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Google's EU antitrust settlement proposals won't be enough, competition chief hints

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When Google offered a series of concessions in order to settle its search-related antitrust investigation in Europe, some of those whose complaints had kicked off the whole affair were quick to dismiss Google’s proposals. And now it looks like the European Commission itself will also tell the U.S. firm to...
Google's EU antitrust settlement proposals won't be enough, competition chief hints

EU to Ask More of Google

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BRUSSELS — The European Union’s competition watchdog is likely to ask Google Inc. to make further concessions to address the concerns of competitors who have complained about the way the Internet search giant displays results, EU Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said Tuesday. “This market test should have been concluded yesterday, but...
EU to Ask More of Google

Apple, DOJ may land e-book settlement within weeks

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Apple may be ready to make important concessions to settle a possible Department of Justice lawsuit over e-book pricing, a pair of sources claimed Friday. Although not concrete, a deal could come "in the next few weeks," the Reuters insiders said. The core of the deal would revolve around Apple...
Apple, DOJ may land e-book settlement within weeks
Microsoft, Stop Trying To Make Windows RT Happen

It Looks Like a Rusting Hulk, But the Barclays Center Is High Tech

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Behold the behemoth! (Photo: flickr.com/mtaphotos It might look like an oil carrier abandoned on a forgotten shore, but the Verge reports that the recently opened Barclays Center is actually something of a technological showcase. The Internet: It’s not just for Manhattan anymore! According to the Verge, you won’t just be able...
It Looks Like a Rusting Hulk, But the Barclays Center Is High Tech

Is TPP To Blame For The Continuing Delay In Passing New Zealand's 2008 Bill That Excludes Software Patents?

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As Techdirt reported a couple of years ago, a hard-fought campaign in New Zealand to prevent software patents being granted there seemed to have paid off, with a Patents Bill explicitly excluding them that came with the following commentary: We recommend amending clause 15 to include computer programs among inventions...
Is TPP To Blame For The Continuing Delay In Passing New Zealand's 2008 Bill That Excludes Software Patents?
Windows 8.1: Microsoft confirms Start button's return and desktop bootup, plus new details

Google submits antitrust remedies to EU

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The European Commission confirmed on Thursday that it has formally received a package of concessions from Google aimed at ending a two-year antitrust investigation....
Google submits antitrust remedies to EU
Time Warner Cable and AT&T want Google's Kansas City Fiber deal

Microsoft talks touch hardware in Windows 8

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Touch screens are not all the same. Even screens that use the same technology (capacitive, resistive, or optical) will show different behavior depending on the controllers used and other details. Windows 8 will have to cope with a wide range of touch implementations, and the Building Windows 8 blog...
Microsoft talks touch hardware in Windows 8

EU likely to push Google to concede more on antitrust

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The search giant aims to settle an antitrust case with EU officials, but rivals are reportedly unhappy at the concessions already on offer. [Read more]...
EU likely to push Google to concede more on antitrust

Google warned it could face more antitrust trouble in Europe

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EU competition commissioner says Google's concessions do not go far enough to ease concerns that it used its search clout to block rivalsEurope's antitrust chief has publicly warned Google that it could face charges of breaching EU rules, and be fined, unless it does more to ease concerns that it...
Google warned it could face more antitrust trouble in Europe

HUGE WIN FOR GOOGLE: Antitrust Investigation May End This Week After Two Minor Concessions (GOOG, MSFT)

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(Updates with Fairsearch.org comment in ninth paragraph.)   Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. is poised to offer voluntary concessions that will end a 20-month U.S. antitrust probe of its business practices without any enforcement action being taken, two people familiar with the matter said. Google, which has been under...
HUGE WIN FOR GOOGLE: Antitrust Investigation May End This Week After Two Minor Concessions (GOOG, MSFT)
The Nexus 4 is a warning: If you're going Android, you're following the carriers' rules

A restaurant firm turns to iPads, automation -- and more hiring

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OTG Management, which runs restaurants and other concessions in airports, has found that using iPads and self-service tech can be good for business. And it doesn't cost jobs....
A restaurant firm turns to iPads, automation -- and more hiring

Home Office fears Clegg will veto 'snooper's charter'

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Redrafted communications data bill makes concessions on civil liberties but Clegg is still under pressure to block itHome Office ministers fear that the Liberal Democrats may veto the latest version of the so-called "snooper's charter" and are privately warning that Nick Clegg will be taking a major risk at a...
Home Office fears Clegg will veto 'snooper's charter'
EU Justice Commissioner calls for investigation into Apple's warranty practices

The Californication of the Daily Deals Market -- Cheap Tickets

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Crowd Seats is bringing a bit of Hollywood to the daily deals business. The Los Angeles-based company, which got started a year ago, is focused on selling tickets at a discount. The site does not sell bikini waxes, Segway tours, or fancy dinners. Rather, it’s all about targeting hardcore sports...
The Californication of the Daily Deals Market -- Cheap Tickets
Apple, Time Inc. Solve Their Subscription Squabble

Google and the City of Austin are hosting a shindig. Could Austin be getting a gigabit network?

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Will Austin be the next city to get a gigabit network? The City of Austin and Google are hosting an event next Tuesday on April 9, and sources in the city suspect it is related to a broadband announcement. As a resident whether or not we are getting Google Fiber...
Google and the City of Austin are hosting a shindig. Could Austin be getting a gigabit network?
US DOJ just barely preserves competition between Verizon FiOS, cable
New BlackBerry 10 beta showcases upcoming OS features

Apple's Split with Google Over iOS Maps Driven by Turn-by-Turn Navigation Dispute

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Reports about the high-profile split between Apple and Google that saw Apple replace its Google-powered Maps app for iOS with its own solution have continued to trickle out, with AllThingsD now reporting that the lack of turn-by-turn directions on Google's Maps app for iOS was the key motivator for Apple.[M]ultiple...
Apple's Split with Google Over iOS Maps Driven by Turn-by-Turn Navigation Dispute

A detailed side-by-side comparison of Instagram for Android and iPhone

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Today saw the release of one of the most anticipated Android apps in recent memory, with the launch of Instagram. The app is hugely popular on the iPhone and got some 430K signups on its pre-release signup page for Google’s OS. Now that it’s out, we decided to put it...
A detailed side-by-side comparison of Instagram for Android and iPhone

Looks Like Google Might Not Be Getting That Sweetheart Deal From the FTC

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After continued leaks and reports that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission would go easy on Google with an antitrust settlement reached this week, the tides seem to be turning. The FTC will likely push its deliberation on Google’s competitive practices until next year so it can continue to deliberate on...
Looks Like Google Might Not Be Getting That Sweetheart Deal From the FTC

Quidditch Tournament Takes Over Central Park

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    Yesterday, even though Bronx Science High School was playing on NYC turf, it lost 50-30 to Lenox High School from Lenox, Mass in a Quidditch game. The magical sport, invented by author J.K. Rowling in the Harry Potter series, is really supposed to be played on flying brooms high above...
Quidditch Tournament Takes Over Central Park

Samsung's Heft in Android Worries Google

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Samsung's growing might in Android phones is creating concern at Google that the South Korean manufacturer will gain leverage to extract financial or other concessions....
Samsung's Heft in Android Worries Google

Google getting close to an antitrust settlement with the EU

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The European Commission announced on Tuesday that it had come to an understanding with Google that would permit a settlement without a court case. The EU has been investigating Google since 2010, when European search companies began complaining that Google was burying search results for products that competed with Google's...
Google getting close to an antitrust settlement with the EU

India's ACTA: Intellectual Property Rights And Secrecy Stall Treaty

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The European Union has been secretly negotiating a free trade agreement with India since 2007 that is worryingly similar to ACTA. Intellectual property rights enforcement would include border detention and seizure measures of goods being imported by India, exported by India or in transit via India's ports or airports. This...
India's ACTA: Intellectual Property Rights And Secrecy Stall Treaty
5 Lessons From RIM's Sticky BlackBerry Mess
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