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Samsung boss freed from jail as court dismisses arrest warrant

Samsung Boss Free Arrest Warrant

Samsung Group’s chief Jay Y. Lee was freed from jail after spending a night behind bars, as a South Korean court on Thursday decided to dismiss an arrest warrant brought forward by a special prosecutor who’s investigating the alleged bribery and corruption of President Park Geun-hye.

The charges against Lee have not been dismissed.

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Chris Smith

January 19th

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FTC alleges Qualcomm forced Apple into iPhone LTE chip deals

Qualcomm Antitrust Probe Apple iPhone

The Federal Trade Commission has reason to believe that Qualcomm abused its position in the broadband chip manufacturing business to obtain an advantage illegally. The chip maker is said to have forced smartphone makers to agree to anti-competitive business arrangements that prevented them from using modems from Qualcomm’s competitors.

Apple is one of the high-profile Qualcomm partners that was allegedly forced to enter into an exclusive agreement for modem chips, which prevented Apple from using any other chips for several years. Only last year, Apple added a second LTE provider to its iPhone supply — that’s Intel, one of Qualcomm’s main rivals, and a company that has been vying for Apple’s business for years.

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Chris Smith

January 18th

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Cop tickets Michigan man for warming up his car in the driveway

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As someone who lives in Wisconsin, I can tell you that in the winter just about everyone with any sense takes a moment to start their car and leave it running for five or ten minutes before they actually depart. The same is true in Michigan, which shares Wisconsin's habit of frigid winter.

But one unlucky driver ended up on the wrong end of a moody cop near Detroit and found himself with a $128 ticket for doing what virtually every other driver in the state does whenever the weather hits the single digits: warming up his car. 

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Mike Wehner

January 11th

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Apparently driving while caffeinated is now a crime

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If you picked up a coffee this morning on your way to work you were driving in the same condition that Joseph Schwab was when he was pulled over and arrested for "driving under the influence." Schwab, a California man who was pulled over by an agent of the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control department, is now fighting back. 

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Mike Wehner

December 28th

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Lawsuit claims that Google’s employees are forced to ignore serious product defects

Google Lawsuit

A new and somewhat bizarre lawsuit filed against Google accuses the search giant of running an "internal spying program" and forcing employees to adhere to "illegal confidentiality agreements, policies, guidelines and practices."

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Yoni Heisler

December 22nd

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Google slapped with multi-million dollar antitrust fine

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Following an antitrust investigation that ultimately determined Google has been engaging in anticompetitive practices in Russia, the company has been slapped by a multi-million dollar fine. What exactly are the anticompetitive practices Google was found to be engaging in? Pre-installing apps on its mobile OS Android, which is by far the most popular smartphone platform in Russia. Yeah...

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Zach Epstein

August 12th

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Google accused of stealing the tech behind its internet balloons

Google Project Loon Space Data
Google is facing accusations that it stole the technology behind one of its most intriguing moonshots, Project Loon. The project involves beaming internet down to remote areas from unmanned balloons circling the skies. A company called Space Data, which is also using balloons for the same purpose, filed a lawsuit against Google parent Alphabet, which alleges that Google execs violated a non-disclosure agreement and infringed two patents.

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Chris Smith

June 17th

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Facebook denies manipulating trending news, but changes its policies anyway

Facebook Trending Topic Manipulation
Facebook said in an official response to US Senator John Thune that it has found no wrongdoing following an internet investigation into allegations that the social networking giant was manipulating stories in its trending news section to block conservative political content. At the same time, however, the company said that it is making big changes to the processes that power its trending news section, sending mixed messages in the process.

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Zach Epstein

May 24th

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Man dressed as Jesus arrested after refusing to leave Apple Store

Philly Jesus Arrested At Apple Store
Even the most hardcore Apple haters out there would have a tough time believing the company would turn away Jesus from one of its stores. And yet, that's sort of what happened at an Apple Store in Philadelphia when a man known locally as "Philly Jesus" was arrested for refusing to leave after being asked multiple times. WPVI-TV in Philadelphia reports that Philly Jesus, whose real name is Michael Grant, was also arrested back in 2014 for refusing to leave Dilworth Plaza, where he had decided to go ice skating in his full Jesus attire.

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Brad Reed

May 3rd

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Lawsuit alleges T-Mobile is deceiving us about its ‘no-contract’ initiative

T-Mobile Lawsuit No Contract Fees
T-Mobile loves to brand itself the "Un-carrier" but a new lawsuit alleges that it's doing something very carrier-esque by charging customers sneaky early termination fees despite the fact that they never signed onto any service agreements. Per Top Class Actions, the suit is alleging that while "T-Mobile attracts customers by touting ‘no contract’ cell phone service plans without any hidden fees," the company actually "has a practice of unlawfully seeking the entire amount under the device contract as immediately due" whenever a customer leaves T-Mobile early.

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Brad Reed

April 21st

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