Though tech firms are fighting expansive patent battles against each other, these firms must also fight non-practicing entities that serve only to make funds from patents.
They suffered outages and other issues when a hack of Internet registrar MelbourneIT allowed the Syrian Electronic Army to access and compromise the websites.
The SEA has been targeting news sites it believes are reporting news hostile to the Syrian government, including the Financial Times, The Guardian, the BBC, Reuters, and even The Onion.
Before cross-platform messaging apps emerged, BBM was BlackBerry's killer app - allowing BlackBerry owners to message each other without eating into their monthly text message allotment.
Facebook's report says it received between 11,000 and 12,000 requests for data from the US government between 1 January and 30 June 2013, relating to between 20,000 and 21,000 users.
This RTM launch provides HP, Acer, Lenovo and other Windows PC makers a few extra months to make sure Windows 8.1 is ready to ship on new computers.
Yahoo has revealed that the most popular name requests for men were David, Michael, and Alex, while Maria, Jennifer, and Jessica were most popular with women, so don't even try to hold out for those.
Facebook users can like or share a post directly from a third-party site, like or follow the author of the shared post, or navigate to the original post on Facebook.
Sinofsky left Microsoft in November 2012, shortly after the launch of Windows 8, having worked on development and marketing of Microsoft's flagship product for more than three years.
It sounds similar to HopStop, another public transit app that Apple purchased in July; Apple has also inked a deal to acquire crowdsourced location data company Locationary.
Pamela Jones said that recent revelations about information-gathering techniques used by the National Security Agency, FBI, and others have left her uncomfortable about using the web.
In total, the PS4 will be available in 32 countries during this holiday season, Sony chief Andrew House said during a press event at the Gamescom conference in Germany.
Third parties are also banned from using the Instagram name or logo in their app icons, and the Instagram stylised font in their product or marketing materials.
Mutualink says that its technology would allow for departments with incompatible radio systems or communications devices to communicate with one another during an emergency.
In an effort to drum up buzz for their new consoles, Microsoft and Sony have been dragging out details regarding their new devices.
Visitors to Amazon.com were met with errors or a standard message from Amazon that read: "We're very sorry, but we're having trouble doing what you just asked us to do."
Apple is scheduled to release iOS 7 this autumn for the iPhone 4 and up, the iPad 2 and later, the iPad mini, and the fifth-generation iPod touch.
In a company blog post, Microsoft announced that "connecting and sharing should be a seamless part of every Windows experience."
According to Microsoft, Google has refused to allow a full-featured version of the YouTube app into its Windows Phone app store, while Google says the app does not abide by its rules.
The contest is being run by the Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center, which opened earlier this year in Silicon Valley and is intended to help find the "next big thing" in tech.
Updates include more personalisation, Internet Explorer 11, search powered by Bing, built-in apps and an improved Windows Store experience.
The English and Tibetan versions of the CTA website do not appear to be compromised, though Internet users have been encouraged to avoid the site for now.
Gail Fialkov, a Microsoft stock holder, is listed as the sole plaintiff at this point, but the law firm of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd is encouraging others to join the case in the next 58 days.
Analyst Gene Munster did not elaborate on why Siri might be on the chopping block, though it might be necessary if Apple goes with a lower-power chip.
Founders Vishria and Howes said that "Yahoo and Rockmelt share a common goal: To help people discover the best content from around the Web."