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Content by Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn
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posted in May 2011

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Lodsys Sues Developers For Patent Infringement
News  |  5/31/2011
iOS, Mac OS X, and Android apps infringe on its intellectual property, according the patent holding firm.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs To Unveil iCloud
News  |  5/31/2011
Along with Apple's forthcoming media streaming service, Jobs is expected to discuss updates to his company's mobile and desktop operating systems.
PayPal Sues Google, Ex-Employees
News  |  5/27/2011
eBay's payment arm has sued for theft of trade secrets and breach of contract, the same day Google introduced its mobile payment system.
Apple, Google Asked To Require Privacy Policies
News  |  5/26/2011
Developers of iOS and Android apps may soon have to provide information about how they use location data.
Google Wallet Enables Mobile Payments
News  |  5/26/2011
Citi, MasterCard, First Data, and Sprint are working with Google to launch a mobile commerce platform.
Google Preps Mobile Payment System
News  |  5/25/2011
Mobile commerce could soon become much easier for users of Android phones.
Hype For HTML5 Hits Mac App Store
News  |  5/24/2011
Startup Tumult's HTML5 authoring tool offers an alternative to basic Flash animation.
Cisco Accused Of Helping Chinese Police Track Dissidents
News  |  5/24/2011
A lawsuit claims internal marketing material shows that Cisco encouraged Chinese authorities to use its products for surveillance and control.
Apple Defends Developers From Patent Claim
News  |  5/23/2011
The company's legal counsel insists developers are covered under Apple's patent license.
Square Launches iPad Point-Of-Sale Service
News  |  5/23/2011
The mobile payment startup hopes to become a local commerce powerhouse by eliminating the need for cash registers and credit card terminals.
iPad Factory Explosion Attributed To Combustible Dust
News  |  5/23/2011
Foxconn over the weekend acknowledged that a third worker had died in the explosion, but an analyst said the supply of iPads won't be affected.
Google Hastens Secure Connections In Chrome
News  |  5/20/2011
An experimental technique for making secure network connections more quickly delivers "stunning" results.
Two Dead In iPad Factory Explosion
News  |  5/20/2011
A Foxconn contract manufacturing facility in China experienced an explosion, the cause of which is unknown and under investigation.
Apple's Retail Lesson
Commentary  |  5/19/2011
The company's strong performance isn't just about strong products; it's about a meticulously managed customer experience.
LawPivot Extends Social Legal Advice Nationwide
News  |  5/19/2011
Social networking will change the way attorneys generate new business and distribute low-cost advice if a legal industry startup has its way.
Google Sued Over Unpaid Overtime
News  |  5/18/2011
A former facility coordinator at Google's Council Bluffs data center in Iowa wants to be compensated for working 50-60 hours, six days a week.
Apple Developers Face Patent Threats Over In-App Purchasing
News  |  5/13/2011
An intellectual property licensing company wants makers of iOS apps to pay to use Apple's in-app payment code.
Cloud Outages Plague Google, Microsoft
News  |  5/13/2011
The two companies offered apologies when their cloud services suffered problems, but say they're fixed now.
Google Chrome Makes The Web A Contender
News  |  5/12/2011
The Web isn't just for lightweight applications anymore, developers of games and other processor-intensive programs are starting to consider it as a viable alternative platform.
Google's Chromebook Gamble
Commentary  |  5/12/2011
Businesses may hate managing PCs, but that doesn't mean they're ready to abandon the devil they know.
Google Pitches Chromebooks As Corporate Computing Cure
News  |  5/11/2011
The company says managed computing is the solution to the 'fundamentally flawed' business computing model.
Google 'Chromebooks' Promise Era Of Managed Computing
News  |  5/11/2011
Chrome OS laptops introduced at Google I/O and will be available with managed software and hardware subscriptions.
Google Revs App Engine With Business Features
News  |  5/10/2011
The cloud platform service is subsuming App Engine for Business in preparation for an official release later this year.
Google I/O: Movies, Music, Android Ice Cream Sandwich
News  |  5/10/2011
Android is growing fast, Google said at its developers conference, and soon will be able to interact with home appliances and other hardware.
The State Of Google's Operating Systems
News  |  5/9/2011
At Google IO, Android and Chrome OS will take center stage.
Google Sued Over Tracking Code In Android Apps
News  |  5/9/2011
The lawsuit accuses Google, Flurry, and Mobclix of gathering advertising and app usage metrics and giving that data to mobile advertising companies.
Google 'Panda' Update Kills Content Farming Jobs
News  |  5/6/2011's quarterly jobs report finds less demand for cheap articles and more projects for iOS and Android developers.
Google Defines Social Strategy
News  |  5/6/2011
Marissa Mayer, VP of consumer products, elaborates on how Google is leveraging its investments in geo-spatial data to support its social projects.
Google Earth For Android Tablets Debuts
News  |  5/5/2011
Google Business Photos, another new service, offers business owners a way to create a high-quality panorama depicting both the exterior and interior of their business.
India Adopts New Privacy Rules
News  |  5/4/2011
Organizations doing business in India may be forced to re-evaluate how they handle personal information.
Google Advertises Chrome On TV
News  |  5/4/2011
The Web browser gets to star on television as the Internet search giant looks beyond the Web to promote Chrome.
Amazon Tablet May Debut Late 2011
News  |  5/3/2011
The rumored tablet device, manufactured by Taiwan-based notebook maker Quanta Computer, could allow Amazon to compete more directly with Apple and Barnes & Noble.
Apple Upgrades iMacs With Faster Intel Chips
News  |  5/3/2011
The iMac line now includes Thunderbolt I/O technology to make large files easier to transfer.
Microsoft Internet Explorer Market Share Keeps Shrinking
News  |  5/2/2011
Firefox also lost market share, while Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari gained ground.
Google Finds Location Data 'Extremely Valuable'
News  |  5/2/2011
Email messages obtained from a lawsuit against Google emphasize just how important location data is in the emerging mobile advertising business.

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