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It's better to call ahead before sending malware, Symantec finds

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Hackers are finding it pays to call ahead before sending malware-laden email.Symantec has seen what it describes as a sophisticated social engineering campaign aimed at French-speaking accounting and finance department employees. The victim is called and asked in French if they can process an invoice sent by email.The style...
It's better to call ahead before sending malware, Symantec finds
Sprint offers $400 store credit to customers who switch carriers

Center for Copyright Information 'Six Strikes' system begins

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As expected, the Center for Copyright Information's BitTorrent monitoring system has launched, but with all five previously announced ISPs starting up in one day. Participating ISPs in the measure, also known as "six strikes," include Verizon, Comcast, AT&T, Cablevision, and Time Warner plus all subsidiaries of the parent companies.......
Center for Copyright Information 'Six Strikes' system begins
Apple's stock buyback will cut its tax bill by more than the cost of the borrowing (AAPL)
Swedish internet provider to charge extra for VoIP services like Skype

Amazon.com's latest push: Helping developers place mobile ads in Android apps

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Amazon.com is looking to make it easier for Android app developers to earn advertising dollars with the release today of the new Amazon Mobile Ads API. It should not come as a surprise. Amazon has been pushing heavily into online advertising in recent months, and with the new program the company...
Amazon.com's latest push: Helping developers place mobile ads in Android apps
Amazon details ebook price-fixing refund policy, will give up to $1.32 per book

Judge Refuses to Toss Most of Apple's Suit Against Samsung

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With Apple done with its primary case, the court took time on Monday to hear Samsung’s arguments that the Cupertino-based company failed to meet its legal burden and that the case should be dropped. Judge Lucy Koh heard about an hour’s worth of arguments from both sides before ruling that...
Judge Refuses to Toss Most of Apple's Suit Against Samsung

WPP Teams Up With Infosys To Launch Its First All-In-One Cloud-Based Marketing Platform

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The heat is on to migrate more digital marketing activities into the cloud, and while we have seen a lot of movements from smaller, fleet-0f-foot startups in this area, the big players don’t want to be left out in the cold, either. Enter WPP, which today announced a partnership with...
WPP Teams Up With Infosys To Launch Its First All-In-One Cloud-Based Marketing Platform
Best Buy hit with $27 million in damages for stealing trade secrets

Opera Software Launches Yet Another UDID Alternative For Anonymous Mobile Ad-Tracking

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Just when iOS developers had thought they had heard of every UDID replacement mechanism out there, Opera Software had to go and launch its own, too. Today, the company, best known as the maker of the Opera web browser, is introducing something it’s calling “App-Tribute” – and yes, it’s yet...
Opera Software Launches Yet Another UDID Alternative For Anonymous Mobile Ad-Tracking

How Apple Minimizes its Corporate Tax Burden

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In the latest installment of its "iEconomy" series, The New York Times takes a look at how Apple minimizes its corporate tax burden, taking advantage of a number of legal maneuvers and loopholes around the world. Apple's strategies are of course fully legal and used by many other corporations, but...
How Apple Minimizes its Corporate Tax Burden

Intel buys wireless patents from Interdigital for $375M

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Intel on Monday spent US$375 million to buy around 1,700 wireless networking patents from subsidiaries of digital communications company Interdigital....
Intel buys wireless patents from Interdigital for $375M

ITC launches patent investigation against Amazon, Samsung and others

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The U.S. International Trade Commission said it had instituted an investigation into wireless consumer electronics devices and components from 13 top technology companies and their subsidiaries, including Samsung, Acer, and Nintendo, for alleged infringement of a patent....
ITC launches patent investigation against Amazon, Samsung and others

FTC files lawsuit over data breaches at Wyndham Worldwide

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit against hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide and three of its subsidiaries after three data breaches at Wyndham hotels in less than two years, the agency announced Tuesday....
FTC files lawsuit over data breaches at Wyndham Worldwide

Apple's Newest Threat: Senator Tom Coburn Says He's 'Livid' About The Company's Tax Dodging (AAPL)

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Apple's tax practices are drawing the attention of some in Congress after a scathing New York Times report over the weekend Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) revealed in an interview on Morning Joe today that he was "livid" about the news that Apple had managed to pay a tax rate of just...
Apple's Newest Threat: Senator Tom Coburn Says He's 'Livid' About The Company's Tax Dodging (AAPL)
Allied Minds and the DOD: 50,000 scientists at 100 labs creating technologies fueling 100 companies a year

Microsoft's $2B loan to Dell buyout group involves new Windows license deal

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The terms of Microsoft's $2 billion loan into the war chest of Denali Holdings, the Dell private buyout entity led by Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners, are now public record. Microsoft's money was key in raising the $24.4 billion required to finalize the offer for Dell, but it's possible...
Microsoft's $2B loan to Dell buyout group involves new Windows license deal

Telefonica partners with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and RIM for global carrier billing

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Making a half dozen attempts to guess your login info or typing each digit of a credit card account certainly can get in the way of following through on impulse purchases, which is exactly how you'd categorize FarmVille cash or a featured flick that you know you may not...
Telefonica partners with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and RIM for global carrier billing

"There is a technical term economists like to use for behavior like this. Unbelievable chutzpah."

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"There is a technical term economists like to use for behavior like this. Unbelievable chutzpah." - Edward Kleinbard, a law professor at USC speaking to NYT about Apple's overseas tax situation -- or lack thereof.  One potentially good thing out of all this, Tim Cook will address it directly tomorrow...
"There is a technical term economists like to use for behavior like this. Unbelievable chutzpah."

WhatsApp guns for RIM as it signs first unlimited roaming deal with Three in Hong Kong

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WhatsApp — the incredibly popular multi-platform smartphone messaging app — has stepped up its strategy to tempt mobile subscribers away from SMS, signing its first carrer roaming deal with Hong Kong operator Three to offer unlimited use of its app both domestically and in 78 other countries for little cost....
WhatsApp guns for RIM as it signs first unlimited roaming deal with Three in Hong Kong

Australia wants $29M in back taxes from Apple

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Apple’s well-documented accounting acrobatics have saved it from larger tax bills in its home country and abroad, but apparently not in Australia. On Friday the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Australian government billed Apple Australia for a whopping $28.5 million in taxes it hadn’t paid for fiscal year 2011. Apple’s...
Australia wants $29M in back taxes from Apple

Grumpy Grandpa John McCain Doesn't Understand 'Why the Hell' He Has to Update His Apps

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Even Tim Cook can’t believe this shit. Tim Cook and other Apple representatives are on Capital Hill today, answering questions about why the company doesn’t pay any more taxes here in the U.S. of A. Senator Carl Levin is currently waving around his iPhone and grilling the lot of them about...
Grumpy Grandpa John McCain Doesn't Understand 'Why the Hell' He Has to Update His Apps
Senate probe accuses Apple of avoiding billions of dollars in taxes with offshore havens
Tim Cook tells Congress why Apple won't move $100 billion back home
Software fault results in 'a large number' of UK bank freezes

Apple v Samsung: the questions the jury has to answer

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In slightly less detail than the judge's version, here are the questions that the jurors must examineWhen an answer shows a figure for the number of options, that indicates that multiple entitles - Samsung Korea, Samsung Electronics US, and Samsung Telecommunications US - may have been deemed to infringe. Not...
Apple v Samsung: the questions the jury has to answer

FTC Files Lawsuit Over Data Breaches at Large Hotel Operator

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit against hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide and three of its subsidiaries after three data breaches at Wyndham......
FTC Files Lawsuit Over Data Breaches at Large Hotel Operator

Some THQ assets still up for grabs after bankruptcy auction

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Yesterday's proposed sale of most of bankrupt THQ's assets has now been approved by the courts, meaning the publisher is officially history. But the final fate of some major franchises and subsidiaries is still unsettled. First of all, the developers purchased by various publishers yesterday did not necessarily come...
Some THQ assets still up for grabs after bankruptcy auction

‘Russia’s Facebook’ loses: court confirms it breaks copyright

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Facebook may have just scored a potential victory in Russia. The country’s most popular social network, vKontakte, has lost its court appeal against an earlier ruling that its feature integrating with file-sharing software breaches copyright. The case was brought by subsidiaries of EMI, which complained that vKontakte users were sharing...
‘Russia’s Facebook’ loses: court confirms it breaks copyright
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