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China's rare earth embargo triggers price hikes

A Chinese embargo on rare earth elements is creating a ripple effect that will lead to price hikes on end products.

By Nov. 8, 2010


The Arab oil embargo we really needed

What's it going to take to force public opinion to dispense with the fiction that cheap oil is only one or two big drilling projects away? Too bad history worked out differently.

By Jul. 25, 2008


Broken 'Harry Potter' embargo: something stinks

Online book distributor and parent company are now up to their eyeballs in lawsuit, and something is awfully fishy in Hogwarts.

By Jul. 19, 2007


Embargo Lifted: Secrets from SMX Now Unleashed

Secrets from the "Give It Up" panel session at Search Marketing Expo finally revealed to the masses

By Jul. 5, 2007


DOJ drops investigation into Samsung essential-patent use

The government says its inquiry is no longer necessary after the Obama administration overturned a ban on sales of Apple devices.

By Feb. 7, 2014


ITC tosses Motorola's legal complaint against Apple

The International Trade Commission has tossed out Motorola's patent case against Apple, saying its proximity sensor patent is invalid.

By Apr. 22, 2013


Disney delays DVD releases to rentals, Netflix

The last major studio not to embargo titles has a 28-day delay in place, which means you'll have wait a little longer to rent or stream select titles.

By Jun. 7, 2012


Judge dismisses one of nine Nokia patent gripes against HTC

The U.S. International Trade Commission decides that Nokia can't claim patent infringement over a patent for routing data to an app.

By Feb. 8, 2013


Blue Coat confirms Syria used its Web filtering devices

Following reports, Blue Coat says Syria was indeed censoring the Web with its filtering devices. But the company adds that it doesn't know how the gadgets ended up in Syria despite a trade embargo.

By Oct. 28, 2011