Lawmakers call for FTC to investigate Google Buzz over privacy

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have called for an FTC investigation into Google over its Buzz social networking service.

IBM ex-VP pleads guilty to biggest insider trading fraud ever

Robert Moffat, Jr, a man who probably used to pull down a 7-figure salary at IBM, will now be relegated to the life of a white-collar criminal.

Verizon Fios stunted by economy

Verizon will be crimping back on plans to expand its high-speed Fios Internet service, even though it says it is still on track to meet its end-of-year subscription goals.

Facebook pulls in Google advertising exec

Most people would expect an executive position on Google's ad team to be the pinnacle of their career. Well, until Facebook started to prove itself as a real competitor to the once-undisputed online leader.

HTC pledges to fight Apple patent suit

HTC is fighting back against Apple's patent suit, saying it intends to defend itself.

LCD makers accused of price fixing again

Dell has accused five Asian LCD manufacturers of price fixing, and has filed a suit in the Northern California District Court.

Paper grovels to Facebook after pedophile claims

Facebook is to sue Britain's Daily Mail after an article claimed it was a playground for pedophiles.

Bill Gates no longer world's richest man

Bill Gates is emptying out his piggybank in a futile search for just a few pennies more after the news that he's no longer the richest man in the world.

Three plead guilty to defrauding FCC of millions of dollars

Three individuals have pleaded guilty in a federal court to scamming the Federal Communications Commission out of over $2.5 million with organizations they owned that were designed to help people with hearing impairments.

Lawyers get cross over fake Intel CPU reports

Two tech sites have received 'cease and desist' letters after reporting that online retailer Newegg was inadvertently supplying counterfeit Intel chips to customers.

Hollywood vs. RealNetworks: Victory for Hollywood

RealNetworks announced late Wednesday that it has reached an overarching settlement to end a series of lawsuits over its DVD-copying software. The company is now banned from further selling its RealDVD software.

EU caps roaming prices to prevent shock bills

Horrific mobile roaming bills should be a thing of the past in Europe, thanks to a new cap on charges.

ODD suppliers accused of price fixing

A Connecticut-based electronics retailer has filed a suit against several major optical disk drive manufacturers, accusing them of price fixing.

Apple suppliers found to use child labor

More than half of Apple's suppliers visited in a recent audit have been overworking staff, and three have been using underage labor, the company has admitted.

Teenager used Facebook for sex blackmail

A Wisconsin teenager is facing 15 years in jail after being convicted of using Facebook to blackmail dozens of classmates into sex.

Google responsible for video content, court rules

Three senior Google execs have been convicted by an Italian court of invading privacy, after a video of a schoolboy with Down's Syndrome was posted online.

ITC to probe Apple, RIM over patent violation

The US International Trade Commission has said it will investigate Apple and RIM  for patent violation, following a complaint from Kodak.

Florist convicted of hijacking Google Maps

A New Zealand florist found a good way of steering customers away from her competitors - she just altered their listings on Google Maps.

Poor typing nets Google $500 million a year

Google could be making as much as $500 million a year from users' dodgy spelling.

Judge says students can slate teachers online

Guess what? It's your legal right to bitch about your teacher on Facebook, and the school can't do a thing to stop you.