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Today’s e-Reads: E.U. Imposes Record Fine Against Electronics Firms

European Union antitrust regulators imposed fines totaling $1.9 billion against Philips, LG Electronics, Samsung SD, and three other firms for allegedly engaging in a price-fixing scheme in the television and monitor tube markets, Reuters reports.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt discusses the company’s relationship with Apple and the FTC’s antitrust probe.

The New York Times reports how free text messaging could cut into wireless carriers’ profits.

The Washington Post says that hackers have helped track down antivirus company founder John McAfee, who is wanted for questioning in a murder case in Belize.

Computerworld reports that despite technology's increasing role in society, wages for tech industry workers have remained flat.

Cisco and Oracle are among those businesses rushing to pay out dividends ahead of a possible hike in taxes on the first of the year, the Mercury News says.

Time details why the new Facebook Messenger app, which is being rolled out in a few countries, is unlikely to replace text messages any time soon.

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