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Journalist recovers video of his arrest after police deleted it

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A Miami journalist has recovered video of police officers arresting him after it was deleted from his camera. The man was covering a police effort to evict Occupy Miami protestors. He plans to file a complaint with the police department and with the United States Department of Justice. On...
Journalist recovers video of his arrest after police deleted it

It’s official: U.S. files antitrust suit against Apple, publisher over e-book price fixing

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As just announced by Bloomberg on Twitter, the United States Department of Justice is suing Apple and Hachette over alleged e-book price fixing, as Reuters predicted would happen today. More updates shortly....
It’s official: U.S. files antitrust suit against Apple, publisher over e-book price fixing
Government agency ditches BlackBerry for iPhone, iPad
Scientists create self-healing plastic, the ‘Holy Grail of Material Science’

Apple goes directly after Google, secures full disclosure of Motorola purchase and Android roadmap

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Apple’s latest cunning move in its Holy Crusade against Android involves getting a court order to force Google, the maker of Android software, to produce documents detailing the Android roadmap and its proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of handset maker Motorola Mobility. It wasn’t immediately clear what data Apple was exactly...
Apple goes directly after Google, secures full disclosure of Motorola purchase and Android roadmap

Google-Motorola Deal Approved By U.S. Department Of Justice

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Just hours after the European Commission announced their approval of Google’s $12.5 billion Motorola purchase, the United States Department of Justice has announced that they too have given the deal their blessing. According to Reuters, the Department of Justice will continue to keep their eyes on Google to ensure that...
Google-Motorola Deal Approved By U.S. Department Of Justice

US Department of Justice approves Nortel patents purchase by Microsoft, Apple-led ‘Rockstar Consortium’

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Rockstar Consortium, an unusual partnership between the likes of Apple, Microsoft, Research In Motion, Ericsson and Sony, has received the green light from the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) for the $4.5 billion acquisition of approximately 4,000 patent assets that were previously owned by Nortel Networks. Back in July...
US Department of Justice approves Nortel patents purchase by Microsoft, Apple-led ‘Rockstar Consortium’
Google closes Motorola acquisition
European Commission OKs Google-Motorola Deal, But Will Remain “Vigilant”

Breaking: US Department of Justice approves Nortel patents purchase by ‘Rockstar Consortium’

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Rockstar Consortium, an alliance between Apple, Microsoft, RIM, Ericsson and Sony, has received the green light from the United States’ Department of Justice (DoJ) for the acquisition of approximately 4,000 patent assets that were previously owned by Nortel Networks. We’re updating this post, here’s the press release: Rockstar Consortium Receives...
Breaking: US Department of Justice approves Nortel patents purchase by ‘Rockstar Consortium’
China approves Google’s Motorola buy, demands Android remain open

What’s The Tech Industry Takeaway From The Apple E-Book Lawsuit? [TCTV]

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The United States Department of Justice’s antitrust lawsuit filed yesterday against Apple and five major book publishers for allegedly colluding and price-fixing e-books is still reverbing throughout the tech industry — after all, pretty much anything having to do with Apple these days is going to attract attention, and...
What’s The Tech Industry Takeaway From The Apple E-Book Lawsuit? [TCTV]
DOJ threatens Apple with antitrust suit over eBook price-fixing
ACTA deathwatch: profs call process unconstitutional, Europe revolts

Solar Mosaic Gets $2 Million DOE Grant To Build Out Crowdfunding Site For Solar Projects

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Solar Mosaic, a startup that’s aiming to be the “Kickstarter for solar projects,” has been awarded a $2 million grant from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Sunshot Initiative. Solar Mosaic, which also goes by simply Mosaic, is building an online platform that facilitates crowdfunding of solar projects. Last...
Solar Mosaic Gets $2 Million DOE Grant To Build Out Crowdfunding Site For Solar Projects

DOJ closes investigation of Apple acquisition of Nortel and Novell patents on FRAND commitments

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In a statement from the United States Department of Justice clearing Google’s acquisition of Motorola, the DOJ also closed its investigations into Apple’s acquisition of certain Novell patents, and the Apple, Microsoft, and RIM acquisition of Nortel patents.  The statement claimed concerns of unfair use of the patents were curbed...
DOJ closes investigation of Apple acquisition of Nortel and Novell patents on FRAND commitments
Judge orders Google, Motorola to reveal Android data to Apple

Sen. Al Franken to FCC: Still unhappy about Comcast-NBC merger

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Another year, another complaint from Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) against Comcast and its merger with NBC Universal that was approved last year. Just as he did before, the senator—now in a letter published publicly on Monday (PDF)—is "urging [the Federal Communications Commission and the United States Department of Justice] to...
Sen. Al Franken to FCC: Still unhappy about Comcast-NBC merger

Analysts: Apple has a strong case in DOJ’s lawsuit over ebook price-fixing

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Yesterday, the United States Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Apple and five other publishers over ebook price-fixing. The DOJ has reached a settlement with three of the publishers in the suit, but Apple, MacMillan, and Penguin are standing strong (The States also are after Simon and Shuster)....
Analysts: Apple has a strong case in DOJ’s lawsuit over ebook price-fixing
NTIA to make 95Mhz of ‘prime spectrum’ available to wireless carriers
DOJ investigates cable companies over Netflix net neutrality row
DOJ likely to lose eBook antitrust suit against Apple
Google’s Motorola acquisition approved by Justice Department
Australian government considering lawsuit against Apple over eBook price-fixing

Tor Books to release only DRM-free e-books

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On Tuesday, Tom Doherty Associates, which publishes Tor Books, the world's largest science fiction imprint, announced that it would be making all of its e-books available in a DRM-free format by early July 2012. The move comes just six weeks after the United States Department of Justice filed an...
Tor Books to release only DRM-free e-books

State Dept. gives Amazon $16.5M no-bid contract for Kindles

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The United States Department of State recently announced that it had awarded a $16.5 million contract to Amazon for the provision of e-reader and tablet devices for State Department employees. The contract was awarded on a no-bid basis, meaning Amazon secured the arrangement without the Department considering other manufacturers. In...
State Dept. gives Amazon $16.5M no-bid contract for Kindles

The Mobile Patent Wars: Are we Ready for This to go Thermonuclear?

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Everybody is armed, forces are deployed and the battleground is chosen. Let's get this thermonuclear war started. 2011 was the year that the major mobile platform providers loaded up with ammunition in the upcoming world war between Apple, Microsoft, Research In Motion and Google. Apple acquired patents from Novell...
The Mobile Patent Wars: Are we Ready for This to go Thermonuclear?

DARPA reveals Avatar program, robot soldiers incoming

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DARPA, the bleeding-edge research wing of the United States Department of Defense, has revealed that it will spend millions of dollars on a project called “Avatar.” If you’ve seen the movie of the same name — the highest-grossing movie of all time — let me put your mind at rest:...
DARPA reveals Avatar program, robot soldiers incoming

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

Corn Makes You Fat

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Corn Makes You Fat is a post from Chris PirilloHere are a few corn-centric truths:Average high-fructose corn syrup consumed by an American in 1970: 0.6 pounds [George A Bray, Samara Joy Nielsen and Barry M Popkin, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 79, No. 4, 537-543, April 2004]Average high-fructose corn...
Corn Makes You Fat
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