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Twitter appeals court on Occupy protestor’s disorderly conduct charge

Twitter has lodged an appeal against a New York judge’s decision that it must hand over detailed information related to an Occupy Wall Street protester charged with disorderly conduct. In July, Twitter was ordered to hand over almost three months’ worth of messages and other details related to the account of activist Malcolm Harris. Harris was…

Samsung shares plunge after Apple patent ruling

South Korea’s Samsung sought Monday to rally employees after a $1.05 billion US court judgment in favor of arch-rival Apple pushed its shares sharply lower amid fears about the fallout in the key American market. Samsung shares tumbled 7.5 percent, the biggest single-day percentage drop the electronics giant has seen…

Neil Armstrong had little confidence in privatized space travel

WASHINGTON — More than 40 years after Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, humans continue to push the frontiers of space exploration but missions are being tempered by costs, a trend that concerned the astronaut. The blank check from government that financed adventures in the Cold War-era is no longer…

Democrats still outpace GOP in use of social media

TAMPA, Florida — The US Republican and Democratic conventions have traditionally targeted television viewers above all — but this year’s will see an unprecedented effort to reach voters via social media. In the last presidential election four years ago, Facebook, Twitter and other platforms were not yet the ubiquitous force…

America braces for holiday clash of tech giants

It’s beginning to look a lot like a big season in the United States for mobile gadgets, with the still-rumored launch by Apple in September of a new iPhone, expected to ignite fresh growth in the smartphone market in the US and worldwide. Apple is also widely expected to unveil…

Apple to seek injunction against Samsung smartphones and tablets

Apple will seek injunctions against the sale in the US of dozens of Samsung smartphones and tablets, including its Galaxy brand, and could triple the $1bn damages it was awarded in a high-profile patent trial after the jury decided the South Korean company “willfully” infringed its patents . The injunctions…

Apple awarded $1 billion in patent suit against Samsung

Apple won more than $1 billion in a massive victory Friday over South Korean giant Samsung, in one of the biggest patent cases in decades — a verdict that could have huge market repercussions. A jury in San Jose, California rejected Samsung’s counterclaims against Apple, according to media reports —…

Facebook rolls out faster iPhone and iPad app

Facebook unveiled a new mobile app Thursday for its users on Apple iPhone and iPad, saying it would speed up the performance of people accessing the world’s biggest social network. The new app is “a major update to the Facebook for iOS rebuilt from the ground up, to focus on one thing, performance,” said Facebook…

Twitter agrees to remove fake Indian prime minister accounts

Twitter has agreed to remove six fake accounts which purport to bePrime Minister Manmohan Singh’s following a request from the Indian government, the premier’s spokesman said on Thursday. The government asked the micro-blogging website to remove the accounts on the grounds that they misrepresented the prime minister and risked increasing ethnic or religious tension.…

Biblical tourist park puts Wi-Fi on donkeys

What would Jesus have tweeted? The world may never know because there was no Wi-Fi on the donkeys he rode 2,000 years ago. But a biblical tourist park in Israel is now changing all that. Visitors to Northern Israel’s Kfar Kedem can now post Instagram photos of themselves in biblical…

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