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Apple Buys Samsung’s Android Security Partner AuthenTec For $356M

Amid fierce smartphone competition between Samsung and Apple that has spilled into a multinational patent battle, it looks like Apple may have opened yet another front on the M&A side: it is buying mobile security company AuthenTec — which had only just signed a deal with Samsung for Android devices — for $365 million. AuthenTec, among other things, makes fingerprint sensor chips that are used for security and identification purposes; these are embedded in computing devices. 

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Facebook, HTC Developing Smartphone for 2013 Launch: Report

As Facebook users switch from the desktop to mobile platforms, the company is struggling to sustain ad revenue.

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Android and Nokia Smartphones Hijacked Via NFC

At the Black Hat information security conference in Las Vegas, security specialist Charlie Miller has demonstrated how different manufacturers' smartphones can be infected with malicious code via the Near Field Communication (NFC) standard [--] without the need for any interaction with the smartphone owner...

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Nokia Quietly Kills Linux-Based Meltemi, Report Says

According to a new report, Meltemi was supposed to be Linux-based and replace the Series 40 software found in feature phones. [Read more]...

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Google Told Samsung Not to Copy Apple

Apple's continued disputes with Samsung reach new levels next week when yet another trial kicks off. But this time, Apple plans to argue its case using a raft of internal Samsung documents that openly admit that the company mimicked the iPhone—and was even warned off doing so by Google. More »...

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