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Samsung takes on Apple over value of phone features

By Dan Levine SAN JOSE, California | Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:21pm EDT SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - An Apple Inc expert witness testified on Friday that consumers would be willing to pay $100 for three patented smartphone features that are at issue in its high stakes trial against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. John Hauser, a marketing professor at MIT, said he surveyed ...

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Samsung takes on Apple at trial over value of phone features

By Dan Levine SAN JOSE, California | Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:12pm EDT SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - An Apple Inc expert witness testified on Friday that consumers would be willing to pay $100 for three patented smartphone features that are at issue in its high stakes trial against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. John Hauser, a marketing professor at MIT, said he surveyed ...

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Exclusive: Loeb backs Yahoo's Alibaba cash move - source

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO | Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:20pm EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc board member and activist hedge fund manager Dan Loeb was supportive of the decision allowing Chief Executive Marissa Mayer to re-evaluate plans for the cash it gets for selling a portion of its Alibaba Group stake, according to a source familiar with the board's thin...

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FTC approves final settlement with Facebook over privacy issues

WASHINGTON | Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:59am EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission on Friday gave the final approval to a settlement of federal charges reached last year over Facebook Inc deceiving consumers and forcing them to share more personal information than they had intended. The settlement requires Facebook to get user consent for some changes to privacy ...

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Courtroom tension boils in Apple-Samsung showdown

By Dan Levine SAN JOSE, California | Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:06am EDT SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - It was the end of a long week in court in the Apple-Samsung legal war, and Samsung attorney John Quinn was trying to block his adversary, Apple attorney Bill Lee, from showing the jury a document. As Quinn made his argument to U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, he slipped in...

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IBM made "informal approach" for RIM'S enterprise business: report

Thu Aug 9, 2012 9:44pm EDT (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp has considered buying Research In Motion's enterprise division, Bloomberg reported On Friday, citing two unnamed sources. IBM made an informal approach for the enterprise business that operates the servers used for supporting BlackBerry email and messaging services, one of the sources said, according to Bloo...

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Google pays $22.5 million to settle Apple Safari charges

By Jasmin Melvin WASHINGTON | Thu Aug 9, 2012 3:59pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google Inc will pay $22.5 million to settle charges it bypassed the privacy settings of customers using Apple Inc's Safari browser, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. The deal ends an FTC probe into allegations that Google used computer code known as "cookies" to trick t...

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U.S. judge backs RIM in patent dispute with Mformation

By Euan Rocha TORONTO | Thu Aug 9, 2012 3:20pm EDT TORONTO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has overturned a $147.2 million jury award against Research in Motion Ltd, ruling that the BlackBerry maker has not infringed a Mformation Technologies Inc patent covering a remote management system for wireless devices. Wednesday's ruling, outlined in court documents, gives RIM a mu...

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Virus found in Mideast can spy on finance transactions

By Jim Finkle BOSTON | Thu Aug 9, 2012 9:50am EDT BOSTON (Reuters) - A new cyber surveillance virus has been found in the Middle East that can spy on financial transactions, email and social networking activity, according to a leading computer security firm, Kaspersky Lab. Dubbed Gauss, the virus may also be capable of attacking critical infrastructure and was built...

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Samsung says not considering buying RIM or BlackBerry license

SEOUL | Thu Aug 9, 2012 3:48am EDT SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co said on Thursday it has not considered acquiring Research In Motion or licensing the embattled BlackBerry phone maker's new mobile operating system. A lack of support from potential partners such as Samsung could mean more trouble for RIM, which is seeking various options to turn aroun...

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