Jury says Samsung infringed Apple patents
A California jury awarded Apple $119 million—far less than it demanded—in a patent battle with Samsung over alleged copying of smart phone features, and the jury made the victory even smaller by finding ...
Ethnic diversity reduces risk of market bubbles
If they consider it at all, investors likely regard ethnic diversity as a matter of social policy. But new research by an MIT Sloan professor suggests a much more practical reason to consider diversity: compared ...
Stock market models help researchers predict animal behavior
In an unexpected mashup of financial and mechanical engineering, researchers have discovered that the same modeling used to forecast fluctuations in the stock market can be used to predict aspects of animal ...
Alibaba seeks to raise up to $24.3B in IPO record
China's Alibaba Group is seeking to raise up to $24.3 billion in its upcoming IPO—an amount that would be the most raised by a company in a stock market debut.
Intel says world's smallest 3G modem has been launched
Maker of $33 smartphone hails 'new era' for India
The maker of a new $33 smartphone billed as India's cheapest said Wednesday it aims to sell half a million in the next three months in what it called a "new era" for the market.
Amazon readying an attack on Google's ad business
US online giant Amazon is preparing to take on Google in one of its core businesses, Internet advertising, the Wall Street Journal said, citing sources familiar with the matter.
Apple sets Sept 9 iPhone event (Update)
Apple has scheduled a September 9 event to unveil its long-anticipated large-screen iPhone, the online news site Re/code reported Tuesday.
You don't need a fast car to rob a bank any more, just malware
The number of physical robberies on banks has fallen dramatically in recent years, but the amount of money banks are losing through electronic methods has rocketed. In 2013 for example, the annual fraud ...
Google searches hold key to future market crashes
A team of researchers from Warwick Business School and Boston University have developed a method to automatically identify topics that people search for on Google before subsequent stock market falls.
Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity
The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each.
Microsoft to pass Yahoo in ad revenues, says survey
Microsoft is expected to overtake Yahoo for the first time in digital advertising revenues, a research firm said Tuesday.
Aviation offers a way forward in biofuels research
(Phys.org) —Biofuels researchers are increasingly thinking about how the energy market is changing, which challenges them to balance the basic science of new fuels with a more holistic view of the most ...
New Microsoft-Nokia smartphone is... Android (Update)
Microsoft on Tuesday opted for the Android operating system from arch rival Google for its new Nokia smartphone, in a move aimed at regaining momentum in the competitive mobile sector.