Top News for May 5, 2014

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Here are today's top stories from Tech News Today for May 05, 2014:

  1. A federal-court jury reached a verdict in the Apple-Samsung patent lawsuit we’ve been telling you about for the past couple of months. The outcome was a mixed bag for both companies. The jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $119.6 million in damages -- they wanted $2.2 billion. And they ordered Apple to pay Samsung about 158 thousand dollars -- they wanted Read more at latimes.com.

  2. Amazon launched a new service this morning that lets you add products to your Amazon shopping card with a single hashtag. Read more at wsj.com.

  3. Apple has hired at least six more biomedical experts and other medical experts, according to a new Reuters report by Christina Farr. Read more at reuters.com.

  4. Google is thinking about killing off the URL. Sort of. In a new version of Google’s Chrome browser, the URL is not visible to the user. Instead, you see a Google Search box. Read more at zdnet.com.

  5. Selena Larson, we had Robert Scoble on the show Friday and we talked about the rumored death of Twitter, as well as Google+. We both concluded that neither social network is dying. Also on Friday, you wrote an interesting piece on the future of Twitter. In that post you said that Twitter needs to radically change in order to transform it into something for the masses. Read more at readwrite.com.

  6. You may have heard a story in circulation about upcoming Apple headphones called “EarPods” that had integrated heart rate and blood pressure sensors. The story was covered widely not only in the tech press, but also in mainstream newspapers and network TV news programs. Well, it turns out the story was fake. Sarah Perez at TechCrunch is reporting this morning that the story originated with someone who posted it as a joke on the anonymous app Secret. Read more at techcrunch.com.

For insight, analysis, and discussion of these topics and more, check out Tech News Today for May 05, 2014.