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What the DOJ settlement means for ebook prices now

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On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote approved a proposed settlement put forth by the Department of Justice to resolve allegations that three publishers had colluded with Apple to fix ebook prices. Here’s what will happen next. Now that the settlement is approved, when will we see changes? According to...
What the DOJ settlement means for ebook prices now

Zynga slapped with dueling shareholder lawsuits

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Lawsuits against the Farmville-maker are beginning to pile up with allegations of executives keeping slumping revenue and user growth a secret. [Read more]...
Zynga slapped with dueling shareholder lawsuits

HTC files counterclaims against Apple with patents from HP

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The Taiwanese handset maker is ratcheting up its patent battle with allegations that an array of Apple products infringe on two recently-acquired patents. [Read more]...
HTC files counterclaims against Apple with patents from HP

China claims most cyber-attacks on its military websites have US origin

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Beijing says defence ministry and another site subjected to 1.7m attacks last year, two-thirds of which came from within AmericaTwo Chinese military websites were subject to about 144,000 hacking attacks a month last year, almost two-thirds of which came from the US, China's defence ministry has said.Earlier this month a...
China claims most cyber-attacks on its military websites have US origin

Judge Approves Settlement In E-Book Pricing Case

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In a move that could reshape the publishing industry, a federal judge approved a settlement with three book publishers over alleged collusion in e-book pricing. Apple and two other publishers plan to defend themselves against the allegations....
Judge Approves Settlement In E-Book Pricing Case

Streamlining its brand, Jingdong's 360buy.com renames to JD.com

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China’s Jingdong announced today that, in order to streamline its brand, it is renaming the B2C e-commerce site 360buy.com to JD.com. 360buy’s focus has been on communication, computers and consumer electronics. It boasts around 80 million registered users. The move is not so much a restructuring as it is perhaps...
Streamlining its brand, Jingdong's 360buy.com renames to JD.com

Regulators may review Morgan Stanley-Facebook allegations, report says

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Reuters says that regulators might probe reports that Morgan Stanley cut its forecast for Facebook just before the IPO. [Read more]...
Regulators may review Morgan Stanley-Facebook allegations, report says

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman Is Officially Off Mike Lynch's Christmas Card List

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Lynch. (The Telegraph) Ever since Hewlett-Packard delivered its bombshell allegations against Autonomy, the search engine maker that HP acquired for $11.1 billion last year, the dispute between the sides has fallen into a holding pattern: Autonomy founder Mike Lynch speaks, and HP doesn’t. To refresh your memory, HP said it...
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman Is Officially Off Mike Lynch's Christmas Card List

New Jersey mayor, son, arrested on charges they nuked recall website

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FBI The mayor of a small New Jersey hamlet has been arrested, along with his son, on federal charges that they shut down a website advocating the mayor's recall after breaking into the online accounts of political foes. According to federal officials, Felix Roque, mayor of West New York,...
New Jersey mayor, son, arrested on charges they nuked recall website

Here Are The Sealed Court Papers On 'Invalid Clicks' Facebook Doesn't Want You To See (FB)

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Up to 20 percent of Facebook's pay-per-click advertising revenue could be affected by a pending ruling from a California federal appeals court on whether a group of Facebook's advertisers were charged for "invalid," clicks on their ads from 2009 onward. Facebook has denied the claims, and successfully won a ruling...
Here Are The Sealed Court Papers On 'Invalid Clicks' Facebook Doesn't Want You To See (FB)

Faceback Hits Back Hard On Yahoo Patent Claims, Countersues Over Its Own Patents: Nuclear War Begins

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It's not surprising, after Yahoo sued Facebook and Facebook stocked up on a bunch more patents, that Facebook would respond with guns blazing at Yahoo for the lawsuit. As we've been arguing for the better part of a decade, in many cases, patents are basically just nuclear stockpiling, where companies...
Faceback Hits Back Hard On Yahoo Patent Claims, Countersues Over Its Own Patents: Nuclear War Begins

Microsoft's Xbox cleared of Google patent violation charge

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An administrative law judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled against a ban on Microsoft's Xbox as he found it did not violate a patent owned by Motorola Mobility. In a one-paragraph ruling, Judge David P. Shaw gave an initial determination that the Xbox did not violate...
Microsoft's Xbox cleared of Google patent violation charge

Maxis and Electronic Arts sue Zynga over The Ville

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One of many images from EA's filing demonstrating the similarities between The Ville and The Sims Social. EA v. Zynga complaint It hasn't been a great couple of weeks for Zynga, whose less-than-stellar earnings report last Friday was quickly followed by allegations of insider trading by no fewer than...
Maxis and Electronic Arts sue Zynga over The Ville

Cyberlocker Blocked In Italy Hires Lawyer To Challenge The Block

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Apparently, over in Italy, the latest overreaction to copyright infringement online resulted in police having the domains of 27 sites blocked at the ISP level. We're always nervous about law enforcement actions that involve such a broad-based attack on an entire site, especially when the sites are not given the...
Cyberlocker Blocked In Italy Hires Lawyer To Challenge The Block

Wikipedia page of Judge Koh, of Apple-Samsung trial, locked after 'edit war'

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Unsupported allegations against judge who oversaw trials between Apple and Samsung added to Wikipedia page - but identities and purposes of contributors unclearThe Wikipedia page for Judge Lucy Koh - who has overseen a number of court battles between Apple and Samsung - has been locked until Sunday after an...
Wikipedia page of Judge Koh, of Apple-Samsung trial, locked after 'edit war'

Google smacks down reports that Now for iOS drains batteries

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The Web giant says the allegations that it's Google Now iOS app drinks down battery juice are "incorrect." [Read more]...
Google smacks down reports that Now for iOS drains batteries

Hewlett-Packard blames Autonomy 'improprieties' for $8.8bn writedown

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Former managers at British tech firm deny claims and accuse HP of destroying a 'world leader'Hewlett-Packard has revealed it has taken an $8.8bn (£5.5bn) writedown after "serious accounting improprieties" were discovered at Autonomy, the British tech firm it acquired in 2011 for more than $10bn.HP called on the US and...
Hewlett-Packard blames Autonomy 'improprieties' for $8.8bn writedown

Promise and Peril of Virtual Currencies

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The crackdown on money-transfer service Liberty Reserve highlights the growing challenges virtual currencies face as they gain wider use among businesses and consumers. Such alternative payment methods have the potential to drive down or eliminate the processing costs businesses pay when they accept credit and debit cards. But, recently, some...
Promise and Peril of Virtual Currencies

Supreme Court rules in favor of Comcast, denying Philadelphia class action suit

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On the same day that the Supreme Court hears arguments in the Defense of Marriage Act case, the highest court in the land has issued a decision (PDF) in a class-action lawsuit involving a group of Comcast customers in Philadelphia. The court ruled in favor of Comcast on Wednesday...
Supreme Court rules in favor of Comcast, denying Philadelphia class action suit
Fraud ring allegedly used stolen identities to call premium numbers, racking up $8 million in bills

Facebook Is Now Making Its Own Weather

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The post Facebook Is Now Making Its Own Weather appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.(image) The past month or so has seen the rise and fall of an interesting Internet tempest – the kind of story that gets widely picked up, then quickly amplified into storms of anger, then...
Facebook Is Now Making Its Own Weather

Zynga Files Countersuit Against EA

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Zynga has countered a copyright-infringement lawsuit from Electronic Arts with its own allegations that EA sought a potentially illegal agreement to avoid poaching each others' employees....
Zynga Files Countersuit Against EA
Samsung accused of child labor abuse at Chinese factory

It’s on — US sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices

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The Justice Department has at last filed an anti-trust complaint in New York against Apple and five publishers over an alleged price fixing conspiracy. The decision to sue comes after weeks of media leaks that suggested the government was trying to pressure the parties into a settlement. The issue turns...
It’s on — US sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices

Data firm hits Craigslist with monopoly claim

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In an ongoing fight over ad listings, data company 3Taps has made good on its threat to file an antitrust claim against classified giant Craigslist. In a claim filed Monday in San Francisco federal court, 3Taps accuses Craigslist of operating as an “unchallenged monopolist” to pull in $100-$300 million per...
Data firm hits Craigslist with monopoly claim

TripAdvisor Files Antitrust Complaint Against Google With EU

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TripAdvisor Inc. filed an antitrust complaint against Google Inc. with European Union regulators, adding a second set of allegations from online travel companies against the world’s largest search-engine operator....
TripAdvisor Files Antitrust Complaint Against Google With EU

France calms fears over Facebook Timeline scare

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After French newspapers set off a 24 hour privacy panic over Facebook messages, the country’s privacy regulator has moved quickly to tamp down the affair. After interviewing Facebook executives for three hours on Tuesday, France’s Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés is now debunking rumors of a privacy bug in Timeline,...
France calms fears over Facebook Timeline scare
Traditional Publisher Ebook Pricing Harming Authors' Careers

Apple and Google sued over ‘Street View’ on the iPad

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A Florida firm has filed a claim alleging that Google and Apple are both infringing on its mapping technology, PaidContent reported on Monday. PanoMap Technologies filed the complaint in an Orlando federal court, stating the use of Google Maps “Street View” feature in the iPad and iPhone violates U.S. Patent No....
Apple and Google sued over ‘Street View’ on the iPad

Yahoo's Response on Computer Science ResumeGate: "Inadvertent Error"

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A Yahoo spokesperson just confirmed as true allegations from an activist shareholder that its CEO Scott Thompson did not have a computer science degree as claimed on his bio and in regulatory filings. He does not, a mistake that the Silicon Valley Internet giant is called an “inadvertent error.” Except...
Yahoo's Response on Computer Science ResumeGate: "Inadvertent Error"
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