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Google Offers, a daily deals program engineered by the search engine giant to compete with Groupon, launched in Portland, Oregon last April before expanding to New York City and the San Francisco area. After a successful beta launch in all the requisite tech markets, Google Offers announced that it will launch in five new cities: Austin, Boston, Denver, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
In a move that may be taken to in some ways indicate a regression to the times when horsemen dropped off parcels and correspondence at coffee houses for regulars to retrieve, 7-Eleven has announced that the company will be partnering with Amazon to allow customers to pick up packages at stores through a new locker delivery system.
Yet another tech company is in hot water over its use of geo-location. This time, it’s Microsoft. Seattle-based law firm filed suit against the company alleging that the Camera application on the Windows Phone 7 sends out user information—even when the person has not given the app permission to do so.
Microsoft has finally closed a chapter in its history, ending an epic, twenty-one year antitrust battle with the government. The Seattle Times’s Sharon Pian Chan reports that after 21 years of fighting, a consent decree, which forced Microsoft to make Windows interoperable with non-Microsoft software, expired May 12, 2011.