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Apple sued most in 2013, patent trolls to blame

Apple sued most in 2013, patent trolls to blame

When we discuss lawsuits in technology, the conversation tends to migrate toward Samsung and Apple. Though that’s a headline-making squabble, it’s not the only one Apple has been dealing with. According to a new report, Apple was sued more than any other tech company in 2013. Even more surprising is who’s in second place.

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Amazon Fire TV brings in Grand Theft Auto franchise, Twitch

Amazon Fire TV brings in Grand Theft Auto franchise, Twitch

Amazon’s Fire TV has a very strong gaming angle, which is evident by their in-house game development studio. With a proprietary controller, Fire TV makes a case for itself as a gaming platform along with the Amazon marketplace. Today, they announce that Rockstar is bringing several of their Grand Theft Auto titles to the Fire TV, and Twitch will get the nod as well.

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Amazon adds #AmazonCart Twitter shopping support

Amazon adds #AmazonCart Twitter shopping support

Amazon can't lure you into a bricks-and-mortar store, but it can chase you on Twitter, with the online retail behemoth launching #AmazonCart to make adding products to your cart as straightforward as tweeting about them. The new system - launching in the US as well as the UK, where it will be known as #AmazonBasket - keeps an eye out for Amazon product links; reply to a tweet with one, tagging #AmazonCart, and it'll automatically be added to your latest shopping spree.

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This is the Amazon smartphone, reportedly

This is the Amazon smartphone, reportedly

A new image reportedly showing the upcoming Amazon smartphone has leaked, tipping a handset that borrows design elements from the iPhone 5s, among other devices. The picture - said to be a render prepared for internal use by graphic designers at the retail behemoth - is the clearest look at the handset so far, though the device itself has been rumored for some years, as well as what innovative twist on subscription charges Amazon might launch alongside it.

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Comixology axes in-app purchases on iOS

Comixology axes in-app purchases on iOS

The way the industry works is that if you make an in-app purchase, the app host has to pay a hefty cut to the service provider. For example, if you buy a product or service via Apple's App Store, the app provider pays Apple a 30% cut from the sales; this is the Store policy. To nip this problem and maintain it's pricing, Comixology will no longer be offering its comics for sale via the Apple app.

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