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Articles tagged with: teisha-travis

What Happens When You Over Charge The Government??

Six months after being forced to pay back customers for incorrect billing practices, Verizon has settled yet another claim and this one with none other than the U.S. Government for $93.5 million. The fine comes after Verizon overcharged the General Services Administration (GSA) for taxes and various surcharges. The MCI Communications unit (a Verizon subsidiary) provided the GSA with both voice and data services. The charges includes claims that Verizon submitted falls reimbursements for property taxes, recovery charges and surcharges which were not allowed.

Amazon Launches AppStore, Gives Angry Birds for Free

Amazon.com just launched a store for Android smartphone apps, and in celebration are letting people download Angry Birds for free today. They also said the Android version of the app will now be available exclusively from the Amazon AppStore. Although this already beloved app will return to it’s normal price of $0.99 after today, there will be different free apps available each day. This will not only draw customers to the new AppStore, but will also help promote unknown apps that deserve the attention. Plus, who doesn’t like free apps? Everyone wins here.

Except Apple, who just sued Amazon in attempt to stop the online retailer from using the name “AppStore”.

Nook E-reader Starts Microsoft vs. Barnes & Noble Lawsuit

As more brick and mortar bookstores close everyday, booksellers must find new ways to stay in business. This often means developing and selling e-readers, which turn out to have their own drawback: lawsuits. Today Microsoft sued Barnes & Noble over patent infringement regarding the Android-based e-reader, Nook. The patent in question deals topics such as the tabs to move between screens, surfing the web faster, using documents, and the way users interact with e-books.

This is one of many lawsuits Microsoft is involved in against Google’s mobile operating system, however they have yet to directly go after the search engine giant yet.