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Microsoft’s Windows unit head, once a possible CEO, exits

The executive most widely tipped to be the next chief executive of Microsoft Corp has left the world’s largest software maker barely two weeks after launching the flagship Windows 8, as CEO Steve Ballmer moved to tighten his grip on the company. The exit of 23-year veteran Steven Sinofsky, head of Microsoft’s Windows unit, is […]

Apple and HTC settle global patent battle

Apple Inc and HTC Corp announced on Saturday a global patent settlement and 10-year licensing agreement that ends one of the first major conflagrations of the smartphone patent wars. Apple sued HTC in 2010, accusing the Taiwanese handset company of infringing on the iPhone maker’s patented technology. It was Apple’s first major legal salvo against a manufacturer that used Google’s Android operating system. Apple and HTC did not disclose specific terms of the deal. In a joint statement, Apple chief executive…

Samsung had best-selling Q3 smartphone: survey

Samsung’s Galaxy S3 overtook Apple’s iPhone 4S in the third quarter to give the South Korean firm the world’s best-selling smartphone model for the first time ever, a research firm said Thursday. The survey from Strategy Analytics came, however, as Apple was launching the iPhone 5. Sales from both the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 […]

RIM’s BlackBerry 10 platform wins coveted U.S. security clearance

TORONTO – Research In Motion Ltd said on Thursday it has won a much-coveted U.S. government security clearance for its yet-to-be launched platform for BlackBerry 10 devices that are expected to hit store shelves in the first quarter of 2013. The company said its BlackBerry 10 platform has received the FIPS 140-2 certification, which would allow government agencies to deploy the devices, along with the new enterprise management platform to run the devices…

Foxconn says cannot meet demand for iPhone 5

Taiwan’s Foxconn has admitted that it cannot meet strong demand for Apple’s new iPhone 5 due to difficulties in building the gadget, as investors grow concerned about the US giant’s future earnings. “We can’t really fulfill Apple’s requests. Our shipments are insufficient… given the huge market demand,” Foxconn chairman Terry Gou told reporters late Wednesday. He added that the design of the iPhone 5, of which five million were sold over its launch weekend in September, has made production difficult, but did…

Vietnam Luring Tech Companies Narrows Trade Gap: Southeast Asia

Vietnam’s cost advantage has drawn investments from U.S. and South Korean technology companies, whose exports have overtaken garments and provided a bright spot for a government struggling to revive economic growth. Intel Corp. (INTC), Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) and Jabil Circuit Inc. (JBL) are among a growing roster of companies setting up or expanding in Vietnam, spurring exports amid a global slowdown that has damped demand for goods from other Asian nations. Shipments of mobile phones and other electronics from Vietnam surged 91 percent in the first 10 months of the year to $16 billion, making them the biggest source…

Amazon to win EU e-book pricing tussle with Apple

BRUSSELS – European Union regulators are to end an antitrust probe into e-book prices by accepting an offer by Apple and four publishers to ease price restrictions on Amazon, two sources said on Tuesday. That decision would hand online retailer Amazon a victory in its attempt to sell e-books cheaper than rivals in the fast-growing market publishers hope will boost revenue and increase customer numbers. “Faced with years of court battles and uncertainty…

U.S. judge tosses Apple vs. Google lawsuit over patents

An Apple lawsuit against Google’s Motorola Mobility unit over alleged patent abuse was thrown out on Monday just hours before trial, a setback for the iPhone maker in its efforts to gain leverage in the smartphone patent wars. The two rivals were set to square off in a Madison, Wisconsin federal court over the library of patents Google Inc acquired along with Motorola for US$12.5 billion in May. Apple Inc claimed Motorola’s licensing practices were unfair…

Apple sells three million iPads over first weekend

The Apple logo hangs in a glass enclosure above the 5th Ave Apple Store in New York, September 20, 2012. Photo: Reuters SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK – Apple Inc sold 3 million of its new iPads in the first three days the tablet computers were available, driving optimism for a strong holiday quarter despite intensifying competition. Sales of the 7.9-inch iPad mini and fourth-generation 9.7-inch version, both Wi-Fi only models, were double the first-weekend sales of the Wi-Fi iPad sold in March, Apple said on Monday. Apple did not break out numbers for the crucial iPad mini, a smaller…

Apple’s iPhone loses name battle with Mexico’s iFone

A Mexican telecommunications firm named iFone has declared victory in a trademark battle with Apple’s iPhone, exposing the US company to a potential compensation payment. The Mexican firm said in a statement that a court denied Apple’s bid to protect the iPhone name in a case that began in 2009, when iFone sued the California-based […]