France's Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac said on Tuesday Google would never win a court case contesting a huge tax bill claimed by French authorities.
The virtual reality company Oculus relies heavily on Facebook for security and shares information about its users with VR creators.
Online retailing giant Amazon was criticized as "anti-competitive" Saturday for its latest promotion that encourages consumers to enter stores and leave empty-handed, after reporting back the prices they find there.
Its products may not, as one British judge put it, be as "cool" as bitter rival Apple's, but Samsung Electronics is speeding away from the iconic iPhone maker in the race for the global smartphone market.
The "Call of Duty" video game installment released in November went on to rule the market, becoming the top-selling title last year at retail outlets, according to industry tracker NPD Group.
Malaysian activists said on Friday they had filed a court challenge to block a rare earths plant being built by Australian miner Lynas, which has stoked fears over radiation pollution.
US authorities have been asked to investigate allegations that hackers India used back-door codes provided by companies to spy on private exchanges by a US commission on China, an official said Tuesday.
Hong Kong Customs officers have raided offices, domestic premises and luxury hotel suites as part of a worldwide FBI Internet piracy investigation into file-sharing site Megaupload.com.
China's product-quality watchdog said US computer maker Hewlett-Packard violated Chinese consumer rights rules, after an investigation into complaints about faulty laptops from dozens of customers.
Skype has teamed up with its hardware providers on a menu of cell phones that can accommodate Skype's Internet calling system via WiFi.