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Taiwan fines Apple $666K over iPhone pricing

The country's Fair Trade Commission finds that Taiwan's three main mobile service providers have been submitting pricing plans to Apple for approval, which violates the law.

By Dec. 25, 2013


Taiwan fines Samsung $340,000 for bashing HTC

The country's Fair Trade Commission determined Samsung misled consumers by hiring students to post fake comments about Samsung and HTC phones.

By Oct. 24, 2013


FCC proposes $14M in fines over abuse of phone subsidy program

Five wireless carriers allegedly signed up thousands of consumers to multiple subsidies despite rules permitting one subsidy per person.

By Oct. 1, 2013


French could serve up fines to Google for privacy violation

Google might face hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines in France for privacy violations. Small potatoes to the company, but the ruling could portend a more difficult relationship between Europe and Google.

By Sep. 27, 2013


SEC fines Nasdaq $10M over Facebook IPO

Maybe Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff was right in saying that Facebook should have gone public on the New York Stock Exchange.

By May. 29, 2013


Germany fines Google $189K for Street View Wi-Fi data breach

The fine imposed by Germany represents a total of 0.002 percent of Google's $10.7 billion net profit in 2012, and would take mere minutes to claw that back.

By Apr. 22, 2013


Apple may face fines over documents in privacy lawsuit

Judge notes dramatic increase in document discovery as a result of court's review, suggesting sanctions may be in order.

By Mar. 19, 2013


EU fines Microsoft $731M over Windows 7 browser foul

European authorities levy yet another fine, after Microsoft runs afoul of previous antitrust commitments to provide a browser choice screen.

By Mar. 6, 2013


Apple offers up e-book discount to avoid antitrust fines, report says

The tech giant and four major publishers offer a deal to let Apple's e-book competitors sell at a discount for two years in Europe, Reuters reports.

By Aug. 31, 2012


Italy fines Apple $1.2 million over AppleCare practices

The country says that Apple misled customers by offering them AppleCare without telling them that they already had free assistance available to them.

By Dec. 27, 2011