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Google settles patent litigation with Apple-backed Rockstar consortium

Google has settled patent litigation with a consortium of companies backed by Apple, Microsoft and other tech giants, according to a court filing. Financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

Sony unveils pay-TV service PlayStation Vue... sans ESPN

Leveraging its installed base of 35 million U.S. PlayStation 3 and 4 consoles, Sony unveiled long-anticipated plans for its new, cloud-based pay-TV service Thursday.

Sony adds CBS and Discovery for OTT service

CBS Corp. and Discovery Communications have confirmed in their separate third-quarter earnings reports that their programming has been licensed by Sony for the launch of the Japanese conglomerate's upcoming virtual pay-TV service.

Dish 'Primetime Anytime' doesn't infringe on broadcasters, judge tentatively rules

A federal judge has issued a key tentative decision in favor of Dish Network in its court battle with Fox, ruling that the pay-TV operator's "Primetime Anytime" DVR feature does not infringe on the programmer's copyright.

ABI Research: Apple Watch will end Android's smart watch dominance

Android's dominance of the smart watch market will come to an end in 2015 when the operating system's (OS) share of the sector will fall to under 50 per cent for the first time as it succumbs to pressure from Apple.

Verizon to launch Sony's Xperia Z3v smartphone for $200 with a contract

Verizon Wireless will launch Sony Mobile Communications' Xperia Z3v smartphone, a variant of the smartphone maker's latest flagship Z3. The deal gives Sony a much-needed boost in a market where T-Mobile US has been its only real consistent carrier partner during the past few years.

Cord maybes: Pay-TV chases millennials with OTT services, but success is hardly guaranteed

Programmers are suddenly willing to play ball with OTT insurgents and are conceding to pared-down bundles targeted to millennials. But is their desperation a good thing?

Rumor mill: Sony's new pay-TV service to be priced at around $80 per month

After getting "creamed" in negotiations with content suppliers, Sony will offer its new OTT-based pay-TV service at a consumer price of about $80 a month.

Sony ups its stake in online content as TV service launch looms

Sony is continuing to invest in its streaming-to-console strategy, with the chief of its gaming unit, Andrew House, confirming to The Wall Street Journal that it still intends to introduce an over-the-top television service in the U.S. by year-end and is in talks with potential content partners now.

Report: O2 UK close to agreeing exclusive Amazon Fire deal

O2 is on the brink of agreeing a deal to become the exclusive seller of Amazon's Fire smartphone in the UK, while separately signalling its intention to sell Motorola's Moto 360 smart watch by opening a registration page for the device.