Apple, Google call truce in patent war

May 17, 2014

Apple, Google call truce in patent war

The technology titans behind the top two smartphone platforms in the world called a truce Friday in a long-running patent war. “Apple and Google have agreed to dismiss all the current lawsuits that exist directly between the two companies,” the companies said in a ...

Samsung chairman stable after hospitalization for heart attack

May 12, 2014

Samsung chairman stable after hospitalization for heart attack

Samsung Electronics Co. Chairman Lee Kun-hee was hospitalized in stable condition at a Seoul hospital Sunday after suffering a heart attack, the company said in a statement. Lee, 72, was rushed to a hospital near his home in central Seoul late Saturday after experiencing ...

May 3, 2014

Google is sued for abuse of market power

Google has been sued for allegedly abusing its market power by forcing makers of handheld devices that use its Android operating system to also provide its applications. Google’s requirements that manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics adopt less popular applications in order to use consumer ...

Apple, Samsung infringed patents

May 3, 2014

Apple, Samsung infringed patents

A jury has awarded Apple $119.4 million, far less than it demanded, in a patent battle with Samsung over alleged copying of smartphone features — and the jury made the victory even smaller by finding that Apple illegally used one of Samsung’s patents. Friday’s ...

Cellphones: fair game for cops?

Apr 28, 2014

Cellphones: fair game for cops?

Two U.S. Supreme Court cases about police searches of mobile phones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device. Is it a critical tool for a criminal, or is it an American’s virtual home? How the justices answer that question could determine ...

'Cuban Twitter' texts were overtly political

Apr 9, 2014

'Cuban Twitter' texts were overtly political

Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like network that the U.S. government secretly built in Cuba were overtly political and poked fun at the Castro brothers, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. The messages conflict with claims by the Obama administration that the program ...

White House puts kibosh on selfies

Apr 8, 2014

White House puts kibosh on selfies

A handshake? Sure. A selfie? No way. Some of America’s Olympic athletes say they were asked to keep their cellphones in their pockets last week when they visited the White House and met with President Barack Obama. The White House said that’s long-standing practice, ...

Samsung, LG ads criticized abroad

Apr 6, 2014

Samsung, LG ads criticized abroad

by Youkyung Lee

When Samsung unveiled a new smartphone at New York’s storied Radio City Music Hall, the Broadway-style spectacle was memorable not for technology but for a cast of giggling female characters who fantasized about marrying a doctor, fretted about eating too much cake and needed ...