Samsung face sanction over Apple licence leak
Samsung and its US lawyers allegedly distributed a secret patenet licence between Apple and Nokia to nearly 100 members of staff, breaking a court order.
The South Korean electronics company may now face sanctions after Judge Paul Grewal ordered one of Samsung's patent licensing team, and five other staff, to appear in court by 16 October with a further hearing scheduled for 22 October.
More than 90 Samsung staff may have seen the documents, marked 'Highly Confidential, Attorney Eyes Only', in breach of court confidentiality.
Samsung's lawyer admitted in a court hearing before the order that a junior member of the law firm had failed to redact terms of the licence deal correctly, leaving them visible to Samsung executives who should not have been able to see them. But he argued that as it was not intentional, this was not a violation of the court order.
Raspberry Pi hits million milestone in UK
Raspberry Pi, the tiny computers for education, has had it's millionth unit manufactured in the UK.
The British company originally had the computers manufactured in China when the company first launched in 2011. But in September 2012, the manufacturing moved to a plant owned by Sony in South Wales. Since reshoring the manufacturing, the technology bought with Raspberry Pi is now 100% British.
"We've reached a bit of a landmark," Raspberry Pi announced this morning on their website. "The really big news today is that the Pencoed factory has made its millionth Brithsh Raspberry Pi. Add these to the existing Chinese ones, and that makes one and three quarter million Raspberry Pis out there worldwide, the majority made right here at home."
Google and Sir Tim Berners-Lee lead coalition for cheaper internet
A cross-industry coalition is underway to bring cheaper internet to the developing world, under the helm of Sir Time Bernes-Lee.
Announced in Abuja, Nigeria, on Monday, the Alliance for Affordable Internet aims to drive down global internet prices and campaign against anti-competitive pricing.
The coalition spans both public and private organisations, including Google, Facebook, Intel, Microsoft, Cisco, and the UK Department for International Development.
"The majority of the world's people are still not online, usually because they can't afford to be," said Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the web and founder of the World Wide Web Foundation. "In Mozambique, for example, a recent study showed that using just 1GB of data can cost well over two months' wages for the average citizen."