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Uber settles suit with family over girl's death in 2013

Ride service Uber has tentatively settled a lawsuit over the death of a 6-year-old girl who was struck and killed by an Uber X driver on New Year's Eve 2013. The agreement provides an undisclosed amount of money to the…

Judge okays Apple's $450 million ebooks price-fixing settlement

US District Judge Denise Cote on Friday gave preliminary approval to Apple's proposed $450 million settlement in the ebooks price-fixing class action lawsuit. The settlement, which hinges on the outcome of Apple's appeal of the original antitrust ruling, would see the company…

Customers could receive up to $3 per price-fixed e-book

Earlier this year a judge found Apple guilty of conspiring to raise the retail prices of e-books alongside the launch of the iPad in 2010. Three of the five publishers involved in the case – Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon &…

Path ordered to pay $800,000 to settle FTC privacy charges

Social networking startup Path has been ordered to pay an $800,000 fine to the Federal Trade Commission in addition to other measures to settle a controversial privacy issue. The service was accused of using deceitful tactics to collect personal information…

Google gains legal right to use Gmail brand in Germany

Google happily announced on its blog today that @googlemail.com will now become @gmail.com in Germany. This marks the first time in several years that @gmail.com will be the default option for German users. Google had switched to @googlemail.com following a…

LCD firms agree on $553 million settlement for price fixing

Samsung Electronics and six other producers of liquid-crystal displays have agreed to pay around $553 million in compensation to settle consumer and state regulator claims they conspired to "fix" prices for LCD panels used in televisions, laptops and computer displays. …