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Jul 16 2012   2:22PM GMT

What you missed in the IT world this weekend

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

Happy Monday! While you recover from your weekend activities, we’ll catch you up on the top three tech stories from this past weekend.

1. RIM continued its downward trend as a California jury ordered the mobile company to pay $147 million for infringing on a patent held by Mformation Technologies. RIM had better hope its appeal works, as experts wonder if the company has enough available cash after its stock fell more than 70% in the last year.

2. The FBI plans to tap George Mason University scientists to test out the law enforcement agency’s Android mobile applications to see if they’re hacker-proof. The goal is to uncover the vulnerabilities inside apps such as the Law Enforcement National Data Exchange, which gives access to criminal justice records.

3. Microsoft customers won’t be able to window-shop for Windows 8; the compnay announced it is dropping the the boxed version of the product from retail shelves. As a replacement, Microsoft has promised to make its Windows App Store live in time for the Windows 8 release in October.

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