Mobile Minutes: Alibaba’s QR codes; Apple patents vs. Samsung; Microsoft’s mobile updates; Snapchat’s storytelling

Apple gets mixed ruling in first Samsung appeal
Apple Inc.’s patented designs on its signature iPhone mobile phone were copied by chief rival Samsung Electronics Inc., a U.S. appeals court ruled Monday.
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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile updates may not depend on wireless service providers
Microsoft, which is set to release the Windows 10 unified operating system in the summer of 2015, has now made public its intention to follow a more proactive approach in releasing software updates to Windows 10 Mobile users.
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Snapchat: A new mobile challenge for storytelling
While defining an objectively good Snapchat story is nearly impossible, the best Snapchat stories generally are ones that tell a narrative in a personal, visual way that pulls in and keeps the viewer. So naturally, we decided to reach out to the best storytellers we could think of, journalists at The Times, to see if they were up for a new mobile challenge.
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