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Mobile Minutes: TripAdvisor,, Apple, Icahn

TripAdvisor pushes for in-app hotel bookings but faces resistance
It?s going to get done eventually, but TripAdvisor is admittedly facing some resistance to achieving its self-described ?key product focus in 2014? ? enabling travelers to book hotels within TripAdvisor?s mobile apps, per Skift.
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Apple loses bid for U.S. ban on Samsung smartphone sales
A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected Apple's request for a permanent sales ban in the United States against some older Samsung smartphones, a key setback for the iPhone maker in its global patent battle, according to Reuters.
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Icahn fires again in eBay fight, but where's the PayPal plan?
It?s been almost a month and a half since Carl Icahn lobbed the first grenade in his fight with Ebay, and his latest missive in the fight that launched a thousand headlines attempts to refocus the discussion on his initial proposal that the online marketplace should spin off its lucrative payments business PayPal, per Forbes.
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