The latest on the STLR radar:
- U.S. says butt out: U.S. Senators criticize EU Commission over delay of Oracle-Sun deal. (See our deal cheat sheet here.)
- Verizon stakes its claim as the nation’s most ironic network: A week after a court called its “There’s a Map For That” advertisements “sneaky,” but not misleading (catch up here), Verizon has pushed the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business to ask Sprint to drop its claim that it is the “most dependable 3G network.”
- Not to be outdone by Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, Canadian telcos are suing each other over false advertising too.
- A boutique Texas IP firm is reaching out to owners of Xbox 360 owners whose consoles have been banned from Microsoft’s Xbox Live service with hopes of filing a class action suit against the tech giant.
- News Corp’s Ruport Murdoch may make a deal to make the media conglomerate’s content exclusively searchable by Microsoft’s Bing search engine, but antitrust concerns loom.
- The new Google-TiVo deal probably won’t violate your privacy, says PC World.
- The “Godfather of Spam” has been sentenced to 51 months in prison.
- A Kentucky man’s claim that the government has been spying on his every living moment is “patently unsubstantial,” according to the D.C. Circuit. Wired’s Threat Level reports and links the full decision, in which the court likens “the particular combination of sloth, fanaticism, inanity and technical genius alleged” to stories of “little green men.”