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Apple $450 million e-book settlement wins court approval

Apple won preliminary court approval for its $450 million settlement of claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices.

FTC Commissioner Brill warns on mobile health-data gathering

Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill expressed concern about the way apps on smartphones and mobile devices are siphoning sensitive health data, and how some of that information may then be shared with third parties.

Google Must Face Privacy Suit Over Commingled User Data

US District Judge Paul Grewal rejected Google’s bid to dismiss a privacy lawsuit claiming it commingled user data across different products and disclosed that data to advertisers without permission.

Fox-Time Warner deal could bring the game to ESPN

Twenty-First Century Fox's plan to buy Time Warner could create an upheaval in the sports television world, creating the first meaningful challenge to Walt Disney's ESPN.

California politicians call for Fox News host to resign over slur

Rep Judy Chu (D-CA) and State Sen Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles) have called for a host of Fox News Channel's "The Five" program to resign, saying Bob Beckel's use of the term "Chinamen" was racist.

Dish tells FCC will participate in 2015 spectrum auction

Dish Network said it plans to take part in the Federal Communications Commission's large sale of low-frequency airwaves planned for mid-2015.

Murdoch's ambitions may take center stage in Sun Valley

Rupert Murdoch will jet into Idaho's Sun Valley for the year's most exclusive tech and media industry gathering, armed with both the money and the appetite for a major deal.

LightSquared reaches bankruptcy deal, without Ergen

LightSquared has reached a mediated deal to bring the wireless communications company out of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to a report from the mediator who lashed out at Charles Ergen, a large creditor and satellite TV mogul.

Amazon and Indian investment firm to help small businesses get online

Amazon.com’s Asia unit will provide back-end support in a venture with an Indian private investment firm formed by Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy that aims to help get Indian companies online.

China cybercrime cooperation stalls after US hacking charges

Fledging cooperation between the United States and China on fighting cybercrime has ground to a halt since the recent US indictment of Chinese military officials on hacking charges, a senior US security official said.