General Electric Co. will probably be named preferred bidder to supply 465 diesel locomotives to South Africa’s state-owned Transnet SOC Ltd. as part of a $3.2 billion investment, according people familiar with the matter.
Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. said Apple Inc. filed a complaint with the European Union’s competition authority accusing the company of violating a pledge to license industry-standard patents on fair terms.
Google Inc., which won U.S. approval for its acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc., is close to naming Dennis Woodside to run the business when the deal closes, three people familiar with the matter said.
Microsoft Corp., the largest software maker, said it would be “fair and reasonable” in licensing its industry-standard technology, pledging to negotiate with competitors instead of trying to block sales of their products.
Wi-Lan Inc., the Ottawa-based owner of patents for wireless technology, sued Apple Inc., the maker of the iPad tablet, and 18 other computer and phone makers, claiming they’re infringing its Bluetooth patents.
Prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss all criminal charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund chief accused of sexual assaulting a hotel maid who lied to authorities about some details of her life and the case.
Google Inc. approached Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. a week before activist investor Carl Icahn publicly pressed the phone maker to explore strategic alternatives, said two people with knowledge of the matter.