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Google, Apple broker deal to stay out of court

Google and Apple, longtime legal sparring partners in the mobile realm, called a truce Friday in a joint statement that announced the two would suspend any outstanding smartphone patent litigation against one another. The two tech companies said they will work together to remedy the country's muddled patent system.

Enterprises are embracing BYOD, despite security risks and support costs

While BYOD was originally viewed as a cost saver for enterprises, it has often resulted in greater expenses--particularly from the added management, support and security required. Despite these additional costs and security risks, many enterprises are "embracing" BYOD, observes David Lowe, vice president for enterprise sales at Samsung Telecommunications America, in an exclusive interview with FierceMobileIT.

News Scan: Franken says Galaxy S5 security isn't good enough; Jasper Wireless, Ericsson top M2M platform providers; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Wednesday, May 14 including Al Franken's take on the safety of Samsung's Galaxy S5 phones, Jasper Wireless and Ericsson top amongst M2M platform providers, the future growth and diversity of the wearables market, the landslide dominance of Android in smartphone shipments and an in-aisle mobile marketing campaign launched by Bertolli and Thinaire.

Apple beats Samsung in court but loses in marketplace

Apple's $119 million jury verdict against Samsung in a smartphone patent lawsuit might be a moral victory for Cupertino, but it won't make a dent in Samsung's success in the marketplace.

News Scan: Smartwatch makers lie about components; Samsung pulls LA Clippers ads over racist row; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 29, including why smartwatches aren't what you think, how the racist comments allegedly made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling are starting to affect business, what P&G is spending its shrinking ad budget on, how AT&T is bringing 4G LTE to your flight and why Microsoft will not be using the Microsoft Mobile moniker.

News Scan: Apple regains smartphone momentum; Comixology ends iOS in-app purchases; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 28, including the Apple and Microsoft's mobile divisions moving in opposite directions, Comixology's content acquisition feature scrapped from iOS devices, the rebirth of a failed mobile video app to the basis of LG's smart TV, tumbling revenue at Rovio and how Apple is preparing for its share buyback.

Spotlight: Samsung may strike a blow against passwords everywhere

Surprise, there may be a biometric scanner attached to your new Samsung smartphone; and (surprise again!) there may be a system behind it that makes it work.

Smartphone innovation is slowing, judges Frost & Sullivan

Smartphone innovation is slowing, as evidenced by Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone, judges Lawrence Lundy, an information and communications technology consultant with Frost & Sullivan.

'Robust selection' of apps will be key to enterprise adoption of smart wearables, says IDC

A key to success for smart wearable devices in the enterprise, as well as the consumer marketplace, will be a "robust selection of third-party applications," observes market research firm IDC.

News Scan: Samsung, Google schemed to steal Apple tech; Mobile payments to top $500B this year; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 10, including Apple's allegations against Samsung and Google, how mobile payments will soon top the $500B mark, where the cloud-managed Wi-Fi market is headed, the expected growth of telematics in Western Europe and the increased use of location-based ad campaigns.