Stories by Grant Gross

US FTC accuses reseller of offering bogus rebates

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit against electronics reseller Wintergreen Systems, alleging that the company didn't honor rebates it offered for some items and took as long as two years to fulfill other rebates.

Siemens pleads guilty to bribery-related charges

German electronics firm Siemens and three of its subsidiaries have pleaded guilty to charges related to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), for a range of activity, including attempted bribery of government officials worldwide, according to two U.S. agencies.

LCD makers settle price-fixing charges, agree to fines

Three electronics manufacturers -- LG Display, Sharp and Chunghwa Picture Tubes -- have agreed to plead guilty and pay a combined US$585 million in criminal fines for conspiring to fix the prices of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

Apple settles backdating lawsuit

CEO Steve Jobs and other Apple executives have settled a lawsuit alleging the company was harmed by its backdating of stock options to employees.

Google copyright content claims quite wide reaching

Google last week removed some language in its Chrome browser's terms of service that gave the company a license to any material displayed in the browser, but that language remains in several other Google products, including its Picasa photo service and its Blogger service.

Programming errors caused dropped votes in Ohio

A major electronic voting system vendor has changed its story in an attempt to explain how its machines dropped hundreds of votes in Ohio's March primary elections, saying it was a programming error, not the fault of antivirus software.