Week in review: Tech companies make nice
Let bygones be bygones, some companies say, while Mideast nations ban BlackBerry. Also: Net neutrality dead?
The hot new trend in tech is to make amends for past disputes.
, with both companies licensing each other's patents and the cloud software firm paying an undisclosed sum to Redmond. Microsoft had sued Salesforce in May. At the time, it said that it had notified Salesforce more than a year ago about the alleged infringement.
Intel and the Federal Trade Commission
Hewlett-Packard reached an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department topaid by vendors to help secure government contracts. The agreement resolves the department's three-year investigation into HP's GSA Multiple Award Schedule contract, as well as a civil suit filed in Arkansas in 2007. The computer maker denied the allegations and said it settled the probe without admitting wrongdoing.
The search giant said the real-time collaboration tool saw less use than the company had hoped. The company will aim to use technology in other products.
Federal regulators had once hoped to broker a deal over the Net neutrality dispute by bringing the parties together, but it's ending those efforts, according to reports.
Reports: FCC-led talks over Net neutrality dead
The U.S. Defense Department formally demands that Wikileaks return all classified military records, and it leaves open what might happen to the group's principals, if they refuse.
Defense Dept. demands that Wikileaks return files
In stores in just under two weeks, the Torch will feature the company's sixth-generation phone software, as well as a touch screen and QWERTY sliding keyboard.
RIM announces the BlackBerry Torch
United Arab Emirates cites national security concerns in decision to prohibit key features on the device, a ban Saudi Arabia will reportedly also institute.
Two Mideast countries to ban BlackBerry functions
iPhone Dev Team announces release of bypass for protections just days after U.S. Copyright Office declares that mobile-phone jailbreaking is legit.
Hackers release browser-based iPhone 4 jailbreak
New bug-fixing deadline for software makers will mean quicker turnaround time on releasing security patches and better protection for consumers and corporations, experts say.
Forcing vendors to fix bugs under deadline
Boosted by a flurry of new Android handsets launched in the second quarter, Google's mobile OS now leads the smartphone market in the U.S. with a 33 percent share, says NPD Group.
Android hits top spot in U.S. smartphone market
When the iPhone maker bought Lala.com, most assumed a music cloud service was on the way. But sources tell CNET that it may take a back seat to video.
Apple's plan for Lala cloudier than ever
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