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Apple gets patent for 3-year-old smartwatch design labeled 'iTime'

The patent is for a wrist-worn gadget that has a touchscreen and can communicate with a smartphone

World Tech Update, July 17, 2014

Coming up on WTU Microsoft announces lay off plans, IBM and Apple team up and Google tests out Project Tango in space.

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Apple agrees to pay up to $400 million in e-books price-fixing case

The amount Apple pays out depends on the outcome of its appeal of a 2013 antitrust ruling.

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Why the Apple-IBM deal matters

Times have changed since Apple's '1984' commercial bashing IBM.

Hot Deals Thursday: 30% off iPad 4, 30% off an HP Laptop, Lowest Price Ever on Inspiron PC, and more

Don't miss out on LogicBuy's hottest deals, including a discounted 64GB iPad 4, a Samsung 32" LED HDTV, and a bargain on Microsoft Windows 8.

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IBM to sell business-optimized iPads in unexpected partnership

IBM says it will develop business-optimized apps for the iOS platform, and will sell both iPhones and iPads to business customers, too.

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Murderers, fakers throw bizarre twists in high-tech lawsuits

Two filings in two weeks bring unexpected moments to Silicon Valley high-tech trials

Samsung invokes Alice to challenge two Apple patents

Samsung cited a Supreme Court ruling that tightened patent standards when it asked a court to find two Apple patent claims invalid

Wearables Right or Wrong? It's good for Apple that Tim Cook isn't masterminding the iWatch

In Episode 6 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips riffs on iWatch development, wearables at Google I/O, and a breathing monitor that should never have been made.

Tech talks to Obama: Lighten up with the NSA

President Obama met with top tech executives to discuss issues with the healthcare website but NSA concerns dominated the discussions.

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Apple settles e-book antitrust dispute with U.S. states, consumer group

Payments under the settlement agreement will depend on the outcome of Apple's appeal of a New York court's order.

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EU starts in-depth probe into Apple's tax affairs

Apple said it pays every euro of every tax it owes

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