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Leader Of U.S. Movie-Pirating Group Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

A man who admitted to being the leader of the IMAGiNE Group, which released unauthorized versions of theatrical films online, has been sentenced to serve 60 months in prison — reportedly a record for an American web piracy sentence.
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FTC Closes Google Anti-Trust Investigation Without Penalties

An anti-trust probe of Google by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ended. Avoiding financial penalties and an extended battle with U.S. regulators, Google has agreed to change some of its business practices. It will remove restrictions on advertisers who use its online ad platform. And in a related deal, Google resolved charges by the FTC on the use of mobile device patents.
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FTC Closes Google Inquiry; Tech Giant Makes Changes And Avoids Antitrust Charges

Google has agreed to change some of its business practices, in an agreement made with the Federal Trade Commission that will end the U.S. agency's antitrust probe of the search and technology company.
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This May Blow Your Mind: Video Of New Year's Eve Fireworks In Reverse

See if you agree that Melbourne's New Year's Eve fireworks are turned into something "strangely soothing and tranquil" by running the video backwards.
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Tech Idea List: 5 Nerds To Watch In 2013

In Silicon Valley and around the world there are thousands of folks toiling away on new technologies, convinced that the thing they are building will transform the way we live. NPR's Steve Henn introduces us to five techies whose research and work he'll be keeping a close eye on in the coming year.
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Andrew Sullivan's 'The Dish' Is Leaving 'The Daily Beast,' Going Solo Again

The widely read political blog, which began as in independent forum for Sullivan's voice, is going to try charging for its content. "Getting readers to pay a small amount for content," Sullivan writes, is "the only truly solid future for online journalism."

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