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Google & three other tech giants agree to pay $324M to settle conspiracy lawsuit

Four tech giants, including Google and Apple, have agreed to pay more than $300 million to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to restrain salaries.

A class-action lawsuit had alleged that Google, Apple, Adobe and Intel had been conspiring to prevent their engineers and other technology workers from getting better job opportunities from one another.

Facebook Q1 revenue grows 72% on rising mobile ads

Social-networking giant Facebook on Wednesday announced better-than-expected rise in its overall first-quarter revenue, thanks to an impressive growth in its mobile advertising business.

LinkedIn now has more than 300 million members

World's largest professional site,LinkedIn has said that it has now more than 300 million members across the world.

AWS authorized to work with all Department of Defense agencies

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud services arm of Amazon, has been awarded with security authorization to work with all agencies within the U. S. Department of Defense (DoD).

AWS said it met the Department of Defense's security requirements in all regions in the country, particularly AWS regions like its AWS GovCloud. The Department of Defense gave it the authorization for its cloud security level 1-2.

Brazil approves bill to protect internet users’ rights

The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies has finally given its approval to the main text of a bill that aims to regulate the internet and protect the rights of its users.

A few weeks back, World Wide Web (WWW)-creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee had called for a "Bill of Rights" for the internet on its 25th anniversary. Yesterday, Brazil became the first country to pass a bill for the internet.

The new internet law called "Marco Civil da Internet" will function as a constitution for the internet. It will ensure certain rights, principles, and obligations related to internet.

Mozilla’s Firefox team grumbles about Windows 8.1 ‘default browser’ complexity

Mozilla's recent decision to stop the development of its Firefox browser for Windows 8.1 was partly because of a complexity linked with the operating system, a Mozilla engineer hinted in a blog post.

Explaining the reason behind Mozilla's decision, Firefox engineer Brian R. Bondy wrote in the blog post that there was a lack of Windows 8.1 testers of its emerging Firefox browser, adding that it did not bode ill with reference to the success of Microsoft's 'modern' or 'Metro') side of Windows 8.1 OS.

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