Microsoft Corp. won’t be able to seek another import ban against some handsets made by Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility, though it can get damages under a ruling issued by a U.S. appeals court yesterday.
While Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates these days is more often seen engaged in philanthropic activities through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he still dons his inventor cap from time to time.
“Argo,” the story of a stealth mission to rescue a group of U.S. hostages from Iran in 1980, was voted best film at the British Academy Film Awards, or Baftas, last night. Its director Ben Affleck also won.
Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” about the 16th U.S. president’s battle to end slavery, was nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture, director and actor, to lead the annual race for Oscars.
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of director Peter Jackson’s trio of movies based on the J.R.R. Tolkien novel, was the top-grossing film at U.S. and Canadian theaters for a third weekend, collecting $32.9 million in sales.