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  • Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government
    By on August 31, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    schwit1 sends this excerpt from a report about Microsoft: Despite a federal court order directing Microsoft to turn overseas-held email data to federal authorities, the software giant said Friday it will continue to withhold that information as it waits for the case to wind through the appeals process. The judge has now ordered both Microsoft and federal prosecutors to advise her how to proceed by next Friday, September 5. Let there be no doubt that (more…)

  • Cable Companies: We’re Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs
    By on July 26, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Dega704 (1454673) writes While the network neutrality debate has focused primarily on whether ISPs should be able to charge companies like Netflix for faster access to consumers, cable companies are now arguing that it’s really Netflix who holds the market power to charge them. This argument popped up in comments submitted to the FCC by Time Warner Cable and industry groups that represent cable companies. (National Journal writer Brendan Sasso pointed (more…)

  • Barnes & Noble To Spin Off Nook Media, Will Take It Public
    By on June 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Nate the greatest writes It looks like the recent rumors about B&N splitting up were true. Along with could-have-been-worse financial news, Barnes & Noble just announced that it’s going to spin off its two year old ebook subsidiary into a new publicly traded company. The move won’t be finalized until 2015, but when it happens the new company is expected to have both existing parts of Nook Media, including the less than successful ebook division and (more…)

  • Apple Will Refund $32.5M To Settle In-App Purchase Complaints With FTC
    By on January 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    coondoggie writes “Apple today agreed to refund at least $32.5 million to iTunes customers in order to settle FTC complaints about charges incurred by children in kids’ mobile apps without their parents’ consent. ‘As alleged in the Commission’s complaint, Apple violated this basic principle by failing to inform parents that, by entering a password, they were permitting a charge for virtual goods or currency to be used by their child in playing a children’s (more…)

  • Barcelona Will Be a Big Test For HotSpot 2.0 Wi-Fi Connections
    By on December 6, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    alphadogg writes “There are currently several million smartphones certified to run on a ‘HotSpot 2.0′ Wi-Fi network, which promises automatic Wi-Fi authentication and connection, and seamless roaming between different Wi-Fi hotspot brands, and eventually between Wi-Fi and cellular connections. In November, about 400 smartphone users finally got a chance to do so — in Beijing, China. The next big public demonstration of what’s confusingly referred (more…)

  • “451″ Error Will Tell Users When Governments Are Blocking Websites
    By on August 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Daniel_Stuckey writes “To fend off the chilling effects of heavy-handed internet restriction, the UK consumer rights organization Open Rights Group wants to create a new version of the ’404 Page Not Found’ error message, called ’451 unavailable,’ to specify that a webpage wasn’t simply not there, it was ordered to be blocked for legal reasons.”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Suarez will make appeal decision
    By on April 26, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Liverpool will let player decide whether to challenge ban.


  • Pistorius ‘will be welcomed back’
    By on March 31, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Oscar Pistorius will be welcomed back to some meetings when he returns to athletics, says his agent Peet van Zyl.


  • Ennis ‘will remain in Sheffield’
    By on January 11, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Jessica Ennis has no plans to leave Sheffield following the news that the city’s Don Valley Stadium could be demolished.


  • GameStop going head to head with Steam, announce they will get Battlefield 3 download exclusive
    By on July 20, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    A new investor-driven study predicts that retailer GameStop’s new digital strategy will lead the company to grow to $1.5 billion in annual sales volume by 2014, thanks in part to its recent purchase of Impulse.