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More Tech Industry Opinion

  • Opinion: Forget Jimmy Carr: check out Google, Amazon and Apple's tax records

    Despite the fuss surrounding the way high-profile individuals legitimately avoid tax, the exchequer misses out on much larger sums when tech companies utilise tax avoidance schemes.

  • Opinion: Sprint Settles Lawsuit over Improper Messaging Charges

    If you are or have been a Sprint customer with a messaging plan, listen up. The carrier has agreed to pay up to $19 million in order to settle charges that it improperly charged customers.

  • Opinion: Facebook Buys Face.com; Prepare for Easier Photo Tagging

    Facebook has acquired Face.com, a facial recognition start-up, in a likely attempt to make photo-tagging easier on the social network.

  • Opinion: Post-PC world? We're just getting started

    We're soon to see the most exciting event in personal computing history since Sinclair launched the ZX Spectrum 30 years ago. But why is Windows 8 so important?

  • Opinion: 10 Terrible Tech Laws That Have You in Their Bull's-Eye

    Child pornography, cyberbullying, online piracy--these are real-world problems that need solutions. But does legislating them away work?

  • Opinion: Google Buys Quickoffice in Preemptive Microsoft Strike

    In a move that could be designed to outflank Microsoft in the office productivity app market, Google announced Tuesday it had acquired Quickoffice, a mobile app that allows users to work on Microsoft Office documents on iOS and Android systems.

  • Opinion: 5 Questions On Social Business

    Making the leap into social business isn't easy for any organization. So we like to ask our colleagues in the field for their insights from time to time. This week, we pose five tough questions to Dion Hinchcliffe and Peter Kim, co-authors of Social Business By Design.

  • Opinion: Only the lawyers are happy

    According to Macworld UK, Shenzhen-based Proview has rejected a RMB100 million (US$16m) iPad trademark offer from Apple. The Chinese firm owns the rights to the name, having won a legal decision in a PRC court.

  • Opinion: Publisher Settles in E-book Price Fixing Case

    Another publisher has settled with the states in a case involving e-book price fixing.

  • Opinion: Four Challenges Facebook will Face After the IPO

    When Facebook goes public, it will enter a new world full of shareholder meetings, earnings reports, and the constant pressure to turn an increasingly bigger profit. But the Facebook IPO isn't just about making money; it's also about expanding the network, in pursuit of Mark Zuckerberg's vision of a more connected world. With that in mind, here are four challenges Facebook will face after its public offering is complete:

  • Opinion: Apple E-Book Lawsuit: Steve Jobs Swayed Publisher, Complaint Alleges

    Apple cofounder Steve Jobs got directly involved in an alleged conspiracy to fix e-book prices after a publisher balked at participating in the scheme, according to a court document filed by 31 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

  • Opinion: Your next IT generation

    In the MTR carriage or walking down the street, eyes glued to the screen...punching buttons or controlling cartoon birds, they seem oblivious to their "meatspace" situations. Does a pregnant woman need the MTR seat a screen-puncher's occupying? He or she wouldn't know--their collective brain's in Birdland.

  • Opinion: Verizon Defends Customer Privacy in Publisher's Suit

    Verizon is fighting a move by a book publisher to obtain personal information on ten of its customers accused of illegally sharing electronic copies of books in the popular "Dummy" self-help series.

  • Opinion: Four Ways to Celebrate 'Day Against DRM' Today

    Almost a full year has passed since I last wrote about Digital Rights Management (DRM), but the restrictive technology continues to plague users around the globe. To help bring attention to the ongoing negative consequences of DRM, the Free Software Foundation has declared Friday this year's International Day Against DRM.

  • Opinion: RIM Owns Up To Fake Apple Protest in Australia

    Research In Motion admitted Tuesday that it was behind a staged protest outside a Sydney, Australia Apple Store last week.

  • Opinion: Barnes & Noble Deal Signals New Microsoft Savvy

    Microsoft's new found friendship with Barnes & Noble reveals that the Redmond brain trust may finally be wrapping its mind around the dynamics of the mobile market.

  • Opinion: Proposed Bill Would Protect Employees' Facebook Passwords

    A bill that would stop employers from requesting future hires' social networking passwords has been filed in the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Opinion: CISPA Passes The House: What You Need to Know

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cyber Information and Security Protection Act late Thursday despite concerns over user privacy, the specter of SOPA/PIPA, and a veto threat from the Obama administration. The idea behind CISPA is to empower the government and corporations to work together to better protect American infrastructure from foreign attacks. But many civil liberties groups say the bill is too broad and threatens user privacy.

  • Opinion: Intel SSD 330 joins the race to the bottom

    Not that long ago, SSDs in general and Intel SSDs in particular cost a pretty penny. Things are changing though, especially now that Intel has released the Intel SSD 330, a very affordable SSD, with a price well below £1 per GB.

  • Opinion: Apple is Headed for a Fall, Says Forrester CEO

    Never mind the blowout numbers announced Tuesday. Apple's best days are behind it.



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