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Apple loses patent retrial to VirnetX, owes $302.4 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal jury in Texas on Friday night ordered Apple Inc to pay more than $302 million in damages for using VirnetX Holding Corp's patented internet security technology without permission in features including its FaceTime video conferencing application. Read More


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California proposes giving more freedom to test self-driving cars

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California will allow companies more leeway in testing self-driving cars on public roads while restricting how the nascent technology is advertised under revised draft regulations released on Friday. More »


Yahoo hack may become test case for SEC data breach disclosure rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Yahoo's disclosure that hackers stole user data from at least 500 million accounts in 2014 has highlighted shortcomings in U.S. rules on when cyber attacks must be revealed and their enforcement. More »


German lawyer makes hate-speech complaint against Facebook

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German prosecutors are again considering whether to press charges against Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives for failing to staunch a tide of racist and threatening posts on the social network during an influx of migrants into Europe. More »


Qualcomm to fight EU antitrust charge at November 10 hearing: sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm will attempt to fend off EU antitrust charges at a hearing on Nov. 10 that it used anti-competitive methods to squeeze out a rival, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday. More »


Avast not done with deal-making after AVG buy, but no rush

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Avast Software, maker of the world's most popular computer antivirus program, will need a year to absorb its $1.3 billion buy of rival AVG but may seek further acquisitions before an expected flotation, its chief executive said in an interview. More »


Accounting software maker BlackLine files for IPO

(Reuters) - Accounting software maker BlackLine Inc filed for an initial public offering with U.S. securities regulators on Friday, looking to ride on the recent success of technology offerings in a relatively quiet year for IPOs. More »


BMW says it plans to offer electric X3 SUV and Mini models

(Reuters) - German luxury auto maker BMW AG said on Friday it will offer all electric versions of its next generation BMW X3 compact sport utility vehicle and electric Mini models, expanding its entries in the emerging electric luxury vehicle market. More »


Samsung slammed by Chinese state TV over Note 7 recall 'discrimination'

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has slammed South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co <005930.KS> for what it said was "discrimination" against China consumers in its handling of a global recall of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to replace batteries. More »


Data storage provider Nutanix soars in market debut

(Reuters) - Shares of Nutanix Inc , an unprofitable but growing provider of enterprise data storage, soared more than 130 percent in their market debut Friday, highlighting demand for tech offerings in what has been a generally quiet year for IPOs. More »


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