John Paczkowski

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'Don’t Be Evil?' Good Enough for Us …

The Federal Trade Commission apparently has its own Evil Scale and Google’s proposed acquisition of DoubleClick doesn’t rank on it.

Sources involved in the merger review tell TechConfidential that the commission is close to approving the $3.1 billion acquisition–with no conditions. An announcement is expected as early as next week, with the deal likely to close soon afterward.

This despite the protestations of privacy advocates, Google rivals, and a faintly hysterical letter penned by two U.S. senators from Wisconsin and Utah.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work