Top News for April 11, 2014

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Here are today's top stories from Tech News Today for April 11, 2014:

  1. The industry's biggest patent troll, Intellectual Ventures, got Microsoft and Sony to invest in its latest acquisition fund, but failed to get Apple and Intel, according to an exclusive posted this morning by Reuters. Read more at reuters.com.

  2. Twitter is having trouble getting some users to tweet. A new report from Twopcharts says 44% of Twitter accounts have never sent a single tweet. Read more at wsj.com.

  3. Amazon is getting into the comic book business. The company announced yesterday that it’s buying ComiXology, which is a digital comics app. Read more at time.com.

  4. An internal Samsung report appears to show that Samsung lied to the public, press and shareholders about how many Galaxy Tab devices it sold in 2011 Read more at fortune.com.

  5. Sony is contacting 25,000 owners of its VAIO Fit 11A laptop and telling them to stop using it. The laptops could catch fire because of the batteries inside built by Panasonic. Read more at wsj.com.

  6. Facebook wants to improve the quality of your News Feed by punishing posts that contain Like-Bait. Read more at gigaom.com.

For insight, analysis, and discussion of these topics and more, check out Tech News Today for April 11, 2014.