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Google exec's inconsistent testimony weakens DOJ case against Apple in e-book price fixing suit

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The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday called a Google director to testify against Apple in its antitrust case over e-book price fixing, but the move proved unhelpful at best as the executive buckled under questioning.    ...
Google exec's inconsistent testimony weakens DOJ case against Apple in e-book price fixing suit

Steve Jobs' draft email plays pivotal role in antitrust case

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An email composed, but never sent, by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs may prove instrumental in the Justice Department's case that Apple, along with the five largest book publishers, colluded to fix prices for electronic books.In a draft email intended for Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue about negotiations...
Steve Jobs' draft email plays pivotal role in antitrust case

Google offers to label its own properties in searches to settle EU antitrust case

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Google offers to label its own properties in searches to settle EU antitrust case
FTC's Jon Leibowitz says antitrust settlement with Google was about 'doing the right thing'

The Smartest Acqu-Hires In The History Of Tech (GOOG)

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Kevin Rose's app incubator, Milk, was just acquired by Google. He had just shut down Oink, the incubator's first app, and TechCrunch reports that the whole deal was an acqu-hire worth somewhere between $15 million and $30 million. That's quite the price tag — but acqu-hires aren't uncommon. We've...
The Smartest Acqu-Hires In The History Of Tech (GOOG)

Microsoft Surface Pro to Be Released February 9 with $899 Price Tag

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Microsoft today announced that its Surface Pro tablet will go on sale on February 9 in the United States and Canada. Originally slated to arrive in January, the Surface Pro tablet is priced at $899 for the 64GB model and $999 for the 128GB model. The Surface Pro sports an...
Microsoft Surface Pro to Be Released February 9 with $899 Price Tag

Boot up: Windows 8 push, Google's antitrust alert, trolls unmasked and more

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Plus Saturday Night Live skewers iPhone 5 grumbles, AMD's big layoffs, Google in Africa, where's Android's profits?, and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamWindows 8 is Coming Soon >> YouTubeMicrosoft would like you to know this. Lot of emphasis...
Boot up: Windows 8 push, Google's antitrust alert, trolls unmasked and more

Google Might Have To Pay Unbelievable Fines For Privacy Violations (GOOG)

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Google recently fell into hot water when it bypassed the privacy settings for people using Apple's Safari web browser. Now the investigations into exactly what was going on behind the scenes could keep the company tied up in court cases for years, reports the Wall Street Journal. The issue...
Google Might Have To Pay Unbelievable Fines For Privacy Violations (GOOG)
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg will testify in Silicon Valley 'no-hire' agreement lawsuit

Behind Google's Antitrust Escape

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After early hopes for a sweeping antitrust case against Google, it became clear to the Federal Trade Commission last fall that no such lawsuit was in the offing....
Behind Google's Antitrust Escape

Booting Up: Is Your News Feed About to Get More Crowded?

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Gotcha! (Photo: In the Capital) The FTC is said to be wondering whether it can actually pull off an antitrust case against Google, as consumers don’t seem too bothered by the company’s putting its own services before those of competitors. [Bloomberg] Facebook is testing adding upcoming events and recently released...
Booting Up: Is Your News Feed About to Get More Crowded?

Facebook Search Could Actually Be Great for Google (Why? Antitrust.)

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Please see the disclosure about Facebook in my ethics statement. Because it’s barely launched yet and not fully fleshed out, financial analysts are saying today that they don’t see Facebook’s new search product as a big competitor to Google, for now. But the fact that Facebook has finally made its...
Facebook Search Could Actually Be Great for Google (Why? Antitrust.)

Steve Jobs threatened Palm with patent suit, strictly enforced no-poaching policy

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs threatened its competitor Palm with patent litigation and financial ruin if it did not stop hiring employees away from Apple, according to newly unsealed court documents. The e-mail and a statement from former Palm CEO Edward Colligan came to light as part of a civil antitrust...
Steve Jobs threatened Palm with patent suit, strictly enforced no-poaching policy

Kevin Rose Joins Google

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Digg and Milk founder Kevin Rose has joined Google, according to AllThingsD. Rose and some others at Milk, which shut down its first app Oink yesterday, have been hired by Google, according to the report, which lists unnamed sources. The future of Milk is still unclear, since Google did...
Kevin Rose Joins Google

European Commission Investigates Microsoft's Browser Choice Commitments

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The European Commission has launched a formal investigation of Microsoft's compliance with commitments it made to settle a browser antitrust case....
European Commission Investigates Microsoft's Browser Choice Commitments

DOJ responds to e-book comments #thecircuit

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DOJ responds to public comments: The Justice Department filed its response to public comments made about the e-book antitrust case concerning Apple and five major publishers. In the filing, the department rejected the argument that hampering Apple would allow Amazon to take back a monopoly in the e-book industry....
DOJ responds to e-book comments #thecircuit
FTC may table planned antitrust case against Google due to lack of evidence

Media Decoder Blog: Judge Approves E-Book Pricing Settlement

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The settlement with three major publishers in an antitrust case brought by the government paves the way for a war over the cost of digital books....
Media Decoder Blog: Judge Approves E-Book Pricing Settlement

Publishers could face legal action over ebook prices

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Several parties said to have held talks to settle potential antitrust case after US Justice Department investigationThe five largest publishers, including Britain's Penguin Group, face legal action from the US Justice Department for colluding to raise the prices of electronic books, a source has told Reuters.Several parties are said to...
Publishers could face legal action over ebook prices

Google seen missing another deadline in EU antitrust case

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Despite saying in December that talks with Google could not go on forever, European Union Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia seems resigned to keep waiting....
Google seen missing another deadline in EU antitrust case

Google Antitrust Case Is Said to Be Nearing End

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A key issue in the talks - accusations of search bias by Google - has been taken off the table, according to two people who have been briefed on the negotiations. A consent decree on patent licensing is likely....
Google Antitrust Case Is Said to Be Nearing End

Will the FTC Blink on the Google Antitrust Case?

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It may be Turkey Day on Thursday, but nobody wants to look like one. When everyone gets back from this week’s Thanksgiving break, many observers are expecting there to be some progress on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s investigation of Google’s alleged anti-competitive activities. The crucial issue right now is...
Will the FTC Blink on the Google Antitrust Case?

FTC: We'll Decide On Google-Antitrust Action By End Of Year

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Speaking at an antitrust symposium sponsored by Georgetown Law School in Washington DC, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said that the commission was “on track” to decide on whether or not to pursue an antitrust case against Google “by the end of the year.” In other words: after... Please visit Search...
FTC: We'll Decide On Google-Antitrust Action By End Of Year

Second Google-Sponsored Legal Report Argues Government Would Lose Antitrust Case

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Google is playing a sophisticated form of “head games” with antitrust regulators. A second legal report-cum-brief (embedded below) has appeared. It argues that antitrust challenges against Google are likely to fail because Google’s critics’ arguments lack legal merit and/or... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article....
Second Google-Sponsored Legal Report Argues Government Would Lose Antitrust Case
The Justice Department probing Apple and five major US publishers over alleged price fixing of electronic books

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, YHOO, ZNGA, AOL)

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Good morning! Here's the news: Apple has been subpoenaed in Google's antitrust case. After 244 years in print, Encyclopedia Britannica is going strictly digital. Mark Cuban hopes Yahoo crushes Facebook in its patent suit. Now you don't even need an idea to apply to Y Combinator. Here are some...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, YHOO, ZNGA, AOL)
Google Faces Another Antitrust Probe As Canadian Agency Prepares Formal Investigation

Apple Marketing SVP Phil Schiller Thinks Instagram "Jumped The Shark" After Android Launch?

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9to5Mac claims Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller told a fan that the uber-popular photography app Instagram "jumped the shark" after it launched an Android version. Schiller recently deleted his Instagram account and a 9to5Mac reader noticed this and asked why he had deleted it. In a direct message, Schiller reportedly...
Apple Marketing SVP Phil Schiller Thinks Instagram "Jumped The Shark" After Android Launch?
Apple DOJ eBook trial set for next summer

Amazon CFO Dodges Questions On Antitrust, Patents, Kindle Plans

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Amazon just wrapped up its earnings call for the first quarter fo the year, and the most common phrase may have been, “I probably can’t help you.” To be fair, earnings calls are always a dance, where analysts try to pry more financial details and future plans out of executives,...
Amazon CFO Dodges Questions On Antitrust, Patents, Kindle Plans
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