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Net Neutrality Shouldn’t Be Up To The FCC, Republicans Sayview story

http://techcrunch.com –  House Republicans on Friday challenged the existing framework for how net neutrality rules are set and enforced. At a hearing held by the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust law, the Republican members said the Federal Trade Commission, not the Federal Communications Commission, should have authority when it comes to net neutrality. Read More (IT news)

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U.S. Senator Issues Letter To Top 5 Wireless Carriers Urging Kill Switch Adoptionview story

http://techcrunch.com – U.S. (IT news)

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Interesting reading pertaining to the Apple e-book price-fixing lawsuitview story

http://forums.anandtech.com – Fortune Story Quote: The monitor's main function was to assess whether Apple's internal antitrust compliance policies and training program, "as they exist 90 days after his appointment [note: appointment was on September 5], are reasonably designed to detect and prevent violations of the antitrust laws." ... Accordingly, on October 22 he shocked Apple of (Hardware)

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Google To Be Pushed To Improve The Visibility Of Specialised Search Rivals To Comply With EU Antitrust Probe, Says FTview story

http://techcrunch.com – With the outcome of a two-year long European Commission investigation into its search practices looming, Google is likely to have to change how it presents search results in Europe to improve the visibility of rival specialised search engines, according to the FT. The newspaper says the visibility of “vertical search” results in areas such as mapping, weather and finance is one of the (IT news)

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Microsoft Unlikely to Appeal $731 Million EU Browser Fineview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – The European Union (EU) has fined Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) an eye-opening $731 million for breaking a commitment the software giant made more than three years ago to provide users with a choice in web browsers instead of defaulting to Internet Explorer. (IT news)

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Microsoft Will Not Appeal $731M Fine Over Browser Antitrust Violations: ‘We Take Full Responsibility’view story

http://techcrunch.com – The European Commission today said that it will be fining Microsoft €561 million ($731 million) over antitrust violations related to distribution of its Internet Explorer browser — and a humbled Microsoft has now issued a formal response noting that it takes “full responsibility” for the “technical error” that caused the violation, and in no way indicating that it wil (IT news)

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EU’s Probe Into Google’s Search & Advertising Practices Could Be Resolved After The Summerview story

http://techcrunch.com – The European Union’s two-year long antitrust probe into Google’s search practices may be resolved after this summer, according to a Reuters report. The news agency quotes EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia, telling a conference today: ”We can reach an agreement after the summer break. (IT news)

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CrunchWeek: Google Makes A Deal With The FTC, The Hot/Cold Apple And Waze Deal, 2013′s M&A Surgeview story

http://techcrunch.com – 2013 certainly started off with a bang in terms of tech business news, so we had a lot to talk about for CrunchWeek, that very special 10 minutes or so wherein a few of us writers gather ’round the TechCrunch TV studio and dish on the most compelling stories of the past seven days. In this edition, Ms. Leena Rao, Mr. (IT news)

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Google Isn’t A Monopoly If Consumers Choose Speed Over Optionsview story

http://techcrunch.com – While the Federal Trade Commission absolved Google of monopoly accusations earlier today for prioritizing its own products in search results, it’s questionable whether the search giant can ever be considered a monopoly, if consumers continue to rely on Google to offer up solutions without the inconvenience of comparison shopping other services. There’s countless review websites to help (IT news)

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Where Hollywood And Tech Collide: Disney To Buy ‘Star Wars’ Maker Lucasfilm For $4.05 Billionview story

http://techcrunch.com – The worlds of Hollywood, tech, and gaming are getting cozier than ever. The latest evidence of this came this afternoon, with the announcement that entertainment juggernaut Walt Disney Company will buy Lucasfilm, the film production company best known for making the Star Wars series, in a cash-and-stock deal worth $4.05 billion. This is a major payday for George Lucas, the screenwriter, director, (IT news)