Samsung Electronics Co. is seeking to block computer-graphics chips made by Nvidia Corp. from the U.S. market, escalating a battle begun after licensing talks failed. Samsung filed a complaint against Nvidia with the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, according to a notice on the agency’s website.
China laid out its reasons for controlling online content at the first government-sponsored Internet conference, saying it is crucial to thwart terrorist attacks in the country. “In recent years, the Internet has become the major channel for terrorists to organize and to incite violent attacks,” Gu Jianguo, director of the cyberspace security department of the Ministry of Public Security, said at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China.
The European Parliament is preparing to call on regulators to consider splitting Internet search from other commercial services, according to a draft motion seen by Reuters, escalating a longstanding effort to curtail Google’s dominance of the industry. European politicians have grown increasingly concerned about Google’s and other American companies’ command of the Internet industry, and have sought ways to curb their power.
A federal judge approved a settlement in which Apple could begin paying $400 million to as many as 23 million consumers related to charges that it violated antitrust law by conspiring with publishers to raise e-book prices and thwart efforts by Amazon. In the hearing, Judge Denise L. Cote of Federal District Court in Manhattan approved an unusual settlement reached this summer in which Apple agreed to pay $400 million to consumers in cash and e-book credits, and $50 million to lawyers.
Aereo, the embattled video startup, announced that it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, weeks after it said it was laying off dozens of workers in its Boston and New York offices. Aereo’s been fighting court battles for months with broadcast TV networks.