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Meg Whitman: Autonomy Is An 'Almost Magical Technology' (HPQ)

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Even in the wake of the resignation of two HP board members last week, CEO Meg Whitman doesn't regret telling the public about Autonomy's problems, she said at a press conference in London this week. About a year after acquiring Autonomy for $11 billion, HP wrote off $8.8 billion of...
Meg Whitman: Autonomy Is An 'Almost Magical Technology' (HPQ)

Google Plows Ahead With Privacy Changes, as EU Concerns Remain

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Google has implemented its highly controversial new privacy policy, despite requests from EU regulatory bodies to delay it until further investigations into its impact have taken place....
Google Plows Ahead With Privacy Changes, as EU Concerns Remain
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Google hit with another EU antitrust complaint, this time over Android

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According to the New York Times, a new antitrust complaint has been filed by Fairsearch Europe against Google. The complaint itself claims that the company employs the Android mobile operating system “as a deceptive way to build advantages for key Google apps in 70 percent of the smartphones shipped today.” This...
Google hit with another EU antitrust complaint, this time over Android

Apple ebook case won't solve publishing's problems | Emily Bell

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The US department of justice's antitrust case against Apple highlights how little regulators understand the digital worldWatching regulatory bodies deal with issues around fast-moving technologies has always been an agonising business. Not so much an embarrassing uncle dancing at a wedding, more a high-court judge trying to describe dubstep.Latest in...
Apple ebook case won't solve publishing's problems | Emily Bell
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Mobile Phone Companies Talk About EU-Wide Network

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European cell phone operators are in talks that could create a pan-European network. According to a new report, European mobile phone operators from a number of countries are investigating the different ways their systems could be integrated to form a Europe-wide cell phone infrastructure. Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, Telecom...
Mobile Phone Companies Talk About EU-Wide Network
Sprint Buying U.S. Cellular Spectrum And Customers For $480 Million To Expand Midwest Reach

Google Is Watching You (Or Not): New Privacy Policy Takes Effect Today

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With several governments and regulatory bodies around the world saying that Google’s new privacy policy may violate their domestic rules (Europe, Japan), it goes into effect today. Advocacy group EPIC has been trying to block it saying that the consolidated privacy policy violates... Please visit Search Engine Land for the...
Google Is Watching You (Or Not): New Privacy Policy Takes Effect Today

One year in, Lyft raises a $60M round led by Andreessen Horowitz, says it gives 30k rides a week

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Ridesharing startup Lyft has announced a $60M Series C round led by Andreessen Horowitz, on the same day it celebrates its one-year anniversary. In honor of the occasion, the company tells us that it is now giving an average of 30,000 rides per week. A lot has changed since the company,...
One year in, Lyft raises a $60M round led by Andreessen Horowitz, says it gives 30k rides a week
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Google Closes $12.5 Billion Deal to Buy Motorola Mobility

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After months of waiting for approval from various regulatory bodies, Google said it had officially closed its $12.5 billion deal to acquire Motorola Mobility....
Google Closes $12.5 Billion Deal to Buy Motorola Mobility

Google Disses Motorola Products - And Hires Guy Kawasaki

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Google's short-term goals for its Motorola smartphone division are two-fold: clear the rubble on the runway and build for the future.  When it comes to runway, Google is still dealing with the product pipeline that it inherited from Motorola when the acquisition received final approval by regulatory bodies way back...
Google Disses Motorola Products - And Hires Guy Kawasaki

Saudi govt moves to exert control over Whatsapp, Skype

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The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued orders to its regulatory bodies to ensure that communication tools like Skype and Whatsapp comply with the government's stringent requirements governing Internet communications. The kingdom's Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) announced last week that it had "become evident that some communication applications...
Saudi govt moves to exert control over Whatsapp, Skype

Welcome To Insta-Face: Facebook Completes Instagram Purchase

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Facebook just posted a friendly welcome note to Instagram, officially welcoming the company into the fold. "So many of us at Facebook love using Instagram to share moments with our friends. And for so many people, sharing photos with friends is an important part of the Facebook experience. That's why...
Welcome To Insta-Face: Facebook Completes Instagram Purchase

California PUC Cracks Down On Innovative Ride Sharing Operations As Another Batch Of Taxi Drivers Sue Uber

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We've covered the various regulatory and legal fights that Uber has been dealing with lately. The company, which basically has set up a super convenient way for people to book a ride (and, in some cases, taxis), keeps running up against a combination of local regulatory agencies who tend to...
California PUC Cracks Down On Innovative Ride Sharing Operations As Another Batch Of Taxi Drivers Sue Uber

In Facebook IPO, Zuckerberg wants to teach Wall Street “The Hacker Way”

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Facebook's old Palo Alto headquarters during Hackathon 28 Initial public offering filings typically include a letter to potential investors from the company’s CEO, in which the executive generally discusses the company’s growth so far and its bright future ahead. In Facebook’s IPO document filed Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg dedicated a significant...
In Facebook IPO, Zuckerberg wants to teach Wall Street “The Hacker Way”
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Western Digital completes asset transfer to Toshiba

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The FTC-imposed transfer of assets by hard drive maker Western Digital (WD) to Toshiba is now completed, the company announced on Tuesday. The move was required by regulatory bodies due to monopoly concerns after WD revealed its intention to purchase Hitachi's Viviti hard drive maker. Previously, Viviti was known as...
Western Digital completes asset transfer to Toshiba

Boot up: Christmas shopping, China's 2013, Snapchat's real meaning and more

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Plus Google loses Santa, HP's Autonomy cuts?, Techmeme's favourites and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamTepid sales of Microsoft's Windows 8 point to shaky market >> NYTimes.comClaude Ballard was among the customers at the Microsoft store who tried out...
Boot up: Christmas shopping, China's 2013, Snapchat's real meaning and more

Google patent outlines phone call spying for personalized ad serving

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With Microsoft and numerous regulatory bodies nipping at Google’s heels decrying the Internet giant of shady advertising practices and loose privacy standards, one would think the Mountain View, Calif.-based Company might lie low for a while. Well, that is not the case: The Next Web reported on a Google patent today that introduces...
Google patent outlines phone call spying for personalized ad serving
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