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Google cited patent disputes as key to its agreement to buy Motorola Mobility and its thousands of patents.

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Google cited patent disputes as key to its agreement to buy Motorola Mobility and its thousands of patents.

At U.S. Patent Office, Mobile Makes Up Nearly Quarter of Those Granted

Want to know how much technical brainpower went into making that smart phone in your pocket? By one estimate, nearly a quarter of all patents being granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are now going to mobile technologies,...

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Microsoft's Arc Touch Mouse flattens when stored and can be curved when needed for use.

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Microsoft's Arc Touch Mouse flattens when stored and can be curved when needed for use.

Where Microsoft Designers Found Inspiration for Silicone Mouse

When Young Kim was dreaming up his award-winning mouse, the industrial design manager for Microsoft found inspiration in an unlikely place: Crate & Barrel. The Arc Touch Mouse is a thin, black bar with a tail made of sueded silicone....

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David Marcus is taking over PayPal, a business that accounted for more than 40 percent of EBay’s sales last year.

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David Marcus is taking over PayPal, a business that accounted for more than 40 percent of EBay’s sales last year.

PayPal’s New Leader: How He Handled a Crisis at His Startup

Here’s one way to restore “startup energy” to a 13-year-old business: Put an entrepreneur who has been there less than a year in charge. EBay Chief Executive John Donahoe will relinquish his role as the interim president of PayPal to...

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Those using tablets and smartphones are more likely to click on search ads than their counterparts on the desktop, says the report.

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Those using tablets and smartphones are more likely to click on search ads than their counterparts on the desktop, says the report.

Tablet, Smartphone Growth Boosts Mobile Search Ads, But at a Price

For a company built on providing information, Google doesn’t disclose much when it comes to sales projections, much less the amount that could come from mobile search ads. But Marin Software, which helps manage about $3.5 billion annually in online...

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Lookout examined geographic data for some 9 million smartphones it helped locate last year.

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Lookout examined geographic data for some 9 million smartphones it helped locate last year.

Lose Your Smartphone? Check McDonald’s. Or the Dojo.

Where you lose your smartphone, it turns out, says a lot about where you live. If you lose a phone in San Francisco, you were probably at a coffee shop. Misplace it in London? Try the pub. In Brussels, call...

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Dennis Crowley, co-founder of Foursquare, speaks at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February.

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Dennis Crowley, co-founder of Foursquare, speaks at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February.

Foursquare’s Crowley Aims to Add Recommendations, Discounts

Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley saved one of his most enlightening comments for the end of his South by Southwest keynote, when he waved to the two rows of his employees sitting to his right. Crowley said his New York-based company brought...

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