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Intel wins patent appeal against N-Data

WASHINGTON | Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:31pm EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Intel Corp. won an appeal in a patent fight with Negotiated Data Solutions LLC (N-Data) over Ethernet patents that make it possible for computers to easily talk to one another. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled on Monday that Intel did not infringe the patents because it had licensed them ...

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U.S. could wrap up Google probe this week: sources

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON | Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:45pm EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators this week could drop their investigation of how Google ranks certain searches, without requiring any major changes in how the online giant does business, according to two people knowledgeable about the investigation. Google had been accused of giving competitors in lucrat...

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RIM begins BlackBerry 10 tests with business, government clients

TORONTO | Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:50am EST TORONTO (Reuters) - Research In Motion Ltd said on Monday that it had begun a "beta testing" program that allows 120 companies and government departments to try out its new BlackBerry 10 smartphones before their global launch on January 30. The Canadian company, which is trying to r...

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France concerned about Alcatel loan deal: paper

PARIS | Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:48am EST PARIS (Reuters) - The French government is concerned about Alcatel-Lucent's plan to use patents as collateral for a 1.6 billion euro ($2.1 billion) loan because the intellectual property could fall into the hands of foreign banks, Les Echos newspaper reported. On Friday, the loss-maki...

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Internet ayatollah: Iran's supreme leader "likes" Facebook

By Yeganeh Torbati DUBAI | Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:36am EST DUBAI (Reuters) - Facebook - banned in Iran due to its use by activists to rally government opponents in 2009 - has an unlikely new member: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Launched a few days ago, the Facebook page "Khamenei.ir" displays photographs of the 73-year-old cleric alongside speeches and pronou...

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Elliott Management offers to buy Compuware for $2.3 billion

Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:33am EST (Reuters) - Activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp offered to buy business software maker Compuware Corp for $2.3 billion, seven months after it pushed for a sale of rival BMC Software Inc. Elliott's $11 per share offer represents a 15.4 percent premium to Compuware's Friday close on the Nasdaq. Compuware's shares rose to just below the offer price....

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Clearwire accepts slightly higher bid from Sprint

By Sinead Carew and Sayantani Ghosh Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:20am EST (Reuters) - Clearwire Corp agreed to sell roughly half of the company for $2.2 billion to majority shareholder Sprint Nextel Corp, which would then have full ownership of spectrum that will help it offer high-speed wireless services. The $2.97-per-share deal is only 7 cents per share higher than a bid many mino...

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Clearwire accepts slightly sweeter bid from Sprint

By Sinead Carew and Sayantani Ghosh Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:10am EST (Reuters) - Clearwire Corp agreed to sell a roughly 50 percent stake for $2.2 billion to majority shareholder Sprint Nextel Corp, which would then have full ownership of spectrum that will help it offer high-speed wireless services. The $2.97-per-share deal is only 7 cents per share higher than a bid many minori...

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KPN shares drop on dividend cut, costly licenses

By Sara Webb AMSTERDAM | Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:04am EST AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Shares in Dutch telecoms group KPN, now part of Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's empire, plunged as much as 15 percent after it cut its dividend for this year and next to meet the higher-than-expected cost of new mobile licenses. A new player, Sweden's Tele2, also won licenses in Friday's Dutch a...

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KPN shares plunge after dividend cut

AMSTERDAM | Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:34am EST AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Shares in Dutch telecoms group KPN plunged as much as 15 percent on Monday after it cut its dividend for this year and next to meet the much higher-than-expected cost of new mobile licenses. KPN, which is 28 percent owned by Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim...

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