2013 will be Steve Ballmer’s Microsoft year

The ten years or so that Steve Ballmer has been running Redmond are often referred to as "Microsoft’s Lost Decade."

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.

Judge rejects lift on Galaxy Tab ban

For Samsung, things are not looking too good right now.

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.

Your life in 2020 according to Intel

Imagining the future can be fun, but I personally believe the best way to predict future events or products is to help create them. 

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.

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.

Orbitz targets Mac users with pricier hotels

If you're on a Mac, Orbitz is willing to bet that you'll spend more money when you travel.

Microsoft confirms Yammer acquisition

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

Apple Motorola lawsuit gets dismissed

One of the most publicized technology lawsuits of the 2010s will end without a bang.

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.

Facebook to change Sponsored Stories per lawsuit

A lawsuit has led to Facebook changing one of its most effective advertising tools.

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.

Microsoft Surface tablets: The first true Intel vs. Nvidia battle

The new Microsoft Surface Tablets are pretty sweet indeed. However, I highly doubt most of the industry understands how the tablet's Optical Display will actually change the market.

Microsoft rejects Motorola lawsuit settlement

This doesn't look good for Motorola in any way shape or form.

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.