HTC may be interested in buying Nokia’s manufacturing plant in Chennai, India. In an interview with the Economic Times, HTC chief financial officer Chialin Chang said that he would be looking into the possibility of acquiring Nokia’s Chennai plant.
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A fake anti-virus application was uploaded to the Google Play Store called Virus Shield. The price was $3.99 for the software and the app quickly jumped in the rankings. Eventually the application was removed from the store once it was proved that the app was fraudulent.
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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Motorola Solutions have announced a patent licensing agreement for the two companies to share technology. Motorola Solutions will receive worldwide coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for devices that use the Android and Chrome OS.
RadioShack has dropped the price of the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 5s to $99 with a two-year contract. This is $100 off the regular price. Even more money can be saved if the customer trades in an older iPhone — meaning an iPhone 4s that works on either AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon including the charger. The older iPhone cannot have any cracks. If the criteria is met, then the customer could get the iPhone 5s for free. The iPhone 5 can also be traded in. This deal is available to customers that buy an iPhone 5s with an AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon service plan. It is unknown how long this promotion will last.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has released an update to its Paper app (version 1.1). Facebook launched the Paper app on February 3rd and the social network company said that “people have explored an average of 80 stories a day.” Facebook did not reveal how many people actually use the app though.
A federal judge has rejected a request for a patent consortium called Rockstar to transfer patent litigation from California to Texas. Rockstar is backed by Microsoft, Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony. These companies purchased patents from Nortel Networks for $4.5 billion after outbidding Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) in 2011.
Samsung’s new Milk Music streaming service will soon feature ads, according to the company blog.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has announced a pilot program called “Respond to app reviews,” which lets developers respond to reviews of Windows Phone apps directly from the Dev Center.