Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories.
Twitter Sues Five Major Spammers
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Twitter has filed a suit against five web tools and providers that allegedly make it easier to spam people on Twitter. Facebook, Google and Yahoo have filed similar lawsuits in the past, and Twitter claims the lawsuits send "a clear message to all would-be spammers that there are serious and costly consequences" to violating Twitter's rules.
Apple Interested In Wireless Power Charging
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Apple has filed a patent application for a system that would enable wireless charging of the devices in its stores, AppleInsider has learned. The patent application proposes a special packaging for products such as iPhone or an iPad, which could act as a RF power transmitter.
HTC Posts Huge Profit and Revenue Drops
HTC's quarterly results are in, and they're not pretty. The company's profit in Q1 2012 was $151 million, a 70% drop from a year earlier, and revenues were $2.3 billion - a 35 percent decline. HTC's CFO Winston Yung has described the situation quite candidly in a conference call: “We simply dropped the ball on products in the fourth quarter,” he said.
This story originally published on Mashable here.