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Toshiba and LG settle LCD price-fixing scandal for half a billion dollars
Yahoo and Facebook confirm settlement talks in patent lawsuit

Will the latest NSA surveillance scandal be a wake-up call for the power of data?

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Remember when the New York Times tried to make that whole, your-cell-phone-is-a-tracking-device idea happen? Well, it seemed that most of the population didn’t care. But perhaps the news that the National Security Administration has been collecting phone metadata on Verizon’s customers inside the U.S. might help people get hip to...
Will the latest NSA surveillance scandal be a wake-up call for the power of data?

Elin had to be in on Tiger’s scandal, Carrey says - Access Hollywood - msnbc.com

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Elin had to be in on Tiger’s scandal, Carrey says - Access Hollywood - msnbc.com

Former chairman, six others arrested over Olympus scandal

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Former Olympus execs were among those swept up by Japanese authorities for their alleged involvement in a multi-year accounting coverup. [Read more]...
Former chairman, six others arrested over Olympus scandal

News Corp launches Amplify educational unit, with help from AT&T (video)

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In light of recent scandals, it's hard not to see this as a bit of image rehabilitation, but we'll do our best to take it at face value. News Corp is bringing its 18-month-old educational division to the fore by rebranding it Amplify and teaming up with AT&T to...
News Corp launches Amplify educational unit, with help from AT&T (video)

Olympus to be fined $2.5m by Japan's FSA over scandal

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Japan's Financial Services Agency (FSA) which overseas the country's markets, has recommended to fine Olympus nearly 200 million yen (about $2.5 million) for engaging in illegal accounting practices. The scandal is the biggest in Japan's corporate history. The company and six executives were criminally charged in March in the $1.7...
Olympus to be fined $2.5m by Japan's FSA over scandal

Mark Hurd Legal Scandal Won't Screw HP Customers After All (HP, ORCL)

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A judge has sided with HP in its lawsuit with Oracle and the big winners are the company's joint customers. A judge ruled that HP didn't trick Oracle into promising continued support for Itanium servers, as Oracle had been claiming. This fight started when Oracle hired ex-HP CEO Mark...
Mark Hurd Legal Scandal Won't Screw HP Customers After All (HP, ORCL)

Yahoo's Thompson Asks Employees To Ignore His Resume Scandal (YHOO)

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What's Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson got to say for himself? Not much. But he did have the nerve to address the troops and tell them to keep their heads down and stay "focused on our customers, our shareholders, our team and moving Yahoo! forward, fast." AllThingsD shared a copy of...
Yahoo's Thompson Asks Employees To Ignore His Resume Scandal (YHOO)

British Press Holds Its Breath As Findings Of Leveson Inquiry Published In Westminster

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The 2,000-page report on press ethics may lead to a regulated press in Britain for the first time since 1695. It may also be the start of the break-up of the Murdoch empire. British journalism is crossing its fingers and holding its breath as it prepares for the findings...
British Press Holds Its Breath As Findings Of Leveson Inquiry Published In Westminster

AUO, LG, Toshiba pay $571 million to settle LCD price fixing lawsuit, broken record keeps skipping

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The way LCD price fixing lawsuits keep popping up and settling in short order, you'd think they were going out of style. The latest motley group to face a reckoning includes AU Optronics, LG and Toshiba, the combination of which has agreed to pay a total of $571 million...
AUO, LG, Toshiba pay $571 million to settle LCD price fixing lawsuit, broken record keeps skipping
Apple and publishers settle with EU over eBook price fixing scandal

News Corp. Q4 Sales Of $8.4B Miss Estimates, Takes $2.9B Charge On Publishing Business

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News Corporation has just reported its quarterly earnings. For Q4 it had revenues of $8.4 billion with earnings per share of $0.32, down compared to the year before (Q4 2011 the company reported revenues of $9 billion). The earnings per share met analysts expectations, but revenues fell short, with analysts expecting...
News Corp. Q4 Sales Of $8.4B Miss Estimates, Takes $2.9B Charge On Publishing Business

Facebook May Be About To Jump Into The Virtual Currency Offers Game

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We’re hearing that Facebook is going to start rolling out its own version of offers, which let users earn virtual currency credits in return for signing up for services like Netflix or filling out a survey. These deals have been made popular by companies like Offerpal, gWallet and Super Rewards,...
Facebook May Be About To Jump Into The Virtual Currency Offers Game

Yahoo 'Resumegate': Storm in a teacup, or scandal in the making?

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Yahoo’s chief executive is accused of lying about his college education. Storm in a teacup, much? What’s the worst that could happen?...
Yahoo 'Resumegate': Storm in a teacup, or scandal in the making?

How Best Buy's PR Crisis Turned Into A 'Months-Long Bloodletting'

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Best Buy screwed up, and it has experienced a slow, but brutal over the past few months. Or, as Gil Rudawsky at PR Daily so eloquently put it, a "months-long bloodletting." The negative exposure for Best Buy in relation to former CEO Brian Dunn's scandal has been relentless, as headlines constantly pound...
How Best Buy's PR Crisis Turned Into A 'Months-Long Bloodletting'

DealBook: Autonomy's Ex-Chief: H.P.'s Claims 'Completely and Utterly Wrong'

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The former chief executive of Autonomy, the software maker at the center of Hewlett-Packard's latest scandal, denied that the company misled anyone about its financial information....
DealBook: Autonomy's Ex-Chief: H.P.'s Claims 'Completely and Utterly Wrong'

Narus, the company that develops tools that NSA uses to spy on us (remember that AT&T scandal? Narus tool was at the center of it), has developed a tool that recreate social connections within social networks!

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Narus, the company that develops tools that NSA uses to spy on us (remember that AT&T scandal? Narus tool was at the center of it), has developed a tool that recreate social connections within social networks!

The Unbearable Lightness of Branding

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Lots of trackbacks (or pingbacks) are spam, and I don’t approve them for the comments section. But some pass the first sniff test, and some are interesting enough to warrant a reply. That’s what happened with the post “To be (a brand) or not to be (a brand)”, at...
The Unbearable Lightness of Branding

Cisco VP Threatens To Stalk Memo Leaker... Driving More Attention Than Original Memo

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Internal memos from large companies leak all the time. It happens. Companies don't like it, but most learn to deal with it. Sometimes, they go a bit nuts. For example, you may remember the spying scandal at HP, in which the board tried to stop leaks by spying on phone...
Cisco VP Threatens To Stalk Memo Leaker... Driving More Attention Than Original Memo
Corporate Censorship Reborn: Paypal Bans Erotic Fiction

Mayer could pull off 'epic turnaround' at Yahoo

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On Marissa Mayer's first day as CEO at Yahoo, she has to figure out which problem to tackle first to right a company that has been buffeted by scandal, financial trouble and, possibly worst of all, growing market invisibility....
Mayer could pull off 'epic turnaround' at Yahoo
FCC fines Google $25,000 for unauthorized data collection and impeding investigation
Google facing more privacy litigation, according to WSJ

Once Again, Public Interest Groups Kicked Out When Trying To Present Concerns About TPP

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It's really quite astounding how terribly obnoxious supporters of the ridiculous TPP agreement have become. This Trans Pacific Partnership agreement is being negotiated entirely in secret -- even as the USTR lies and claims the process is transparent at an "unprecedented" level. Of course, it seems that transparency only extends...
Once Again, Public Interest Groups Kicked Out When Trying To Present Concerns About TPP

iPhone 4 Antennagate site goes live, lets you collect $15

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A page for iPhone 4 owners who didn't receive a bumper following the so-called "Antennagate" scandal can now collect their $15 from a class-action lawsuit. [Read more]...
iPhone 4 Antennagate site goes live, lets you collect $15
New CEO Ross Levinsohn in message to Yahoos: “focus on the momentum”

British Airways Will Stalk You On The Internet To Deliver Better Customer Service (GOOG)

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British Airways' new customer service program, Know Me, will have employees searching the internet for customer pictures, reports The Verge. As British Airways puts it, the "most recent advancement of the system enables the British Airways team to search Google images for a photo of specific customers, so they can recognize...
British Airways Will Stalk You On The Internet To Deliver Better Customer Service (GOOG)

Panasonic gearing up to offer $635 million bailout to save troubled Olympus

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Panasonic is reportedly putting the final touches to a 50 billion yen ($635 million) bailout package to save Olympus. Panasonic will become the largest shareholder of the scandal-ridden camera maker, reeling from a $1.7 billion accounting fraud uncovered last year, with an eye on getting a foothold in Olympus'...
Panasonic gearing up to offer $635 million bailout to save troubled Olympus

News International CEO Tom Mockridge to Step Down at Year's End

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The head of News Corp.’s News International unit is stepping down at the end of the year, the company said on Sunday. Tom Mockridge, a 22-year company veteran, took over as head of the unit in July 2011, following the resignation of Rebekah Brooks, in the wake of the PhoneGate...
News International CEO Tom Mockridge to Step Down at Year's End
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