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Venture funding for startups still surging

Investors pumped some $32.5 billion into more than 1,800 venture-backed companies around the world in the past quarter, amid feverish interest in tech startups, a survey showed Thursday.

dateJul 23, 2015 in Business
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Apple set to turn up music dial

Apple is expected to unveil a ramped up music service Monday that builds on the iPhone maker's strengths in a challenge to Spotify, Pandora and other established players.

dateJun 07, 2015 in Business
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Germany still has some way to go to 'smart factories'

Collaborative robots and intelligent machinery may have wowed the crowds at this year's Hannover Messe, but experts see German industry as having some way to go towards incorporating them on factory floors in what could become ...

dateApr 19, 2015 in Business
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This year's fight for the tech industry: Patent trolls

The same week that Alex Haro and Chris Hulls raised $50 million for their mobile app, Life360, the business partners got a letter. It said they had three days to pay licensing fees to a company they had never heard of because ...

dateApr 14, 2015 in Business
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Apple patent focuses on tools for commuters

Should you take the arthritic trolley today or the local bus with over a dozen stops? Where do you change? When does the bus stop running? Once on the N line, does it pass close enough to the shop? If you waited for the express ...

MasterCard, Zwipe announce fingerprint-sensor card

On Friday, MasterCard and Oslo, Norway-based Zwipe announced the launch of a contactless payment card featuring an integrated fingerprint sensor. Say goodbye to PINs. This card, they said, is the world's first contactless ...

Ericsson and Apple in legal showdown (Update)

Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson filed a complaint Wednesday against Apple in a US court over the iconic American brand's use of its technology in iPhones and other wireless devices.

Apple wins class-action lawsuit over iPod prices

A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online stores.

EU Parliament votes to break up Google

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly for the break-up of Google Thursday in a largely symbolic vote that nevertheless cast another blow in the four-year standoff between Brussels and the US Internet giant.

Apple Pay fails to unify fragmented market

Apple Pay, meant to inject momentum into a fragmented market for the emerging mobile payments sector, has instead highlighted the squabbles between retailers and the banking and payments industry.

Samsung wobbles but stays its ground

Buffeted by sliding profits and emboldened competitors, mighty Samsung Electronics is looking unusually vulnerable these days, but analysts say its financial muscle and product diversity make "crisis" talk more than a little ...

Google's Nest welcomes still more product partners

In the Internet scheme of things, home-automation products face a problem that vendors will need to overcome. Without common standards and partnerships, how will the gadgets talk to one another? One bit of good news is that ...

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 that Apple illegally ...

HTC phone users to power up scientific research
Amazon launches 3D printing store
Amazon could be ESPN of video games in Twitch deal
Samsung, Apple call truce in patent war outside US
Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations
Lighting for photography with drones
Samsung looks to life beyond the smartphone
Google X: Secret lab for 'moonshot' research
Closing arguments set in Apple-Samsung trial

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