Tuesday Morning Cyber Corner

IN THE NEWS: JURY GETS APPLE-SAMSUNG CASE

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It's now up to a jury of nine men and women to decide what has been a long, bitter legal squabble between two major high-tech companies. The panel in San Francisco will decide whether to take legal sides with either Apple or Samsung in a lawsuit over patents. Apple is demanding that Samsung pay it $2.5 billion and pull its most popular smartphones and computer tablets from the U.S. market -- after claiming the South Korean company ripped off its iPhone and iPad technology. Samsung denies the allegations. The case featured three weeks of testimony from technology experts, patent professionals and company officials. Apple and Samsung are the world's top-selling smartphone makers; together they account for more than half of all smartphone sales.

IN THE NEWS: APPLE TOP COMPANY -- EVER

NEW YORK (AP) -- The company that makes Macs, iPhones and iPads is now the world's largest ever when it comes to stock value. Apple's value has been pegged at $624 billion -- the highest ever -- beating out the record set by Microsoft back in the early days of the Internet boom. After a four-month dip, Apple's stock hit new highs recently. It had been the world's most valuable company since the end of last year -- and is worth 54 percent more than the number-two firm, Exxon Mobil.

ON THE WEB: COLLEGE FRESHMEN WORLD VIEW

CYBERSPACE (AP) -- There are still a lot of people around who have listened to the radio. But not many of them will be entering college as freshmen this year. Every year, Beloit College puts out a list to remind teachers that those entering college see the world differently than those who've been around longer. Among the notes in this year's list: most of those born around 1994 have never listened much to the radio, don't remember a time when suitcases were carried instead of having wheels -- and have had women serving as U.S. secretary of state most of their lives.

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IN STORES: OnLIVE REORGANIZES

NEW YORK (AP) -- It had a lot of promise when it started three years ago. But now, OnLive has a lot of debt -- and few paying customers. And so the video game streaming company has reshuffled its business. The company has dismissed about half its staff as part of an alternative to filing for bankruptcy protection. However, OnLive will continue to operate under the same name -- and its customers -- few as they are -- shouldn't see a change in their service.

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Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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