Patience waning in Apple-Samsung patent fight
Presiding judge admonishes both parties for courtroom antics, while Google travels to the bank to buy Frommers. Also: RIM optimism.
The Apple-Samsung patent infringement trial is on fire, with the presiding judge applying much of the heat.
Tension appeared to peak this week when U.S. District Judgefor trying to book too many witnesses in its last few hours.
"I am not going to be running around trying to get 75 pages of briefings for people who are not going to be testifying," Koh told Apple's lawyer Bill Lee.
"I mean come on. 75 pages! 75 pages! You want me to do an order on 75 pages, (and) unless you're smoking crack, you know these witnesses aren't going to be called when you have less than four hours," Koh said.
"Your honor, I can assure you, I'm not smoking crack," Lee replied matter-of-factly.
Hours after chiding Apple, Koh turned her attention to what she considered a strategical blunder on Samsung's part. After each in a train of Apple witnesses were through with their testimony, Samsung passed on trying to cross-examine, citing a lack of time. When the court was about to go on its afternoon break,
The company acquired the travel guide service from John Wiley & Sons for an undisclosed sum, but may face critics alarmed by its growing clout in the travel arena.
The social network is trying is use a state law that would allow it to skip SEC registration and cut straight to the payout for finalizing its Instagram acquisition, according to a new report.
Facebook has created a booming app economy that's made plenty of developers rich. It's also forcing a lot of them to lose sleep.
The collaborative publishing tool takes submitted content and groups it into related collections, allowing multiple people to view and add to it.
The daily-deals provider is watching its shares tank to under $6 as investors grow more concerned about its future.
Believing the easy security holes have already been found, Google is adding new financial incentives for outside bug hunters.
Apple wants to make its streaming set-top box double as a cable box and is in talks with operators.
Research In Motion's boss says the forthcoming operating system could be licensed across non-BlackBerry devices, if RIM should choose to do so.
Could Microsoft's Windows 8 tablet be gunning for the Kindle Fire and Google's Nexus 7? Don't bet on it yet.
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