From Gizmodo: Judge Rules AT&T and Time Warner Can’t See Internal White House Messages About Their Merger

AT&T, whose quest to merge with Time Warner into some kind of lurching telecommunications/content mega-hybrid has run afoul of the Department of Justice, won’t get to see any internal White House communications that preceded the DOJ’s legal…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Google will make copyright credits more apparent in image searches

Google has reached a deal to end Getty Images’ European complaint over photo copyrights, and it’s quite likely that you’ll notice the effects. A new agreement between the two will see Google obtain a “multi-year” license for Getty’s photos in its pro…

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From VentureBeat: Getty Images and Google declare a truce with new image licensing partnership

Almost two years after filing an antitrust lawsuit against Google, Getty Images announced today it has signed a licensing deal with the Silicon Valley giant. The release issued by Getty doesn’t offer much detail on the deal, nor does it address whether Getty has dropped its legal action. It simply states that the two companies had […]

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Qualcomm hopes Samsung deal will fix its antitrust woes

Troubled chipmaker Qualcomm has struck a deal with Samsung that may quash its hefty antitrust case in South Korea and ward off a rumoured hostile bid takeover from rival Broadcom. While the exact terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed, the new pate…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Qualcomm hopes Samsung deal will fix its antitrust woes

Troubled chipmaker Qualcomm has struck a deal with Samsung that may quash its hefty antitrust case in South Korea and ward off a rumoured hostile bid takeover from rival Broadcom. While the exact terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed, the new pate…

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From VentureBeat: Why breaking up Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook could save capitalism

If you want to get an idea of how quickly sentiment has shifted against U.S. tech giants, just listen to NYU professor Scott Galloway. The marketing professor is a self-professed fan of companies like Facebook, Apple, Google, and Amazon. He’s made a bundle owning their stocks, some of them are clients of his, and he […]

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Qualcomm hit with $1.23bn fine for abusing Apple partnership

Things just get worse and worse for Qualcomm. The European Commission has fined the company €997 million ($1.23 billion) for "abusing its market dominance" in LTE baseband chipsets. According to the Commission, Qualcomm prev…

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From VentureBeat: EU fines Qualcomm $1.23 billion for payments to Apple that violated antitrust rules

The European Commission announced today that it has leveled a $1.23 billion fine against Qualcomm for a deal it made with Apple that prevented other companies from competing fairly for smartphone giant’s chip business. The fine is massive, thought it’s well below the more than $2 billion the commission could have sought under Europe’s antitrust […]

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From ExtremeTechExtremeTech: China Investigating Higher NAND Prices, Potential Price Fixing

China’s antitrust and regulatory watchdog has announced its tracking NAND flash prices, due to potential collusion between manufacturers and possible price fixing.
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From Engadget RSS Feed: Google will continue to let sites opt out of showing in search results

Google swears it won’t start scraping websites that previously opted out of web crawling just because it can now legally go back to its old ways. Back in 2012, the tech titan promised to change its practices in several areas to settle an antitrust in…

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