't be copyrighted.

RIM's future in doubt as financial warning issued

Research In Motion is set to announce that it's sitting on a pile of unsold Blackberrys worth more than $1 billion.

Facebook eyes Face.com for face recognition technology

Israeli media are reporting that Facebook's planning to acquire facial recognition company Face.com for tens of millions of dollars.

New Jersey mayor charged with hacking opponents' website

A New Jersey mayor has been arrested for allegedly hacking a website that was calling for him to be recalled.

New bill targets anonymous online comments

Republican legislators in New York state want to ban anonymous comments from the Internet.