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Obama wants China to stop copying the NSA's surveillance plans

President Obama has criticized a Chinese plan to force US tech companies to install backdoors into their products for sale in the country. Without stopping for a moment to consider the phrase about glass houses and stones, he told <i>Reuters</i> that China would have to change its stance if it wanted to do …

Google's Schmidt meets with EU antitrust chief amid probe

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has met with the European Union's antitrust chief, but it's unclear whether that will help his company overcome the possibility of getting hit with billions in fines.<p>Schmidt and European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager met on Monday, the antitrust …

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Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley: “People Think We Don’t Know How To Generate Revenue. This Is Wrong.”

Foursquare has taken its fair share of flak lately, as the company rolls into its fourth year in business. Some claim the company’s userbase had stagnated; others claim that the company lacks a sustainable business model.<p>After denying the negative user base claims earlier today, Foursquare CEO …

Apple-Google Anti-Poaching Lawsuit Nearing $415 Million Settlement

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in a San Jose, California courtroom on Monday raised no objections about a $415 million settlement that would end an ongoing anti-poaching class-action lawsuit involving Apple, Google and other large tech companies. Koh rejected a previous $324.5 million settlement last …

This New Fuel Cell Fits In Your Pocket, For Carbon-Neutral Charging Off The Grid

Next time your smartphone drains too quickly, recharge it with this fuel cell that only weighs as much as a cup of sugar.<p>In theory, our electronic gadgets keep getting more portable. In reality, most of us are still tethered to the nearest wall outlet–and to whatever conventional energy sources, …