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Amazon Gets Ready for Sales Taxes

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It was a good run, and a long one: After nearly two decades of largely tax-free e-commerce, a growing number of states are forcing online retailers to collect sales taxes. Brick-and-mortar retailers will regain some of their competitive edge, but paradoxically Amazon is likely to benefit from the change.  The past...
Amazon Gets Ready for Sales Taxes

Legal Experts Suggest Justice Department Unlikely to Win Antitrust Suit Against Apple

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In the wake of yesterday's announcement that the U.S. Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and a number of book publishers over alleged price fixing, CNET notes that the government may have a hard time winning its case against Apple. The publishers may, however, find themselves...
Legal Experts Suggest Justice Department Unlikely to Win Antitrust Suit Against Apple
Judge: Ample evidence that Apple "knowingly joined" e-book conspiracy

Taxi service apps could be hit by a proposed ban on GPS metering

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Taxi and car-sharing apps which quote for journeys based on GPS data could find themselves outlawed by regulators. Transport authorities across fifteen US and Canadian cities are looking at a set of rules that would prohibit anything except physical metering to calculate the cost of a trip. The proposals...
Taxi service apps could be hit by a proposed ban on GPS metering

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

New Hope For Open Source Textbooks

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Editor’s note: Verne Kopytoff is a technology journalist who lives the the Bay area. A college textbook can cost a staggering $200. Over four years of study, students can easily spend thousands of dollars on books on top of a hefty tuition. The situation is not much better in public elementary,...
New Hope For Open Source Textbooks

16 states join DoJ in suing Apple, e-book publishers over alleged price fixing

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Sixteen states have joined the US Department of Justice in suing Apple and a number of publishers over allegedly colluding to fix e-book prices. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon just hours after the DoJ filed its antitrust suit in New York, saying that...
16 states join DoJ in suing Apple, e-book publishers over alleged price fixing

Bloomberg: 'We're going to have more visibility and less privacy'

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“We’re going to have more visibility and less privacy. I don’t see how you stop that,” admitted New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, in a surprisingly candid interview about the future of the surveillance state in the Big Apple. While admitting that increased surveillance was “scary” and that governments will...
Bloomberg: 'We're going to have more visibility and less privacy'

This is why West Virginia Republicans are totally right to ban Google Glass on the road

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By now, you’ve probably heard that West Virginia may ban Google Glass use while driving, and they might just be on to something given those snowy mountain roads. The piece of legislation proposed by Gary Howell, a republican from Mineral in the West Virginia House of Delegates, would ban...
This is why West Virginia Republicans are totally right to ban Google Glass on the road

3M cloud library system debuts in Minnesota today

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3M has announced that it will begin testing out its cloud library service in Saint Paul, Minnesota starting today. The service not only gives libraries access to 3M's catalog of more than 100,000 ebooks to lend out to patrons, but also includes a number of hardware solutions. There are...
3M cloud library system debuts in Minnesota today

Online Gaming Group bwin.party Sells Poker Network Ongame To Amaya For Up To $32.2M

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Canada’s Amaya Gaming is to buy bwin.party’s B2B poker network Ongame in a deal worth up to €25 million ($32.2 million). An initial payment of €15 million ($19.3 million) is payable in cash on completion — expected during the fourth quarter of 2012 but subject to standard conditions including regulatory approval. Additional payments of up...
Online Gaming Group bwin.party Sells Poker Network Ongame To Amaya For Up To $32.2M

Did Prenda try to intimidate ID theft victim into dropping charges?

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After a Minnesota man named Alan Cooper accused Prenda Law of stealing his identity, the porn trolling firm responded with a defamation lawsuit. The lawsuit targeted Cooper, his attorney Paul Godfread, and numerous anonymous Internet commenters. On Thursday, Cooper and Godfread filed a 24-page response alleging that Prenda's lawsuit...
Did Prenda try to intimidate ID theft victim into dropping charges?

Senator cries tax tyranny as Amazon law moves forward

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A conservative Republican claims a plan that will allow states to tax online retailers is “taxation without representation” and that it will punish internet entrepreneurs. Sen. Jim DeMint (R. SC) made the comments in the Wall Street Journal to oppose the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill intended to curb the...
Senator cries tax tyranny as Amazon law moves forward
Florida political attack ad takes issue with self-driving vehicles

New York Convinces Game Companies To Kick Registered Sex Offenders Off Gaming Services

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Back in 2008, New York passed a law requiring registered sex offenders to register all email addresses and social network accounts with the government. Since then, a number of states have passed similar laws and some social networks, such as Facebook, have resorted to simply banning sex offenders from the...
New York Convinces Game Companies To Kick Registered Sex Offenders Off Gaming Services
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