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HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014

Business Computing

LinkedIn's earnings climb as growth accelerates

In its first quarterly update since its sizzling IPO, online professional networking service LinkedIn Corp. reassured investors who have been buying into the hype surrounding a promising crop of Internet companies.

Apple hits NY stores with trademark lawsuit

Apple Inc has won a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against several retail stores in the Chinatown section of Queens, New York, that sell cases and other accessories for Apple products, including the iPhone, iPod and iPad.

Verizon workers strike after labor talks fail

Some 45,000 Verizon Communications Inc workers from Massachusetts to Washington, DC, went on strike today after negotiations fizzled over a new labor contract for more than a fifth of the company's work force.

Sony, Panasonic, Samsung in 3D glasses deal

The three Asian consumer electronics giants, working with European technology firm X6D Limited, said their collaboration will cover a technology called "3D active glasses", according to their joint statement.

Reliance Communications launches 3G tablet

The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications Tuesday launched its android 3G tablet PC, thus becoming the first 3G operator to venture into the Indian tablet market.

Details of RIM's first QNX-based "Colt" smartphone leaked

Hot on the heels of Research In Motion's BlackBerry 7 smartphone lineup announcement, technology blog BGR.com has uncovered details of the company's first QNX-based device, a smartphone codenamed the BlackBerry Colt.

Apple blocks Samsung from selling Galaxy tablet in EU

Apple Inc scored its most significant victory in its intellectual property battle against Samsung Electronics after a German court temporarily barred the Korean firm from selling its flagship Galaxy tablet in most of the European Union.

Apple briefly becomes most valuable company

Technology giant Apple today briefly displaced energy major Exxon Mobil to become the country's most valuable company.

Samsung, Apple hearing on August 25

Korean company Samsung Electronics will go to a German court on Aug. 25 to try to overturn a ban on it selling flagship Galaxy tablets in most of the European Union. Read on.

Nintendo pressured to jump to iPhone

Nintendo's last acquisition was in 2007, when it bought developer Monolith Software Inc., which supplies titles including the "Xenoblade" role playing game, for an undisclosed sum, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The companies share a similar direction when developing software, Iwata said at that time.

BlackBerry brand is riot hit

Research In Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry has become indispensable among executives for its easy-to-use messaging service. That same feature is attracting looters in Britain’s worst rioting since the 1980s.

BB leaving customers in the lurch

Although BlackBerry might be enjoying burgeoning sales, city consumers are vehement that the brand needs to ramp up its aftersales service. Read on for more...

Apple may invest $1 bln in Sharp LCD plant

Apple Inc may invest $1 billion in panel maker Sharp Corp's Kameyama factory in western Japan to secure a supply of screens for iPhones and iPads, MF Global FXA Securities wrote in a sales note on Wednesday.

Sony reduces PlayStation price to revive sales

Sony dismissed notions that consumers are unwilling to cough up dollars for a handheld games device when they may already play games on their phones.

Motorola shareholder sues Google, asks for higher price

John W. Keating is filing a complaint in the state courthouse in Chicago against both Motorola and its CEO Sanjay Jha. The suit also names Google and the other 9-member Motorola Mobility board as defendants. John feels that the price of $12.5 billion is not good enough keeping in mind the 17,000 patents currently held by Motorola and their importance to Google, along with the current market price of the company.
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