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Motorola now officially being investigated for abusing its patents in Europe

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Both Apple and Microsoft have formally complained about Motorola's alleged abuse of "standards-essential" patents, and today the European Commission has been equally formal in starting an antitrust investigation into their claims. In fact, there'll be two separate investigations -- one to discover whether Motorola Mobility failed to honor its FRAND...
Motorola now officially being investigated for abusing its patents in Europe

Kickstarter failures revealed! What can you learn from them? (infographic)

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I recently came across Dan Misener’s article ”Kickstarter hides failure,” where he talked about how crowdfunding site Kickstarter makes it difficult for you to see/find failed projects. They intentionally prevent failed campaigns from being indexed by the search engines (through “noindex” robot meta tags). Dan’s article got quite a bit of...
Kickstarter failures revealed! What can you learn from them? (infographic)
Trolling the troll: BBC accosts internet bully on the street

Anyone can do it. Data journalism is the new punk

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Can anyone be a data journalist? Simon Rogers on what we can learn from a 1977 diagramThis is a chord… this is another… this is a third. NOW FORM A BANDSo went the first issue of British punk fanzine Sideburns in 1977 in the "first and last part in a...
Anyone can do it. Data journalism is the new punk

Google set to face new antitrust probe as India investigates AdWords complaint

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Fresh from revealing it is under investigation in Argentina and Korea, Google’s search business is set to face a new probe with India’s Competition Commission of India (CCI) ready to put it under the microscope. Sources quoted by Business Today claim that the organisation has been asked to look into potential anti-competitive practices,...
Google set to face new antitrust probe as India investigates AdWords complaint

EU probes Motorola over patents

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The European Commission orders two investigations into Motorola Mobility's patent lawsuits after complaints by Apple and Microsoft....
EU probes Motorola over patents

Russia Moves To Hold ISPs Responsible For Illegal File-Sharing

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Having largely failed in their earlier bids to aggressively target individual file-sharers, in recent times copyright holders and authorities have been forced to look elsewhere for someone to blame. Worldwide lobbying efforts have borne fruit and now it’s almost routine to see ISPs dragged into the debate on illegal file-sharing...
Russia Moves To Hold ISPs Responsible For Illegal File-Sharing

Google faces new investigations over Safari tracking

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U.S. and European regulators are investigating Google's bypass of user privacy settings in Apple's Web browser, The Wall Street Journal reports. [Read more]...
Google faces new investigations over Safari tracking

Allez Les Books: France Suggests Amazon Tax To Help Independent Bookstores

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France has developed something of a reputation in trying to tax larger companies on the Internet to use the funds to help out smaller players. The latest development in that scheme: a proposal to tax large booksellers to help French independent bookstores impacted by the rise of online giants like...
Allez Les Books: France Suggests Amazon Tax To Help Independent Bookstores

Facebook’s $38 Share Price Makes Instagram Deal Worth Nearly $1.2 Billion

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Facebook’s $38 share price would make its deal to buy Instagram worth nearly $1.2 billion, up from the roughly $1 billion price the company announced in April. That’s a nice little bump but the deal hasn’t gone through given regulatory reviews. On top of that, we don’t know the restrictions...
Facebook’s $38 Share Price Makes Instagram Deal Worth Nearly $1.2 Billion

Microsoft and others reportedly complain to EU regulators over Google+

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Microsoft and “several other firms” have reportedly lodged a formal complaint to EU antitrust regulators about Google+, the Internet giant’s social networking tool. Reuters cites “two people familiar with the matter” as its source, in a move that could see European regulatory bodies extend its investigations into the company. Whilst...
Microsoft and others reportedly complain to EU regulators over Google+

How NatWest's IT meltdown developed

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Guardian's investigations suggest bank's problems began on Tuesday night when it updated key piece of software called CA-7NatWest has admitted that it could not say exactly how much money should be in individual accounts as the crisis caused by a failed software update last week spiralled out of control for...
How NatWest's IT meltdown developed

Apple and environmental group to begin China pollution audit “within weeks”

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The Financial Times is reporting that Apple is preparing to audit its Chinese supply chain for pollution and will begin joint investigations with a local environmental group ”in the next few weeks.” The newspaper states that one of Apple’s partners, “a maker of printed circuit boards”, is set to be inspected by the...
Apple and environmental group to begin China pollution audit “within weeks”

Google Apps Vault Brings Information Governance to Google Apps

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Posted by Jack Halprin, Head of eDiscovery, Google Today we’re announcing the availability of Google Apps Vault (Vault) for Google Apps for Business customers. Vault is an easy-to-use and cost-effective solution for managing information critical to your business and preserving important data. It can reduce the costs of litigation, regulatory...
Google Apps Vault Brings Information Governance to Google Apps
The Pirate Bay plans to host part of its site on GPS controlled drones

Rumored FTC probe could delay Facebook / Instagram deal, Toaster filter will have to wait

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If you were hoping that Facebook's buyout of Instagram would wrap up quickly and let you directly integrate your heavily filtered photos into Timeline, you might be disappointed. Citing the ever-present "people familiar with the matter," the FT believes the Federal Trade Commission is orchestrating a competition probe. These...
Rumored FTC probe could delay Facebook / Instagram deal, Toaster filter will have to wait

How Facebook Search Could Be A Gift To Google

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Facebook’s reported move into search may one day prove a mortal threat to Google’s advertising business. But in the short run, the social network’s new project comes at an opportune time for the search giant. For Google (NSDQ: GOOG), the impending arrival of Facebook Search presents a much-needed opportunity to...
How Facebook Search Could Be A Gift To Google

FTC tells ITC that bans over standards-based patents aren't kosher, looks warily at Motorola and Samsung

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Most of the scrutiny over abuse of standards-based patents has come through European Union investigations of Motorola and Samsung. That attention might come to the US if the Federal Trade Commission has its way. It just sent a letter to the International Trade Commission arguing that companies should be...
FTC tells ITC that bans over standards-based patents aren't kosher, looks warily at Motorola and Samsung

Apple reluctant to settle e-book pricing probe as antitrust specter looms

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Three of five the international publishing houses involved in U.S. and E.U. investigations over e-book price fixing are reportedly ready to settle, but Apple along with the two other content providers don't agree to the terms and remain holdouts....
Apple reluctant to settle e-book pricing probe as antitrust specter looms

FTC: It’s Up To Facebook To Decide Whether An Instagram Investigation Will Impact The IPO

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Some slightly conflicting stories zipping across the ether today involving Facebook, its $1 billion acquisition of Instagram and a rumored Federal Trade Commission investigation into the deal: The FT is reporting that this could delay the acquisition. Betabeat is reporting that this could actually delay Facebook’s IPO. Could it be...
FTC: It’s Up To Facebook To Decide Whether An Instagram Investigation Will Impact The IPO

EU to Investigate Motorola Patents

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The European Union's antitrust watchdog has opened two investigations into the way Motorola Mobility licenses patents following complaints from Apple and Microsoft, the European Commission said....
EU to Investigate Motorola Patents
Breaking: James Murdoch, tarred by hacking scandals, to resign as executive chairman of News Corp.

Daily Wrap: What Matters at Mobile World Congress and more

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Dan Frommer tells you the only five things that matter at Mobile World Congress. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a daily...
Daily Wrap: What Matters at Mobile World Congress and more

UK, Australia May Reopen Street View Privacy Probes After FCC Report

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Governments that had previously closed the book on Street View privacy investigations appear to be considering “round two,” in the wake of the FCC report that asserted that the personal data collected was not inadvertent but intentional. Privacy regulators in both the UK and Australia... Please visit Marketing Land for...
UK, Australia May Reopen Street View Privacy Probes After FCC Report

Apple bolstering privacy by ending developer access to UDIDs

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With privacy concerns at the forefront of many tech industry blogs, not to mention investigations from Congress, Apple has begun rejecting apps that access UDIDs. [Read more]...
Apple bolstering privacy by ending developer access to UDIDs

For IP Security at Startups, "Later" Isn't Soon Enough

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A brilliant idea. A great team to work on it. A fridge full of Red Bull. Those are the first three items on every tech startup's checklist (more or less). Much farther down the list - if it's there at all - is the security plan the startup needs to...
For IP Security at Startups, "Later" Isn't Soon Enough

FTC Calls for "Privacy by Design"

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission today released a set of recommendations for businesses and Congress about the collection and use of consumers’ personal data. This framework has been in the works for years, and in the meantime there’s been considerable progress on many of its final recommendations, both proactively by...
FTC Calls for "Privacy by Design"

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)
EU to investigate Motorola for unfairly leveraging patents against Apple, Microsoft
Regulators Bless Google/Motorola Marriage
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