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Samsung adds iPhone 5 to upcoming Apple patent infringement suit

By Mikey Campbell, Apple Insider: Samsung on Monday officially added the iPhone 5 to a lawsuit scheduled to be heard in 2014, making good on a promise to level claims against the handset for allegedly infringing upon certain wireless technology patents held by the Korean company. The complaint was added to Apple’s Galaxy Nexus case […]

Judge orders arrest of president of Google’s operation in Brazil

By Bradley Brooks, Canadian Business: A Brazilian judge ordered the arrest of the head of Google’s operations in Brazil for failure to remove YouTube videos that attacked a mayoral candidate, which runs counter to the South American nation’s strict pre-vote electoral laws. Google said in a Tuesday statement that it rejected the decision by Judge Flavio […]

YouTube debuts video translator for 300 languages

By Dara Kerr CNet News: With 70 percent of its global audience living outside of the U.S., the video hosting platform introduces a new tool to make caption translations easier for video makers. YouTube is looking to help video makers grow their global audience. Google’s video hosting platform announced today that videos can now be […]

Entire Philippine island disappears in iOS6 map glitch

By GMA News: Not even the Philippines was spared from glitches in the supposedly updated Maps for iOS 6, Apple Inc.’s newest operating system for mobile devices. In iOS 6 Maps, the entire Leyte province in Eastern Visayas —a whole island seven times bigger than Manhattan Island in the US— tends to disappear and split […]

Update: Facebook Confirms No Private Messages Appearing On Timeline. They’re Old Wall Posts.

Colleen Taylor, TechCrunch: Updated. Some Facebook users were alarmed this morning when it appeared that private messages written in 2009 and earlier were showing up on viewable Timelines as messages “Posted by friends.” The earliest version of this post included accounts of users who claimed to have had their private messages turned into Timeline posts. […]

Apple Maps Errors Send Japanese to Homegrown App

By Hiroko Tabuchi, The New York Times: When Hikarie, Tokyo’s new must-visit shopping destination, opened in April, it was already old news on Mapion’s map application. An elite team at the company, which is based here, had marked the glass tower a year earlier, keeping the service a step ahead in this fast-changing city. Mapion […]

Apple’s Feud With Google Is Now Felt on iPhone

Once the best of friends, Google and Apple have become foes, battling in courtrooms and in the consumer marketplace. Last week, the hostilities took a new turn when they spilled right onto smartphone screens. In the latest version of Apple’s iPhone software, which became available Wednesday, Apple removed two mainstay apps, both Google products — […]