Webwire: Apple patent win hits Android; Sony completes Sony Ericsson buy
An Apple patent victory over Motorola Mobility covering unlocking touchscreen phones could have a global impact on other Android smartphone makers, a patent expert claims.
Sony has completed the €1.05 billion buyout of Ericsson's stake in joint venture Sony Ericsson, and detailed plans to accelerate the integration of the mobile business with its other consumer electronics.
Europe's highest court rules social networks are not responsible for blocking illegal music downloads, and installing a general filter to do so would infringe user’s rights.
An Australian man is suing Twitter for defamation, asserting the social network is a publisher, and so responsible for libelous material posted by its users.
AT&T, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA are being sued by patent holding company Intellectual Ventures over an alleged violation of 15 wireless technology patents.
Chinese search engine Baidu beat analyst forecasts with 4Q revenue of $710.9 million (€540 million)
LightSquared is attempting to swap its spectrum with frequencies held by the US Department of Defense, to salvage its 4G network plans. The US FCC recently blocked the carrier lighting the network due to interference with GPS services.