DOJ Compares Apple and Publishers to Big Oil in Ebooks Case

In its response to recent filings from Apple, publishers and booksellers on its proposed ebook settlement with three publishers, the Department of Justice addresses few specific complaints (PDF; full filing embedded below). Rather, citing the “unmistakable consumer harm that has resulted from the conspiracy in this case,” the DOJ calls on Judge Denise Cote to approve the settlement without a […]

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Microsoft’s Surprise $40 Kinect Price Drop: Time to Buy One?

Microsoft Kinect price, come on down — the company just knocked roughly one-third off the retail price of its motion-control sensor for the Xbox 360, permanently. That’s the official word, courtesy Microsoft PR poobah Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb. The new price: $109.99, a $40 drop from the former $149.99 tag, and Nelson says the price will also drop (permanently) in […]

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Dell Makes Moves to Survive in Cloud-Centric World

Despite headwinds in its core business, Dell is trying hard to move into the new world of corporate computing. On Tuesday, the company said that Marius Haas, a well-regarded executive with a noted history at Hewlett-Packard, would take over Dell’s Enterprise Solutions business, which sells the servers, network, and storage equipment for big corporate data centers and cloud computing systems. […]

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Facebook’s Stock Trouble Has Cost Instagram A Lot of Money

Mark Zuckerberg isn’t the only one who lost a ton of money due to the precipitous fall of Facebook’ stock price. According to the New York Times, Instagram, the company’s last high-profile acquisition, is also out of a couple hundred million. When Facebook acquired Instagram back in April, the big story was that the world’s largest social network dished out […]

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