Remember that merger between Japan's SoftBank and third-place U.S. carrier Sprint? Looks like it's going to hit a speed bump or two along the way, now that the Federal government is taking a closer look at it.
In Silicon Valley, tech giants have made handshake agreements not to poach each other's employees, referred to as a "no-hire" policy. A new report shows just how far Apple's former CEO was willing to go to enforce it.
We sure spend an awful lot of time talking about Apple's courtroom adventures these days. Whether it's patent lawsuits, or charges against Polish grocery stores, Cupertino is keeping its legal team busy. But in case you had forgotten, Apple is still tied up in a lawsuit from the U.S. Department of Justice over antitrust allegations in electronic book pricing.
Although the U.S. Department of Justice is mostly aiming its scope at e-book monopolies as a whole, Apple also appears to be in the government’s sights -- but Cupertino is fighting back with a statement pointing the finger right back in Amazon’s direction.
The end of August tends to be a slow time on the news desk, as last minute vacations are crammed in, as sleepy vacationers slowly get back in the groove of things, and as parents start bundling their kids off to school once more. Who has time for the news under those circumstances? Well, here's the stories that were heating up our thermometers this week, burning up the wires.