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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…

Anonymous goes on DDoS rampage after MegaUpload shutdown

The loosely knit online hacker collective went on the rampage yesterday afternoon after news broke that several Megaupload.com staff members had been arrested, including its founder Kim Dotcom. They are accused of online piracy and the popular file sharing service…

Largest domain seizure yet affects counterfeiters, pirates

Keeping with recent tradition, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Justice have initiated a sweeping crackdown on websites accused of selling counterfeit goods and pirated software. ICE had performed a similar operation last year, as…

AT&T records $4bn charge as T-Mobile merger deal falters

Two days after the FCC hinted it would not back the planned acquisition of T-Mobile USA, AT&T has withdrawn their merger application with the government agency and announced it will record a $4 billion charge against earnings this quarter to…