After numerous attempts to license their technology, Microsoft has decided to sue Barnes & Noble in addition to two electronics manufacturers on the allegations of patent infringement. Microsoft’s patents include:
- The ability to load webpage’s content prior to background images in order to view the webpage faster.
- Small programs indication of download status.
Southwest Airlines plane park is about to face a thorough inspection after an embarrassing and extremely dangerous incident that luckily didn’t become an accident — with one of the planes. Boeing 737 — traveling from Phoenix to Sacramento, California — had to perform an emergency landing at a military base (more...)
Google has added an experimental feature to their repertoire called “+1”. After conducting a search on Google, you can “+1” the websites in your search results that you believe are the most relevant and the sites which you think are the best. It is similar to a Facebook “Like”. If (more...)
Computer industry giant Microsoft has announced its intention to make a complaint to European Commission about Google, accusing this company in excluding its competitors from the market of search engines, thus breaching antimonopoly legislation. Microsoft’s general counsel Brad Smith has accused Google in noncompetitive use of its search engine with a (more...)
By Sally Rountree Staff Writer Capitalizing on social technology, pregnant women and new mothers in Russia will have a new way to access health care information, thanks to a U.S.-Russia partnership offering free text messages. Text4baby-Russia, an innovative program modeled after its successful launch as text4baby in the United States, (more...)
Toyota Motors, Honda Motors and Mazda will announce plans to restart production. But it doesn't mean that they have started to work at full capacity. Analysts said that production will depend on the supply of parts. Nissan Motors already resumed work at six of its factories, without which company production (more...)
New technologies influence our lives more and more with each day. And the bigger a city is, the faster the internet blends with daily life. Now New Yorkers got an option of disputing traffic and parking fines online. Before one would need to come to court on a specified date or (more...)
AT&T plans to buy rival T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG for $39bn (£24bn), making it the largest new U.S. mobile market leader. Now AT&T is the second-largest mobile carrier, about 43% market share. T-Mobile customers will get access to AT&T's phone lineup, including the iPhone. The deal would reduce competition in the (more...)
Japanese carmaker Toyota is targeting annual operating profit of 1 trillion yen ($12bn; £7.4bn) "as soon as possible". The company is aiming for global sales of 10 million vehicles a year by 2015. In 2010 it was 8.7 million. Last year, the news for the recall of faulty cars damaged (more...)
Social media may have provided an important tool for the political upheaval in the Arab world, but participants on a panel of Arab and American media experts say the discussion over its role should not divert attention from the courage being shown by people standing up for (more...)
The iPad 2 smart cover will be released alongside the iPad on March 11. On the previous iPad, Apple developed a case that would protect the iPad; however it made the iPad more bulky by adding weight and size to the device. Also it did not allow the use of (more...)
On March 2nd, Steve Jobs presented the iPad 2 to the world. While many of its specs have been leaked, there has been confirmation on several features, while others have been left out of the 2nd generation iPad. The new iPad features an all-new design and it is dramatically faster. It is (more...)
State Sen. John N. Wozniak today announced he will introduce new legislation, based on an amendment he passed through the Senate last session, intended to make texting while driving a secondary offense. “We should use the model of seat-belt use as a way to promote safe (more...)
According to Apple’s website, the new MacBook pro models include “State-of-the-art processors, all-new graphics, and a breakthrough high-speed I/O. Three very big leaps forward.” The new 15-inch and 17-inch pro models feature a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor while the 13-inch models comes in versions that carry a dual-core Intel Core (more...)