Linda Curtis

21
Nov
Jury orders Samsung to pay Apple another $290 million

A California jury has ordered Samsung to pay Apple $290 million dollars more for infringing on its patents. Thursday's ruling is the latest judgment in a serpentine case that has been ongoing for more than two years. In August 2012, the Korean smartphone maker was found to have violated several of Apple's patents, and a jury ruled that Samsung owed Apple more than $1 billion in damages. U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh later said the jury... [read news]

20
Nov
US prices fall 0.1% in October as petrol costs drop

US consumer prices fell 0.1% in October as petrol prices dropped, the US Labor Department has said. Petrol prices fell 2.9%, the biggest drop since April. The cost of new cars, clothes and healthcare also fell. The decrease meant that annual inflation in the 12 months to October was just 1%. So-called core prices, excluding energy and food costs which vary more, were up 0.1% in October and increased 1.7% in the last 12 months. On Tuesday... [read news]

19
Nov
OECD revises down global economic growth forecasts

Global growth for 2013 and 2014 has been downgraded "significantly" after weak prospects in emerging markets, says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Global GDP this year is now expected to grow by 2.7%, down from 3.1% forecast in May. But it said global economic growth would speed up by 2015. However, the OECD said the UK would grow by 1.4% this year, an upgrade from its forecast in May of 0.8%. UK growth would... [read news]

18
Nov
Google to remove Maps image of slain teen

Google says it will replace a Google Maps image after a California father complained it shows the body of his teen-age son, who was shot to death in 2009. Jose Barrera, of Richmond, California, said he discovered the image, visible on Google Maps' satellite view feature, last week. "When I see this image, it's still like that happened yesterday," Barrera told KTVU-TV in Oakland, a CNN affiliate. "And that brings me back to a lot of... [read news]

17
Nov
Dubai Airshow: 'Gulf Three' deals will strike fear into rival airlines

The fact that Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airlines bought more than $150 billion worth of commercial planes on the first day of the Dubai Airshow has surprised no one, but at the same time worried just about everyone in the airline industry -- well, everyone who's not working for the Gulf airlines. The sheer number of aircraft being purchased at this year's show is outstanding, amazing and a little bit disconcerting. The headline deal is... [read news]

15
Nov
Indian Intellectual Property: Time For A Legal (WTO) Complaint?

The time may be ripe for an international legal complaint against India for its disregard of corporate intellectual property, a government lawyer said Thursday at a New York event held by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  There is potential cause for a World Trade Organization complaint against India for violating intellectual property treaties, according to one panelist, a top trade lawyer and adviser to U.S. officials like the trade... [read news]

13
Nov
Eminem's huge success, and more news to note

As expected, Slim Shady's return has paid off tenfold. The Detroit rapper has a No. 1 with "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," and can also claim the second-biggest sales week of 2013. [Billboard] For its annual fashion show, Victoria's Secret has asked "Red" singer Taylor Swift to join the program as a performer, along with Fall Out Boy, A Great Big World and Neon Jungle. We don't really know how those acts go together, either, but we... [read news]

12
Nov
Bill Clinton Says Obama Should Honor ‘You Can Keep It’ Health Care Promise

Former President Bill Clinton waded into the ongoing controversy over President Barack Obama’s troubled promise that those who like their health insurance can keep it, encouraging the president to uphold that commitment. “I personally believe, even if it takes a change in the law the president should honor the commitment that the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got,” Clinton, who Obama once dubbed... [read news]

10
Nov
Cher takes over 'Dancing with the Stars'

On "Dancing With the Stars" Monday night, guest judge Cher was more or less the only star that mattered. But aside from the superstar's appointment to fill in for Len Goodman, her two performances, and her general awesomeness, there was a competition at hand.   When it came down to it, actor Brant Daugherty - whom you've also seen on ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" - was the celebrity sent home. The star's foxtrot with pro partner... [read news]

10
Nov
Britney Spears' new single: 'Perfume'

Britney Spears is baring her insecurities with her new single, "Perfume." The track was released via Facebook on Sunday, and features lyrics that are more intimate than the robotic commands heard on her earlier dancefloor-ready cut, "Work B***h."   "This is like sharing a piece of my heart," Spears posted on Facebook when she shared the track, leaving fans to fill in the blanks on who she could be singing about. (The 31-year-old broke up... [read news]


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