Month: August 2014

Microsoft sues Samsung

Microsoft sues Samsung for failing to hand over Android royalties   Microsoft is suing Samsung over “breach of contract” after the Korean firm allegedly refused to make a royalty payment on patent licenses. Filed in a federal court in New York, the complaint alleges Samsung has stopped making payments for patented Microsoft technology used in its Android smartphones and tablets when Redmond announced it would buy Nokia’s handset business in…

Facebook second global outage in 2 months

Facebook suffered technical issues on Friday causing its second outage in two months and affecting users worldwide. The major service disruption meant users were greeted with an error message stating little more than “sorry, something went wrong”, when the social media giant, which serves over 1.3 billion users across the globe, became unexpectedly inaccessible for an unconfirmed amount of time. While initial reports on Twitter appeared around 5 pm, the…