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  1. Apple's Jobs Says iPad Idea Came Before iPhone

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs shared a secret with is audience at a technology conference outside Los Angeles Tuesday: The idea for the iPad came before the iPhone. The idea to ditch the keyboard for what Jobs calls a multi-touch display came about in ...

  2. iPhone, iPod Security Flaws Get 45 Patches

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc released 45 software patches to address rare security vulnerabilities in its popular iPhone and iPod Touch mobile devices. The company released them on Wednesday (June 17) as part of its widely anticipated iPhone 3.0 operating system. &q ...

  3. EC Fines Microsoft A Record $1.4 Billion

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST The European Commission Wednesday slapped a record 899 million euros ($1.4 billion) fine on Microsoft for failing to comply with a 2004 ruling ordering the software giant to change its business practices. The fine comes on top of earlier penalties ...

  4. Microsoft Ordered To Pay $1.5 Billion In MP3 Lawsuit

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. must pay $1.52 billion in damages to telecommunications equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA for violating two patents related to digital music, a federal jury ruled Thursday (Feb. 22). The Redmond, Wash.-based software company said t ...

  5. Apple: Video iPods Shipped With Virus

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Less than 1 percent affected. A small number of Apple Computer's Video iPods shipped in the past month carry a Windows computer virus. A message posted on Apple's Web site Wednesday (Oct. 18) states that since September 12, less than 1 p ...

  6. EU Fines Microsoft $357M

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Faces new penalties July 31. The European Union levied a second massive fine on Microsoft and threatened greater penalties in the future unless the world's largest software company obeys a 2004 antitrust order to share technical details of it ...

  7. EU Fines Microsoft $357M

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Union levied a second massive fine on Microsoft and threatened greater penalties in the future unless the world's largest software company obeys a 2004 antitrust order to share technical The European Union levied a second massive ...

  8. Sony BMG Recalls Copy-Protected CDs

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG, yielding to consumer concern, said on Wednesday (Nov. 16) it was recalling music CDs containing copy-protection software that acts like virus software and hides deep inside a computer. Sony BMG, yielding to consumer concern, said on Wedn ...

  9. Microsoft, RealNetworks Settle Lawsuit

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Resolve companies' antitrust disputes worldwide. RealNetworks Inc. announced a legal settlement Tuesday with longtime adversary Microsoft Corp., ending the last major antitrust case against the world's largest software maker. The digital ...

  10. EC Tests Microsoft System Compliance

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission on June 6 announced market testing of Microsoft's new version of its Windows operating system to see if the software giant complied with last year's antitrust ruling. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Europ ...

  11. EC Drops Antitrust Inquiry Over ContentGuard

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission said March 15 that it had dropped its antitrust investigation into Microsoft and Time Warner's purchase of ContentGuard, the U.S. producer of anti-piracy software for Internet (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The European C ...

  12. Courts

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Student liable for links to music sites; Experience Hendrix sues over live record; Microsoft foregoes EU appeal This Week's Stories: Norway Student Ordered To Pay For Linking To Music Sites OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Norwa ...

  13. Thomson Joins Microsoft/Warner Anti-Piracy Venture

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST French technology company Thomson SA said Nov. 22 that it was joining Microsoft Corp. and Time Warner Inc.'s proposed venture to make anti-piracy software, a move that could relieve European Union con BRUSSELS (AP) -- French technology compan ...

  14. DRM Concerns Prompt EU To Examine Microsoft-Time Warner Deal

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Software giant Microsoft Corp. and media and entertainment powerhouse Time Warner Inc. ran into fresh trouble with the European Union on Aug. 25, as antitrust regulators ordered an in-depth probe of t BRUSSELS (AP) -- Software giant Microsoft Corp ...

  15. Legal Matters

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft settles a class action with the state of Minnesota over pricing for its Windows operating system. Read Samantha Chang's column. Microsoft settles a class action with the state of Minnesota over pricing for its Windows operating syst ...

  16. Microsoft Seen Appealing EU Ruling

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Microsoft is expected to appeal last week's decision by the European Union to fine the software giant a record $610 million for alleged antitrust violations. BRUSSELS--Microsoft is expected to appeal last week's decision by the European ...

  17. Jackson's Contract Suit Vs. UMG Advances

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST NEW YORK--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for breach of contract. Jackson can now conduct an audit of UMG's BMI Licenses Songs To Digital Jukebox Fir ...

  18. EC To Set Antitrust Sanctions Vs. Microsoft This Week

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission, the European Union's executive authority, this week will announce antitrust sanctions against Microsoft, as well as confirm fines totaling up to $300 million. BRUSSELS--The European Commission, the European Union' ...

  19. NYC Residents, Club Owners Battle Over Noise

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES--A New York City night-life ordinance is unlikely to see the light of day in 2004. But supporters say the law, which seeks to soften club noise for Manhattan residents, will eventually be Licensing Deals Abound In Wireless Market NYC R ...