Web giant calls telecoms company's lawsuit 'meritless', and claims its own intellectual property has been infringed

BT's plan to make millions of dollars from licensing its patent portfolio by suing web giants including Google has run into a problem: Google and its phone subsidiary Motorola Mobility are countersuing it for patent infringement,...

Plans outlined in president's state of the union, while broad, are hailed by activists as being 'about best we could hope for'

President Barack Obama introduced a cybersecurity executive order in his state of the union address that offered a broad outline of how the government plans to deal with cyber threats.

The eight-page document outlines a...

Gartner data suggests smartphones will outsell feature phones this quarter, while growth of Android and iOS means BlackBerry and Windows Phone fight it out for distant third place

Smartphones will make up more than half of all mobile phones shipped worldwide by the end of March, new figures from the research company Gartner suggest.

Data from the...

Photographs claiming to show one of James Bulger's killers were allegedly posted online, in breach of worldwide injunction

The attorney general has launched an investigation after photographs purporting to show killer Jon Venables were allegedly posted on the internet.

Venables was 10 when he and classmate Robert Thompson abducted and murdered James...

A major report highlighting the plight of bloggers in Vietnam was published today. It reveals that 32 bloggers and netizens are currently in detention and accuses the Vietnamese authorities of routinely subjecting bloggers to arbitrary detention, harassment, intimidation, assaults and violations of fair trial rights.

The 42-page report, entitled Bl...

Gartner data suggests smartphones will outsell feature phones this quarter, while growth of Android and iOS means BlackBerry and Windows Phone fight it out for distant third place

Smartphones will make up more than half of all mobile phones shipped worldwide by the end of March, new figures from the research company Gartner suggest.

Data from the...

Group laundered more than a million euros after malware attacks demanded money from people in 30 countries

Spanish police have broken up a gang of cybercriminals whose "ransomware" virus demanded money from thousands of users in 30 countries by pretending to be a message from the police.

The 11-strong gang laundered more than a million euros per...

London Stock Exchange hopes niche market will be stepping stone for medium-sized hi-tech firms seeking capital to expand

The London Stock Exchange is launching a new niche technology market to encourage the next Twitter, Facebook or Google to float in the UK.

The new so-called High Growth Segment will allow entrepreneurs to raise cash while keeping...

Company keeping the dream of App Store riches alive for app developers. How should rivals compete?

According to Apple chief executive Tim Cook, his company has now paid out $8bn to iOS app developers. That's up from the $7bn milestone that Apple announced on 7 January, indicating a billion-dollar month for App Store payouts.

To put that another way,...

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