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Microsoft, Amazon & Nintendo on Holiday High-Tech Wish Lists

It’s high season for consumer electronics. Manufacturers of various gadgets are unveiling their holiday lineups. Seattle-based Amazon and Redmond-based Microsoft and Nintendo are all coming out with new and improved products just before the holidays. There’s probably something high tech on your wish list!


TiVo won a $250M patent lawsuit against Verizon. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

TiVo Wins Another Patent Case, Verizon Must Pay $250 Million

Verizon will pay Tivo Inc. at least $250.4 million to license its digital video recording technology and settle a patent lawsuit.


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Best New Electronic Gadgets Out this Fall

Attention is turning to Apple this week amid expectations that it’s announcing a new iPhone. Plus, Seattle’s Amazon announced four new Kindle Fire models and a new line of stand-alone e-readers, while Nokia and Motorola unveiled five new smartphones between them. Makers of consumer electronics, including Seattle’s Microsoft, are refreshing their products for the holiday shopping season.


Apple's iPhone 4S is displayed at a retail store in Tokyo on Aug. 31, 2012. (credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Apple Competitors Trying To Get Head Start Before Next Week’s iPhone Unveiling

Apple’s rivals are hoping that a head start on the buzz will translate into stronger sales.


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Google Cutting 4,000 Motorola Jobs In Consolidation

Google is cutting about 4,000 jobs at its Motorola Mobility wireless phone business and will close or consolidate about one-third of Motorola’s 90 locations.


A worker helps prepare the Microsoft stand the day before the CeBIT 2012 technology trade fair officially opens to the public on March 5, 2012 in Hanover, Germany. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

German Court Rules Microsoft Infringed On Motorola Patents

A court in Germany has ruled that Microsoft infringed on two patents held by Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc.