Understanding Apple's tax mess: Why Apple owes $14.5 billion, and why Ireland doesn't want it

In a ruling handed down this morning, Apple was given a $14.5 billion bill for back taxes by the European Commission, related to its business in Europe and Ireland.

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IBM supercomputer Watson will try to help vets beat cancer

In January, President Obama handed the reins to Joe Biden to head a “moonshot” initiative to cure cancer, and a major step toward that end has just been made.

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FCC Wins Huge Net Neutrality Victory Over Big Telecom

An appellate court on Tuesday handed a major victory to the Federal Communications Commission by upholding the agency’s watershed Open Internet Order, which ensures equal access to the Internet. By a 2-1 vote, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the FCC’s right to impose Net neutrality rules that essentially prevent big telecom and broadband companies from slowing down, speeding up, or blocking service based on content providers’ market power or willingness to pay.

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Federal judge rules Apple cannot be forced to aid in NY iPhone unlocking, cites 'unreasonable burden'

Article Image Apple was handed a crucial win in its fight for encryption on Monday, as a New York federal judge denied a government All Writs Act-based motion to compel Apple’s assistance in bypassing the encryption safeguards of an iPhone linked to a years-old drug case.

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Apple hands out Apple Design Awards to Pacemaker, Crossy Road, more

Following Apple’s WWDC keynote at Moscone West on Monday, the company handed out its annual Design Awards to developers whose iOS and OS X apps “combined design and technology in powerful ways.”

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USPTO invalidates podcasting patent, kneecaps 'patent troll'

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Friday handed down a final decision invalidating key claims of a so-called “podcasting patent” assigned to Personal Audio, LLC, which was in the midst of leveraging the IP against multiple podcasters.

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Judge denies Apple injunction against Samsung devices in second California patent trial

U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Wednesday handed down an order denying Apple’s motion for a sales ban against Samsung products a jury found to have infringed on three patents in May.

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Judge denies Apple bid to recover attorneys' fees from Samsung, releases $2.6M bond related to Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban

U.S. district Judge Lucy Koh handed down two orders on Wednesday dealing with the first Apple v. Samsung California court trial, one denying Apple’s motion to recover $16 million in attorney fees from Samsung and another releasing a $2.6 million bond posted to block sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

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Steve Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to concentrate on other responsibilities

Nearly six months after Steve Ballmer handed over the reins at Microsoft, the former CEO on Tuesday announced he is also resigning from the company’s board, citing outside responsibilities like a new role as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

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China bans government agencies from purchasing Apple products – report

New procurement regulations handed down last month by the Chinese central government will prevent both national and local agencies from considering future purchases of some Apple products with public funds, a Wednesday report said.

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EU Court Hands Google a Missing Links Quandary

The European Court of Justice, which is the highest court for matters of European Law, has handed down a preliminary ruling that indicates Google may have to remove links to consumers’ names on request — if appropriate. The case was referred to the ECJ by Spain’s Audiencia Nacional, or National High Court. The ECJ’s ruling lays down the guidelines for the Audiencia Nacional in hearing the case. Still, the indications are that Google, Facebook and other companies whose business revolves around mining and selling consumer data might be at risk.

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