Amazon Pays $40m to Settle Patent Case

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Amazon has settled its 12-month legal case with Soverain Software with a payment of $40m, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Amazon's papers reveal that it made "a one-time payment...

Paying for Flaws Pays Off for iDefense

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Internet security specialist iDefense Inc. has released a reverse-engineering tool to the open-source community as part of its controversial strategy of buying the rights to information on security flaws found by underground researchers. The decision...

Real's campaign pays off

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Real Network's recent media blitz has paid off well. Real have announced that they've sold 1 million songs (49 cents / song) in the first week of operation. This has been mostly through their 'Freedom...

EA pays $48 million for Criterion

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With R&D costs climbing, the money spent to purchase the Renderware shop seems a bargain. According to a 10-Q form filed with the SEC, Electronic Arts spent somewhere in the range of...

Microsoft (sort of) pays the EU fine

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Microsoft has paid the US$600 million fine handed down by the European Commission in its antitrust ruling against the company. Representatives of the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant confirmed last Friday that Microsoft deposited the payment...

Intel pays $225 million to end Intergraph case

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Intel Corp. will pay Intergraph Corp. $225 million to settle a long-running patent dispute, the companies said Tuesday. Separately, Integraph said it has dismissed charges against PC maker Dell Inc. stemming from a related patent...

Enterprise route pays off for Red Hat

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Free or cheap software doesn't necessarily lead to broad acceptance, especially when it comes to enterprise users -- at least, not in Linux supplier Red Hat Inc's experience. Enterprise customers want assurances...

Microsoft pays $10 million to settle suit

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Microsoft said on Tuesday that it would pay $10.5 million to settle an antitrust lawsuit brought by customers who claimed the software maker used its monopoly power to overcharge them for direct purchases of software....

McDonald's pays to play with Sims

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Welcome to McDonald's. Would you like virtual fries with that digital Big Mac? No. 1 video game publisher Electronic Arts said on Monday that it has struck multimillion-dollar product placement deals with fast-food giant...

XBox price cut pays off for Microsoft

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Slashing the price of XBOX helped Microsoft more than double sales of the console in two months according to new market data. NPD says Xbox sales jumped 131 per cent after the...

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