Music industry goes to battle against Spanish computer buff in closely watched trial

Music industry battles Spanish computer buff

MADRID — Pablo Soto’s story may be every computer whiz kid’s dream — or nightmare. After leaving school at 16 to support his family, he managed to eke out a living doing what he loves most: designing computer programs.

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Google slammed with second class action lawsuit over trademark policy

The first one was slammed by a Texas software company Firepond just few days back over Google’s unfair AdWords service. Firepond claimed that search engine major Google encourages companies to trespass one another’s trademark.

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Google faces first ever proposed class action against AdWords program

Google-AdwordsA Texas software company Firepond filed a class action lawsuit over Google’s unfair AdWords service.

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Tech companies getting overseas scrutiny could become bigger targets in U.S. antitrust change

Tech firms could see fallout from antitrust shift

SAN FRANCISCO — If the Obama administration is serious about more aggressively responding to antitrust complaints, some of technology’s biggest companies could have to rethink their business strategies or expansion plans.

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Supreme Court prospects’ stock holdings could pose conflict-of-interest problems for cases

Stocks could pose conflicts for court prospects

WASHINGTON — Some Supreme Court prospects have extensive corporate holdings, including shares in Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric and Microsoft and stock in a manufacturer that recalled lead-paint-coated “Flush & Sounds Potty” toilet seats.

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Obama targets tax laws that reward US firms for ’shipping jobs overseas’ _ Congress skeptical

Congress leery about Obama’s plan on tax loopholes

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama promised sternly on Monday to crack down on companies “that ship jobs overseas” and duck U.S. taxes with offshore havens. It won’t be easy. Democrats have been fighting — and losing — this battle since John F. Kennedy made a similar proposal in 1961. Obama’s proposal to close tax loopholes was a reliable applause line during the presidential campaign, but it got a lukewarm response Monday from Capitol Hill.

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Obama targets tax laws that reward US firms for ’shipping jobs overseas’ _ Congress skeptical

Obama targets US firms’ overseas tax loopholes

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama promised sternly on Monday to crack down on companies “that ship jobs overseas” and duck U.S. taxes with offshore havens.

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District Court allows helicopter journalist to proceed with class action suit against Google’s YouTube

Robert Tur, owner of Los Angeles News Service, three years ago sues YouTube for copyright infringement, claiming that a video show during the 1992 Los Angeles riots had been posted on YouTube without his permission.

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Googles book settlement proposal raises anti trust concern

Customers Watchdog,  formerly the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, calls on Justice department to look into the proposed settlement of Google with authors and publishers.

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Google settle up with search marketers for $20 million over AdWords

According to a report of MediaPost  Google has agreed to settle on a class action lawsuit brought by search marketers for exceeding the daily budget within the AdWords system.

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