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Apple, Google settle poaching lawsuit for $415-M

Four Silicon Valley companies including Apple Inc  and Google Inc agreed to pay $415 million to resolve an antitrust class action lawsuit by tech workers who accused the firms of conspiring to avoid poaching each other's employees, according to a court filing on Thursday.

Xiaomi challenges iPhone 6 Plus with Mi Note

BEIJING - China's Xiaomi Inc. staked its claim to Apple Inc's crown on Thursday as the world's third-biggest smartphone maker and most valuable tech start-up unveiled the flagship Mi Note, its challenger to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.

'Facebook at Work', anyone?

Facebook said Wednesday it is testing a version of its leading social network tailored for getting jobs done in workplaces instead of tuning into the lives of friends.

Blackberry, Samsung deny takeover report

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry's shares jumped then fell back Wednesday amid rumors of takeover talks with South Korea's Samsung, which both companies promptly denied.

Google battles lawsuit over sex party images

Google Inc. sought on Wednesday to block a lawsuit filed against it by Max Mosley in the High Court in London over access through its search engine to images of the former motor racing chief taking part in a sex party.

Samsung planning to buy BlackBerry?

(UPDATE) - Samsung Electronics recently offered to buy BlackBerry Ltd for as much as $7.5 billion, seeking its valuable patents as it battles Apple in the corporate market, according to a person familiar with the matter and documents seen by Reuters.

Facebook launches app offering free Internet in Colombia

BOGOTA - Facebook Inc on Wednesday launched a mobile phone application that gives Colombian users free access to a handful of online services, broadening Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's effort to boost Internet usage in developing markets.

LG ordered to halt operations at OLED TV panel line

South Korea's labour ministry has ordered LG Display Co Ltd to halt operations of an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel production line following a nitrogen gas leak.

Why Apple is suing Ericsson

Apple Inc. sued Ericsson alleging that the Swedish company's LTE wireless technology patents are not essential to industry cellular standards and that it is demanding excessive royalties for these patents.

Facebook puts warning labels on graphic videos

Facebook is putting warning labels on graphic videos that members upload and share with friends, the leading social network said Tuesday.