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This Day in Tech: Microsoft loses patent case, Hulk Hogan at E3

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Thursday, June 9.

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Thursday, June 9.

Daily cost of a 'promoted trend' on Twitter: $120,000
Cost of buying space in Twittersphere zeitgeist is up more than 400 percent. More

Hulk Hogan at E3 2011 (Video featuring Brian Tong)
Hulkamania runs wild at E3 2011. Brian Tong flexes with the wrestling legend to talk pythons, pistols, and toothpicks. More

Microsoft loses patent case at Supreme Court
Software giant loses legal battle with a small Canadian company in a decision today that will cost Microsoft $290 million and that has broad implications for the way patent law is applied to technology. More

Apple iOS 5 (Video featuring Kent German)
iOS 5 brings some welcome new features, but it's an incremental update thus far. Kent German gives you a tour. More

Report: Phones really could cause planes to crash
An airline industry investigation suggests that 75 airline incidents may have been caused by interference from cell phones or other electronic devices.More

'Cloud' to challenge wireless networks
Google, Apple, and Amazon are introducing new cloud-based services, but will it be too much for the wireless networks connecting users to the content? More

Google: We have largest EV charging network
Google says it will have 450 free charging stations on campus and will expand its plug-in fleet with Chevy Volts and Nissan Leafs to help jump-start electric vehicles. More

Cupertino mayor says city's ready for Apple HQ 2.0
Following a pitch by Apple CEO Steve Jobs to build a new campus in his hometown, the city's mayor says Cupertino is ready for the project. More

Apple changes course on in-app subscription policy
The policy shift comes several months after Apple announced that it would take a 30 percent cut of revenue related to a subscription. More

Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS
The Bottom Line: If you're looking for a nice, simple ultracompact for use indoors and out, you'll want to strongly consider the Canon PowerShot Elph 300 HS.

Grads and Dads 2011 Gift Guide
There's a lot of tech out there to choose from. Even in this guide, the options can be overwhelming. We've got some quick tips to get you started on gifts that are sure to please any dad or grad. More