07 January 2013

Google and Consumers Win FTC Antitrust Battle

Google Wins an Antitrust Battle
New York Times
Fifteen years ago, few people predicted that Microsoft's commanding position would be undercut so drastically by the rise of Google, Apple and others. History, however, is not necessarily prologue to the future. Antitrust regulators must remain ...

On Google, FTC Set Rules of War Over Patents
New York Times
The commission action by no means spells the end of the smartphone patent wars, a global conflict in which major corporations including Apple, Samsung and Google have spent billions amassing patent portfolios and then suing and countersuing one ...

Some say Google search decision may benefit consumers
Boston Globe
It's a blow to competitors like Microsoft, which has been stirring up opposition toGoogle for years, not to mention newer rivals like Facebook, Apple, and Amazon. But will the decision ultimately prove to be good for consumers? The FTC did secure some ...

Boston Globe

FTC: Retailers 'Bamboozled' Customers
ABC News
Four national retailers have agreed to pay $1.26 million in penalties for falsely labeling clothing and textiles as made of bamboo, when they were actually made of rayon, a synthetic material. The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that ...

Apple now selling refurbished 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina ...
By Edgar Alvarez
We can\'t say we\'re exactly surprised to see Apple\'s next-generation MacBook Pro show up on the company\'s \\ ... Apple now selling refurbished 15inch MacBook Pro with Retina display beginning at $1,869. We can't say we're exactly ...
Engadget

Google Maps Never Supported Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 8
By Alex Wilhelm
Microsoft recently rallied behind a federal probe of Google's search ranking practices, accusedGoogle of borking YouTube on Windows Phone, and publicly bemoaned the FTC's final decision to letGoogle off the hook with little more than a ...
The Next Web

Amazon Improves Its Web Services Console, Launches Tablet ...
By Frederic Lardinois
As Amazon's Web Services (AWS) continues to add more tools (there are currently 21 AWS services), the Management Console that provides a graphical user i..
TechCrunch

Weekend Poll: Should Apple ditch year branding for its iLife and ...
By Erica Sadun
According to Apple, \"Pages '09 is both a streamlined word processor and an easy-to-use page layout application. It allows you to be a writer one minute.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

The Apple Store begins offering Retina 15″ MacBook Pro refurbs ...
By Seth Weintraub
... 2013-01-04 at 9.47.36 PM . This evening, Apple began offering refurbished Retina MacBook Pros at the online Apple Store at significant 15% discounts, yielding savings of over $500 on high end models (below). ... S IIIs · Thumbnail for Amazon Instant Video apps add seasons of popular shows from A&E, HISTORY, and Lifetime · Thumbnail for Toyota, Lexus, and Audi to show off their ownGoogle-like self-driving cars at CES · Thumbnail for Microsoft's failed shadow war on Google ...
9to5Mac

U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and DISA Expand Access to Microsoft ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jan. 4, 2013 — In an effort to modernize technology infrastructure, reduce costs and foster new levels of cross-agency collaboration, the ...
www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/.../01-04DoDPR.aspx

Google Online Security Blog: Enhancing digital certificate security
The latest news and insights from Google ... http://technet.microsoft.com/security/ advisory/2798897 ... Why does plus.google.com use a *.google.com cert?
googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/.../enhancing-digital-certifi...

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