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Five big tech stories to watch for in 2013

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We were dazzled by an array of smartphones. We were fascinated and then disappointed by Facebook's initial public offering. And we held our breaths as we awaited the verdict in the Apple v. Samsung trial. But all that's so 2012. Let's talk 2013. Will we still be paying attention to patents, smartphones, and IPOs? The answer is "yes, yes, and yes," but not in the way you might imagine. The great thing about writing about the high-tech industry is its constant march forward. New companies get built on the bones of old companies, and new faces emerge while others fade. It's what keeps us going and sitting on those hard, wooden courtroom benches

Tokyo Court Hands Win to Samsung Over Apple

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TOKYO — A Japanese court on Friday rejected patent claims made by Apple against Samsung, a victory for the company after its crushing defeat in the United States last week and a reminder of the global scope of the patent war between the two technology giants While Apple prevailed over Samsung in the United States, winning an award of $1 billion in damages from a federal jury, the two companies remain neck-and-neck in legal disputes in almost a dozen countries. A judge in South Korea, where Samsung is based, for example, handed down a split decision in a patent case shortly before the jury verdict in the American case.  more

China Embraces Mobile Internet Era

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With China's rapid development on the internet, experts who participated in this year's China Internet Economic Forum believe China's internet economy is in ascendance and has great prospects. The 10th China Internet Economic Forum 2012 was held Tuesday in Beijing, with the theme of "Anyone who follows the developing trend of internet will win the market." Participants said China is embracing the mobile internet era and enterprises should take advantage of mobile devices. more

Mobile Technology in Africa: a comparative view between Kenya and South Africa

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A recent GSMA report stated that Africa is currently the second biggest market for mobile in the world. This means that there is huge innovation potential in terms of mobile technology application development, as well as creating solutions (think access to information, ability to transfer money, creating jobs) for the more than 649 million handset owners on the continent.  more