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E.U. not keen on Google Books

Sep 7, 2009
The European Commission is holding a hearing today on Google Books, which wants to put millions of books online. European publishers, authors and others fear they could lose rights in the digital books deal. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

YouTube considers fees for films

Sep 3, 2009
YouTube is talking with major studios about streaming films online for a fee. Studios could benefit by gaining access to new viewers, as YouTube has garnered about 40 percent of the online video market. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet

A quick way for UBS clients to fess up

Sep 2, 2009
Swiss bank UBS agreed to a legal settlement to reveal the identities of about 4,500 clients. And a new link on the bank's Web site allows American clients to voluntarily share their secret account information with the IRS. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Internet

Deal puts Skype value at $2.75B

Sep 1, 2009
Online phone program Skype have been valued at $2.75 billion by a private investment group. Bill Radke goes over the eBay deal with Peter Kafka from All Things Digital, who says this looks like a pretty good deal.
Posted In: Internet

eBay relieving itself of Skype

Sep 1, 2009
Online retailer eBay has apparently come to an agreement to sell its Internet phone company Skype to a group of private equity firms and other investors. Stephen Beard reports why this sale comes at a surprising time.
Posted In: Internet

Site shows donations, lawmakers' votes

Aug 26, 2009
Do political contributions affect how lawmakers vote? A new online tool allows users to draw their own conclusions by putting donations from interest groups up against a calendar of Capitol Hill legislators' votes. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Internet

Peering into the world of credit hackers

Aug 21, 2009
Ever wonder how hackers do it? Break into your private credit card accounts, spending money on your dime? Marketplace blogger Scott Jagow takes a closer look at a hacker's world.
Posted In: Crime, Internet

Conference lifts social media ban

Aug 18, 2009
The NCAA's Southeastern Conference has reversed rules that would have barred ticketed fans from posting game updates on social media sites. The conference's concern is rooted in lucrative TV broadcast rights. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Internet, Sports

Netbook sales bigger than expected

Aug 18, 2009
Netbook sales have more than doubled over the last year, accounting for one of every five laptops sold. And that's caught the computer industry by surprise. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Internet

Online competitors move in on shippers

Aug 14, 2009
Dropping home prices and a dismal job market mean more people are staying put and moving companies have fewer customers. Lenora Chu reports online competition is also giving traditional movers a headache.
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