Google settles with US states over Street View data grab

Following legal action, Google's going to pay just $7 million in the US for its Street View snooping, uncovered three years ago.

FTC warns marketers over social media ads

The small print may need to get smaller: the Federal Trade Commission says that even tweeted ads need to abide by the rules and make clear and conspicuous disclosures.

T-Mobile gets go-ahead for MetroPCS takeover

T-Mobile has been given federal permission for its acquisition of MetroPCS, with approval from both the Department of justice and the Federal Communications Commission.

Probe of HP's Autonomy acquisition runs into a little snag

The UK's Serious Fraud Office is investigating HP's acquisition of business software firm Autonomy in 2011 - despite admitting a potential conflict of interest.

Amazon's domain name applications 'monopolistic', say publishers

Book publishers are uniting to oppose Amazon's application for dozens of new top-level internet domain names, including .book, .read and .author.

FTC charges 29 over 'gift card' scam

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is continuing its crusade against spam, cracking down on a scam promising free gift cards via text message.

How HP’s $170 7-inch tablet could cripple Apple

It all comes down to a perception of value. I’m not going to argue that Hewlett Packard (HP) has a chance of selling more tablets than Apple or generating more revenue.

Kim Dotcom wins permission to sue New Zealand spy agency

A New Zealand court this morning ruled that the mountainous MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom can sue the country's spy agency for illegal surveillance.

Microsoft fined $733 million for 'forgetting' browser choice screen

The European Commission has slapped Microsoft with a €561 million fine for failing to do as it was told and make it easier for users to choose a different web browser.

Google reveals warrantless FBI data requests

The FBI attempted to get data on more than a thousand Google accounts last year without a warrant, Google has revealed.

Windows 8 and tablets blamed for PC decline

The PC market is expected to decline by 1.3% in 2013, buffeted by pressure from iOS and Android tablets, as well as relatively limited adoption of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system.

Do Not Track bill is back on the table

Impatient with the glacial progress so far, Senator Jay Rockefeller is having another shot at getting a Do Not Track bill through Congress.

Patent trolls could face stiff penalties

Patent trolls who fail to prove their case in court could be forced to pay legal costs, if a new bipartisan bill comes into law.

Google Glass vs. Apple's iWatch: When will screenphones become obsolete?

I recently read a rather interesting piece in the Atlantic about the advent of the Smart Watch. This prompted me to think about the upcoming battle between the iWatch, Apple’s rumored wrist mounted device, and Google Glass which puts the display in front of your face. 

Tech firms come out in support of gay marriage

Tech giants including Apple, Facebook, eBay and Intel have expressed their support for gay marriage in statements to the US Supreme Court.

Why Nvidia's new headquarters may beat Apple’s

Nvidia today announced its new Santa Clara headquarters, which seems to rival Apple’s plans for the old HP space in Cupertino.  

Yahoo revamps itself with site redesign

Yahoo's glory days have long since past, with the site playing second fiddle to Google for years now.

Iceland mulls online porn ban

Iceland is considering a ban on internet pornography, in a move that would make it the first western democracy to do so.

Opera plans video boost with Skyfire acquisition

Opera is taking over mobile video company Skyfire Labs, in a deal worth around $155 million in cash and stock, with the aim of exploiting its video optimization technology.

Yes, Intel inside your TV could be cool but…

A number of industry heavyweights, including Microsoft, Google, and even Apple are seeking to revolutionize the current TV watching experience. Clearly, there is a quite a lot of room for improvement.