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Today’s e-Reads: Google's Patent Dispute and the Future of Apps

April 11, 2012

Bloomberg profiles what even the judge has dubbed the “World Series of IP cases” as Oracle takes Google to court over a patent dispute. 

The New York Times reports that the Facebook-Instagram deal shows how the momentum for tech startups has moved from the Web to mobile devices. And speculation has now turned to who may be the social networking service’s next target, USA Today reports.

Retailers such as Target are pursuing new strategies to keep shoppers from looking at a product in their stores but buying elsewhere online, the Wall Street Journal reports.

 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg threatened in 2004, when he was stil a student at Harvard, to disable the website of a man now suing him over part ownership in Facebook, according to Bloomberg.

Yahoo’s CEO announced a reorganization plan that will consolidate the online firm into three divisions, the Mercury News reports. 

CNET examines a new telecommunications firm that pledges to put user privacy first.

Apple is working on a tool to remove a new virus that has targeted Macs, PCWorld reports.

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