Court orders Microsoft to stop selling Word next month

Microsoft Corp., the world's biggest software maker, has been ordered by a federal court to alter its popular Word software or stop selling the product after it lost its appeal of a $200 million patent-infringement verdict won by a Canadian company. See full article.

Obama appoints Howard Schmidt as new cybersecurity chief

The White House announced Tuesday that it has appointed former security adviser Howard Schmidt as its cyber tsar, following a seven month search. See full article.

Yahoo imposes unpaid week's leave during Holidays

Yahoo Inc. is having a mandatory world-wide shutdown of its offices for one week, between Dec. 25th and January 1, in a bid to cut costs, The Wall Street Journal reports. See full article.

CBS and Walt Disney may join Apple TV venture

Apple's plan of offering television subscription via the Internet might receive a boost with U.S. media companies CBS and Walt Disney's probable participation in the venture, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. See full article.

Vodafone UK sets iPhone release date

Wireless provider Vodafone said Monday it will release the Apple iPhone on its network on January 14, officially becoming the latest UK phone network to offer the popular smartphone. See full article.

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Mom calls cops for help with son's gaming addiction

A 14-year-old boy's mother had enough with her son's gaming over the weekend. After turning off the console hoping he would stop gaming, she called police to ask for their help in solving her son's addiction. See full article.