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US agrees to pay $50m after 'piracy' of software

<b>The US government has agreed to pay $50m (£31m) after it was said to have pirated "thousands" of copies of military software.</b><p>Apptricity, based in Texas, has provided logistics programs to the army since 2004.<p>The company said it had discovered last year the software had been installed on many more …

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Amazon increases free shipping minimum to $35

Amazon has offered free shipping to US customers for over a decade now on all eligible orders above $25, but that's changing today as the online retailer bumps up its minimum order requirement to $35. Amazon notes that this is the first time it's increased the order requirement for its "Free Super …

Obamacare's Website Is Crashing Because Backend Was Doomed In The Requirements Stage

My fellow Forbes.com contributor Avik Roy wrote a provocatively titled post last week that claimed to explain the failures of Healthcare.gov to function properly. In Obamacare’s Website Is Crashing Because It Doesn’t Want You To Know How Costly Its Plans Are, Roy says that “Healthcare.gov forces …

Google Goes After Reporters With New “Google Media Tools” Site

Google has become the latest tech company to introduce a centralized resource containing tools aimed at courting journalists, with the launch of a new hub called Google Media Tools. The idea is to offer a one-stop shop where reporters can access and learn to use a number of Google services, from …

Google Autocompletes The World’s Opinion Of Women–And It’s Not Pretty

Here’s one easy way to determine how rampant sexism is across the globe: run a Google search. To prove that masses of Internet users have worrying opinions on what women should–or cannot–do, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) tested the search …