French group pitches solar screen solution to stretch phone life
FoxConn to pay Microsoft royalties for Android devices
Taiwan tech giant Hon Hai, parent company of FoxConn, will pay royalties to Microsoft to ward off a lawsuit over its production of devices using rival Google's Android and Chrome platforms.
Do intellectual property rights on existing technologies hinder subsequent innovation?
A recent study published in the Journal of Political Economy suggests that some types of intellectual property rights discourage subsequent scientific research.
Nokia, RIM settle old disputes in new patent pact (Update)
Nokia Corp. and Canadian smartphone rival Research In Motion have agreed on a new patent licensing pact which will end all existing litigation between the two struggling companies, the Finnish firm said Friday.
Ask.com adds mobile apps to its search results
(AP)—You're apt to discover more useful apps for your smartphone or tablet computer at Ask.com beginning Tuesday.
Google strikes deal with European music publishers
Google Inc. has reached a licensing deal with representatives of European music publishers, artists and composers in which the U.S. online giant and its customers will gain access to 5.5 million musical works across 35 countries ...
Samsung plans no settlement with Apple, executive says
A top Samsung executive said that the South Korean electronics giant had no plans to follow Taiwanese firm HTC in seeking a settlement over its patent disputes with arch-rival Apple.
Taiwan bourse investigates HTC share surge
Taiwan Stock Exchange said Tuesday it was investigating a sudden surge in the share price of leading smartphone maker HTC before it had announced a patent settlement with US technology giant Apple.
Shares in Taiwan's HTC up by daily limit on Apple deal
Shares in Taiwan's leading smartphone maker HTC surged by their daily 7.0 percent limit Monday after it announced it had reached a global patent settlement with US technology giant Apple. ...
Agreement will lead to commercialization of redox flow batteries
A Washington state firm with a 27,000 square foot manufacturing and design facility in Mukilteo has signed a license agreement with Battelle to further develop and commercialize a type of advanced battery ...
Improved solar variability software in high demand
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have released a new, more accurate version of a software program that allows power grid managers and solar power plant developers to easily model fluctuations ...
Yahoo closes $7.6 billion deal with Alibaba Group (Update)
Yahoo has completed a long-awaited $7.6 billion deal with China's Alibaba Group, generating a windfall that could help ease the pain of Yahoo shareholders who have endured the company's foibles during the ...
New iPhone nears as holiday lineups unveiled (Update)
(AP)—After weeks of speculation, anticipation and a dose of hype, Apple is widely expected to announce a new smartphone at an event in San Francisco on Wednesday.
YouTube offers own iPhone app to fill looming void
(AP)—YouTube is being reprogrammed for the iPhone and iPad amid the growing hostility between Apple and the video service's owner, Google.