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Facebook Under Fire For Suppressing Unpaid Content

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Facebook is unliking any suggestions that it is actively favoring paid content over unpaid content on within its News Feed tool, even as such allegations are gaining a lot more volume within the social media sector. The latest set of accusations have come from New York Times blogger Nick Bilton,...
Facebook Under Fire For Suppressing Unpaid Content

Google acquires Motorola Mobility, rolls the dice with Android

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Some 9 months after Google’s announcement that it would rather like to make a subsidiary of Motorola Mobility, the $12.5-billion acquisition has finally been approved by the US, EU, and China. All eyes are now on Google to see what it will do with a bunch of software platforms under...
Google acquires Motorola Mobility, rolls the dice with Android

Ex-Motorola Employee: It's Actually Harder For Motorola To Work With Android Now (GOOG)

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Now that Google owns Motorola most people assume Motorola will get preferential treatment from the Android team. Leading up to the close of the Google-Motorola deal, Google steadfastly denied this would happen. It insisted it would keep Motorola removed from the Android team. This sounded like it was just talk...
Ex-Motorola Employee: It's Actually Harder For Motorola To Work With Android Now (GOOG)

Brightkite: 2 Million Users And A Lot Of Local Promo Interest

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Yesterday, I wrote that location was going to be this year’s Twitter at SXSW. Today, my inbox exploded. It seems that just about every company, advertiser, and even plenty of users associated with the location space emailed me with pitches, ideas, thoughts, etc. To say that space is red-hot right...
Brightkite: 2 Million Users And A Lot Of Local Promo Interest

Virgin Media activates more tube WiFi hotspots, minds the gaps in its coverage

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Virgin Media has flicked the switch and coated Kings Cross and Warren Street tube stations in gloriously free WiFi. The pair will be joined tomorrow by Oxford Circus and Green Park, while Victoria and Euston will do the same on the 9th. In order to use the service which...
Virgin Media activates more tube WiFi hotspots, minds the gaps in its coverage

Yahoo gains $7.1B in stock, cash in Alibaba share buyback

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Alibaba, a Chinese-owned e-commerce giant, has bought half of Yahoo's stake in the company through a buyback deal. The previously speculated arrangement, announced on Sunday, sees Alibaba receive half of the 40 percent stake Yahoo has in the company in exchange for $6.3 billion in cash, and around $800 million...
Yahoo gains $7.1B in stock, cash in Alibaba share buyback

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

Google Given Weeks to Resolve EU Antitrust Probe

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The European Commission said Monday that an investigation has determined Google may have abused its dominance in the search market and offered the company a chance to settle the allegations and avoid formal charges. In a letter to Google chairman Eric Schmidt, European competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia outlined four specific...
Google Given Weeks to Resolve EU Antitrust Probe

Vidyard's powerful, professional video hosting gets huge new features, including YouTube syndication

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since I was first introduced to Vidyard. The service, which provides professional-level video hosting, made a quick name for itself by pulling in videos from YouTube, making them look better and have more functionality, then providing killer stats along with...
Vidyard's powerful, professional video hosting gets huge new features, including YouTube syndication
TimeWarner, net neutrality foes cry foul over Netflix requirements for Super HD
Microsoft Asks 'Are You Being Scroogled?' in Hilariously Melodramatic Anti-Google Campaign

Apple Backs Down In European Antitrust Case, Leaving Coast Clear For Amazon

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Apple and a group of the world's leading book publishers have thrown in the towel in their European battle to keep their pricing agreements in place. An announcement by the European Commission says that publishers Hachette, Macmillan, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster will no longer give preferential treatment to Apple....
Apple Backs Down In European Antitrust Case, Leaving Coast Clear For Amazon
Google To Be Pushed To Improve The Visibility Of Specialised Search Rivals To Comply With EU Antitrust Probe, Says FT

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Blasts Comcast On Facebook (NFLX, CMCSA)

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is using his Facebook page to blast Comcast, Peter Kafka at All Things D reports. Hastings says that Comcast is violating "net neutrality" with its streaming application. Hastings says that if he uses Hulu, Netflix, or HBO GO on his Xbox, the streaming counts against his...
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Blasts Comcast On Facebook (NFLX, CMCSA)

Reed Hastings takes Comcast to task for skirting net neutrality

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings let loose a mini rant on Facebook Sunday, setting his sites squarely on Comcast and its data accounting practices. Highlighting one of the arguments for net neutrality, Hastings pointed out that viewing streaming videos using the Comcast Xfinity app on his Xbox doesn't count against...
Reed Hastings takes Comcast to task for skirting net neutrality

Citrix buys Bytemobile, targets mobile operators

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Desktop virtualization and cloud computing vendor Citrix Systems is expanding into the mobile infrastructure market, announcing on Thursday it plans to acquire mobile traffic optimization company Bytemobile. The companies didn’t disclose the terms of the deal, but they expect it to close in the third quarter. Bytemobile has two core...
Citrix buys Bytemobile, targets mobile operators
Google to Oust Motorola Mobility Chief, Replace With One of Its Own: Report

Google begins Motorola turnaround by slashing 4,000 jobs

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Google is starting the process of remaking Motorola, the device manufacturer it bought for $12.5 billion, by slimming it down with a 20 percent cut of its global workforce, or 4,000 jobs. The reduction, part of a larger restructuring that will include the closure of 1/3 of Motorola’s more than...
Google begins Motorola turnaround by slashing 4,000 jobs
Time Warner Cable says Netflix is holding Super HD & 3D content hostage

Google responds to AT&T CEO’s comments: We don’t favor any partners with Android updates

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Google denied comments from AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson suggesting that it gives preferential treatment and access to new Android platforms to some operators, as 9to5Google reports. In an effort to clarify the suggestion that it has its favorites, the firm has confirmed that it doesn’t discriminate and makes the latest...
Google responds to AT&T CEO’s comments: We don’t favor any partners with Android updates

No Wonder Facebook Is Making A Phone

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The risk factors section of public filings is usually full of boilerplate -- lawsuits, unfavorable regulatory environment, competition, locusts, all the usual stuff. But Facebook's S-1 filing today revealed some interesting concerns about its mobile business. First, Facebook's mobile apps are not making any money -- Facebook doesn't show...
No Wonder Facebook Is Making A Phone
Pandora sues ASCAP over songwriter fees, asks court to establish 'reasonable' licensing

Why ESPN's Offer To Pay To Have Its Content Bypass Data Cap Meters Plays Right Into The Hands Of Wireless Providers

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ESPN has been making a little bit of noise recently about being willing to throw a few bucks towards wireless providers in exchange for letting its content roll through to users without affecting their data caps. While this may sound like a good deal for sports fans stuck with...
Why ESPN's Offer To Pay To Have Its Content Bypass Data Cap Meters Plays Right Into The Hands Of Wireless Providers

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

YouTube Caught in Net Neutrality Flap in India

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Google has long been a proponent of net neutrality, but it appears the company may have unknowingly allowed an advertising partner in India to promote preferential treatment for certain video streams on YouTube. A reader in India tipped us off that YouTube advertiser Bharti Airtel, a major ISP in India,...
YouTube Caught in Net Neutrality Flap in India

Netflix draws fire for Open Content campaign

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Netflix was taken to task on Wednesday by Time Warner Cable for seeking preferential treatment from cable TV providers for its Open Connect network that delivers Super HD and 3D streaming content to users. "While they call it 'Open Connect,' Netflix is actually closing off access to some of...
Netflix draws fire for Open Content campaign

Apple accused of securing preferential terms for iPhone with mobile operators

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Former senior executive at European operator says Apple squeezed out rival brands with most favoured supplier clausesApple used its influence to secure preferential treatment from mobile operators wanting to offer the iPhone, squeezing out competition from rival brands, according to a former senior executive at a major European operator.The Guardian...
Apple accused of securing preferential terms for iPhone with mobile operators
Google addresses antitrust concerns in letter to EU commission

Google-Motorolla merger gets the go-ahead from Chinese government

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Chinese antitrust and competition authorities have approved Google to acquire Motorolla, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. Google’s deal to purchase Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion dollars will likely close next week. The deal is said to give Google 17,000 patents and 6,800 pending patent applications owned by Motorola. China was the last regulatory hold-out...
Google-Motorolla merger gets the go-ahead from Chinese government
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