Author Archives: Staff Writer

US gets shirty with EU over Google

euroflagzA motion in the European Parliament to be debated tomorrow and voted on on Thursday has raised the ire of the United States.

Two MEPs are proposing that Google should be dismembered because its power is excessive.

And even though the European Parliament has no powers to enforce such a move, it’s attracted ire from the US mission to the EU, according to Reuters. more»

UK extends terror laws to ISPs

Home Secretary Theresa MayThe UK Home Secretary Theresa May will unveil additional powers to curb terrorism on Wednesday and those will cover ISPs (internet service providers) too.

Companies will have to tell police who was using a PC or a mobile phone and as part of the proposed bill, ISPs will have to keep IP data that links users to their devices. more»

Samsung set to shake the management dice

Samsung rules the roostGiant Korean company Samsung looks set to shuffle its leadership following a year which has seen its mobile fortunes dip.

The Wall Street Journal, quoting people “familiar with the matter” is tipping the toppling of mobile head JK Shin – he’s the co-CEO of a company that has made in its time everything from motor cars to aircraft jet engines. more»

Apple fudges book cartel rulings

Apple's Jonathan IveThe company which designer Jonathan Ive described a week or two back as built on integrity has finally agreed to cough up $450 million after it conspired with five publishers to hike the prices of e-books.

On Friday, US district judge Denise Cole told Apple it must pay $40 million to as many as 23 million people if it lost a hearing that showed it was liable under antitrust laws. more»