The judge in their patent infringement trial urged Apple and Samsung to try to settle the case before it's sent to a jury, according to Bloomberg.
Apple is negotiating with cable firms to allow its devices to serve as set-top boxes, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Dish Network is preparing to launch a nationwide satellite broadband network, Bloomberg reports.
Germany's data protection authority has re-opened an investigation into Facebook's use of facial recognition technology, the BBC reports.
A New Zealand judge has ordered the FBI to show its evidence against the founder of the file-sharing site Megaupload, Reuters reports.
The International Telecommunication Union is seeking public comment on a draft proposal to overhaul international telecom regulations, which some worry could give the U.N. agency greater authority over the Internet, PCWorld reports.
Analysts predict that global music streaming services will grow by 40 percent this year, while digital sales will surpass physical products by 2015, MusicWeek reports.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates awarded $100,000 to the California Institute of Technology for designing a toilet that can function for little cost and without water pipes and an outside sewer connection, Mashable reports.