US prosecutors on Monday unsealed indictments against six people suspected of collectively pirating millions of applications tailored for Android-powered mobile devices. Criminal charges were leveled at leading members of "piracy groups" SnappzMarket, Appbucket, and Applanet, according to the US Department of Justice. "Copyright infringement discourages smart people from doing innovative things," US attorney Sally Quillian Yates of the Northern District of Georgia said in a release. "This problem is especially acute when it comes to rapidly developing technologies, like apps for smart phones, and these defendants are now being held accountable for the intellectual property they stole."
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Yahoo has a knack for bailing out bombing businesses. This time, they’re saving Flurry: a mobile analytics startup that just took on $10 million in debt as it struggled to find an exit.
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Malaysia Airlines diverted one of its planes from Ukraine to another war zone: Syria.
On Sunday, the airline re-routed its flight MH4 from Kuala Lumpur to London over Syrian airspace after the Ukraine route was closed in the wake of Flight 17’s downing last Thursday.
Flightradar24, a website that tracks the routes of airlines, shared an image via its Twitter account on Monday with the statement: "Malaysia Airlines flight MH4 (Airbus A380) flew over Syria yesterday."
After Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in eastern Ukraine, flights have avoided Ukranian airspace, and the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) is rejecting flights over the area. Read more…
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In response to allegations that Apple installs "backdoor" services in iOS that could be used to harvest and deliver personal information to government agencies, the company on Monday issued a statement denying any such activity and explains the steps taken to ensure customer data privacy.
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Juniper Research takes a contrarian stand to endless game market optimism.
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Dutch Publishers have failed to convince a court to shut down a popular used eBook website. A potential battle between lawyers would cost millions over the concept of being able to sell your eBooks legally. The Amsterdam District Court ruled that website Tom Kabinet can stay open for business during a legal battle against the [...]
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Facebook have over 1 billion active users and increasing. So, it is important for all size and type of businesses to have a Facebook Business Page to reach to their target audience and promote their products/services as part of their social media marketing strategy. But why has it turned into a phenomenon? The euphoria can be very much compared to the mood at the onset of the internet era, when brick-n-mortar businesses strive to create an online presence.
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