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Tuesday will not be the first time the court's nine justices will have the final say over the fate of a new TV viewing technology.
WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 20- When the U.S. Supreme Court hears a one-hour oral argument in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, it will not be the first time the court's nine justices will have the final say over the fate of a new TV viewing technology.
NEW YORK— Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that the device could be due out this year. Amazon hasn't confirmed that it has plans for a smartphone, and it isn't clear what such a device might offer in the way of distinctive features.
Several behemoths, including Apple, the largest U.S. company by market value, as well as Microsoft, McDonald's and AT&T, are due to report earnings.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 17- A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected a request by patent consortium Rockstar to transfer patent litigation from Google Inc's home turf in California to Texas, according to a court ruling.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 17- A federal judge in California on Thursday rejected a request by patent consortium Rockstar to transfer patent litigation against Google Inc to Texas, according to a court ruling.
SEOUL, April 18- Samsung Electronics Co said on Friday it would license its latest chip manufacturing technology to U.S. firm GlobalFoundries, a move that would help it expand production as it vies with bigger rival TSMC for orders from customers like Apple Inc.
Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, discusses Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's aggressive plan to get Apple to dump Google as its default search engine and replace it with Yahoo mobile search.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
TAIPEI, April 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd targets record revenue in the second quarter as more of the company's chips are installed in high-end smartphones to power increasingly complex features.
April 16- Yahoo Inc's Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is working on a plan to persuade Apple Inc to ditch Google as its default search engine in favor of Yahoo, technology news site Re/code reported, citing sources within Yahoo. Mayer's effort is in advanced stages, with a detailed pitch already prepared for Apple executives, the website said.
Apple Inc. rose $1.05 or. 2 percent, to $519.01. Hewlett Packard Co. rose$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $32.49. International Business Machines Corp. fell$. 62 or. 3 percent, to $196.40.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has set out to convince Apple to make Yahoo the default search engine on its Safari browser on the iPhone and iPad.
April 16- CBS Corp said on Wednesday that the Internal Revenue Service gave a favorable ruling to the company's plan to convert its outdoor advertising subsidiary, CBS Outdoor Americas Inc, into a real-estate investment trust. Media conglomerate CBS holds an 81 percent stake in CBS Outdoor, which went public in late March.
Canada's Silicon Valley is seeing a boom of start-ups after BlackBerry's meltdown. More than 450 were created last year—four times the 2009 amount.
Apple Inc. rose$. 49 or. 1 percent, to $518.45. Hewlett Packard Co. rose$. 09 or. 3 percent, to $32.48. International Business Machines Corp. rose$. 33 or. 2 percent, to $197.35.
April 16- The troubles at BlackBerry Ltd, which fired more than half its staff and lost more than 90 percent of its market value as consumers shunned its smart phones, might have spelled disaster for the company's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario.
Apple Inc. fell $2.68 or. 5 percent, to $515.28. Hewlett Packard Co. rose$. 29 or. 9 percent, to $32.68. International Business Machines Corp. rose $1.57 or. 8 percent, to $198.59.
The wireless industry announced a voluntary commitment to include new anti-theft technology on phones starting next year.
Start-ups often find it tough to protect their ideas, especially when faced with so-called "clone factories." But most are unfazed.