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Tech bytes: April 29, 2014

Tech bytes: April 29, 2014
Oklahoman Published: April 28, 2014

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Apple, Samsung trial gets delay

A federal court Monday delayed closing arguments by one day in the patent infringement trial involving Apple and Samsung because of an appeals court ruling in another case between Apple and Motorola. The Federal U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., on Friday upheld a federal judge’s legal definition of Apple’s so-called “quick links” patent at issue in the dispute between Apple and Motorola. In Silicon Valley, Apple is accusing Samsung of infringing the patent that automatically turns phone numbers and email addresses into links, enabling users to make calls and send messages with a single click. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said the matter was best left for the jury to decide.

XBOX to launch original shows

After nearly two years since launching a studio to create new shows to be streamed on Xbox consoles, Microsoft is finally ready to serve an assorted helping of original programming this summer for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. However, viewers shouldn’t expect Xbox Originals, as they’re called, to be available the same way that content is provided on Netflix and Hulu. “We don’t necessarily know what approach will work, and we don’t necessarily know what approach won’t work,” said Nancy Tellem, president of Xbox Entertainment Studios.

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