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Amazon wins EU e-book pricing battle with Apple and major book publishers

www.engadget.com
The European Union has accepted an offer from Apple and four major publishers to reduce pricing restrictions on content offered at Amazon and other book-sellers. After being caught out by the EU, we heard that the offer was likely to be adopted last month, and the commission has now...
Amazon wins EU e-book pricing battle with Apple and major book publishers

RT @linksalpha News Panel: The Only Thing That Can Stop The iPad Is Apple http://f.ast.ly/hxnHP

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Google: No, really, Google Apps is the best place to store your data

venturebeat.com
Google takes a lot of heat when one of its applications, especially Gmail, goes down — in fact, last September’s Gmail outage caused some collateral damage, as Twitter struggled under the load of the users flooding to the microblogging site to complain. Justifiably or not, those outages probably make some...
Google: No, really, Google Apps is the best place to store your data

Kicking JRuby Performance Up a Notch

blog.headius.com
We've often talked about the benefit of running on the JVM, and while our performance numbers have been *good*, they've never been as incredibly awesome as a lot of people expected. After all, regardless of how well we performed when compared to other Ruby implementations, we weren't as fast as...
Kicking JRuby Performance Up a Notch

Inside IBM’s Huge “Big Data” Buying Spree

www.readwriteweb.com
Haven't we seen this before: IBM making a big acquisition of a “V” company in the big data space? Indeed, last April 13, IBM purchased analytics software maker Varicent for an undisclosed amount. And then this morning, IBM announced its acquisition of enterprise search facilitator Vivisimo.  IBM usually doesn’t acquire applications software...
Inside IBM’s Huge “Big Data” Buying Spree

Can Twitter elevate the "second screen" with live video?

gigaom.com
In what would be an inevitable push for the company building toward a TV-centric future, Twitter is reportedly in talks to add live video to its platform through deals with Viacom and NBC, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Such a move would make perfect sense considering Twitter’s current trajectory, as the company...
Can Twitter elevate the "second screen" with live video?
Google's Voice: Larry Page Explains Why He Went Silent Last Year

Google set for Brussels showdown

www.guardian.co.uk
EU commissioner accuses internet search giant of giving undue prominence to its own services following complaints from rivalsBrussels is moving towards a regulatory showdown with Google after the European commission's competition chief accused the company of diverting internet users to its own services.Joaquín Almunia believes Google is giving undue prominence...
Google set for Brussels showdown

Imagination buys chip design firm MIPS for $60m, 498 patents sold to industry consortium for $350m

thenextweb.com
More M&A in the wonderful world of chips. MIPS Technologies has been for sale for quite a while, but now things are finally moving: the semiconductor design company formerly known as MIPS Computer Systems has been acquired by UK-based Imagination for $60 million. In addition, MIPS, which offers processor architectures...
Imagination buys chip design firm MIPS for $60m, 498 patents sold to industry consortium for $350m

Google is retiring its Meebo Bar publishing tool on June 6 to focus on Google+ and Google+ Sign-In

thenextweb.com
Google has announced that it will be retiring its Meebo Bar publishing tool on June 6 in order to divert more resources towards its Google+ Sign-In service and other plug-ins for its social network. Users of the Meebo Bar were sent emails today (and it is now on its site)...
Google is retiring its Meebo Bar publishing tool on June 6 to focus on Google+ and Google+ Sign-In
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