The battle between Apple and Google for mobile dominance is spreading to the most lucrative genre of apps: videogames. They are offering top titles a promotional boost if the games arrive first in their respective app stores.
Steve Jobs's behavior has become a contentious issue in pre-trial sparring in a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple and three other companies agreed not to recruit each other's employees from 2005 to 2009, depressing wages for Silicon Valley engineers.
Microsoft agreed to a patent licensing deal with communications provider Motorola Solutions, granting world-wide coverage under its patent portfolio for Motorola Solutions's devices running the Android and Chrome OS operating system.
At least 10 riots have rocked colleges in the past two months, resulting in hundreds of arrests and dozens of injuries amid a growing sense that social media are helping to fuel misbehavior at student mass gatherings.
First-quarter corporate earnings are getting clipped after Congress allowed a key tax credit to expire at year-end. Google is among the latest to cite the expired research-and-development tax credit for affecting its financial results.
Facebook is planning a mobile-ad network, according to people familiar with the matter, which would allow the social-media company to tap its vast reservoir of data about users to help marketers target ads on other services.