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Twitter tightens security against NSA snooping

The company's new technology should make it impossible for an organization to eavesdrop on encrypted traffic today and decrypt it at some point in the future, it said Friday.

Samsung must pay $290 million to Apple in patent case

After three days of deliberations, a jury came back with the figure on what Samsung needs to pay Apple for infringing on several of its patents.

Apple says Samsung tactics 'crossed bounds of reason'

As jury deliberations continue in the Apple-Samsung damages case, Apple lashed out at its rival's attempt to halt the trial.

Apple's $380 million case against Samsung goes to jury

Jurors will now decide how much Samsung must pay Apple for infringing on several patents with its smartphones.

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Apple, Samsung rest case in multimillion-dollar patent fight

The two companies have been arguing in front of a jury for four days over the amount of money Samsung should pay to Apple for infringement of five of Apple's patents.

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Apple's Schiller testifies in case against Samsung

Phil Schiller tried to convince a jury that Samsung's infringement of Apple patents cost the company phone and tablet sales.

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Apple experts seek to justify $380 million damages claim against Samsung

How much do you pay for iPhone and iPad features covered by patents? That's what expert witnesses discussed in the ongoing Apple-Samsung patent infringement hearing.

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Apple, Samsung spar over money, as iCourt resumes

An eight-member jury will determine how much Samsung should pay to Apple for infringement of five patents in 13 phones.

Nvidia's Tegra 4i certified for AT&T, first products due in early 2014

Nvidia's Tegra 4i processor with integrated support for LTE is on course to appear in products early next year

Twitter sets IPO price at $26

The company said Wednesday that it plans to sell 70 million shares to the public starting Thursday.

Huge damage award at stake as Apple, Samsung return to court next week

The two sides will start jury selection Nov. 12 in San Jose, California. The trial will begin immediately after the jury selection.

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Twitter shares expected to price Wednesday, debut Thursday

Twitter now needs to announce the price at which the shares will be sold and the date on which they will begin trading.

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AT&T won't match T-Mobile's free data on the iPad Air, at least for now

AT&T, the country’s second-largest cellular carrier, said it will offer a $100 discount to customers who sign a two-year contract for tablet data service.

Blackberry sees 10 million BBM downloads in 24 hours

Blackberry says its new app that opens up the proprietary BBM messaging platform to Android and Apple users was downloaded 10 million times in just over its first 24 hours of availability.

Transit strike boosts ride-sharing apps in San Francisco

If there's any U.S. city whose citizens are likely to use technology to alleviate a transit strike, San Francisco is it. On Monday, ride-sharing and car-hailing services, many fueled by smartphone apps, reported increased use after a strike halted America's fifth-largest light rail system, the Bay Area Rapid Transit.