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Uber under fire from regulators and competitors in Chicago

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Uber, a startup that allows you to hail a car from your smartphone, is facing a fresh round of legal trouble, this time in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports that regulators have charged the company with a number of legal violations, including assessing a mandatory 20 percent tip and then...
Uber under fire from regulators and competitors in Chicago

Google Adword: time to close the 'rogue sites' loophole

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Our story on the wiles of copycat websites overcharging the unwary for government services prompted a flood of mailOur front-page article last week - on the copycat websites that trick the unwary into paying extra charges to access government services - has prompted action from Google and a warning from...
Google Adword: time to close the 'rogue sites' loophole

French minister defends AppGratis, lashes out at Apple for app's removal

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How do you say, “Oh no they didn’t” in French? Because that’s a pretty good (translated) paraphrase of an interview that Fleur Pellerin, minister of digital economy for the French government, gave Thursday. Pellerin is pretty unhappy with Apple’s decision to remove AppGratis — a company based in Paris — from...
French minister defends AppGratis, lashes out at Apple for app's removal

New jury rules target Google+, MySpace, more

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Tired of juries screwing up cases through social media, the federal courts have issued new instructions to reign in the use of Facebook, Twitter and more. The new “model jury instructions” issued last week suggest judges are becoming more aware of social media: You may not communicate with anyone about...
New jury rules target Google+, MySpace, more

Bringing data to DC: Q&A with health data's biggest evangelist HHS CTO Bryan Sivak

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Bryan Sivak has lived the Silicon Valley dream — in the last 15 years, he co-founded two startups, one of which was acquired by Oracle two years ago. But instead of sticking around to start another company or taking the venture capital route, he wound up across the country in...
Bringing data to DC: Q&A with health data's biggest evangelist HHS CTO Bryan Sivak
The Valley's Outrageous Retirement Ambitions: The Latest? Under the Sea
Keeping daughters off the pole made much harder with Pole Dancer Pro app rated at 12+ years

Sen. Franken slams Comcast for potentially anti-competitive behavior, demands improved oversight

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Media concentration and Net Neutrality are two issues that Comcast is constantly in the middle of, given its role as a leading ISP, cable provider, and content originator. The company is at the crossroads of the delivery and creation of media, and the rules that dictate what constitutes anti-competitive behavior....
Sen. Franken slams Comcast for potentially anti-competitive behavior, demands improved oversight

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Hey IT -- embrace, don't stifle, developers' flight to cloud

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You’re stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic. No one’s moving. It’s hot, the air conditioner is busted and next to you is a tempting escape … a wide-open breakdown lane. Sure, you could move over and jump ahead. You’d get where you wanted to go faster, but you’d be breaking the rules....
Hey IT -- embrace, don't stifle, developers' flight to cloud

Lesson learned? If you're gonna cheat, don't tweet about it

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Massachusetts education authorities have their eyes trained on Twitter this week, searching for signs of students who are cheating on the state-wide MCAS exams. According to the Boston Globe Friday: staffers “scour” for MCAS hashtags during the tests. The practice kicked off last June during the science tests. Out of 76,000 students,...
Lesson learned? If you're gonna cheat, don't tweet about it

Iconic Piracy Suit Against Google Dismissed, Despite $25,000 Bounty

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In 2004 Google was sued by Perfect 10. The adult publisher demanded a permanent injunction against Google to prevent it from copying and distributing thumbnails of its images, and to stop the search engine from linking to websites where Perfect 10 content was hosted illegally. Initially Perfect 10 scored a...
Iconic Piracy Suit Against Google Dismissed, Despite $25,000 Bounty

To improve security, let someone break the rules

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mkabakov/Shutterstock "Daddy, can I stay up late tonight?" Already approaching bedtime, the easy response was a quick, 'no' and reminder of "the rules." One night, I simply asked my son how late he wanted to stay up. "I want to stay up all night long!" was the enthusiastic reply....
To improve security, let someone break the rules
Instagram Tells Madonna To Stop Breaking The Rules (FB)

Evidence in Apple v. Samsung tossed for breaking the rules

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A California judge says some paperwork filed by Apple and Samsung following the trial was too long, and will be thrown out as evidence. [Read more]...
Evidence in Apple v. Samsung tossed for breaking the rules

Mint.com founder Aaron Patzer on making Intuit more Mint-y (video)

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Aaron Patzer, who founded Mint.com and served as its chief executive until it was acquired by Intuit for $170 million, stopped by the VentureBeat office this week to talk about his new job, and about his vision for the future of personal finance. Patzer is now Intuit’s vice president and...
Mint.com founder Aaron Patzer on making Intuit more Mint-y (video)
Google threatens to deactivate Google Glass if you loan it to a friend

EU suspects 13 optical drive manufacturers of price fixing

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The European Commission is contacting thirteen manufacturers of optical drives over possible EU antitrust rules breaches. The EC suspects the unnamed companies of being involved in a bid-rigging cartel, artificially raising the price of optical drives during contract auctions with two major PC OEMs over the last five years. If...
EU suspects 13 optical drive manufacturers of price fixing

Bloomberg hit by new scandal as trading emails are shared online

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Financial information giant scrambles to restore reputation as error follows revelation of reporters' access to terminalsFor years, Bloomberg had a public reputation that matched how people working in high finance often saw themselves: fast, ruthless and clever, but fair. Now, after a scandal involving the mistreatment of private client information,...
Bloomberg hit by new scandal as trading emails are shared online
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