Alca-Lu loses patent appeal; Zeugma alters staff, focus

> An appeals court upholds a ruling that denies Alcatel-Lucent a $1.5 billion award stemming from a patent lawsuit against Microsoft.

> Zeugma Systems lays off hardware technicians, but hires software and applications experts.

> 81 percent of consumers in an Accenture survey want networked devices from a single provider.