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FTC approves Google/DoubleClick deal

The U.S. FTC says it will not block Google's acquisition of DoubleClick.

The year of the new mobile operating system

Apple's entry into the mobile phone market and Google's forthcoming Android platform stand to shake things up in a market that's been dominated by Palm, Symbian and RIM.

Privacy groups: FTC has obligation in Google deal

Two privacy groups repeat their call for the U.S. FTC to impose privacy conditions on Google's acquisition of DoubleClick.

CS3, Acrobat push Adobe to strong finish for fiscal 2007

Adobe reported a strong finish to the year, with both revenue and profit for its fourth quarter up more than 20 percent.

Facebook sues Canadian porn company over hacking

Facebook is suing a Canadian Internet porn company and seventeen people for allegedly trying to mine its site for personal details.

FTC chairman won't recuse herself in Google deal

The chairman of the U.S. FTC says she won't recuse herself from considering the antitrust implications of Google's acquisition of DoubleClick.

Analysis: Opera seeks tougher remedy in Microsoft case

Opera’s antitrust complaint may bring tougher remedies on Microsoft than the earlier case involving media players.

Google develops Wikipedia rival

Google is developing an online publishing platform where people can write entries on subjects they know, an offering that could compete with Wikipedia.

AMD’s Ruiz ‘blew it’ in 2007, but still gets raise

Despite AMD’s dismal performance in 2007, CEO Ruiz will get a raise.

Complaint: FTC, law firm hiding DoubleClick conflict

Privacy groups raise new concerns about the conflict of interest for the FTC chairman in the agency's investigation of Google's acquisition of DoubleClick.

Lawmakers raise questions about copyright enforcement bill

Several critics raise concerns about a new bill that would increase copyright infringement penalties.

AMD to face tough questions at analyst meeting

AMD is likely to face tough questions from the financial community at an analyst meeting in New York later today.

Facebook to license its platform for other social sites

Facebook will help other social networking sites to run applications developed for its own software platform, it said Thursday.

Led Zeppelin clips may be hard to wipe off YouTube

YouTube’s technology to find videos posted without copyright permission may be useless to find footage from Led Zeppelin’s big reunion performance on Monday.

FTC charges payment company in $200M fraud

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has accused a payment processing company of attempting to fraudulently debit consumers’ bank accounts for up to $200 million.