Appeals court ponders Microsoft patent case

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A federal appeals court on Thursday wrestled with whether to overturn or uphold a lower court's $565 million judgment against Microsoft in the biggest patent dispute in Web history. The U.S. Court...

PalmOne ponders Microsoft, Linux options

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Handheld-computer maker PalmOne is considering moves that would take it beyond the operating system that helped make the company a household name. The Milpitas, Calif.-based firm has evaluated both Microsoft-based operating systems...

Walkman 'inventor' ponders iPod action

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The man who came up with idea of the personal stereo is threatening to sue Apple over the iPod. Andreas Pavel filed a patent on the concept of a "stereobelt" back in 1978. The idea...

Apple ponders innovative scroll mouse

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Apple's strict position on one-button mice could be set to change, as it has published a patent application – originally filed in September 2002 – for a mouse that has an optically based scrolling feature....

Ellison Ponders Next Move: Sue, Or Surrender?

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Ellison, the Oracle chief executive, now faces an impasse in his $9.4-billion bid for PeopleSoft. Today the U.S. Department of Justice said it would block Ellison to protect competition in the business software sector. Seven...

AMD ponders bigger x86 chip clan

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Advanced Micro Devices plans to expand its family of processors based on the x86 architecture to fit a broader range of computing devices. The chipmaker will launch its Athlon64, a new high-performance...

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