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  • Long Road Still Ahead in Microsoft-Nokia Deal

    The US Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission have given their blessing to the merger of Microsoft and Nokia. Now the European Commission has followed suit, all but green-lighting the deal.

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  • Twitter on the Road to IPO, Announced Via Tweet Naturally

    Why go through all that cookie-cutter press release rubbish, when a single short message will do the job? Twitter has just announced via its own service that it has submitted its plans for an IPO to the Securities Exchange Commission.

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  • IBM Investigated by SEC over Cloud Computing Revenues Reporting

    In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) IBM confirmed that it is being investigated for the way it reports revenues associated with cloud computing. IBM’s SEC Investigation According to a filing with the SEC, made public yesterday but filed in May, IBM is cooperating with

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  • Google Sets Aside US$ 500M for Possible DoJ Settlement

    Google (news, site) has recently adjusted its quarterly earnings report with a hefty US$ 500 million reduction. The earlier-reported cash earning has now been earmarked for a potential settlement with the Department of Justice for undisclosed ad-related issues. Costly Settlement In a SEC filing, Google indicates

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  • GRC Roll-up: Mitigating Risk In Social Networks, A New Privacy Bill in the Works?

    The growing use of social networks has received a considerable amount of attention this week from companies looking to mitigate the risk associated with the information that appears in them. There are also further moves in Washington to protect personal information.

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  • SMBs May Ease Into Looser SOX

    Come June, the SEC expects to pass some new guidance on how public companies -- particularly small ones -- can better prepare themselves for a SOX sting. In the meantime, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board plans to issue simpler standards for third-party audits of company coffers.Sarbanes-Oxley, which

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  • SOX Still has their Knickers in Nots

    Marched out as the universal solution to what's ailing American business, an issue perhaps too soily for the spin cycle, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) is now characterized by the skyrocketing costs hitting the businesses that work to comply with it. And in 2007 the debate over Sarbanes-Oxley only rages on.Alex J Pollock,

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