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Jury Orders Samsung to Pay Apple $1 Billion For Infringing Patents

August 24, 2012 | 5:10 pm

Jury Orders Samsung to Pay Apple $1 Billion For Infringing Patents

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After a year of scorched-earth litigation, a jury decided Friday that Samsung ripped off the innovative technology used by Apple to create its revolutionary iPhone and iPad. The jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $1.05 billion. An appeal is expected. Apple Inc. filed its patent infringement lawsuit in April 2011 […]

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4 Tips for Recovering Your Stolen Phone or Tablet

August 22, 2012 | 8:53 am

4 Tips for Recovering Your Stolen Phone or Tablet

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If you’re reading this on a smartphone or tablet, take a moment right now to survey your surroundings, especially if you’re out in public. That device could make you a prime target, but there are ways to protect yourself even if it gets stolen. Mobile device theft has been in the news lately. Police recently […]

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July 31, 2012 | 8:49 am

A.M. Splash: U.S. Monitor Blasts Oakland Police; Feds Close SF Pot Clinics; Woody Allen Films in Marin; 49er Stadium Beams Rise in Santa Clara

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Oakland police stung by new criticism (Oakland Tribune) With Oakland’s control of its own police department potentially hanging in the balance, the federal monitor overseeing the force questioned its willingness to reform itself and raised concerns over photos posted at police headquarters of a federal judge and elected official doctored “in a manner … found […]

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Tech Titans Apple, Samsung Face Off in Court Over iPhone, iPad

July 30, 2012 | 4:18 pm

Tech Titans Apple, Samsung Face Off in Court Over iPhone, iPad

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With billions of dollars and control of the U.S. smartphone and computer tablets markets at stake, jury selection began Monday in a closely watched trial between two of the world’s leading tech companies over patents. Apple Inc. filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. last year alleging the world’s largest technology […]

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Apple Earnings Fall Short of Expectations

July 24, 2012 | 1:50 pm

Apple Earnings Fall Short of Expectations

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NEW YORK (AP) Apple says its growth slowed in the most recent quarter, disappointing investors who thought its progress was unstoppable. In both revenue and net income, Apple Inc. posted the smallest increases in years for the April to June period, failing to meet analyst expectations. Net income in the fiscal fourth quarter was $8.8 […]

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Apple to Sell iPad in China Starting July 20

July 10, 2012 | 11:13 am

Apple to Sell iPad in China Starting July 20

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NEW YORK (AP) — Apple will start selling the iPad in China on July 20 after paying $60 million to settle a dispute over the ownership of the tablet computer’s name. Apple Inc. says it will begin selling its latest iPad starting at $499 and the older iPad 2 starting at $399. The tablet computers […]

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June 29, 2012 | 1:18 pm

iPhone 5th Anniversary: Video of Steve Jobs Showing Product for First Time

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About five years ago I had some time to kill, wandered into an Apple store, and picked up the new phone everyone was talking about. I played with a little, then set it down, cursing. I had just purchased a competitor’s top-of-the line phone, and after just a couple of minutes with Apple’s offering, my […]

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June 12, 2012 | 12:30 pm

Apple WWDC Conference: The Jokes

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These days, when Apple speaks, the world listens, and yesterday’s opening day of the company’s weeklong Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco had several corners of the web chattering. Of the 17 million tweets about this event, KQED’s Ian Hill culled 25 or so of the funniest. Stuff like this from Tweetmaster General Andy Borowitz… […]

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Apple WWDC News: Facebook Integration, Siri Update, New MacBook Pro; Watch Video of Keynote

June 11, 2012 | 1:40 pm

Apple WWDC News: Facebook Integration, Siri Update, New MacBook Pro; Watch Video of Keynote

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fresh off a disappointing initial public offering, Facebook is getting a big boost from Apple, which is building the social network deep into its iPhone and iPad software. With the next version of Apple Inc.’s software, users will be able to update their Facebook status by talking to their phones. Users […]

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May 30, 2012 | 9:13 am

Kara Swisher, Mike Daisey Go at it on Twitter

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Remember when monologist Mike Daisey was forced to admit on This American Life that significant parts of his popular show about worker abuses at Apple contractor Foxconn’s Shenzen, China plant were fabricated? Well sensitivities around that issue are running high today, as Daisey took offense at a dig aimed at him by tech journalist Kara […]

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