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Apple, Google, Facebook skip legal challenge to new travel ban
March 16, 2017 at 9:00 am

Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc are among more than 60 technology companies that appear to have backed away from the legal fight against U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban, deciding not to put their weight behind a lawsuit seeking to block the second version of his executive order. A legal brief…

Oklahoma bill won’t penalize homeowners who shoot drones out of the sky
March 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Drone owners in Oklahoma may soon be forced to keep their unmanned aerial vehicles on a short lease or risk losing them to rifle-wielding homeowners. A new bill, sponsored by Oklahoma state Senator Ralph Shortey, makes it easier for a homeowner to shoot down or otherwise immobilize a drone that is flying over their private…

Elon Musk explains why he won't quit Donald Trump's advisory council
February 3, 2017 at 11:14 am

On the same day that Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down from Donald Trump’sStrategic and Policy Forum, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has justified his presence at its meetings. In a statement, Musk said that his attendance does not mean that he agrees with the current administration’s actions and that he understood objections to…

Companies Anticipate Big Software Deals, With Help From Trump
February 2, 2017 at 9:51 am

The software industry went on a shopping spree in 2016, and this year could be even busier, bolstered by the new president’s policies and what one analyst suggests could be a major deal by Google. The value of software deals in 2016 topped $115 billion for acquisitions closed or pending, according to data gathered by…

Samsung scores unanimous Supreme Court win over Apple
December 6, 2016 at 1:01 pm

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday handed Samsung a victory in its long-running patent dispute with Apple. The nation's highest court said in a unanimous opinion that damages for design patent infringement can be based only on the part of the device that infringed the patents, not the entire product. The ruling reshapes the value…