AMD Agrees to Pay $29.5 Million to Settle Fusion APU Litigation

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AMD has agreed to settle a lawsuit about the timing and communication of its Llano processor launch by paying $29.5M. The company did not admit wrongdoing.

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FCC Slaps Comcast With $2.3M Overbilling Fine


Comcast has agreed to pay a record $2.3 million fine to settle the FCC’s investigation into whether it improperly charged customers for services and equipment they never approved, a practice known as “zero billing option.” Federal law bans cable operators from charging customers for unauthorized equipment or services. “It is basic that a cable bill should include charges only for services and equipment ordered by the customer — nothing more and nothing less,” said Travis LeBlanc, chief of the FCC’s enforcement bureau.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83995.html?rss=1

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Volkswagen Aims to Clear the Air With $15B US Settlement


Volkswagen has reached an agreement to settle claims arising from the emissions scandal that has plagued the company since its discovery two years ago. The company has agreed to set up a $10 billion funding pool to buy back or terminate leases of diesel vehicles sold in the United States. Volkswagen had used software to cheat on emissions tests in labs for its turbocharged direct injection diesel engines. The vehicles emitted up to 40 times more nitrogen oxides in real-world driving than the company registered in lab tests.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83649.html?rss=1

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7 tactical gifts for women on Valentine’s Day

When it comes to shopping for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, most guys settle for flowers, chocolates and maybe a little bling. But what if your gal is someone who enjoys sleeping under the stars and never met a challenge she couldn’t handle? Then, you need to consider these 7 tactical gifts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/10/7-tactical-gifts-for-women-on-valentine-s-day.html

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Apple to pay Italy $348M, sign accord to circumvent allegations of unpaid taxes

Article Image To settle charges that it failed to pay corporate taxes, Apple will pay Italy’s tax agency some 318 million euros — about $348 million — and sign an accord on managing its liabilities from the 2015 fiscal year onwards, a report said on Wednesday.

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Federal Budget Promises Stable IT Spending – Unless Politics Interferes


Just when the U.S. federal budget situation seemed about to settle down — it didn’t. With tens of billions of dollars at stake, federal acquisition managers and the IT vendors who support government agencies were breathing a sigh of relief when Congress and the White House agreed to a two-year government spending program last month. The agreement was a positive development in the frequently rocky federal financing and procurement process. Then the wheels started to come loose — although they haven’t fallen off just yet.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82823.html?rss=1

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Google, Microsoft agree to end years-long patent war

Article Image Google and Microsoft have agreed to settle an ongoing patent feud concerning communications and video technology, bringing an end to about 20 lawsuits lodged in the U.S. and Germany, the companies said Wednesday.

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Apple Likely to Pony Up to Settle A123 Poaching Suit


Apple reportedly has agreed to settle the lawsuit brought by battery manufacturer A123 Systems, accusing it of poaching engineers who were under non-compete agreements. A123 develops technologies for electric car batteries. News of the rumored settlement has fueled speculation that Apple poached talent from the firm to forward its ambitions to enter the electric vehicle market. A123 in February filed suit, asserting that Apple knowingly targeted high-level employees who were under non-compete clauses.

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Sprint, Verizon will pay $158 million to settle complaints about bill cramming

U.S. carriers Sprint and Verizon will together spend $158 million to settle government complaints that they let third-party firms bill subscribers millions in unauthorized charges, a practice known as “cramming,” the Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday.



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T-Mobile Offers Free 2-Week Vacation From Verizon


T-Mobile on Tuesday launched “Never Settle for Verizon,” an aggressive response to Verizon’s “Never Settle” ad campaign that gives Verizon customers an opportunity to test T-Mobile’s network for themselves. T-Mobile promises to pick up any fees incurred by customers who participate in the free trial, whether they ultimately decide to switch to T-Mobile or not. The “Never Settle for Verizon” deal is a first-of-its-kind offer, T-Mobile said, and the industry’s only risk-free way to test drive a network.

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Apple Settles E-Book Price-Fixing Case for $450 Million, Maybe


Apple has agreed — conditionally — to settle a lawsuit over allegations of fixing the prices of e-books brought against it by the attorneys general of 33 states in the United States, following a protracted legal battle. The settlement is subject to approval by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which ruled on the case in September.
That’s not all; the case is pending appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80756.html?rss=1

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Apple agrees to pay $450 million to settle ebook price fixing lawsuit

Apple has agreed to pay up to $450 million to settle a class-action lawsuit from states and consumers accusing the iPad maker of illegally fixing e-book prices and raising costs.



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Apple says it's willing to settle, but inflammatory comments from Samsung suggest it isn't

While Apple and Samsung are said to once again be in talks to settle their ongoing patent disputes, Apple has said that comments from Samsung’s lawyers portraying the iPhone maker as “jihadist” suggest that such talks might just be a waste of time.



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Plaintiff in Silicon Valley anti-poaching suit protests settlement, wants 'day in court'

Nearly three weeks after Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe agreed to settle out of court a class action lawsuit over alleged anti-poaching agreements, the case’s class representative is requesting the $324 million settlement be rejected as “unfair and unjust.”



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