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Trip Advisor adds to Google probe

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Trip Advisor adds its voice to growing list of firms claiming Google abused its dominant position in search....
Trip Advisor adds to Google probe

Music Industry Mulls Suing Google Over “Pirate” Search Results

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It’s no secret that the entertainment industries believe search engines are not delivering enough when it comes to protecting copyright works. Two months ago the RIAA and IFPI accused Google of massively profiting from piracy and obstructing efforts of rightsholders to reduce the availability of illegal content. Thus far, this...
Music Industry Mulls Suing Google Over “Pirate” Search Results

After Expedia, TripAdvisor files EU antitrust complaint against Google

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Late last week, online travel agency Expedia filed an antitrust complaint against Google, accusing the Internet search and advertising giant of breaching European Union regulations. It thus joined about a dozen other (mostly smaller) firms that have taken their case to the European Commission in the past two years. And...
After Expedia, TripAdvisor files EU antitrust complaint against Google

EU ‘not in a hurry’ to decide in ‘complex’ antitrust case against Google: report

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Back in November 2010, EU regulators kicked off antitrust investigations over Google’s search practices, recently also adding Motorola to the fray. Companies like online travel giants Expedia and TripAdvisor and a dozen or so other firms have filed antitrust complaints against the Internet search and advertising giant, accusing Google of...
EU ‘not in a hurry’ to decide in ‘complex’ antitrust case against Google: report

Apple is reportedly beating scalpers in China, thanks to increased supply to the country

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Apple’s continued expansion of supply chain and new partners in China is leaving unofficial iPhone ‘scalper’ sellers struggling in the country, according to a Chicago Tribune report, that claims increased product availability is squeezing the once successful black market there. A series of moves to open up supply to China,...
Apple is reportedly beating scalpers in China, thanks to increased supply to the country

Samsung’s ChatON messaging service comes to Windows Phone, now available on all mainstream platforms

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Samsung has now touched all the bases with its ChatON messaging service after it added support for Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, making it available on all four of the smartphone industry’s most prominent operating systems, as WPcentral reports. ChatOn was unveiled by Samsung in August last year, and the multi-platform mobile...
Samsung’s ChatON messaging service comes to Windows Phone, now available on all mainstream platforms

IHS iSuppli: Apple buying chips at a faster rate, will remain top OEM semiconductor buyer in 2012-2013

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In a post on iSuppli citing the IHS iSuppli OEM Semiconductor Spend Analysis report, the research firm broke down Apple’s continued lead among top OEM semiconductor buyers, noting Apple is buying at a faster rate and “dramatically outperforming” No.2 purchaser Samsung. The research expects Apple to increase its spending on...
IHS iSuppli: Apple buying chips at a faster rate, will remain top OEM semiconductor buyer in 2012-2013

HP’s Stock Price Is Climbing Amid Massive Layoff Rumors

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HP is reportedly going to be announcing massive layoffs next Wednesday. Conflicting reports state somewhere between 25K and 30K jobs, between 7% and 8% of HP’s global workforce, could be eliminated in an effort to absorb loses from decreasing demand for the company’s products and services. The cuts could happen...
HP’s Stock Price Is Climbing Amid Massive Layoff Rumors

Kindle Fire Shipments Fizzle

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Amazon likes to tout the Kindle Fire as “the #1 bestselling, most gifted, and most wished for product” it peddles. But evidently that doesn’t mean quite as much as you’d think. After an initial and impressive surge, sales of the device appear to be declining — precipitously. According to IDC’s...
Kindle Fire Shipments Fizzle

Microsoft Invests $300 Million in Nook to Take on Amazon and Apple in E-Book Market

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Microsoft and Barnes & Noble today announced the formation of a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary focused around the existing Nook digital e-reader and e-book business, as well as Barnes & Noble's college business. Microsoft will make a $300 million investment in the subsidiary, which is preliminarily being called Newco...
Microsoft Invests $300 Million in Nook to Take on Amazon and Apple in E-Book Market

Justice Department slams Apple, refuses to modify e-book settlement

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The Justice Department released a document today that characterized criticism by Apple and publishers of a controversial price-fixing settlement as “self-serving” and ill-founded. The Department also pointed to recent ventures by Google and Microsoft as evidence that the e-book market is thriving and that Amazon’s dominant position has been overstated....
Justice Department slams Apple, refuses to modify e-book settlement

iPad's Share of Tablet Market Hits 68% in 2Q 2012

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On the heels of Apple's earnings release yesterday in which the company announced a record 17 million iPads sold during the second calendar quarter of 2012, research firm Strategy Analytics has published its estimates of the total global tablet market for the quarter. According to the report, Apple captured 68.3%...
iPad's Share of Tablet Market Hits 68% in 2Q 2012

Apple is expected to buy almost 1 of every 10 chips sold worldwide this year

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Apple spends a whopping $28 billion a year buying semiconductors for the millions of tablets, phones and computers it produces, according to estimates released from IHS iSuppli, a research firm. That makes Apple far and away the largest buyer of silicon, ahead of No. 2 Samsung, which buys $14.9 billion....
Apple is expected to buy almost 1 of every 10 chips sold worldwide this year

EU Gives Google A Last Chance To Avoid Antitrust Charges

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In late 2010, the European Commission launched an investigation into allegations that Google was abusing its dominant position in the search engine market. Today, Joaquín Almunia, the vice president of the European Commission responsible for competition policy, sent a letter to Google chairman Eric Schmidt with an update about its...
EU Gives Google A Last Chance To Avoid Antitrust Charges

European Commission: Google Rigs Online Ads

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Is Google abusing its dominant position in online advertising and content delivery? On the very day when Google participated in a celebration of the free flow of information, a European Commission vice president warned that his office is within weeks of filing a formal Statement of Objections. European Commission...
European Commission: Google Rigs Online Ads
Ericsson, NSN keep their T-Mobile jobs for LTE build

How Publishers Repeated The Same Mistake As Record Labels: DRM Obsession Gave Amazon Dominant Position

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One of the more amazing things over the past decade or so is just how clueless legacy content companies are when it comes to the realities of DRM. For years, content creators have misunderstood the issue of online infringement entirely -- assuming that the effort had to be focused on...
How Publishers Repeated The Same Mistake As Record Labels: DRM Obsession Gave Amazon Dominant Position

Is Amazon the Hotel California of Web services?

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Amazon CTO Werner Vogels had some words of wisdom Thursday for IT customers: “You should keep your providers on their toes every day. If we’re not delivering the right services you should walk away.” No watching AWS Summit would disagree with that sentiment. But many questioned exactly how easy...
Is Amazon the Hotel California of Web services?

Apple Rejecting Apps That Use Dropbox Because *Gasp!* Users Might Sign Up For Dropbox Accounts

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While I can understand why developers feel the need to conform to Apple's sometimes ridiculous (and often arbitrary) rules for iOS development, sometimes it really seems like Apple goes to highly questionable (and potentially legally questionable) lengths to reject certain apps. The latest, via Hackernews, is that Apple has been...
Apple Rejecting Apps That Use Dropbox Because *Gasp!* Users Might Sign Up For Dropbox Accounts

WSJ: Sen. Schumer presses DOJ to drop Apple eBook suit

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Sen. Charles Schumer pleaded with the U.S. Justice Department in the Wall Street Journal yesterday to drop its antitrust lawsuit against Apple and publishers by suggesting it will only lay the foundation for Amazon to reclaim control over the eBook industry. According to the New York senator’s Op-Ed piece:...
WSJ: Sen. Schumer presses DOJ to drop Apple eBook suit

Google's Eric Schmidt refuses to back down over antitrust accusations

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Search giant's executive chairman rejects suggestions it will have to change how it presents search results in EuropeGoogle's executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Tuesday is set for a showdown with the European Commission's antitrust commissioner when he rejected suggestions the search giant will have to change how it presents search...
Google's Eric Schmidt refuses to back down over antitrust accusations
Microsoft is getting its ducks in a row -- in the nick of time

European regulators offer Google chance to settle antitrust violations

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The European Commission today accused Google of abusing its dominant position in the search engine market to benefit its own advertising services at the expense of competitors. But rather than launch "formal proceedings," Europe is giving Google a chance to settle the matter. EC Vice President Joaquin Almunia outlined European...
European regulators offer Google chance to settle antitrust violations

U.S. Senator tells DOJ to drop Apple's eBook price-fixing suit

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United States Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) has written an open letter to the Department of Justice, which was published by The Wall Street Journal, telling the agency to drop the eBook price-fixing lawsuit against Apple (AAPL) and two other major book publishers. Schumer warns that the suit could “wipe...
U.S. Senator tells DOJ to drop Apple's eBook price-fixing suit

Did Google Abuse Its Dominant Position? EU Decision Expected Within Days

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A ruling from the European Commission on allegations that Google abused its dominant market position is expected within days....
Did Google Abuse Its Dominant Position? EU Decision Expected Within Days

Google given last chance to outline how it will end antitrust concerns

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EC commissioner writes to Google chairman about four areas where the search giant may be abusing its dominanceGoogle has been given a last chance, and a deadline of "a matter of weeks" by Europe's antitrust chief, to explain how it will end concerns it is abusing its dominant position in...
Google given last chance to outline how it will end antitrust concerns

EU to release findings on Google search antitrust investigation soon

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The European Union competition commission is expected to release its finding on whether Google violated antitrust regulations in the next few days, according to a new letter from consumer rights group the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC). Back in November 2010, the European Commission first opened up an investigation about...
EU to release findings on Google search antitrust investigation soon

Reuters will let data customers use rivals, for a price

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In the pantheon of anti-trust cases, dominance of stock ticker data is a rare and obtuse one. But that’s the charge Thomson Reuters is trying to avoid in Europe. In September, the European Commission preliminarily ruled the info firm may be abusing its dominant position in data feeds by stopping...
Reuters will let data customers use rivals, for a price

Memo to DOJ: Drop the Apple E-Books Suit

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Recently the Department of Justice filed suit against Apple and major publishers, alleging that they colluded to raise prices in the digital books market. While the claim sounds plausible on its face, the suit could wipe out the publishing industry as we know it, making it much harder for young...
Memo to DOJ: Drop the Apple E-Books Suit

All Kidding Aside, A Facebook Printer From HP Would Be A Great Idea (HPQ, FB)

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Web guru Anil Dash had some fun on Twitter this morning by suggesting that Facebook make a printer. He was joking. But actually, a Facebook printer is a great idea—a far better idea than making a phone. And there's an obvious company to make such a printer: Hewlett-Packard. New HP...
All Kidding Aside, A Facebook Printer From HP Would Be A Great Idea (HPQ, FB)
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