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Apple gets Samsung patent thrown out in latest lawsuit, wins keyboard infringement claim

Judge Lucy Koh has struck two blows against Samsung in its ongoing lawsuit with Apple. In a ruling on Tuesday, Koh ruled that Samsung was infringing on one patent, and she invalidated one of the patents it was preparing to bring against Apple in court. Specifically, the keyboard found on the Galaxy …

Facebook’s Cutesy Annual Report To Partners Reveals First Country-By-Country Mobile Stats

TechCrunch has obtained never before published metrics showing Facebook’s international growth. Facebook sent some partners a playfully illustrated eMagazine called The Annual, but I’ve acquired a copy from a source and the stats inside are serious business. The report divulges user counts for some …

Wispy designs from Microsoft partners breeze past Apple

Thin and light laptop and hybrid designs from PC makers are passing Apple on key features. Will PC makers forge ahead in 2014?<p><b>commentary</b> Psst...Microsoft laptop partners are ahead of Apple on critical design metrics like weight.<p>So, how will that play out in 2014? A snapshot of today's lightest, …

Consumer Tech

This is what could force Verizon and AT&T to finally ditch data caps

Verizon and AT&T have long insisted that the majority of their subscribers face no danger of going over their monthly data caps, but that may be …

BBM To Come Preinstalled On LG Smartphones

BlackBerry is keeping the hope alive with a partnership with LG. Announced today, the LG G Pro Lite will ship with BBM already installed on the smartphone.<p>This comes two months after BBM’s Android and iOS launch. It quickly found footing, and following its launch, raked in 10M downloads in a day. …

Microsoft Director Says CEO Choice Will Not Be Made Until Early 2014

Microsoft director John Thompson, who leads CEO searchJohn Thompson, the Microsoft director who is leading the search for a CEO to replace outgoing …

Bill Gates

Dell Venue 11 Pro: The anti-iPad

The Dell Venue 11 Pro is a very different creature than an Apple tablet. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.<p>My first impression of the Dell Venue 11 Pro is positive. It's very different from the iPad Air but that's OK.<p>The Venue 11 has a gorgeous 10.8-inch -- an unusual size -- 1,920x1,080 IPS …

IPad Air

Microsoft Expands Global Startup Accelerator Program In The UK

Microsoft has announced the names of 12 early stage start-ups it is backing through its recently launched London-based accelerator programme next year.<p>Microsoft is launching similar accelerators in ten cities worldwide, including Bangalore, Beijing, Paris, Seattle and Tel-Aviv.<p>The 12-week Microsoft …

Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 screenshot reveals new on-screen buttons

Microsoft is still testing its upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update internally, but a leaked screenshot reveals how the company is moving to on-screen buttons in the future. The tiny image, published by @evleaks, shows the standard back, Windows, and search buttons all on-screen in a Windows Phone 8.1 …

Report: Microsoft Is Eyeing Qualcomm's Steve Mollenkopf As Its Next CEO

Now Bloomberg is reporting that the dark horse is Qualcomm COO Steve Mollenkopf.<p>Mollenkopf is the No. 2 guy at Qualcomm, which makes chips for mobile devices. During Microsoft's recent analyst day, Ballmer named Qualcomm, along with Apple and Samsung, as examples of companies that successfully …