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Kindle Users To Get Refunds And Lower Prices on E-Books After Settlement

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Good news Kindle owners: If you’re the owner of an Amazon Kindle who’s bought e-books from certain publishers in the last few years, you’re getting a refund on past purchases and future purchases will be a little cheaper. But don’t too excited, unless you’ve been a really heavy buyer. In...
Kindle Users To Get Refunds And Lower Prices on E-Books After Settlement

States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in e-book price fixing case

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When the US Department of Justice sued Apple and five major book publishers over alleged e-book price rigging, it immediately became clear that a few of these companies would do just about anything to avoid trial. That same day, three of the publishers -- HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and...
States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in e-book price fixing case

DOJ clears Google buyout of Motorola, Nortel patent sale

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The US Department of Justice in a brief said it had approved both Google's acquisition of Motorola and the joint purchase of Nortel patents by Apple, Microsoft, RIM, and others. Antitrust regulators in both cases had decided it was "unlikely" that the deals would hurt competition. It was partly reassured...
DOJ clears Google buyout of Motorola, Nortel patent sale

Apple turns tables on Amazon, starts discounting e-books

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Apple, still facing scrutiny from the US Department of Justice and having recently moved to settle with the European Commission over allegations of conspiring with publishers to price e-books higher than the predatory pricing of Amazon, may have opted to change strategy. Having maintained that its "agency" model pricing was...
Apple turns tables on Amazon, starts discounting e-books

Ebook prices under more pressure after European Commission statement

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'Preliminary assessment' accuses Apple and four publishers of illegal 'concerted' move to inflate pricingEbook prices in the UK are set to plummet after the European Commission said that four major publishers and Apple "engaged in a concerted practice" to raise the price of ebooks, and required them to stop.The EC...
Ebook prices under more pressure after European Commission statement

Salman Rushdie attacks planned Justice Dept lawsuit against publishers

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Author tweets 'the US Justice Dept wants to destroy the world of books' after price-fixing accusation is reported to be imminentSalman Rushdie has hit out at the US Department of Justice, saying it "wants to destroy the world of books", after reports that it plans to take action against major...
Salman Rushdie attacks planned Justice Dept lawsuit against publishers
DOJ probe investigates whether cable companies are unfairly capping online video
Senator says Apple e-books suit "could wipe out the publishing industry"
US sues AT&T, alleges it knowingly allowed illicit IP Relay calls and defrauded government of 'millions of dollars'

Penguin and Random House merger moves one step closer, as the US Department of Justice gives its approval

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We’ve known for some time that publishing behemoths Penguin and Random House were to merge, thus creating  a truly colossal book publisher. Well, that deal has been given the final seal of approval, with the US Department Of Justice giving the greenlight to the deal. Random House’s parent company –...
Penguin and Random House merger moves one step closer, as the US Department of Justice gives its approval

H-P Response to Mike Lynch's Open Letter

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In responding to an open letter by Autonomy founder Mike Lynch on Tuesday, Hewlett-Packard Co. says it has "uncovered extensive evidence of a willful effort on behalf of certain former Autonomy employees to inflate the underlying financial metrics of the company in order to mislead investors and potential buyers." Here's...
H-P Response to Mike Lynch's Open Letter

BP cops to criminal charges, will pay record fine for Gulf oil spill

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According to CNN, oil giant BP has reached a settlement with the US Department of Justice that will result in its pleading guilty to criminal charges connected to the Gulf Oil Spill. The result will be the largest fine in US history, topping the previous record of $1.3 billion. The...
BP cops to criminal charges, will pay record fine for Gulf oil spill

US Department of Justice examining HP Autonomy acquisition

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The US Department of Justice has commenced an investigation into reports of accounting fraud at Hewlett-Packard's troubled acquisition, Autonomy. In November, HP had made its own discovery of potential fraud at the software developer, and submitted evidence to federal regulators following a write-down of $8 billion of the value of...
US Department of Justice examining HP Autonomy acquisition

US sues Apple over e-book prices

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Technology giant Apple and major publishers are being sued by the US Department of Justice over pricing of e-books....
US sues Apple over e-book prices
Anonymous hacks government site, threatens to expose secrets in response to Aaron Swartz's death

US Justice Department clears Softbank acquisition of Sprint

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Softbank and Sprint have been on pins and needles ever since January, when the US Department of Justice asked the FCC to delay the carriers' merger as it scrutinized the deal over national security concerns. The two networks can breathe a little easier this weekend, as the DOJ just...
US Justice Department clears Softbank acquisition of Sprint

Slowloris DDoS tool used by Anonymous hacked to include Zeus trojan

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Is turnabout fair play? A handful of Anons have found themselves on the wrong end of a hack in the wake of the US government takedown of Megaupload. On January 20, just one day after Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom was arrested in New Zealand, an unknown attacker slipped code...
Slowloris DDoS tool used by Anonymous hacked to include Zeus trojan
Fox News reporter was labeled a "co-conspirator" to justify DOJ email probe

Canadian judge refuses US DOJ Megaupload server access

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Justice Gladys Pardu has refused a US demand for complete and unrestricted access to the Megaupload servers residing in Canada. Instead, the Ontario judge ordered the US Department of Justice and Megaupload attorneys to negotiate which information should be released under court supervision -- if no joint decision is made,...
Canadian judge refuses US DOJ Megaupload server access

DOJ’s ebook pricing case against Apple and 5 other publishers could start tomorrow

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Apple and publisher Macmillan are said to be preparing to be commenced their legal case with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) as soon as tomorrow, according to a Bloomberg report that cites sources “familiar with the matter”. The DoJ is suing Apple and five publishers for what colluding to...
DOJ’s ebook pricing case against Apple and 5 other publishers could start tomorrow

Microsoft and Adobe named in takedown of ex.ua, Ukraine’s version of Megaupload

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Those wanting access to illegal downloads in the Ukraine today are being met with a harsh reality. The largest file sharing site in the country, ex.ua, has been closed after what is being reported as a six-month investigation into piracy allegations. According to The BBC (via Google Translate), ex.ua accounted...
Microsoft and Adobe named in takedown of ex.ua, Ukraine’s version of Megaupload
Barnes & Noble objects to proposed DOJ ebook settlement, credits agency model for saving industry

Evidence of a US judicial vendetta against WikiLeaks activists mounts | Birgitta Jónsdóttir

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Iceland's government warns me not to visit the US, which tried to hack my Twitter account: Julian Assange has legitimate fearsI knew when I put down my name as co-producer of a video, released by WikiLeaks, showing United States soldiers shooting civilians in Baghdad from a helicopter that my life...
Evidence of a US judicial vendetta against WikiLeaks activists mounts | Birgitta Jónsdóttir

In review: Apple turns tables on DOJ over course of e-book trial

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While nobody knows how Judge Denice Cote will rule in the two-week e-book price-fixing trial brought against Apple by the US Department of Justice, everyone who has been keeping tabs on the trial as it unfolded knows one thing: Judge Cote has been given more to consider after hearing Apple's...
In review: Apple turns tables on DOJ over course of e-book trial

DOJ green-lights Verizon-cable deal - with conditions

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The US Department of Justice is going to let Verizon’s acquisition of the cable companies 4G spectrum fly, though its imposing some minor conditions on their plan to divvy up the wireline and wireless markets. Now Verizon needs only the approval of the FCC to close the $3.9 billion deal....
DOJ green-lights Verizon-cable deal - with conditions

Google finalizes Motorola buyout

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Google has announced that its proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility has been closed, following necessary approvals from the US Department of Justice, European Union and other international agencies. Current Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha will continue to help complete the transition, however he will step down as chief executive as...
Google finalizes Motorola buyout

Feds shut down three Android pirated apps sites, more to come?

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In a press release today, the US Department of  Justice said it had seized three domains associated with pirating and distributing Android apps. The three seized domain names – applanet.net, appbucket.net and snappzmarket.com – are in the custody of the federal government and signs are now posted from the FBI, below: “Software apps have...
Feds shut down three Android pirated apps sites, more to come?
Al Franken asks Department of Justice for answers on phone GPS tracking

HP To Mike Lynch: You Need To Answer Our Questions 'Under Penalty of Perjury' (HPQ)

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Earlier today, Mike Lynch sent an open letter to the HP board demanding that they turn over the evidence of the alleged fraud in Autonomy's books. A few minutes ago, HP responded, saying that they are leaving things in the hands of the authorities and that the company plans to...
HP To Mike Lynch: You Need To Answer Our Questions 'Under Penalty of Perjury' (HPQ)
US approves sale of Nortel patents to Microsoft, RIM, and Apple
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