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Samsung to speed up restructure by selling defense business

As part of its group-wide restructuring plan to focus on electronics, finance and construction, Samsung is selling its defense and military affiliates for almost $2 billion to South Korean compatriot Hanwha.

By November 25, 2014


Illinois court throws out 'Amazon tax' online sales law

The decision marks the first time a court has said the state law forcing Illinois-based marketing affiliates to collect sales tax violates federal rules.

By October 18, 2013


SimCity studio adds new servers, as EA pulls ad campaign

The company has asked affiliates to stop promoting the game, after its disastrous reception.

By March 9, 2013


Amazon cuts affiliate ties in more states over taxes

After recently threatening to end its relationships with affiliates in more states over the issue of taxes, Amazon has severed ties with its affiliates in Connecticut and Arkansas.

By June 13, 2011


Amazon vows to cut more affiliates over state taxes

After severing partnerships with affiliates in several states already, the retail giant threatens to cut ties in even more states over the hot-button issue of tax collection.

By May 12, 2011


Fox sues upstart TV streaming service BarryDriller.com

The network claims the Aereo copycat is violating its copyrights by retransmitting the programming on one of its affiliates.

By August 12, 2012


Amazon ends affiliate program in Illinois

Internet retailer cuts off affiliates after Illinois' governor signs bill requiring in-state affiliates to collect state sales tax on purchases made by Illinois residents.

By March 11, 2011


Amazon threatens to cut Calif. affiliates over taxes

Internet retailer says it will sever ties with more than 10,000 affiliates if state lawmakers pass legislation requiring it to collect sales taxes from state residents.

By March 1, 2011


Bing drops search box affiliate over switch-a-roo

A popular site that made a tricky switch of users' default browser search boxes for affiliate fees has been kicked out of Bing's search program.

By January 18, 2011


Quake and tsunami strike Japan

Apple could sell up to 600,000 iPad 2s this weekend, Amazon.com ends its affiliates program in Illinois, and social networking is being used to spread news of the tsunami in Japan.

By March 11, 2011