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Samsung, Apple patent dispute heads for retrial on damages

A patent dispute between Apple and Samsung Electronics in a California court is headed for a retrial next year, after an appeals court vacated and sent back to the lower court for further proceedings a part of the damages award by a jury.

LTE is making a full-court press for the Internet of Things

LTE network and device vendors are rolling out and demonstrating versions of the technology designed for small, low-power devices that don't need LTE's top speeds.

Indian woman allegedly raped by Uber driver withdraws suit

The incident, and others like it, have heightened concerns around the safety of Uber and its screening procedures for drivers.

By Zach Miners | 02 September, 2015 02:15

Tags: Uber

In setback for Uber, judge says drivers can pursue lawsuit as a group

A California judge has decided to allow Uber drivers in California to sue the company as a group on key legal matters relating to their employment.

By James Niccolai | 02 September, 2015 00:58

Tags: Uber

VMworld 2015: VMware pitches network virtualisation for better security

While the idea of network virtualization has been around a while, it has not been adopted in the enterprise as quickly as virtualization for servers. Now, VMware, one of the biggest proponents of virtualizing the entire data center, is touting one tangible benefit to the virtual network: better security.

By Joab Jackson | 02 September, 2015 00:23

Tags: network virtualisation, VMware, vmworld

LinkedIn spruces up messaging ... and adds GIFs and emojis

Buttoned down LinkedIn is adding a touch of modern to its messaging client, streamlining its design while also adding support for digital media like stickers, emojis and GIFs.

Cortana packs her bags, heads to Windows Insiders in India, Japan and elsewhere

Windows Insiders in Japan, Australia, Canada and India will be getting a visit from Microsoft's virtual assistant soon as part of Microsoft's continued beta testing of new features for Windows 10.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 01 September, 2015 22:50

Tags: Microsoft

VMworld 2015: Microsoft and VMware cozy up, forgoing past rivalry

Despite their years-long rivalry, Microsoft and VMware have teamed in a new partnership that's part of Microsoft's collaborative strategy shift.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 01 September, 2015 22:37

Tags: AirWatch, Microsoft, Windows 10, software, VMware, virtualisation

Instagram pushes deeper into messaging

It'll now be easier for the 300 million users of the popular Instagram photo-sharing app to share private messages.

By Zach Miners | 01 September, 2015 22:27

Tags: Facebook

SAP brings Hadoop into the Hana fold with Vora, a new in-memory analytics tool

A new tool from SAP will allow companies to analyze distributed Hadoop data alongside corporate data using the ERP giant's Hana in-memory computing platform.

Windows 10 sets one-month OS adoption record

Windows 10 in August set a record for a one-month increase in user share for any operating system.

By Gregg Keizer | 01 September, 2015 19:29

Tags: Windows 10

Nest thermostat gets bigger display, can monitor furnace health

Google's Nest division is releasing a new version of its thermostat that has a bigger display and is a little smarter than its predecessor.

By Zach Miners | 01 September, 2015 16:00

Tags: Google

Wikipedia blocks 381 user accounts for dishonest editing

Editors of the English version of Wikipedia have blocked 381 user accounts for editing articles on the online encyclopedia despite being secretly paid to do so by various interests.

This lawyer is building a platform for companies to seek antitrust redress from Google

Everyone wants to build a platform -- including the lawyers behind GRIP (Google Redress and Integrity Platform). The group offers companies that think they have been hurt by Google's business practices a way to evaluate potential claims for antitrust damages in European courts.

Microsoft launches new tools for building Office add-ins

Microsoft released a new set of tools on Monday to help developers make slick-looking add-ins for Office apps, at a time when the company wants to boost the ecosystem of third-party applications and services that work with its productivity suite.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 01 September, 2015 04:07

Tags: Microsoft

VMworld 2015: VMware touts new technologies for managing containers and live migration of virtual machines

At the VMworld conference in San Francisco, VMware demonstrated how to move a live virtual machine across two different data centers, and showed off its new container management software.

By Joab Jackson | 01 September, 2015 00:06

Tags: VMware, vmworld

Google to expand tests of self-driving cars in Texas with its own prototypes

Google will for the first time take its marshmallow-shaped self-driving car beyond its home turf in California and onto the streets of Austin, Texas.

By Zach Miners | 01 September, 2015 00:01

Tags: Google

ITC rules Microsoft's phones don't infringe patents

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Friday that Microsoft's mobile devices don't infringe on patents relating to wireless standards, reversing a previous determination in the case.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 31 August, 2015 23:21

Tags: Microsoft

Google life sciences group to wage war on diabetes

Google may still be working on a name for its recently spun off life sciences group, but the division already has a foe: diabetes.

By Fred O'Connor | 31 August, 2015 23:08

Tags: Google

Cool but costly: Google OnHub review roundup

The initial round of reviews for OnHub, Google’s fancified entry into the home router market, are out, and the consensus is that it’s a neat gadget, but possibly not worth the $200 you’ll fork over to get it.

By Jon Gold | 31 August, 2015 20:22

Tags: Google

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