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Next in Apple's crosshairs? Free music streaming at Spotify

A report says Apple's latest tactic to catch up in the streaming-music race is pushing labels to cut off free listening options at rivals like Spotify, which has the Department of Justice sniffing around.

By May 4, 2015


Apple and Google could be in crosshairs of Australian tax inquiry

Major international companies such as Apple and Google could soon have their accounts put under the microscope in Australia as part of a crackdown on corporate tax avoidance.

By October 2, 2014


Vine in the cross-hairs as FIFA, ESPN seek World Cup takedowns

Social media is a company's best friend -- until it involves copyrights and trademarks. The latest example: Sports broadcasters are cracking down on 6-second clips of the World Cup.

By July 2, 2014


Google: Smarter ads in mobile games will be fun! No, really

Ads that pop up less often and allow publishers to offer full versions of games will make players happier in the long run, promises a Google exec.

By November 6, 2015


Russian Internet watchdog orders ISPs to block Wikipedia

The country's Roskomnadzor federal agency has instructed Internet providers to block a page about a kind of cannabis, but most can only block the entire site.

By August 25, 2015


Honest trailer for 'Iron Man' reveals Marvel's formula for success

Screen Junkies is out with their newest honest trailer, and this time they have Tony Stark firmly in their crosshairs. Watch them hilariously point out how Marvel struck it big with "Iron Man."

By July 7, 2015


Revolt! Reddit uprising is determined to oust Ellen Pao

The interim CEO's apology falls on deaf ears after the firing of a key staffer stirs new policies. Poor communication with Reddit users hasn't helped.

By July 9, 2015


Appeals court rules Apple conspired with e-book publishers

The company must now pay $450 million as part of a settlement, but it maintains it did nothing wrong.

By June 30, 2015


EU launches antitrust investigation into Amazon's e-books business

Europe's regulators want to know whether Amazon's deals with book publishers require them to inform the e-retail giant of more favorable terms from rivals.

By June 11, 2015


No deal with Apple to kill free music, Universal tells state investigators

In a letter to the attorneys general of New York and Connecticut, lawyers for the Universal Music Group say the label hasn't engaged in anticompetitive practices with Apple over free streams from Apple rivals like Spotify.

By June 9, 2015