"Terminating the jury's deliberations would render the entire trial a nullity, and cause an extraordinary waste of the court's and Apple's resources in preparing for and conducting the trial," the company's attorneys said in a filing. "Apple would suffer extreme prejudice from having the deliberations aborted, which ultimately would require a … Read more
Target shoppers who buy any model iPad can score a $100 gift card come Black Friday.
The offer is good for all models and variations of the iPad, including the new Air and the iPad 2. Buyers of any iPad Mini will receive a $75 Target gift card.
Other Target Black Friday deals that may interest tech buyers include a Samsung Galaxy S4 for $40 (regularly $200) with the usual two-year agreement, a Nintendo 3DS XL game console for $150 (regularly $200), a Sony Wi-Fi Blu-ray player for $55 (regularly $105), a pair of Beats by Dre Solo HD headphones … Read more
iPad buyers looking to buy the fourth-generation model can score a $75 gift card through Best Buy.
The Best Buy page lists the deal as good for the iPad with Retina Display, which refers to the model released in November 2012. The offer applies to all variations of the fourth-generation iPad and is available both online and at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile retail stores.
Qualcomm, which has most recently gained attention for its mobile processors, but builds a wide array of mobile components, is laying off some of its employees, according to a new report.
The company is currently thinning out its middle-management ranks, GigaOm reported on Thursday, citing people who claim to have knowledge of its plans. Many of the cuts have come at the vice president level and down, and a single division saw 100 people lose their jobs, GigaOm's sources said.
LG has plans to shift its resources and focus on businesses in which it believes it can be more successful, according to a new report.
Korean IT news outlet ET News reported on Wednesday that LG has started to shift some resources from its smartphone operation to its television business. The main thrust of the move is to focus on reducing its workforce in its smartphone division, ET News claims, citing industry sources. LG will maintain the same level of research and development investment in the smartphone division.
According to the news outlet's sources, LG believes that smartphones are … Read more
Verizon on Thursday quietly announced that the HTC One Max has joined its smartphone roster.
Priced at a whopping $299 with a two-year service agreement, the equally-whopping 5.9-inch HTC One Max is a bigger version of the 2013 flagship device, the HTC One, but with the addition of microSD storage and a fingerprint scanner on the back.
Verizon, for its part, deserves a bit of credit for not sitting on the sidelines while other carriers offer the smartphone. This past summer saw Verizon waiting some six months before bringing the HTC One to its network.
It's interesting to … Read more
Android users can now shout "Avengers, Assemble!" as they team up with Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and other mighty heroes in a free adventure game.
Formerly available just for iOS and Facebook users, Avengers Alliance launched on Thursday via Google Play. The game signs you up as a new SHIELD agent ready to spy and fight on behalf of Nick Fury. But before you can even complete your training, your first mission arises.
From that point on, you have to recruit superheroes from Marvel's massive lineup to help you vanquish the forces of Hydra as well … Read more
China Mobile, the world's largest wireless carrier, will unveil a new brand partner on December 18.
The carrier made the announcement Thursday but wouldn't say what company would be its latest partner. That hasn't stopped the rumor mill, however, from speculating that Apple will be on stage with the China Mobile team announcing its iPhone is coming to the carrier's network.
Apple has been courting China Mobile for years. The companies have been unable to ink deals for a wide array of reasons, including China Mobile's network limitations and claims that the carrier once wanted … Read more
Microsoft isn't only taking over Nokia's Devices and Services business. It's kicking Nokia out of its offices.
Speaking to Bloomberg on Thursday, a Nokia spokesman confirmed that Nokia's remaining operations -- mapping, infrastructure, and licensing -- will move out of its Espoo headquarters to make room for Microsoft. The employees who are left with Nokia will head over to Nokia's other Finland-based campus.
The decision for Microsoft to take over Nokia's headquarters is perhaps both practical and telling. The Espoo headquarters was built in the 1990s when Nokia was near its height and signified … Read more
Residents in Kansas City who qualify for Google Fiber but don't yet have it can once again sign up for the Gigabit Internet service.
As of Wednesday, Google is making the its high-speed Internet service available to people who live in one of the 180 areas in Kansas City, Kan. and central Kansas City, Mo., that qualify for access. Google Fiber first rolled out to Kansas City residents in 2012, so the new offer is designed to capture those who missed out or passed on the deal the first time around.
Those interested can sign up for the service … Read more