Court overturns Samsung ruling, YouTube pays $1B out to music bizIn today's tech news, the Supreme Court overrules a 2012 Apple/Samsung case, YouTube awards $1B to the music industry in ad revenue and Google plans to run solely off renewable energy in 2017.
This is CNET and her are the stories that matter right now. The Supreme Court has ruled in Samsung's favor overturning a ruling that would have forced the company to hand over $400 million to Apple. This stems back to a case in 2012, in which Apple had accused Samsung of infringing on a number of Apple's design aesthetics. Apple does not technically lose the case but damages will need to be reassessed. YouTube has announced that it has paid over $1 billion in advertising revenue to artists, labels and publishers. It's no secret that YouTube and the music industry have been at odds as of late. And with the news coming earlier this year that streams have eclipsed digital sales, The music business wants its cut from wherever its product is the most popular. And finally, Google has announced its plans to run all of its offices and data centers completely off renewable energy be it wind or solar power. The changeover will be complete some time in 2017 and Google also plans to publish an environmental report to document how the initiative is going. [MUSIC] You can save up today with the latest by downloading the CNET Tech Today app in the Apple App Store