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  • Skype files for $100 million IPO

    Would-be Internet telephony giant Skype has filed the paperwork for an initial public offering (IPO) on Nasdaq, the company has announced.

  • Skype avoids antitrust suit in settlement with IDT

    Three weeks ago, telecommunications company IDT Corp. filed a civil antitrust complaint against eBay and Skype, but the companies, which have also been in a patent dispute since 2006, have now settled all their differences.

  • eBay sellers capitalize on iPhone 4 antenna problems

    The uproar over the iPhone 4's call reception, and Apple's suggestion that users slap a case around their new phone, has delayed shipments of the company's own "bumper" casing and driven up prices on eBay.

  • eBay weighs in on ticket onselling review

    eBay Australia has confirmed it will make a formal submission to the Federal Government regarding its current investigation into ticket onselling – commonly known as scalping — and its impact on consumers.

  • Bloom fuel cell: Individual power plant in a box

    At a news conference attended by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a Silicon Valley start-up today took the wraps off a fuel cell designed to enable individual homes and businesses to generate their own power.

  • Could Bloom Box revolutionize power industry?

    A Silicon Valley start-up is getting ready to unveil an energy device this week that executives say could one day power individual homes and businesses while replacing the traditional power grid.

  • MYOB strengthens executive team

    Business software vendor, MYOB has appointed Dominic O’Hanlon as Chief Strategy Officer and Simon Raik-Allen as Chief Technology Officer.

  • French court fines eBay US$2.5 million

    A French court has fined eBay €1.7 million (US$2.5 million) for failing to comply with an earlier ruling that required the online retailer to prevent the sale of certain brands of perfume to French consumers on its sites.

  • Talk about IT - Do legal troubles make Skype for Business risky?

    An analyst this week said that customers should beware of relying on Skype for Business, as its founders want to buy the VoIP service back from eBay and have filed lawsuits that could jeopardise use of essential code that the founders still own. He said to put off using the service until the courts settle the lawsuits.