News bites: Facebook buys IBM patents

Facebook bought 750 IBM patents as it tries to fend off a lawsuit from Yahoo alleging intellectual property infringement, Bloomberg reports.

T-Mobile will cut 5 percent of its workforce and close seven call centers, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The federal government will require contractors to recycle computers and other equipment, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Research in Motion has lost the top spot for smartphone sales in Canada, its home country, to Apple, Bloomberg reports.