Apple-Samsung Battles Rages On and 3 Tech Titans on the Move

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): In spite of a call from the bench for “global peace,” Apple and Samsung continued to fight it out in court over patent issues. The two companies continued their disagreements about damages late Thursday with the possibility of an injunction and the outcome of the August jury trial that put Samsung on the hook for $1.05 billion in damages to Apple. Lawyers for both sides refused to budge, even as Judge Lucy Koh, who presided over the jury case as well, found flaws in their arguments and expressed frustration with the drawn-out dispute.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): After deciding that most businessusers were quickly outgrowing it and signing up for paid accounts that offer additional services, Google Inc. has decided to stop offering their free version of Google Apps for the Business Online Suite. The move, which was announced by Clay Bavor, Director of Product Management for Google Apps, comes seven years after Google first began offering the free Google Apps services.

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): India will become home to fourteen new Microsoft Innovation Centres (MICs) this week. These centers will certify students aboout Microsoft technology, provide incubation and support for local start-ups and encourage developers to work on the company’s research and software.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): Outgoing Chief Executive, Paul Otellini, said he expects to be replaced by a company insider. He also signaled that the top chipmaker could open their factories to strategic customers.

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