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Cuban Insider-Trading Trial Gets Under Way

Opening arguments in the insider trading trial of billionaire investor Mark Cuban began here Tuesday with government lawyers portraying the defendant as a ferocious competitor who, with an unfair advantage over the investing public, sold shares illegally.

Apple’s E-Book Punishment Court Order Is Final, and Not as Bad as Apple Feared

But Apple says it will still appeal.
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Damages in Apple E-Book Case to Be Decided in May

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, the jurist who ruled last month that Apple illegally conspired with five major publishers to raise prices of e-books, has set a date for the trial that will determine the damages Apple owes. In an order issued this week, Cote said that barring some earlier resolution, a jury trial on damages — which could reach hundreds of millions of dollars — will be held next May.

Scope of Upcoming Apple, Google Patent Trial Now Slightly Less Ridiculous

The companies trim the list of patents at issue in the case to eight.
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Samsung Says Apple’s Patent Damages Could Still Exceed $1 Billion

If you’re still following the back-and-forth between Apple and Samsung over their long-running patent fight: Samsung says it’s possible that Apple could end up with more than the $1 billion a jury awarded it last summer. Patent blogger Florian Müller has the details.

Bradley Manning on WikiLeaks

I first became vaguely aware of the WLO during my AIT at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, although I did not fully pay attention until the WLO released purported Short Messaging System or SMS messages from 11 September 2001 on 25 November 2009. At that time references to the release and the WLO website showed up in my daily Google news open source search for information related to US foreign policy.

Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court statement from his pretrial hearing in Fort Meade, Md., on how he first became aware of WikiLeaks

Judge to Apple and Samsung: So How Does All This End?

Judge Lucy Koh suggested to Apple and Samsung that it is time for some sort of peace treaty, but neither combatant showed signs of backing down.
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Valley Cred: Samsung Plans to Open New Start-Up Accelerator in Downtown Palo Alto

While it’s not quite Oppa Gangnam style, it is a big move for the Korean mobile and consumer electronics giant.
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Apple Asks Judge for More From Samsung

Apple Inc. asked the judge in its U.S. patent case with Samsung Electronics Co. to raise the $1 billion damage award assigned by a jury last month by $707 million, while Samsung asked the judge to reduce it greatly and order a new trial.

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Apple Visits Samsung in the Hospital (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site.
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RIM Dodges $147 Million Bullet