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Good Thing Larry Has Little Patience for Government!

Larry Page has a lot to look forward to as his tenure as CEO of Google begins: a European probe of the company’s search and advertising operations, a Texas investigation into allegations of “manual overriding or altering of” search result rankings, and perhaps that long-in-the-works Federal Trade Commission probe as well.

A regulatory nightmare trifecta!

People “familiar with the matter” tell Bloomberg the FTC is mulling a probe into Google’s dominance of the search engine market, but is waiting to act until the Justice Department decides whether or not to challenge the company’s planned acquisition of ITA Software.

News of the probe follows Google’s recent settlement with the FTC over charges that its Buzz social network violated privacy rights of users by stupidly transforming our private Gmail address books into public social networks without permission.

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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik