Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Google pays $ 500 million for a case of illegal advertising

The Internet giant has agreed to pay a half billion dollars to settle legal action by U.S. authorities related to a case of advertising illegal online pharmacies.

Five hundred million dollars. That's what Google is going to cost the dropping of charges by U.S. authorities for a case of illegal advertising. The "deal" was made official today by the U.S. Department of Justice. In exchange for a half-billion dollars, the giant of the Internet is exempt from prosecution by the authorities across the Atlantic. The agreement, which accepts responsibility, is "one of the largest ever found in the United States, 'the authorities in a statement.
A case of illegal advertising
Google was accused by the U.S. court in a case of advertising illegal online pharmacies. "The Internet search engine has accepted advertisements from online pharmacies based in Canada (...) and illegally imported drugs that require prescriptions in the U.S.," says the document. U.S. laws prohibit the sending yet by foreign drug requiring a prescription in the United States.
According to the website of the New York Times, the pharmacies' dispensing drugs without asking for an order in advance "and" selling counterfeit goods. " The amount that the group has agreed to pay such corresponding to the repayment of the money collected by Google from the sale of these ads and the Canadian pharmaceutical companies following the sale of their products in the United States.
Google ready for more rigorous
The case was revealed in May when Google indicated that it fund a half-billion dollars for this purpose. "Faced with the potential outcome of an investigation (...) on the use of Google ads by some advertisers, we have set aside $ 500 million during the quarter ended March 31," said the group was well.
Google is also committed through this agreement to "reform its abuses of advertising from these pharmaceutical companies," said Attorney James Cole. After initiation, the group had asked the laboratories wishing to promote their products on its site to be certified by the American Board of Pharmacists.

Steve Jobs resigns from Apple

Mentor to the firm at the bitten apple (Apple) sent a letter to the board yesterday afternoon (United States) announcing his resignation from his position as CEO of Apple

This announcement is certainly following his long-standing illness or Tim Cook had taken his acting for some time before Steve Jobs resume his post but here it seems to be well and truly over and Tim Cook appears to be the one to replace permanently.


"To the Board of Directors Apple and the Apple Community:
I Have Always Said If There Ever Came a day When I Could No Longer Meet My Duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I Would Be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, That Day Has Come.
I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I Would like to serve, if the Board Sees him, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.
As far as my Successor goes, I Strongly recommend That we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.
I Believe Apple's Brightest and Most Innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and STIs Contributing to success in a new role.
I Have Made Some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the Many Years of Being Able to work ALONGSIDE you.
Steve "

It does not specify that Steve Jobs left Apple to health concerns but intends to remain in the adventure as a mere employee, certainly to have fun and treat?

A new page in the history of computing is turning in the hope that Tim Cook will be just as good as Apple's dad!