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Qualcomm wins appeal in $173 million ParkerVision case

NEW YORK - A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court's decision to clear Qualcomm Inc in a patent lawsuit by ParkerVision Inc, allowing it to escape a $173 million verdict for infringement.

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Dixons Carphone to sell Phone House Portugal

LONDON - British electricals and mobile phone retailer Dixons Carphone has agreed to sell The Phone House Portugal, further streamlining its business as it focuses on markets where it has a leading position.

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Sultans of shrink pack more chips into smart wearables

TAIPEI - The latest chapter in the miniaturisation of increasingly smart consumer electronics lies in the hands of chip packagers, an indispensable group of firms whose role in the supply chain alone is worth $27 billion.

30 Jul 2015

Google refuses French order to apply 'right to be forgotten' globally

(This version of the July 30th corrects story to read "partly" of a political nature, not "mostly" in paragraph 10)

Facebook says drone ready for real-world testing later this year

MENLO PARK, Calif. - Facebook Inc announced on Thursday it has completed building its first full-scale drone, which has the wingspan of a Boeing 737 and will provide Internet access to the most remote parts of the world.

In rural China, shoppers go online - with a little help

TONGLU, China - Cheng Yonghao left his village in central Henan province almost 20 years ago, not expecting to return. He's now back home, and this week opened a village store to help locals shop online.

30 Jul 2015