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2009
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04:55 AM
America/Los_Angeles

Newswatch: Intel Ordered to Change "Naked Restrictions" to Competition - Reuters

Monday 8am Silicon Valley news report:

EU to find Intel anti-competitive: sources -Reuters


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.



CEO says Google will maintain a lower profile -SFGate


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.


Data, Not Design, Is King in the Age of Google -NYTimes


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.


Why Sync Is So Difficult -GIGaom


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 Micro: We may have broken US anti-bribery law -SFGate


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.


Hawaii lawmakers ease way for Internet sales tax -AP


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.


New Palm Pre phone comes with wireless charger =SFGate


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.


Court reinstates Yahoo lawsuit over fake profiles -Reuters


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 may boost Google dominance: report -Reuters


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.


Cassidy: Intel's new ad blitz pokes fun at valley's geek culture -Siliconvalley.com


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."


Internet security problems have an upside for Silicon Valley -MercuryNews


"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's startup culture stronger than ever -MercuryNews


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.