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Bits Blog: Facebook Sues Lawyers for Pressing Dubious Ownership Case
The company says the former lawyers for Paul Ceglia, who claimed that Mark Zuckerberg had given him a large stake in Facebook, continued to argue his case despite knowledge that his evidence was fabricated.






Hoverboard? Still in the Future
For the last 25 years, inventors like garage tinkerers, physics professors and engineers have been trying to make a hovering skateboard.






Apple’s iPhone Sales Drive Record Profit
The sales of 39 million iPhones helped the company bring in $8.5 billion in profit in the last quarter.






Advertising: At Ogilvy, New Unit Will Mine Data
Searching for data-driven decision-making, Ogilvy & Mather is pooling its data executives in a unit called OgilvyAmp.
As Apple Pay Arrives, Witnessing the Next Step in Money. Maybe.
Commerce experts say they think the involvement of Apple could be the impetus that moves mainstream consumers to digital payments.






DealBook Column: The Truth Hidden by IBM’s Buybacks
IBM has posted large earnings and sent out large dividends to shareholders, but the company’s success has been tied more to financial engineering than actual performance.






Bits Blog: Amazon Strikes Deal With Simon & Schuster
Amazon has reached a deal with Simon & Schuster, one of the Big Five publishers, while the retailer’s battle with another publisher, Hachette, grinds on.






Bits Blog: Amazon Kindle Voyage, a High-End E-Reader That Beats Hardcovers
Amazon’s latest Kindle, the Voyage, is better than a printed book.






Weak Results at IBM as Its Strategy Shifts
The chief executive called the results disappointing as the company said it would pay $1.5 billion to shed its chip-making unit.






Bits Blog: Senator Calls on Comcast to Extend Net Neutrality Pledge
Senator Patrick Leahy, the Vermont Democrat, called on Comcast to commit to never allow so-called fast lanes on its network.






Bits Blog: A Dynamic New Tool to Preserve the Friendsters of the Future
Rhizome, a nonprofit group dedicated to supporting and conserving digital art, has developed a tool that records the immersive experience of a website or a social network.






Spotify Introduces a Family Discount for Music Streaming
The streaming service, which sells online access to 20 million songs, will let subscribers add up to four accounts at half the usual price.
Bits Blog: Trying to Live in the Moment (and Not on the Phone)
By providing a scoreboard of our smartphone use, new apps may help us change our ways.






DealBook: Shouts on Bond-Trading Floor Yield to Robot Beeps
JPMorgan Chase is moving more of its bond trading to electronic platforms, following a trend on Wall Street in stock trading, which was transformed by automation years ago.






Honky-Tonk Tchaikovsky? ‘Fantasia’ Game Offers a Way
In Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, developers at the video game company Harmonix build on Walt Disney’s classic 1940 animated film.
DealBook: Andreessen Leaving eBay’s Board Ahead of PayPal Spinoff
The venture capitalist Marc Andreessen is stepping down from eBay’s board, months after publicly defending his role as a director against attacks from Carl C. Icahn.






Power Up: For South Korea, E-Sports Is National Pastime
The extent to which video games have become part of mainstream culture in South Korea may be a sign of things to come in the West.






Phone Hackers Dial and Redial to Steal Billions
A phone fraud on the rise and aided by Internet-connected phone systems can lead to six-figure bills for businesses.






Bits Blog: IBM Sets Announcement on Monday, Possibly on Chip-Making Unit
Analysts say the most likely possibility is that it has a deal in its long-running effort to shed its computer chip manufacturing operations.






Stephen Colbert Has a Mock Feud With Google Over Search Results
Stephen Colbert chided the search engine for getting his height wrong, a situation that highlighted challenges about the accuracy and sources of its information.
Yahoo’s Tumblr Teams Up With TV Shows to Reach Their Audiences
In a bid to expand its own audience, the social media and blogging site is reaching out to fans of certain shows through deals with the shows’ creators.
The Week Ahead: Tech Giants’ Earnings and Eurozone Bank Stress Tests
Apple, IBM, Microsoft and Yahoo will report quarterly results, and the results of the eurozone banks’ tests are approaching.






N.F.L. Stands by Its Push to Connect to Fans Digitally
NFL Now, a mobile video service, provides game highlights, updates and news reports directly to fans and competes with TV and cable networks.






Sesame Workshop Tackles Literacy With Technology
The first products from a partnership between the nonprofit producer of “Sesame Street” and the children’s speech recognition company ToyTalk could be available early next year.






Bits Blog: A Look Behind the Snapchat Photo Leak Claims
Three men who built a tool called Snapaved to store images from the messaging service have come forward to offer details of how a recent theft of thousands of private photos occurred.






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