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An EMI-Universal Merger Won't Fix the Music Industry

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Sales of digital music surpassed disc sales for the first time last year, spurring the music industry's dawning awareness that this digital thing isn't going away. Executives at Universal Music Group (home of Gotye, Kanye West, Lady Gaga and numerous other hit makers) and EMI (for whom the Beatles...
An EMI-Universal Merger Won't Fix the Music Industry

Ireland Denies Giving Apple Any Special Tax Deal

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Ireland has a special message for United States senators convinced the country gave Apple a special tax deal: You don’t know what you’re talking about. Remarking on a U.S. Senate investigation that claims Apple avoided taxes on tens of billions of dollars by holding significant profits in three Irish subsidiaries,...
Ireland Denies Giving Apple Any Special Tax Deal

Sen. Leahy has not caved on e-privacy, aide says

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The chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has not reversed course on email privacy and has not proposed to give U.S. agencies access to email and other electronic communications without search warrants, despite a news report to the contrary, an aide to Sen. Patrick Leahy said Tuesday....
Sen. Leahy has not caved on e-privacy, aide says

Senate to look at Mozilla's browser competition allegations

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The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee plans to look into accusations by Mozilla that Microsoft is restricting access to important programming tools for browsers that will run in Windows RT....
Senate to look at Mozilla's browser competition allegations

Excerpts of Apple Executives' Senate Committee Testimony on Tax Policy

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Three Apple executives, CEO Tim Cook, CFO Peter Oppenheimer, and head of tax operations Phillip A. Bullock, appeared in front of the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation earlier today, testifying about Apple's tax policies. MacRumors has a rough transcript of the hearing, while the full event is viewable on...
Excerpts of Apple Executives' Senate Committee Testimony on Tax Policy

Senate won't vote on Internet sales tax until after May 6

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The U.S. Senate has delayed a vote on an Internet sales tax until May, after a handful of senators blocked lawmakers from voting on the legislation this week....
Senate won't vote on Internet sales tax until after May 6

Revised Cybersecurity Bill Still Faces Democrat, Republican Gauntlets

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The U.S. Senate is about to deliberate a highly revised cybersecurity bill - one that last weekend won the endorsement of President Obama. The current version of the bill no longer contains measures that would essentially declare any device that may at some point contain critical government information - even via...
Revised Cybersecurity Bill Still Faces Democrat, Republican Gauntlets

Senate passes crowdfunding bill, wisely adds protections for less sophisticated investors

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With a 73-26 vote, the U.S. Senate brought my dream of a bonzai pet business one step closer to reality today (remember to send checks to WeWork Midtown, care of VentureBeat). The bill added on some much needed requirements to the JOBS Act that passed in the house, giving the...
Senate passes crowdfunding bill, wisely adds protections for less sophisticated investors

U.S. Senate to consider long overdue reforms on electronic privacy

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In 2010, electronic privacy needed digital due process. In 2012, it’s worth defending your vanishing rights online. This week, there’s an important issue before Washington that affects everyone who sends email, stores files in Dropbox or sends private messages on social media. In January, O’Reilly Media went dark in opposition...
U.S. Senate to consider long overdue reforms on electronic privacy
Internet sales tax bill is likely to pass Senate vote later this week

Are there 60 votes in the Senate for online sales taxes?

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The U.S. Senate is expected this week to take up a non-binding amendment to test support for online sales tax collections....
Are there 60 votes in the Senate for online sales taxes?

Senate fails to advance cybersecurity bill

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The U.S. Senate failed to muster enough votes to move forward on the Cybersecurity Act....
Senate fails to advance cybersecurity bill

Tech groups question new do-not-track bill

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New legislation in the U.S. Senate that would allow Internet users to tell companies to stop tracking them is unnecessary and could slow e-commerce growth, some tech groups said....
Tech groups question new do-not-track bill
Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer Testify In Front of Senate Committee on Tax Strategies [Live]

Critical infrastructure protection: Maybe thinking good thoughts will make us safe

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Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) retired in January after quite a colorful two-dozen years in the U.S. Senate. One of the major issues he pushed for during his last few years in office was protection of the U.S. critical infrastructure. Along with Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lieberman put forth a series of...
Critical infrastructure protection: Maybe thinking good thoughts will make us safe

Internet tax bill targets apps, music, movies, all downloads

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The U.S. Senate is set to vote today on a tax bill that would levy new fees on Americans who download digital products including movies, music, apps, and even WordPress themes. [Read more]...
Internet tax bill targets apps, music, movies, all downloads

Wheels of tomorrow: Why Boone Pickens loves gas

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Buses in Los Angeles, like this one passing the Disney Center, run on natural gas. FORTUNE -- In March, the U.S. Senate narrowly defeated a bill that would have provided billions of dollars in tax credits to boost deployment of natural-gas-powered vehicles. That won't stop billionaire energy magnate T. Boone...
Wheels of tomorrow: Why Boone Pickens loves gas

Cybersecurity bill would create costly regulations, say critics

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Leaders in the U.S. Senate are trying to fast-track new cybersecurity legislation that will create costly new regulations for some businesses, some critics said Thursday....
Cybersecurity bill would create costly regulations, say critics

Senate's big immigration bill seeks to crackdown on offshore outsourcing

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The U.S. Senate's comprehensive immigration bill would make major changes to the H-1B visa that are certain to upset some and possibly please others....
Senate's big immigration bill seeks to crackdown on offshore outsourcing

Senate delays, maybe kills, cybersecurity bill

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The U.S. Senate on Thursday failed to end debate on a comprehensive cybersecurity bill, pushing action on the bill into September and potentially killing it....
Senate delays, maybe kills, cybersecurity bill

Amazon's Love Note to Senate Backs Sales Tax Proposal

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Amazon sent a love letter to the U.S. Senate on Valentine’s Day, thanking senators for a proposal that could put to rest the company’s longstanding sales tax issues. The Marketplace Fairness Act was introduced to the Senate today, which would enable states to collect sales tax online as long as...
Amazon's Love Note to Senate Backs Sales Tax Proposal

Senate Passes Netflix-Backed Revision Of Privacy Law, Paving Way For Facebook Sharing

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The U.S. Senate has passed legislation that will make it easier for Netflix users to share what movies they have watched with their Facebook friends. The new legislation has already been passed by the House of Representatives, so it just needs the president’s signature before you start seeing updates about your friends’...
Senate Passes Netflix-Backed Revision Of Privacy Law, Paving Way For Facebook Sharing

Cops Want Carriers to Hang On to Your Incriminating Old Text Messages

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Hullo there. (Photo: flickr.com/nate) Hey, it’s the 20th anniversary of the invention of text messaging! How shall we celebrate? How about with an attempt by law enforcement agencies to make sure they have access to your old SMS messages, in case they need to issue any search warrants? CNET reports:...
Cops Want Carriers to Hang On to Your Incriminating Old Text Messages
Obama to sign pro-crowdfunding JOBS Act into law Thursday

Netflix Facebook Sharing Bill Clears Senate, Waiting For Obama's OK

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Want to tell your Facebook pals what you’re watching on Netflix? Netflix wants to help you do that. And it’s now very close to doing that for American users: The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that would give the video service the go-ahead to facilitate “frictionless sharing” of users’...
Netflix Facebook Sharing Bill Clears Senate, Waiting For Obama's OK

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: 'This Election Was A Great Step Forward For Women' (FB)

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who used to work for the Treasury and many believe has political aspirations, just published a status update on last night's results. She calls it "a great step forward for women": While much of the attention is focused on President Obama's victory, it is worth noting...
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: 'This Election Was A Great Step Forward For Women' (FB)

Senate Vote Shows Support for Internet Sales Tax

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The U.S. Senate on Friday previewed how it might vote on legislation that would make online retailers pay out-of-state sales tax. Senators voted 75-24 for a non-binding amendment to budget plans, as a way to test support for the proposed Marketplace Fairness Act....
Senate Vote Shows Support for Internet Sales Tax

Windows RT may breach Microsoft-EU 'browser ballot' deal

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The European Commission is keeping its eye on Microsoft, after a U.S. Senate subcommittee said it would investigate potential antitrust matters relating to Windows on ARM browsers....
Windows RT may breach Microsoft-EU 'browser ballot' deal
LulzSec leader Sabu turns FBI snitch, reportedly gives up five top hackers
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