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Google snipes back at Microsoft Scroogled store with wearables snark

Google snipes back at Microsoft Scroogled store with wearables snark

Google has snarked back at Microsoft's controversial "Scroogled" products, the range of anti-Google mugs, t-shirts, and other items that quietly went on sale earlier this week. The latest move in Microsoft's Gmail and Chrome sniping, the physical "Scroogled" products mark an escalation of what was previously an online campaign, but Google has issued a tongue-in-cheek statement in reply.

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BlackBerry rejected Apple and Microsoft split requests say insiders

BlackBerry rejected Apple and Microsoft split requests say insiders

BlackBerry rejected approaches from Apple, Microsoft, Lenovo and others to break up the ailing Canadian company and split its assets, insiders claim, with the firm's patent portfolio apparently of particular interest. Both Microsoft and Apple were eager to acquire BlackBerry's wireless patents, sources told Reuters, but the firm's board decided a piecemeal sell-off was not in the interest of all stakeholders.

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Rockstar consortium sues Google, Samsung and more over Nortel patents

Rockstar consortium sues Google, Samsung and more over Nortel patents

The consortium that outbid some big-name companies, Rockstar, to grab the Nortel patents up from a bankruptcy issue, has filed patent lawsuits against a variety of companies, among them being Google, Samsung, and Huawei. There are seven companies in total, and all of them are accused of various patent violations. Thus far, none of the companies have commented on the lawsuits.

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Microsoft multi-million wearables grab for Osterhout Design Group rumored

Microsoft multi-million wearables grab for Osterhout Design Group rumored

Microsoft is reportedly close to acquiring key wearables patents from the Osterhout Design Group, a US military contractor and research specialist, in what's said to be a $200m deal to help take on Google Glass, Apple's rumored iWatch, and more. The purchase - which could consist solely of patents and assets, or may involve key staff or existing contracts Osterhout holds, TechCrunch reports - is yet to close, it's said, but has seen Microsoft "most aggressively" pursue the low-key firm against counter-interest from Google, Samsung, and LG.

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Nokia to pay Stephen Elop millions to move to Microsoft

Nokia to pay Stephen Elop millions to move to Microsoft

Stephen Elop will get a $25m cut of the Microsoft-Nokia deal after the Windows Phone company buys the Finnish smartphone business, new regulatory filings have confirmed today. The payout to the outgoing CEO, which is detailed in an SEC 6-K submitted by Nokia today, calculates that Elop can expect roughly €18.8m ($25.4m), with Nokia on the hook for 30-percent of that while Microsoft will foot the remainder of the bill.

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Nokia’s Stephen Elop is a candidate for Microsoft CEO position

Nokia’s Stephen Elop is a candidate for Microsoft CEO position

Late last evening, Microsoft revealed that it will be acquiring Nokia's Devices & Services division, along with licensing its patents and mapping service. Among the details was one lesser-proclaimed reality -- Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop will be stepping down from his position and taking up one within Microsoft, making him an "internal candidate" as a possible replacement to Microsoft CEO Ballmer.

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Microsoft reveals acquisition of Nokia’s Devices & Services business

Microsoft reveals acquisition of Nokia’s Devices & Services business

In a move that isn't in the least surprising, Nokia has announced that Microsoft will buy its Devices & Services business, as well as licensing Nokia's patents and mapping services. Such is being done for 5.44 billion Euros in all-cash, something that breaks down into 3.79 billion Euros for the Devices & Services Business and 1.65 billion Euros for the patent licensing.

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Apple most targeted company by patent trolls

Apple most targeted company by patent trolls

At a conference at Stanford University today, Winston & Stawn's Vice Chair of Intellectual Property Michael Brody spoke about patent trolls during a presentation, detailing the harm they present to companies and numbers related to them from the past few years. Although patent trolls target a variety of companies, Apple, HP, and Samsung have become the most common targets, with Apple being at the top.

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