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European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution

People pose with laptops in front of projection of Google logo in this picture illustration taken in Zenica(Reuters) - The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google Inc's search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possible option to rein in the Internet company’s dominance in the search market.


11/21/2014 06:05 PM

Apple $450 million e-book settlement gets final court approval

The Apple logo is lit on the first day of sale for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, in SydneyBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc's agreement to pay $450 million to resolve claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. During a hearing in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote approved what she called a "highly unusual" accord. It calls for Apple to pay $400 million to as many as 23 million consumers if the company is unsuccessful in appealing a ruling that found it liable for antitrust violations. ...


11/21/2014 04:21 PM

Samsung files ITC complaint to block Nvidia chips from U.S.: Bloomberg
(Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking to block computer-graphics chips made by Nvidia Corp from the U.S. market, Bloomberg reported. Samsung had accused Nvidia of infringing several of its chip-related patents and for making false claims about its products, counter-suing after Nvidia filed a suit against the company in September. The Korean company's lawsuit came after Nvidia accused it and rival Qualcomm Inc of infringing patents on its graphics-processing unit (GPU). ...
11/21/2014 09:09 PM

Seattle police body cameras plan revived by deal with anonymous programmer
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Seattle police plan to outfit officers with body cameras was back on for early December after the agency struck an unusual deal with an anonymous programmer whose massive public-records requests threatened to cripple the program, police said on Friday. The programmer, who operates a YouTube channel of 911 calls, surveillance and police footage, had bombarded the department with requests for video content from police cameras, which the department said it lacks the funds and staff to quickly fulfill. ...
11/21/2014 09:15 PM

Video streaming service Aereo files for bankruptcy

Aero CEO Kanojia departs the U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Tanya Agrawal and Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Aereo Inc, the online video streaming company backed by media mogul Barry Diller, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Chapter 11 filing on Thursday night came five months after the U.S. Supreme Court said Aereo violated broadcasters' copyrights by capturing live and recorded programs on miniature antennas and transmitting them to subscribers who paid $8 to $12 a month. That decision effectively forbade New York-based Aereo's business model, an attempt to offer a less-expensive alternative to cable television. ...


11/21/2014 02:26 PM

Amazon plans ad-supported video streaming service: NY post

A zoomed illustration image of a man looking at a computer monitor showing the logo of Amazon is seen in Vienna(Reuters) - Online retailer Amazon.com Inc will release a new ad-supported video streaming service early next year, the New York Post reported, citing sources. The service will be separate from the company's $99-a-year Prime membership, which includes a video service, the Post reported. The Post did not say if the new service would be free or chargeable. Amazon's Prime service costs $99 a year. Amazon was not immediately available for comment. The new service will compete directly with Hulu and Netflix Inc, whose charges start at $7.99 a month for customers in the United States. ...


11/21/2014 10:53 AM

Here are some of the best bloopers from 'Star Trek: TNG' season 7

Here are some of the best bloopers from 'Star Trek: TNG' season 7Captain Jean-Luc Picard cursing up a storm. Commander Riker chasing an ensign down the Enterprise corridors. Season 7 of Star Trek: TNG must have been a wild time for the cast and crew. Uproxx got their hands on a clip from the upcoming Blu-ray, due out December 2nd, and it's absolutely hysterical. We just wonder what Worf is up to in all of this. Take a look.


11/22/2014 12:16 PM

Top iOS news of the week: Beats Music, Apple fined, new iOS 8

Top iOS news of the week: Beats Music, Apple fined, new iOS 8This week Apple confirmed Beats Music will be wrapped up in iOS, the company was fined for violating patents, and iOS 8.1.1 was released.


11/22/2014 12:00 PM

Great news: Apple Pay will soon be accepted by a lot more small businesses

Great news: Apple Pay will soon be accepted by a lot more small businessesSo far we’ve heard a lot about Apple Pay support at major retailers, but what about the small businesses in your neighborhood? CNN reports that help for them is on the way because Square founder Jack Dorsey says that the company is working on adding support for Apple Pay to its popular payments system. RELATED: Use this app to find every place near you that accepts Apple Pay For those of you who don’t know, Square is used by small merchants across the country to process credit card payments on iPhones and iPads. It’s particularly useful for people who are always on the move, such as artists who are presenting their work at galleries or farmers who sell their produce at farmers’ markets,


11/22/2014 11:30 AM

Sony asked the public to redesign its logo in 1981. It didn't work out.

Sony asked the public to redesign its logo in 1981. It didn't work out.Once upon a time, Sony decided that its now-iconic logo was due for a redesign. The year was 1981, and Sony was on the cusp of a revolution — the first Walkman was released just 18 months earlier. What better time to redesign a logo dating from the ‘50s? But the company didn't enlist a design team to come up with a new logo. No, Sony decided to make the redesign a public spectacle.


11/22/2014 11:16 AM

Philae comet lander is sleeping, but not quiet

Philae comet lander is sleeping, but not quiet


11/22/2014 10:46 AM

The Weekender: on starfish, mind games, and 'The Shining'

The Weekender: on starfish, mind games, and 'The Shining'Good morning, and welcome back to The Weekender. Our weekend journey is just now starting, so thank you for choosing us for your travels. As you may recall, this was the 47th week of the year 2014 on the planet known colloquially as Earth, otherwise known as Terra in other inhabited star systems. It was not a quiet week, as you might imagine. Below you'll find your itinerary, carefully crafted for your pleasure; stories from the week passed and recommendations for the days ahead. Now. Please sit back and relax as we take you on a journey through time and space. ...


11/22/2014 10:30 AM

Why Comcast is pushing broadband data caps that nobody wants

Why Comcast is pushing broadband data caps that nobody wantsDo you want your home broadband services to have strict data caps like the ones on your mobile data plans? Of course you don’t! But that isn’t stopping Comcast and Time Warner Cable from pushing them anyway. RELATED: Time Warner Cable insists you’ll love data caps, no matter how many times you say ‘no’ In case you didn’t know, Comcast this fall started a trial run of capped broadband plans in several markets in the south, including major markets like Atlanta, Nashville and Charleston. The lowest data caps are set at 300GB per month, which the company believes should be enough for the vast majority of its users. The company explains that it’s trying to shift over to capped broadband


11/22/2014 10:00 AM

What we learned about Intel this week

What we learned about Intel this weekIntel's annual meeting with analysts this week didn’t answer all of my questions--detailed product roadmaps seem to be a thing of the past for chipmakers. But we did learn a lot about where Intel is headed.


11/22/2014 09:49 AM

Yahoo continues to improve media experiences with Cooliris acquisition

Yahoo continues to improve media experiences with Cooliris acquisitionYahoo's Flickr photo service is one of the best places to backup, store, and share your photos. Yahoo just acquired Cooliris, an app developer with a namesake app that brings together photos.


11/22/2014 09:47 AM

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