Late News: German Court Denies Samsung's Patent Claim, Facebook Timeline Unwelcome, Microsoft SQL Server 2012

South Korea based consumer electronics behemoth Samsung has suffered another massive setback in its ongoing legal battle against Apple as a German court dismissed one of its patent claims against the iPhone maker on Friday.

Microsoft has decided to initiate legal action against the owners of the domain name Halo4beta.net. This decision came few weeks after David Ellis, creative director of 343 industries, through his Twitter account warned that this website, which claims to allow sign up for Halo 4 beta, is fake.

The Redmond based technology heavyweight Microsoft is likely to phase out the widely used Microsoft Point system by autumn of running year, according to a new revelation. ‘Microsoft Point' is an exclusive virtual currency that allows Xbox Live users to purchase online gaming and media content from the Zune Marketplace as well as Xbox Live.

A new survey claims that no more than 10 per cent of existing Facebook users are happy with the recent renovation that the site recently introduced. Facebook, in an attempt to engender a more personalised experience to users, introduced a new innovative characteristic for its site called ‘timeline' a few weeks back.

SQL Server 2012 is going to the latest in Microsoft's SQL Server database family and it will be launched in an online event to be held on 7th March. Keynote at the event will be delivered by Microsoft corporate vice presidents Quentin Clark and Ted Kummert.