Apple defeated GPNE in a patent-infringement trial, with a jury determining the electronics giant’s devices didn’t infringe mobile technology owned by the nonpracticing entity. Apple, which called GPNE a patent troll, said in a statement that it was “pleased” by the verdict.
Fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc. said it is migrating some data on non-Chinese customers away from its servers in Beijing due to performance and privacy considerations. Data belonging to the privately owned company’s non-Chinese users will be moved in several phases to Amazon Inc. servers in the United States and data centers in Singapore, Xiaomi vice president Hugo Barra said in a blog post on Google Plus.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should reclassify broadband as a regulated public utility in order to achieve net neutrality, but take a “light touch” while doing it, a U.S. lawmaker said. The FCC should be selective about what public utility-style regulations it should apply to broadband, Representative Anna Eshoo, a California Democrat, wrote in a letter to the FCC.
Forty percent of American adult Internet users say they’ve been harassed online, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center, which found the harassment is often by strangers on social-networking sites. More than half of those who experienced online harassment did not know the person involved in the most recent incident of harassment.
Hungary plans to impose a new tax on Internet data transfers, a draft 2015 tax bill submitted to parliament showed, in a move that could hit Internet and telecoms providers and their customers hard. The draft tax code contains a provision for Internet providers to pay a tax of 150 forints (60 US cents) per gigabyte of data traffic, though it would also let companies offset corporate income tax against the new levy.