NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Apple

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is being sued over the use of its iCloud name by an Arizona company, iCloud Communications. The Arizona company, a VoIP service provider, said Apple has caused "irreparable injury" to the company through the use of its trademark.

In other Apple news, the company said over the weekend that it is recalling a small number of iPad 2 devices which run on

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network because of connectivity issues. The move comes as Apple tries to keep up with demand for its popular tablet. More than 25 million iPads have been sold since the device was released a little more than a year ago.

Shares of Apple rose 0.5% to $327.54 in pre-market trading on Monday.

Companies looking to bid on

Nortel's

patent portfolio will have until Monday at 4 p.m. EST to do so.

Google

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is the leading contender in the bidding process so far, but others could include Apple,

Microsoft

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,

Research In Motion

(RIMM)

and

Intel

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, according to the

Wall Street Journal

.

Nortel declared bankruptcy in January 2009 and began selling itself off in pieces several months later. The company's patent portfolio is its last major asset.

Shares of Google rose 0.3% in pre-market trading on Monday.

Online music service

Spotify

is close to a U.S. launch, according to the

Wall Street Journal

. The company, which is popular in Europe, has recently signed several distribution agreements with music labels, including Universal Music Group, EMI and Sony Music Entertainment.

Facebook

has seen users drop off in the U.S., losing almost 6 million users in the last month, according to blog

Inside Facebook

. The U.S. saw a decline in users for the first time in a year, falling to 149.4 million from 155.2 million. Canada also lost users, as did the U.K., Norway and Russia. Growth came from gains in Brazil, Mexico, India and Indonesia. Facebook has around 700 million total users, up from 500 million users at the same time last year.

--Written by Olivia Oran in New York.

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