A week after German’s Mannheim Regional Court dismissed Samsung’s first lawsuit against Apple, the court today rejected Samsung’s second complaint too. Today’s ruling addresses Korean manufacturer arguments that Apple 3G/UMTS technology infringes upon its patents. Judge Andreas Voss did not state any particular reasons for the decision. The outcome of Samsung’s...

“As a search engine giant, Google has a responsibility to protect the privacy of its users,” the eight lawmakers wrote Google CEO Larry Page. “Therefore, we are writing to learn why Google feels that these changes are necessary, and what steps are being taken to ensure protection of consumers’ privacy rights.” A group of House Energy and Commerce members asked Google in a letter (PDF) on Thursday to explain why it plans to start tracking users and collecting information about them across all the company’s...

Security Software giant McAfee rejected rival Symantec Corporation claim that several large corporate customers had recently switched over to using products. Intel bought McAfee in a $7.7 billion deal in order to spur growth at the world’s top chipmaker. McAfee Senior Vice President for Finance and Accounting Edward Hayden told Reuters that the claim was false. He added that his company had booked a record amount of business in its December quarter, signed its biggest deal ever and closed more sales over $1 million than it had in any...

Amazon Web Services has announced a service name as “AWS Storage Gateway” that will enable businesses to move their data to Amazon’s data centers more easily than before. The service is connecting an on-premises software appliance with cloud-based storage to provide seamless and secure integration between an organization’s on-premises IT environment and AWS’s...

Facebook, the world’s largest social networking website, has hired Bloomberg former social media director Dan Fletcher. Fletcher will work with the social giant as its managing editor. Forbes in December mentioned Bloomberg’s Dan Fletcher as one of the FORBES 30 under 30 in Media category. Fletcher graduated from Northwestern University in 2009, where he majored...

According to a job posting on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the FBI is gearing up to create a tool that will crawl social media site including Facebook, Twitter and others so as to prepare for the worst – emergencies before they actually happen. The application should be able to spider through public content posted on social networks across the web. “The...

In an ongoing fight against spammers and scammers, Facebook and Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna announced that have filed dual lawsuits against the co-owners of Adscend Media LLC, an ad network, which Facebook says is known to support “clickjacking” schemes, and other forms of tricking users into giving up personally identifiable information or money. “We don’t ‘like’ schemes that illegally trick Facebook users into giving up personal information or paying for unwanted subscription services through spam,” McKenna...

With just a week passed when Apple reported its highest quarterly earnings of record $46.3 billion in revenue, the company is still find itself somewhere in reports of labor abuses among its suppliers. The company employs around 43,000 people in the United States and 20,000 overseas. There are also those employees who works with the company on contract basis like...

Changing a design is termed to be as “good”, but what if changing the design again and again to be called as – YouTube, the video sharing website redesign its homepage with update to certain aspects of its site. Starting from this week, the site kicked off changes in the site including updates to Browse Pages, Video Editor and Video Manager. The new Browse page...

Twitter announced in its blog post that to limit the content according to specified countries’ freedom of expression – the company added ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country – while keeping it available in the rest of the world. A year ago, the company having more emphasize on “The Tweets Must Flow” in which, “The open exchange of information can have a positive global impact … almost every country in the world agrees that freedom of expression is a human right. Many countries also agree...