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  • News: Go Daddy Officially Opposes SOPA

    For those who believe Go Daddy didn't eat enough humble pie for backing the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the company's taken further measures to backtrack on on its earlier support of SOPA. Go Daddy's president issued an apology Thursday evening pledging to repair relationships with domain holders who bolted to competitors over the issue and to reiterate its oppostion to the proposed legislation.

  • News: Go Daddy admits losing customers over stance on Internet legislation

    It might not have come as a surprise that Go Daddy's previous support of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would have generated a storm of controversy—enough to provoke an exodus of the internet registrar's customers to competing services. But Go Daddy was having none if it. At least until now.

  • News: 2012 tech predictions: From IDG's editors worldwide

    Consumerization of IT is the consensus choice of the new year's major technology force, one that will manifest itself in several forms

  • News: Tech luminaries we lost in 2011

    It's been a rough year for the IT industry. The death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in October grabbed international headlines. But we also lost other major figures from almost every area of technology, including Xerox PARC founder Jacob E. Goldman, who died in late December. Here's one last look at some of the people who made a big difference.

  • Opinion: After Go Daddy Reversal, Reddit Users Target Republican Senator

    Reddit users, emboldened by their efforts to get Go Daddy to drop its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act, want to use their newfound political momentum to force a sitting senator out of office. The campaign, dubbed "Operation Cork Screw," hopes to oust Senator Bob Corker, one of 40 co-sponsors of the Protect IP Act, the Senate version of SOPA.

  • News: US states settle price-fixing claims with LCD makers

    Seven Asian companies have come to a US$553 million settlement with several U.S. states in connection with charges of fixing prices of LCD (liquid crystal display) screens, thus pushing up the prices of computers, television sets and other electronics in which the panels were used.

  • News: Judge tosses racketeering claims in Marin County lawsuit against SAP

    A judge has tossed out a number of claims in a California county's lawsuit against SAP over an allegedly failed ERP software implementation, including the claim that SAP had engaged in a racketeering conspiracy with Deloitte Consulting, which served as a systems integrator on the project.

  • News: SAP acquisition of SuccessFactors clears antitrust hurdle

    SAP's US$3.4 billion acquisition of SuccessFactors has passed an important regulatory step, with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission deciding on Friday to grant early termination of the waiting period required by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, SAP announced Wednesday.

  • News: US holiday online spending up 15 percent to $35.3 billion, comScore says

    Online spending so far this holiday season in the U.S. was 15 percent higher than last year, rising to US$35.3 billion, according to figures released Wednesday by comScore.

  • News: Go Daddy Rivals Aim to Capitalize on SOPA Controversy

    Go Daddy rivals including Hover, Name.com, and Namecheap are still looking to capitalize on the world's largest domain registrar's initial decision to support the Stop Online Piracy Act. All four firms continue to offer discounted transfer costs and other enticements to convince website owners to transfer their business away from Go Daddy. A potential Go Daddy exodus could hit its climax Thursday, which has been proclaimed Move Your Domain Day by Namecheap. A thread on Reddit had previously called for a Go Daddy boycott on Thursday.

  • News: Japan's Mitsui to invest in U.S. Tres Amigas smart power grid project

    Mitsui, a massive Japanese conglomerate, will invest US$12 million in an ambitious smart grid project that is being constructed in New Mexico.

  • News: UK e-health system could cost CSC US$1.5B writeoff

    Computer Sciences Corp. might have to write off the US$1.5 billion investment it has made in developing and deploying a failed e-patient records system in the U.K., which the government canceled in September, the company warned in a filing Tuesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • News: Apple fined €900,000 in Italy

    The Italian Antitrust Authority has fined Apple €900,000 (US$1.2 million) for not giving consumers enough information about its guarantees, the authority said on Tuesday.

  • News: Intel antitrust case may be headed to New York court

    A federal judge in Delaware has cancelled a Feb. 14 trial of an antitrust case filed against Intel in 2009, after plaintiff New York state asked the court to allow its transfer to a New York state court.

  • News: 2011's top stories: Steve Jobs

    Earlier this year, the world witnessed a huge loss, there will never be a man quite like Steve Jobs, and not surprisingly, many of our most read stories this year were about the man behind Apple.

  • News: Samsung to buy Sony's share of LCD panel joint company for $934 million

    Sony said Monday it will sell off its entire stake in an LCD (liquid crystal display) manufacturing joint venture with Samsung Electronics for 1.08 trillion won (US$934 million).

  • News: Report: Indian court orders 22 websites to remove offensive content

    A court in Delhi on Saturday ordered 22 Internet companies, including Google and Facebook, to remove certain "anti-religious" and "anti-social" content, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

  • News: Google wants groups removed from Books lawsuits

    Google asked a federal court to dismiss copyright claims against its Google Books project by groups representing authors and photographers on Thursday, saying the groups could not sue over copyrights they did not own.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Tech confidence recovers after Oracle's miss

    Confidence in the tech sector appears to be recovering on strong results from Tibco and Red Hat and optimism about the economy, after sinking earlier this week in the wake of a disappointing report from Oracle.

  • News: GoDaddy pulls its support from SOPA

    Giant domain name registrar GoDaddy.com has pulled its support from the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act after owners of several websites announced they would take their business elsewhere.



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