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Court bars Apple from making industry-wide ebook deals

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The federal judge presiding over the U.S. electronic books case against Apple has barred the company from striking deals that would ensure that it could undercut prices of other retailers in the e-book market.

Analysis: Antitrust ruling could temper Apple's revolutionary zeal

A U.S. judge's ruling Wednesday that Apple violated antitrust laws in its dealings with book publishers may limit the ways in which the company strikes deals in other industries going forward.

After closing arguments, Apple's fate in e-book antitrust case goes to judge

"Word games," an "overreaching narrative" and a "case of inferences" were a few choice phrases used by attorney Orin Snyder Thursday in closing arguments for Apple in the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust, e-books price fixing case against the tech giant.

How Apple shook up the electronic book market

With concluding arguments in the government's antitrust suit against Apple's e-book pricing expected later this week, here's a look at what's gone down so far in the trial.

Apple's Eddy Cue offers short answers in e-book antitrust trial

Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue offered only short answers in testimony Thursday in federal court when questioned by U.S. Justice Department prosecutors trying to solidify their case that Apple, along with five of the largest book publishers, worked together to illegally set the prices of electronic books for the market.

Mathematica 9 offers a bigger bucket of formulas

Wolfram Research has added more capabilities to Mathematica 9, offering formulas to ease social networking analysis, three-dimensional modeling and other computationally complex calculations.

Google, Apple face patent suit over early wireless data technology

Apple and Google have both been sued for patent infringement by Unwired Planet, a company that holds many early patents for mobile and cloud computing.

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GoDaddy blames outage on corrupted router tables

Corrupted router tables, not malicious protesters, were the culprits behind Monday's widespread outage of GoDaddy's Internet registrar and hosting services.

GoDaddy goes down, Anonymous takes credit

Popular domain name registrar and Web and email hosting provider GoDaddy is experiencing a severe outage, one that appears to have taken out not only its hosted...

Valve expands Steam delivery platform beyond games

Hoping to break out from the confines of the gaming community, computer game distributor Valve will start hosting non-gaming programs on its Steam network.

WordPress 3.4 offers hassle-free theme testing

WordPress 3.4 offers new tools making it easier to choose themes and format photo captions.

Amazon cloud set stage for rapid Pinterest growth

The explosive success of the social networking service Pinterest wouldn't have been possible without the easy scalability of the Amazon cloud services, an executive for Pinterest said.

Google circumvented privacy settings for Safari on iOS, Mac

Google ran afoul of yet another privacy problem on Friday, when a Stanford researcher contended that the company has been using cloaked code to bypass users' cookies settings on their Web browsers, including Apple's Safari, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

New social site Pinterest attracts enthusiasm, scrutiny

Just as it enjoys an initial surge of popularity, a new social networking site called Pinterest is also experiencing its first bout of controversy.

Facebook brings back the hack

In an effort to challenge programmers worldwide, Facebook has brought back its Hacker Cup contest for a third round.