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Could Apple prevail in its e-book legal challenge?

Apple is in court again Monday, this time to challenge a federal judge's ruling in the e-book price fixing case. At issue is whether Apple broke the law when it made agreements with five of the six top publishers as it Read More →

Ex-Apple engineer testifies iTunes updates stymied competitors

Reluctantly taking the stand, an ex-Apple engineer testified on Friday that he worked on a project meant to shut competitors out of iTunes. Rod Schultz's testimony came at the tail-end of a two-week trial in Oakland federal court over Apple's dominance Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

We've got your tech news links right here. Spanish publishers — who pushed for law that requires Google to pay them for news links — ask Spain's government to keep Google News from shutting down. Google News is scheduled Read More →

Quoted: Media criticized, threatened over coverage of Sony Pictures hacking

"If you close your eyes you can imagine the hackers sitting in a room, combing through the documents to find the ones that will draw the most blood. And in a room next door are American journalists doing the same Read More →

Uber steps in it again, this time in Sydney

While Saturday Night Live, that barometer of America's sense of humor, continues to take shots against ride-sharing monster Uber, the San Francisco-based company stands accused, yet again, of behaving badly. And this time, if you'll pardon the expression, they're doing it Read More →

Oracle’s shares get a boost from analyst’s report

Shares of Redwood City tech giant Oracle were up more than 2 percent Monday in anticipation of the company's quarterly financial report on Wednesday. The market's rosy view of Oracle appears to have been largely influenced by a Morgan Stanley analyst, Read More →

Off topic: Proposal oops, Wikipedia rabbit hole, bicycle and language, hereditary hangovers

Marriage proposal goes wrong — for the neighbors. Time-suck time: WikiGalaxy. (via) The bicycle in the Danish and other languages. And how bad are your hangovers? You can probably blame Read More →

Apple CEO Tim Cook is FT’s Person of the Year

Apple CEO Tim Cook has given the business world much to applaud this year, leading the company to a record $700 billion market capitalization, scoring record iPhone sales and handing billions back to shareholders. But in naming him Person of Read More →

Google and Europe, they’ve got issues

It's been quite a week in Google-Europe news. Let's recap. • From Russia, with no love: Google is pulling its engineers out of Russia, probably because of a new law that requires tech companies to store user data in Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here are your Friday tech news links. Uber recently raised $1.2 billion. Now Baidu is reportedly considering buying a stake in it worth up to $600 million. WTO deal that would reduce global tariffs on tech Read More →
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