eBay tightens rules around unpaid item disputes

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EBay has announced changes to the unpaid item dispute process; a move aimed at curbing the friction that can occur between buyers and sellers when something goes wrong at the auction site. The announcements specifically...

Microsoft, Symantec settle Windows dispute

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After nearly two years of litigation, Microsoft Corp. and Symantec Corp. have settled a dispute over data-storage technologies in Microsoft products. The suit, filed by Symantec in May 2006, alleged that Microsoft wrongly used Symantec's...

Google, Microsoft Settle Dispute Over China Exec

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Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. said on Thursday they agreed to settle pending litigation that had barred a former Microsoft executive from heading up the Web search firm's research efforts in China. Microsoft said the...

DVD Dispute Burns at PC Makers

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After quietly heating up over recent months, the battle over next-generation DVD formats boiled over Thursday, as Dell and Hewlett-Packard assailed Intel and Microsoft, which have lined up in the opposite camp. ...

Sony Wins PSP Import Dispute

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Over in the UK, Sony wins a lawsuit against an online retailer who was importing units of the new portable console. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced today that it has won its legal dispute with...

RealNetworks Returns Fire in iPod Dispute

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With the battle fully joined, RealNetworks defended its Harmony digital music software against accusations from Apple that the technology was "hacked" from the iPod's DRM (digital rights management) application. "Harmony follows in a...

Apple settles Rendezvous trademark dispute

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The networking software from Apple known as Rendezvous is now OpenTalk. This name changes comes after Apple has reached an agreement with Tibco Software. Last year Tibco Software accused Apple of infringing on...

In name dispute, it's Googles vs. Google

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Now a days it seems like everyone wants a piece of Google. It's either another search engine, Fortune 500 Company, or in this case a company that sells children's goods called Googles. Googles has...

HP to pay $105 million to settle Canada dispute

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Hewlett-Packard will reimburse the Canadian government $105 million (146 million Canadian dollars) to resolve a contractual dispute, but plans legal action to recover the money from the parties it says are responsible, the Palo Alto...

FCC mulls appeal in cable access dispute

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California (AP) -- A federal appeals court is standing by its October ruling that cable TV operators should open their lines to rivals who also want to use them to sell high-speed Internet service. ...

Homestore, AOL Settle Contract Dispute

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Online real estate company Homestore Inc. said on Thursday it had settled a contract dispute with America Online, the Internet division of AOL Time Warner Inc., and had signed a new 18-month marketing pact. ...

Amazon settles 1-Click patent dispute

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Amazon.com Inc yesterday confirmed it has settled a two-year-old patent infringement lawsuit with Barnesandnoble.com LLC, though it declined to disclose the terms. The deal draws a line under what is probably the second-most controversial patent...

Microsoft patent dispute heats up

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InterTrust, which makes software that protects songs and videos from being illegally copied, alleges (jn it's second patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft) that Microsoft infringed on its patent for technology that certifies and authenticates drivers....

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