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  • News: Hitachi-LG Data Storage execs plead guilty to price fixing

    Three executives at Hitachi-LG Data Storage (HLDS) have agreed to plead guilty and serve prison time in the U.S. for their participation in a series of conspiracies to rig bids and fix the prices of optical disk drives sold to large computer makers, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday.

  • News: Industrial espionage gang sends malicious emails in security vendor's name

    A cybercrime gang that primarily targets companies from the chemical industry has launched a new series of attacks that involve malware-laden emails purporting to be from Symantec, the security vendor responsible for exposing its operation earlier this year.

  • News: CEA switches positions, now supports Internet sales tax

    The Consumer Electronics Association has switched its position on Internet sales taxes, with the huge trade group now supporting the collection of the tax.

  • News: Ban all electronics for drivers, US safety agency says

    The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board recommended on Tuesday that states outlaw the use of all electronic devices, while driving, including cellphones with hands-free kits.

  • News: Groups still oppose SOPA after proposed amendment

    A proposed amendment to the controversial copyright enforcement bill, the Stop Online Piracy Act, has not swayed many opponents to the legislation.

  • News: Microsoft's latest Windows Phone move: Changes at the top

    Getting a read on how well Microsoft Windows Phone has been doing has been tricky in recent months, with each indication of momentum seemingly offset with one or more negative market share or news reports. But Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's memo sent within the company Monday and published publicly by Microsoft indicates Windows Phone 7 probably isn't living up to Microsoft's expectations.

  • News: DOJ charges Siemens execs with $100 million bribery scheme

    The U.S. Department of Justice has charged that six ex-Siemens executives bribed Argentine government officials in order to win a US$1 billion contract to provide national identity cards to the country's citizens.

  • News: Tech stories of 2011: Jobs, Android and Anonymous rank in top 10

    In 2011, the increasingly mobile and socially networked world of technology became more intertwined than ever with politics and the law. Patent wars shaped competition in tablets and smartphones, hacktivists attacked a widening array of political and corporate targets, repressive regimes unplugged citizens from the Internet, and the U.S. government moved to block the giant merger of AT&T and T-Mobile USA. With the passing of Steve Jobs, the world lost a technology icon who redefined the computer, entertainment and consumer electronics industries. These are the IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 technology stories of the year:

  • Video: Video: 2011 Future Tech & Prototype Review

    If 2011 is any indication, our future relies on robots and computer intelligence. In this year's future technology and prototype review we'll take a look at technologies that could one day be common place making our lives easier and more enjoyable.

  • News: Industrial espionage gang sends malicious emails in security vendor's name

    A cybercrime gang that primarily targets companies from the chemical industry has launched a new series of attacks that involve malware-laden emails purporting to be from Symantec, the security vendor responsible for exposing its operation earlier this year.

  • News: EU asks for more information on Google-Motorola deal

    The European Commission has asked Google for more information about its planned $12.5 billion deal to buy Android smartphone maker Motorola Mobility, and has suspended its approval process until it has all the documentation it needs, a spokeswoman for the Commission said on Tuesday.

  • News: FBI rejects FOIA request for Carrier IQ info

    The FBI has denied a request for the release of information regarding its use of Carrier IQ's software, saying that releasing suchinformation could interfere with ongoing law enforcement operations.

  • News: China approves conditionally Seagate acquisition of Samsung HDD unit

    China has approved Seagate Technology's proposed acquisition of Samsung Electronics' hard disk drive (HDD) business, but with conditions, including measures to minimize potential price increases after the deal, the country's Ministry of Commerce said on Monday.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Let's make a deal

    Apple deals with an iPhone app that could have been used to make fake IDs, possibly gets a raw deal with a patent troll, and deals a blow to developers looking for hints at future iOS devices. The remainders for Monday, December 12, 2011 are a deal at twice the price.

  • News: House panel to move forward on Stop Online Piracy Act

    A U.S. House of Representatives committee has scheduled a debate and vote on controversial copyright legislation, the Stop Online Piracy Act, with the bill's main sponsor offering an amendment meant to address some concerns with the bill.

  • News: AT&T, DOJ file motion to halt T-Mobile proceedings

    AT&T has asked a judge to put on hold the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit to block its merger with T-Mobile USA while the two companies decide whether to move forward with the deal.

  • News: AT&T, DOJ file motion to halt T-Mobile proceedings

    AT&T has asked a judge to put on hold the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit to block its merger with T-Mobile USA while the two companies decide whether to move forward with the deal.

  • News: AT&T, DOJ file motion to halt antitrust proceedings

    The U.S. Department of Justice and AT&T Monday filed a joint motion to halt proceedings in the U.S. agency's lawsuit to block the telecom giant's US$39 billion acquisition of mobile competitor T-Mobile USA.

  • News: Intel lowers Q4 revenue over hard-drive shortage

    Intel warned on Monday that fourth-quarter revenue will be lower than anticipated due to a hard-drive shortage. The chip maker now anticipates quarterly revenue of US$13.7 billion, down from a previous n estimate of $14.7 billion.

  • News: EU to make all public data available in digital formats

    European Union member states will be forced to digitize all their government data it was revealed on Monday.



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