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Google is cutting its losses on its Motorola smartphone business, selling the division to Chinese firm Lenovo for $2.9 billion (£1.75bn) just two years after paying almost $10 billion more than that for the handset maker.

A 1930 photo of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author and creator of Sherlock Holmes. Writer Leslie Klinger is challenging the Conan Doyle estate over the right to use the Sherlock Holmes character in new tales. (AP)

Not-so-elementary dispute, Watson

It's the kind of puzzle that might have amused Sherlock Holmes himself.
HTC One smartphone

HTC to fight UK ban on One Mini and Max smartphones

HTC has vowed to appeal a UK ban on two of its smartphones for infringing Nokia patents.

Apple and Samsung are the world's two biggest smartphone makers

Samsung must pay Apple for copying

A jury in Silicon Valley has ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Apple 290 million US dollars (£180 million) for copying vital iPhone and iPad features.
Google offices

MPs attack Google's 'flimsy' excuses on piracy sites

Internet search giant Google has been accused by a committee of MPs of using "flimsy" excuses for its failure to crack down on illegal downloads.

Steve Menzies, right, is likely to end his Super League career

Emotional goodbye for Menzies

Catalan Dragons coach Laurent Frayssinous admitted the disappointment over his side's first-round exit from the Super League play-offs was compounded by the precipitated retirement of Steve Menzies.

City Lawyer 'suffering from stress at work' threw himself under Tube

A top lawyer at one of the City’s most prestigious firms hurled himself in front of a Tube train after suffering from work related stress, an inquest today heard.

City Comment: A marriage where firms have the power

This is about power. The power relationship between big business and big government has long been a tense one because both know they need each other — but rather resent the fact. It is not a love match, but a marriage of convenience which has to be made to work.

Phil Mickelson is eyeing Open Championship glory after winning the Scottish Open

Mickelson sets sights on Open title

Phil Mickelson is targeting an Open Championship to go with his Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open title after recovering from a lapse of concentration to beat South African Branden Grace in a play-off at Castle Stuart.

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