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Tizen Association welcomes 15 new Partner Program members

The Tizen Association, a collective of three dozen companies backing the Linux-based open-source mobile operating system, recently welcomed 15 new supporters to the team. You’ll no doubt recognize several big names as well as two mobile carriers – SoftBank Mobile…

HP said to be shopping around webOS mobile patents

HP is reportedly looking to offload some of its mobile patents to the highest payer. Included in the portfolio are patents related to webOS, the mobile operating system they inherited as part of the $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm in 2010.

Google donates 79 additional patents to open patent pledge

Google has donated 79 additional patents to a list of “safe” patents in an effort to accelerate the pace of innovation in computing which could ultimately lead to better products and services at lower cost. The new patents cover a…