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Microsoft sues Samsung in U.S. over patent royalties

- Microsoft Corp sued Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Friday, claiming the South Korean smartphone maker refused to make a royalty payment last fall on patent licenses after Microsoft announced its intention to acquire Nokia's handset business.

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BlackBerry opens up BBM to Windows phone users

TORONTO - BlackBerry Ltd said on Thursday its popular messaging system BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, would now be open to those using the Windows phone platform, a move that potentially makes the messaging service more appealing to its enterprise clients.

Media 31 Jul 2014

Start-up behind 'dunkable' phone technology explores Asian IPO

SINGAPORE - P2i, a technology spin-off from Britain's Ministry of Defence, is looking to raise as much as 10 million pounds ($17 million) from Singapore investors as it readies the launch of its "Dunkable" or waterproof technology for smartphones and tablets.

01 Aug 2014

Sharp's first-quarter operating profit boosted as Chinese smartphone makers swell sales

TOKYO - Japan's Sharp Corp said it expected revenue from Chinese smartphone makers to increase fivefold in the six months to September after a jump in smartphone panel orders helped boost operating profit by 55 percent in the first quarter.

01 Aug 2014

Hacking attack in Canada bears signs of Chinese army unit: expert

OTTAWA/TORONTO - The recent hacking attempt on a sensitive Canadian government computer network is similar to attacks mounted by an elite unit of the Chinese army based in Shanghai, according to a cybersecurity expert.

Cyber Crime 01 Aug 2014

Despite warnings, computers still vulnerable to hackers of start-up codes

SAN FRANCISCO - A multi-year effort to prevent hackers from altering computers while they boot up has largely failed because of lax application of preventive steps, researchers say, despite disclosures that flaws are being exploited.

Cyber Crime 01 Aug 2014

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