News bites: Apple, Samsung told to work together

A judge has ordered the chief executives of Apple and Samsung to get together and work out their differences. The order comes after several rounds of patent lawsuits by each company attempting to shut the other out of mobile markets. 

Testifying during the Google-Oracle patent trial, Google co-founder Larry Page says, under oath, that Google didn't do anything wrong. The Verge has coverage.

Reuters has an interesting report that Oracle almost bought RIM and Palm in a bid to enter the mobile market. 


Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee says users should demand that Facebook and Google hand over their data upon request. The Guardian has the interview here.