Nokia Sues HTC, RIM, Viewsonic Over Patent Dispute: Is Patent Litigation More Important Than Innovation?
May 02 2012 1:35 PM EDT
Nokia is filing patent suits against HTC, Research in Motion and Viewsonic in the U.S. and Germany over technology used in mobile devices from each of the companies.Their actions parallel those taken by several other major technology companies including Google, Facebook and Motorola.
Motorola Wins German Ban Vs. Microsoft?s Windows, Xbox
May 02 2012 11:19 AM EDT
Motorola Mobility Holdings (Nasdaq: MMI) won a patent ruling in Germany that bans Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), the world's biggest software company, from selling Windows 7 and other products.
Joe Cowley Sexist Tweets: Will Chicago Sun-Times Lose Another Sports Writer? [FULL TEXT]
May 01 2012 5:38 PM EDT
Over the final weekend of April, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Joe Cowley sent out a handful of sexist and demeaning messages over Twitter; since then, Cowley's Twitter account has been deleted and the editor-in-chief has reprimanded him. Will Cowley lose his job?
Supreme Court Approval Hits New Low: Poll
May 01 2012 5:20 PM EDT
A slim majority Americans still have a favorable opinion of the Supreme Court, but support has declined over the last three years.
SNOPA Bill 2012: Why Congress Should Ban Employer Requests For Facebook Passwords
May 01 2012 3:11 PM EDT
The U.S. House of Representatives was introduced to a new bill on Friday, called the Social Networking Online Protection Act 2012, or SNOPA, which would ban employers from requiring job candidates to provide their username or password to Facebook, or any other social networking account for that matter.
Judge Rejects Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Absolute Immunity Claim In Civil Suit [READ DECISION]
May 01 2012 1:14 PM EDT
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund chief who faced sexual assault charges, failed to convince a New York judge that he has immunity from the civil suit against him from his accuser, Nafissatou Diallo.
Sirhan Sirhan: Witness In RFK Assassination Points To Second Shooter, Who Is Nina Rhodes-Hughes? [VIDEO]
May 01 2012 1:11 PM EDT
Nina Rhodes-Hughes, a key witness to the RFK assassination, has come out and said she believes that convicted RFK murderer Sirhan Sirhan did not act alone in the 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Rhodes, a long overlooked witness to the murder, tells CNN in an exclusive interview that she heard two guns firing during the 1968 shooting and that authorities altered her account of the crime.
MegaUpload Mega Boss Kim 'Dotcom' Schmitz Regains $750,000 In Assets After New Zealand Court Hearring
April 30 2012 2:01 PM EDT
MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom Schmitz, has won back $750,000 in assets after a New Zealand court hearing. The money, which was technically Schmitz's in the first place, had been confiscated by New Zealand authorities after he was arrested on charges of money laundering, racketeering and copyright infringement in relation to the MegaUpload enterprise.
Justice Sotomayor Shows Concern For 'Ordinary People' In Supreme Court's Arizona Immigration Law Case
April 27 2012 3:22 PM EDT
The first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on an Arizona immigration law critics say will lead to racial profiling of Latinos. She didn't lose the plainspoken, blunt tone she is known for.
Steve Carter, Philadelphia Man, Finds Himself On Missing Children's Website
April 27 2012 12:09 PM EDT
Steve Carter, a 35-year-old software salesman, has found himself on a missing children's website. Carter, who was adopted at age 4 from an orphanage in Honolulu, was browsing online one day and came across a missing children's website when his curiosity got the best of him.
New Apple Campus In Peril, Says Austin Chamber Official
April 27 2012 11:51 AM EDT
Apple's plans to build a sprawling new campus in Austin, Texas, looks to be in trouble. After several delays in approving an incentives deal by the Travis County Commissioners Court, the Cupertino, Calif.-based computer maker is getting very frustrated.
Supreme Court Liberals Raise Civil Rights Concerns Over Arizona Immigration Law
April 25 2012 7:52 PM EDT
Liberal Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer Wednesday were concerned with how Arizona's immigration enforcement law would operate on the ground.
Obama Attorney?s Challenge to Arizona Immigration Law Baffles Justices
April 25 2012 6:27 PM EDT
The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday showed support for a key component of Arizona's immigration law that requires local police to check the immigration status of those suspected of being in the country illegally.
Joran Van Der Sloot Extradition: Will US Charge Him In Natalee Holloway Case?
April 25 2012 5:06 PM EDT
Joran Van Der Sloot, who is the only suspect in the 2005 disappearance case of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway, will reportedly be extradited from Peru to the U.S. within the next three months to face extortion charges. But will the US also charge him for murder?
If Supreme Court Won't Stop Arizona's Immigration Law, Congress Will: Sen. Chuck Schumer
April 24 2012 3:07 PM EDT
Sen. Chuck Schumer said if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the Arizona immigration law known as S.B. 1070, he will introduce a bill to let Congress block it.
BP Oil Spill: Former Engineer Kurt Mix First To Be Charged In Deepwater Horizon Disaster
April 24 2012 2:16 PM EDT
A former BP Engineer is the first to be charged in the Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010. Kurt Mix, of Katy, TX, has been arrested and accused of deleting text messages detailing how much oil was gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.
Facebook To Pay Microsoft $550 Million For Part Of AOL Patent Trove, Reports Slower Revenue, Earnings Gains
April 23 2012 3:50 PM EDT
Facebook, the No. 1 social network, said it will pay Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), the world's biggest software company as well as Facebook investor, $550 million for part of a 990-patent trove acquired from AOL (NYSE: AOL).
John Edwards Trial Begins; Ex-Senator Could Face 30 Years
April 23 2012 3:37 PM EDT
John Edwards, a two-time White House aspirant, went on trial Monday on charges of soliciting money to cover up an affair in order to save his presidential campaign.
Supreme Court Health Care Foes To Face Off On Immigration
April 23 2012 1:35 PM EDT
Solicitor General Donald Verrilli and top Republican lawyer Paul Clement will battle at the U.S. Supreme Court again this week when the justices hear a case over Arizona's strict immigration law.
Common Cause Charges ALEC Members Cheated Taxpayers Of Millions In Lobbying Deductions
April 23 2012 1:35 PM EDT
The conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which receives funds from 140 U.S. companies, is breaking federal tax laws, Common Cause charged.