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Tizen DevLab and Hackathon in Seattle. Registration now open

Are you a developer with a passion for mobile? Have an HTML5 app you’d like to port? Don’t have an app yet, but want to make one using HTML5 for Tizen, a new open-source mobile OS brought to you by the Linux Foundation? This hack’s for you! Developers who can make things with HTML5 and/or C++ are best suited for this hack. Join BeMyApp and Intel for a Tizen DevLab & Hack in Seattle. We’ll have the SDK, support and leadership you need, and we’ll be awarding cash prizes for the…

Jury awards Apple another $290 million

A federal jury on Thursday ruled that Samsung owes Apple a further $290 million for infringing on the iPhone maker’s patented technology, taking the the total due Apple from the two cases adding up to $929.83 million The award concludes a partial retrial of last year’s landmark case between the electronics giants. A jury in that case ruled in Apple’s favor and awarded $1 billion in damages. However, Judge Lucy Koh ruled that more than $400 million of that award was improperly calculated, …

Army Official Predicts ‘Mass Migration’ Away From BlackBerry

Android and iOS enabled devices will largely replace BlackBerry as the Army's smartphone of choice in the coming years, a senior service official said today at the Milcom conference in San Diego. Lt. Col. Ed Mattison, Army CIO/G-6 cyber security directorate and mobility technical lead, said there won't be any top down orders to make the switch from one type of smartphone to another because it is up to each individual command to dictate and fund their own mobility requirements. They all receive their mobility services…

Nokia sues HTC, RIM, and Viewsonic for infringing 45 patents around the world

Nokia just announced that it’s suing HTC, RIM, and Viewsonic for patent infringement in the US and Germany. All told, there are 45 patent in the various lawsuits, covering what Nokia says are proprietary technologies — i.e., not industry standards. Specifically, Nokia’s patents cover hardware features like antennas, radios, and power management, as well as software features like multitasking, navigation, app stores, retrieving email attachments on mobile, “conversational” message…