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EU Says Google Cheated in Shopping Searches
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EU Says Google Cheated in Shopping Searches

In another antitrust investigation, the search giant is accused of distorting Internet search results to favor its shopping service.
Artist Claims Apple Stole His Style
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Artist Claims Apple Stole His Style

The suit demands Apple and the design firm Craig & Karl immediately cease using the images in question.
Key Elements of Controversial Podcasting Patent Revoked
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Key Elements of Controversial Podcasting Patent Revoked

The U.S. Patent Office deemed claims concerning episodic content 'unpatentable.'
Protect Your Brand, Oprah Style: 5 Legal Strategies She Uses (And You Should, Too)
Branding

Protect Your Brand, Oprah Style: 5 Legal Strategies She Uses (And You Should, Too)

Besides investing in trademarking strategies, a chief component and underlying thread to Oprah's mega-success is keeping her brand strong by preventing dilution.
Jo-Na A. Williams
5 Ways to Manage 'Mad Men'-Era Sexual Harassment
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5 Ways to Manage 'Mad Men'-Era Sexual Harassment

Spoiler alert! Every entrepreneur should follow these 5 "R"s in training their managers on sexual and other forms of unlawful harassment.
Jonathan Segal
Consumers Withdraw Lawsuit Against Google Over Android App Limits
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Consumers Withdraw Lawsuit Against Google Over Android App Limits

The case accused the search engine company of harming smartphone buyers by forcing handset makers using Android operating system to make Google's own applications the default option.
How to Conduct a Patent Search to Make Sure Your Brilliant Invention Doesn't Already Exist (Infographic)
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How to Conduct a Patent Search to Make Sure Your Brilliant Invention Doesn't Already Exist (Infographic)

A step-by-step guide on how to find out if your invention has already been patented. We're crossing our fingers it hasn't.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
McDonald's Wage Plan Renews Debate on Independence of Franchisees
McDonalds

McDonald's Wage Plan Renews Debate on Independence of Franchisees

The pay increase at its company-operated U.S. restaurants threatens to complicate an ongoing labor dispute that turns on whether McDonald's can be held responsible for the labor violations of its franchisees.
Google Fails to Dismiss Privacy Lawsuit Over Google Wallet
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Google Fails to Dismiss Privacy Lawsuit Over Google Wallet

The tech giant has been accused of invading the privacy of users of its Google Wallet electronic payment service by sharing their personal information with outside app developers.
The McDonald's Fight That Could Change Franchising
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The McDonald's Fight That Could Change Franchising

An ongoing fight between McDonald's and labor unions has entered a key phase this week.
Kate Rogers
Kleiner Perkins Cleared of Gender Bias in Pao Case; Jury Ordered to Deliberate Retaliation Claim
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Kleiner Perkins Cleared of Gender Bias in Pao Case; Jury Ordered to Deliberate Retaliation Claim

A California jury was ordered to resume deliberations on one of the four claims brought by Pao against the VC firm.
Ousted American Apparel Founder Dov Charney Seeks $40 Million in Damages
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Ousted American Apparel Founder Dov Charney Seeks $40 Million in Damages

Charney is seeking millions of dollars for a breach of employment contract, his attorney said.
RadioShack Rescue Deal Dogged by Fights, Demands for New Auction
Bankruptcy

RadioShack Rescue Deal Dogged by Fights, Demands for New Auction

The plan to keep 1,740 stores open was attacked by the bankrupt retailer's top creditor, a failed bidder who called the auction a sham and sought a new sale.
Zynga to Face Lawsuit Alleging Fraud Tied to IPO
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Zynga to Face Lawsuit Alleging Fraud Tied to IPO

The 'FarmVille' maker is accused of defrauding shareholders about its prospects before and after going public in 2011.