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May 21, 2012 by

Chrome overtakes IE: does it matter?

Google's Chrome appears to have become the most-used browser, having surpassed Microsoft's Internet Explorer, according to StatCounter. The larger question about the browser war revolves around whether there is a platform benefit to being the top dog.

August 31, 2010 by

HP agrees to pay 'kickback' settlement of $55m

The Department of Justice has announced that HP has agreed to pay $55m (£35m) to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that the company paid unlawful kickbacks to secure federal government contracts, according to the Guardian.On 3 August, HP announced that it was settling the case with the DoJ and that the move would impact the company's fiscal third-quarter revenue negatively by two cents per share, though it said that the decision did not equate to any admission of wrongdoing.

June 27, 2010 by

Why do we (love to) hate Microsoft?

Tired of the endless 'but what have you done for us lately?' comments that follow Microsoft's every move, no matter how successful, communications head Frank Shaw rounded up some fun statistics to underline the fact that Microsoft is still the heart of the PC industry and the PC industry is still the heart of mainstream computing.

June 8, 2010 by

How a decade of antitrust oversight has changed your PC

It was 10 years ago this week that Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered Microsoft split in two as a remedy for abusing its Windows monopoly. That judgment was tossed out on appeal, but the eventual antitrust settlement has had plenty of repercussions. From crapware to insecurity, here's my wrap-up of what 10 years of antitrust regulation has really accomplished.


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