Week in Review: Google backs off... a bit
Google backed off, Microsoft won a security apology and more from this week in IT.
Google gives ground in online news battle
Google appears to be trying to calm tensions in the online content war, telling publishers it will limit how many free stories readers can access from the Google News aggregation site.
But the battle's not over, as Google chief executive Eric Schmidt wrote an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal saying his site isn't to blame for the media industry's troubles.
Microsoft's black screen of death
A security firm called Prevx claimed the latest round of security patches from Microsoft was causing a "black screen of death" on computers.
Microsoft denied the claims and then the security firm withdrew the accusation and begged forgiveness days later, saying it had been wrong along.
Computers are still blacking out, but it's apparently because of malware, not Microsoft.
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