Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender of the United States International Trade Commission decided that Samsung violated Steve Jobs’ invention that was covered by patent number 7,479,949.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): Revenue that was gained via Chinese search engines saw a 51 percent rise year-over-year to $1.28 billion, according to a report issued by Analysys International, reported Xinhuanet. Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) led with a 78.6 percent market share, followed by Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) with 15.3 percent, and Sohu’s (NASDAQ:SOHU) Sogou with 3.2 percent, the news service quoted the firm as saying.
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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) confirmed the global availability of Windows 8 starting on Friday, Oct. 26. Windows 8 is to be available for download to upgrade existing PCs in over 140 markets and 37 languages at 12:01 a.m. local time and at global retail locations. At retail, Windows 8 is expected to be available in two primary versions Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro along with Windows 8 Enterprise for large organizations. Windows RT designed for ARM-based tablets and available pre-installed on new devices will be available at the same time. Along with Microsoft Office 2013, Windows RT is intended exclusively for apps in the new Windows Store. Windows 8 has a new Start screen allowing people single click access to the apps and content, and its also features a completely new Internet Explorer 10 with built-in cloud capabilities with SkyDrive.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): A few of the tech industry’s top companies will band together on Oct. 24 for the announcement of the formation of the Cyber Security Research Alliance, which is a private, non-profit research consortium formed to respond to the increasing need for more public-private collaboration as a means to address the continuing list of issues in regards to cyber-security. The founding members of the CSRA are Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD), Honeywell, Intel, Lockheed Martin and RSA, the security division of EMC.
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