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Google issues settlement terms to the European Union

Google issues settlement terms to the European Union

Google has issued some new settlement terms to EU regulators to make sure that its search engine is much more competition-friendly. According to The Wall Street Journal's sources, Google's proposal was submitted last week, and will alter the way the search engine will look in Europe (it will look the same as it does now everywhere else in the world). If approved, Google would be bound to this proposal for 5 years, and it would be monitored by a 3rd party to ensure its following through with the terms.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk urging lawmakers to allow direct auto sales in Texas

Tesla CEO Elon Musk urging lawmakers to allow direct auto sales in Texas

Tesla Motors currently has over 50 locations around the world, and it seems that the company wants to focus on sales in the US. However, the only state that isn't allowing Tesla to build their own dealerships in Texas. In the Lonestar State, the law says that auto makers must go through a third party in order to sell its vehicles, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk doesn't want it that way.

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California bans using hands-on GPS while driving

California bans using hands-on GPS while driving

Text messaging while driving is quickly making its way into law books across the US, and so is even talking on your phone. However, that leaves a bit of a gray area as far as using maps and GPS on your smartphone, but the State of California has cleared up the confusion and officially made it a law that you can't use the GPS function on your smartphone unless it's hands-free.

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Lawmaker seeks to ban Google Glass use while driving

Lawmaker seeks to ban Google Glass use while driving

A lawmaker in West Virginia is seeking to ban the use of Google Glass, and other Google Glass-esque products, while driving. Gary G. Howell, a republican in the West Virginia Legislature, believes that Google Glass poses the same dangers, if not worse, as texting and driving. He does have a valid point, because how safe can it be to watch a YouTube video while heading to the grocery store?

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Intertrust sues Apple for patent infringement

Intertrust sues Apple for patent infringement

It looks like this time around, Apple is the one getting lawsuits filed against them. A company called Intertrust, owned by big names,Sony and Philips, has claimed that Apple has infringed on its security and content protection patents. Apple is accused of violating 12 patents centered around security, as well as software that prevents piracy of media files like music, movies, apps and more.

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