Smartphone owners are becoming accustomed to taking their conversations online rather than face-to-face. -The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

Survey showed that there was a strong purchasing intention among Malaysian online shoppers during the year-end holiday season. -The Star/ANN
IBM scientists are among those researching how to link a human brain to your devices, such as a computer or a smartphone. -AFP
The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that HTC infringed on one of four patents Apple had disputed and imposed a sales ban on some of the Taiwan maker's phones. -Reuters
Apples fans rushed to stores in the US on the day of the launch of the much-coveted tablet computer. Some even queued for days to be the first in line when stores opened. -AFP, Reuters