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Apple denies e-book pricing conspiracy

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple denied a charge that it schemed with publishers to hike prices for e-books, portraying itself as a hero for prying Amazon’s “monopolistic grip” from the market. “The DOJ’s accusation of collusion against Apple is simple not true,” Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr said in an emailed statement…

Google likely next target in DOJ anti-trust tech suits

Google is likely the next major tech target of US and EU trust-busters after the US Justice Department sued Apple for illegally colluding with publishers in the e-book market, legal experts said. In an industry in which companies can soar to near-monopoly positions in a few years, justice authorities on…

Ron Paul finally defeats the Fed in new video game

For Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), 76, the 2012 Republican primaries are probably his last tango with presidential politics. But the aging libertarian will still achieve his life-long dream of crushing the nation’s Federal Reserve banking system… If a Houston-based video game developer is successful, that is. Daniel Williams, 27, recently…

Instagram fans moan over slap in the Facebook

Facebook’s $1 billion gobbling up of Instagram has sent disgruntled fans of the quirky photo-sharing app to the delete button. Twitter and other online platforms buzzed Wednesday with depictions of Facebook as a corporate monster trampling over a defenseless community of creative, free-spirited types. “Guess it’s time to delete my instagram app…

DOJ sues Apple, publishers on e-book pricing

The US Justice Department sued Apple and five publishing firms alleging a conspiracy to raise prices and limit competition for e-books, and immediately announced a partial settlement in the case. As the antitrust suit was unveiled, officials said three of the publishers agreed to end the scheme to force retailers…

DOJ files antitrust suit against Apple’s e-book pricing ‘conspiracy’

The US Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit naming Apple and five publishing houses alleging a “conspiracy to limit” e-book price competition, court documents showed. The suit filed in US District Court in New York said the conspiracy involved “schemes to limit Amazon’s ability to discount e-books,” hurting consumers. The…

Apple out to kill widespread Macintosh virus

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple said it is crafting a weapon to vanquish a Flashback virus from Macintosh computers and working to disrupt the command network being used by hackers behind the infections. In its first public admission that the malicious software is vexing machines powered by the California company’s Macintosh…

‘Texts from Hillary’ creators meet Clinton

WASHINGTON — The creators of “Texts from Hillary,” a spoof blog featuring photos of a sunglasses-sporting Hillary Clinton that quickly went viral, met the US secretary of state Tuesday. “I just met Secretary Clinton. She loves the site. Pictures to come. Here’s her post she autographed,” one of the founders,…

Microsoft counting down to the end of Windows XP

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft is counting down the days until it is through with the Windows XP operating system for personal computers. The US software titan used a blog post to remind the world that in two years it will no longer support the generations-old operating system that people have…

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