“Apple will probably introduce iPad mini on October 23”

Apple Inc. is expected to unveil its much-anticipated mini iPad at an Oct. 23 invitation-only event, tech blog AllThingsD reported on Friday, citing sources familiar with the company are. The event would take place before Microsoft Corp. will be introducing its latest operating system, Windows 8, and its new Surface tablet on October 26th. An …

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Facebook proposes new $20 million deal for ‘sponsored stories’

New York: Facebook Inc. has proposed a revised $20 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit accusing it of violating users’ rights through its Sponsored Stories advertising feature after a US judge ruled a had rejected earlier agreement. The new settlement agreement, filed Saturday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, drops provisions that would provide …

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RIM spurs optimism with surprising growth and new phone

RIM, based in Waterloo, Ontario, a pioneer in the smartphone space, has lost market share in North America in recent years to Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, whose more versatile and user-friendly devices have taken off. RIM is trying to reinvent itself through a line of beefed up smartphones that will run on …

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Apple demands US sales ban for Samsung, further $707 million in damages

Apple Inc. has asked for a court order permanently banning Samsung Electronics from selling Samsung Electronics products it claims infringed its patents, as well as additional damages of $707 million on top of the billion-dollar judgment that the iPhone maker achieved in the last month. Samsung has responded and asked for a new trial version. …

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