Microsoft Files Lawsuit Against Samsung

(CNN) — Microsoft is suing Samsung. As part of a patent-sharing agreement reached in 2011, Samsung is supposed to pay Microsoft a royalty for every Android smartphone it sells. Microsoft says Samsung didn’t pay on time last fall and now is refusing to pay interest on the late payment. In the lawsuit, Microsoft says Samsung … Continue reading »

Hilton to Replace Keys with Smartphones

(CNN) — Hilton Worldwide is going high tech. Guests will soon be able to use their smartphones to access their rooms. They’ll also be able to choose their room, check in and make special requests from their mobile devices. Digital check-in will be available at more than 4,000 Hilton Worldwide properties worldwide by the end … Continue reading »

Blackberry Reaches Deal to Go Private

(CNN) — Struggling smartphone maker Blackberry has plans to become a private company. Monday, the company announced an agreement with its largest shareholder, Fairfax Financial, to sell itself for $4.7 billion. Forbes Magazine reports the two companies signed a letter of intent, but that Blackberry can still shop around. The deal comes after Blackberry said … Continue reading »

Apple Fans Line Up for New iPhone

EUGENE, Ore. — People all over the world lined up on Friday morning to get their hands on the newest iPhone models, and Eugene was no different. A small group of people was gathered outside the Verizon Store on Coburg Road by about 5 a.m. The two new models—the iPhone 5s and the 5c—are similar, … Continue reading »

Proof of Insurance Goes Paperless

EUGENE, Ore. — Proof of auto insurance is going paperless in Oregon. A new law is allowing drivers to use their smartphones to show proof of insurance to officers. One local insurance agent says this will be a huge convenience for many people. “There’s a segment of the population who do everything on their cell … Continue reading »