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PostPosted: November 18th, 2014, 7:13 pm 
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OUCH! BUT NOT AT ALL SURPRISING TO ME.
Amazon Advertising Executive Fired for Refusing To Lie

http://goodereader.com/blog/electronic- ... ing-to-lie
"A former advertising executive for Kindle is suing Amazon for wrongful dismissal. The saga begins in 2012 with the launch of the Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet. Amazon was seeking launch partners in order to build traction with their Special Offers edition. Credit card company Discover signed on, as they normally participated with pilot projects at Amazon. Then things got interesting..."

ALWAYS BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY AT PARTIES! PEOPLE JUST MIGHT BELIEVE YOU!
Uber Responds to BuzzFeed Report on Journalism Smear Campaign

http://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/2 ... g-critics/
"A senior Uber executive, during a private dinner gathering, reportedly raised the idea of hiring opposition researchers to dig up dirt on journalists who have been critical of Uber, according to BuzzFeed News."

AN EXAMPLE OF HOW LAWS IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES CAN HAVE A VARIETY OF EFFECTS ON LARGE INTERNET COMPANIES
Another Court Affirms Google’s First Amendment Control Of Search Results

http://searchengineland.com/another-cou ... lts-209034
"Free speech law a powerful weapon on Google's side in US."

YEA, INTERNS!!!!! :)
Conde Nast Settles Intern Lawsuit for $5.8M

http://blogs.findlaw.com/free_enterpris ... r-58m.html
"Conde Nast, the publisher of magazines such as Vogue, Wired, and The New Yorker, has agreed to a $5.8 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed by former interns."

WOUNDING SOMEONE'S PRIDE ISN'T ILLEGAL
Author Michael Lewis prevails in 'Big Short' libel appeal

https://in.news.yahoo.com/author-michae ... ector.html
"The author Michael Lewis did not libel a money manager in his 2010 best-seller 'The Big Short,' a divided federal appeals court ruled on Friday."

IN MY OPINION, HACHETTE WON!
In Amazon/Hachette deal, ebook agency pricing is a winner

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazon-ha ... 8A61XQtDMD
"In the deal that Amazon and Hachette Book Group finally reached Thursday after months of bitter negotiations, we don’t really know which side 'won,' if one side did. But one survivor — perhaps surprisingly — was agency pricing for ebooks, the practice through which the publisher sets an ebook’s price and the retailer takes a commission."


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