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Matt Lauer Will Get Zero of the $30 Million He Was Hoping for in an NBC Settlement

Tough but fair.

NBC fired Matt Lauer over allegations of sexual harassment and assault, but as we've seen before, from men like Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly, just because you're leaving your career in disgrace, that's no reason why you can't pick up a couple tens of millions of dollars on your way out the door.

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Apple and HTC End The Patent Lawsuit We Weren’t Paying Attention To

After two years of saber-rattling and a ever-increasing stakes, Apple and HTC have finally settled their patent disputes. Wait a second. There's another melodramatic tech patent lawsuit and we didn't know about it?

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Facebook Settles Sponsored Story Suit By Donating $10 Million To Charity

You may remember that Facebook got itself into a bit of a mess by using member's names and likenesses in a particular kind of advertising called "sponsored stories." This tactic utilized user activity to create ads that looked a lot like organic content, and very little like an ad. Needless to say, some people weren't particularly pleased and filed suit. A settlement was reached last month, but the details of the settlement have only just been made public. Turns out Facebook made the problem go away by donating $10 million to charity.

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