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Apple to pay $450 million to settle e-book antitrust suit

Apple has agreed to pay $450 million to settle a civil class-action lawsuit claiming the company conspired with publishers to raise the price of ebooks to consumers. The settlement, which would provide $400 million for consumers, is contingent on the company's appeal…

T-Mobile and MetroPCS merger granted FCC approval

One week ago, the Department of Justice gave Deutsche Telekom the green light to purchase regional carrier MetroPCS and combine it with T-Mobile USA. Now the Federal Communications Commission has approved the merger as well, leaving it up to the…

Department of Justice approves T-Mobile, MetroPCS merger

Deutsche Telekom reached an agreement last October to purchase regional carrier MetroPCS and combine it with T-Mobile. The deal was expected to cost the parent company $1.5 billion in cash and a 26 percent stake in the combined company pending regulatory approval.

Nevada is first state to legalize online gambling

Nevada's governor has signed into law a bill which legalizes Internet gambling. Consequently, Nevada has become the first U.S. state to legalize online gambling. The AB114 bill (pdf) also authorizes Nevada to make deals with other states, allowing them to…

Google may avoid FTC ruling by issuing voluntary changes

Following a year-and-a-half long anti-trust investigation, the Wall Street Journal reports that Google is expected to escape a final determination by the Federal Trade Commission thanks to the enactment of a number of "voluntary" measures -- a consent decree which…

SOCA, FBI and DoJ take down 36 credit card fraud sites

British police arrested three people and shut down 36 criminal-owned web domains on Friday, as part of a two year long international anti-fraud investigation by the UK's Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), the FBI and the US Department of…

Justice Department to green light Google-Motorola deal

Google could receive approval from the US Department of Justice for its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility as early as next week, giving the internet search giant a powerful armory of patents for its Android operating system, according to…

Hitachi-LG execs face jail time, fines for price fixing

Three industry executives will serve prison sentences after pleading guilty to fixing optical disk drive prices, according to the US Department of Justice. The Hitachi-LG Data Storage (HLDS) workers, Young Keun Park, Sang Hun Kim and Sik "Daniel" Hur participated…