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Federal antitrust oversight of Microsoft formally ends

The U.S. government's antitrust oversight of Microsoft formally ends today. Did all the sound and fury about Microsoft's operating systems monopoly amount to anything?
Computing

WikiLeaks gag order prevents employees from leaking data

Irony alert: A leaked confidentiality agreement from infamous whistleblowing site WikiLeaks threatens the site's employees with a nearly $20 million penalty if they publicly disclose any of the data passed along to the site.
Computing

FCC Commissioner who voted ‘yes’ to NBC buyout heads to Comcast

One of the four people at the FCC responsible for approving Comcast's hotly contested buyout of NBC Universal is now headed to Comcast as a Washington lobbyist.
Computing

Google’s Chromebook subscription plans cater to bulk purchases

Google lays out the details of its enterprise and education subscription plans for the upcoming Chromebooks from Acer and Samsung, offering in-house service and support in exchange for a three-year commitment.
Computing

Facebook admits to engaging in smear campaign against Google

A Facebook spokesperson confirms that recent anti-Google media pitches from a top PR firm were in fact commissioned by the social media company.
Computing

NAVY and IFTF to launch Pirate fighting MMO

The Office of Naval Research and IFTF are launching an MMO wargame mid-May to mine non-military ideas for fighting pirates.
Computing

Google Chrome browser gains speech, speed, more revenue for developers

Google showed off Chrome's speed, speech, and store in today's Google I/O keynote, including a deal that will give app developers 95 percent of the revenue from their creations.
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First Google Chromebooks coming June 15 from Samsung and Acer

At Google I/O today, Sundar Pichai, the head of Chrome, unveiled pricing and details for its first two Chromebook laptops. They hit online shelves on June 15.
Cars

Ford looks to improve car efficiency with Google Prediction API

Think Google already knows enough about you? Ford wants to use Google tech to analyze your driving habits to improve vehicle fuel economy.
Computing

New Internet censorship bill empowers US government, copyright holders

A new bill that is yet to be introduced to the US Congress would, if passed, give both the Justice Department and private copyright holders the ability to cripple websites they can prove is "dedicated to infringing activities."
Computing

Visa to launch digital wallet this fall

Visa is planning to launch its own digital wallet this call with "click-to-buy," NFC mobile payment systems, and - of course - special offers from merchants.
Computing

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 coming May 17

Lenovo's super-thin ThinkPad X1 notebook - with military ruggedness, Gorilla Glass screen, spill-resistant keyboard - should be available May 17