Newswatch: Intel Ordered to Change "Naked Restrictions" to Competition - Reuters
Monday 8am Silicon Valley news report:
The European Commission is set to decide on Wednesday to fine the world's largest chipmaker and order changes to its business practices for what the EU executive sees as "naked restrictions" to competition, the sources said.
Gaining a dominant market share isn't necessarily a problem. What gets companies in trouble is engaging in what's known as "exclusionary conduct," or unfair competition, to maintain a monopoly or to add to it.
Mr. Bowman’s main complaint is that in Google’s engineering-driven culture, data trumps everything else. When he would come up with a design decision, no matter how minute, he was asked to back it up with data.
Sync so far has meant something different to everybody. Even the industry’s main players still sell byproducts of sync rather than sync itself, which then compete with backup, online storage, photo-sharing or music-streaming services.
Sun said in a regulatory filing that it found "potential violations" of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which prohibits U.S. companies and companies whose stock is traded in the U.S. from bribing foreign government officials to drum up business.
Currently, companies that sell merchandise over the Internet do not have to collect state sales or excise taxes on purchases if they do not have a physical presence in the buyer's state.
Wireless charging has been with us for years - think of electric toothbrushes that rest on chargers with no wires connecting them. The charging happens through magnetic induction.
The ruling could have a "big implications" for Internet companies that enjoy immunity from lawsuits involving user-posted content under the Communications Decency Act (CDA), said attorney Jeff Neuburger, co-chair of the Technology, Media and Communications practice group at Proskauer Rose LLP.
Microsoft says EU regulators will hand Google more dominance of the Internet search business if they go ahead with planned regulations on Microsoft's Windows operating system, the Financial Times reported.
The new commercials have something in common with the BunnyPeople campaign, says Heather Dixon, an Intel consumer marketing director. "The BunnyPeople were probably the closest thing to what resembled the essence of what Intel is about: funny, quirky, nutty, different."
"Malware" and "botnets" are as sinister as they sound, computer security experts say. As Internet evildoers grow more sophisticated, average Joes are falling victim to identity theft, major corporations are battling external and internal threats and cyberwarfare is driving a new kind of arms race.
Stanford University's 100-year tradition of entrepreneurialism, which has spawned such tech giants as Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems and Google, has been recognized as a catalyst to Silicon Valley's emergence as the globe's pre-eminent tech hub.