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The suprise sale allows Google to drop a struggling part of their business and lets Lenovo leapfrog their way to third place in smartphone sales

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Sherlock Holmes mystery: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's estate and the case of character licencing rights

Sherlock Holmes would have unravelled the case in a heartbeat. Yet so far there is no explanation as to why the estate of the fictional detective’s creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has failed to fight a lawsuit in the US that could leave it out of pocket.

US studios are owed millions in Chinese takings for ‘Man of Steel’

Hollywood’s in need of a superhero - to recover its money from China

Beijing accused of taking box office receipts from American studios

Dedon Fedro rocking lounger, main picture, from £595, heals.co.uk

Enjoy summer all year round

Stephanie Hirschmiller on the garden furniture you can leave outside in any season and in any weather

LennyKravitz, plus Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, star in the film based on the life of the veteran White House butler Eugene Allen

The Butler movie title sparks feud after film mogul Harvey Weinstein brawls with Warner Bros

The biggest headache for Weinstein’s civil rights movie is the title

Rihanna takes legal action against Topshop for using her image on T-shirts

T-shirts bearing the singers image were on display at London's High Court

Streaming services such as Spotify offer consumers a more reliable experience than peer-to-peer file-sharing sites

Music and film industries winning war on piracy, says report

There were 260 million pirated films and TV shows downloaded in 2008 but that figure has fallen to 120 million

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Google, Microsoft and Yahoo target piracy sites by blocking ad revenue

New 'best practices' outlined by the IAB would block adverts from appearing alongside illegal content

Cast members of the new Beatles musical 'Let It Be', which is being sued by a rival production

Don't Let It Be: Beatles musical sued by rival over who came up with the idea of impersonating The Fab Four

Rival tribute acts will battle it out in court for the right to recreate the band’s music on stage

Members of the media photograph the Xbox One and its controller

Gamers petition Microsoft over Xbox One DRM - are we missing out?

More than 17,000 sign a petition asking Microsoft to bring back controversial policies

Cyber Culture: Will we ever tire of Candy Crush Saga?

If you're female, between the ages of 25 and 55 and play games on a smartphone or tablet, there's a good chance that you'll have played Candy Crush Saga, an insanely popular game whose beeps and boinks are currently filling the summer air like smoke from a million barbecues.

Virgin Atlantic pulls the plug on making first class flat beds

Sir Richard Branson last night decided to fold up his business making flat beds for aircraft after losing a lengthy patent scrap with his former partner on the project.

Will.i.am, left, is suing Pharrell Williams

I.am suing you – Pharrell Williams feels the wrath of Will.i.am in row over copyright of the phrase 'I Am'

Will.i.am, one of the judges on BBC talent show The Voice, is suing fellow US pop music star Pharrell Williams over his use of the phrase “I am” .

Overcast skies and middle-aged matrons drinking prosecco before midday - Wimbledon is back

Picnic tables were already occupied on Murray Mount

Baigent was a ‘great writer. He was the real thing, original and with fine virtues and integrity’

Michael Baigent: Renaissance man who questioned Christian history in his quest for truths

Baigent and Leigh were ordered to pay legal costs of £1.3m and were left pen

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Some politicians say nothing in an interesting way. Miller says nothing in an irritating way

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Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
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Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

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League system no longer measures up

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Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

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