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Facebook's $19 billion WhatsApp takeover bid approved by EU

Many privacy related concerns as a result of the transaction do not fall into the scope of EU competition law

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Booksellers raise Amazon monopoly concerns with European Commission

A meeting this week was part of a push by booksellers and authors to curb Amazon's power.

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How hackers built, then sold, a pre-release XBox One to the FBI

Group member Dylan Wheeler said the FBI ended up buying a mockup of the XBox One for $5,000, after gathering enough confidential information to build it themselves.

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Group's numbers opposed to net neutrality smaller than suggested

American Commitment's 2.4 million letters to Congress came from about 800,000 people

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Orange targets home applications with new mobile-to-TV gadgets and services

In an Apple-style launch, French network operator Orange unveils its products for the next year

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Angry Birds developer slashes up to 130 jobs to 'reignite growth'

Rovio is laying off people to reignite growth, its CEO said

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FCC takes steps to make room for 'white spaces,' wireless microphones

The agency has proposed rules to make sure all users have enough spectrum after TV incentive auctions

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Hacked celebrities 'dumb', says proposed EU digital commissioner

Legislation can't protect people from their own stupidity, G√ľnther Oettinger told the European Parliament during his confirmation hearing.

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FCC: Some TV stations could earn huge dollars in spectrum auction

The agency sends broadcasters projected earnings in the upcoming auction of TV spectrum

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African countries move to require inclusion of local suppliers in big telecom projects

Foreign companies, mainly from China, have been winning huge contracts and cutting out local competition, sometimes via bribery

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Google bows to pressure, removes news snippets from German search results

Google users looking for news from some German sites will see only a headline from now on

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Alcatel-Lucent sells enterprise networking unit to China Huaxin

The unit's head, now its CEO, has high hopes for the company's communications products and software-defined networking implementations

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A year later, Ellison apologizes for standing up his customers

The Oracle executive missed a keynote a year earlier to attend a boat race