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Police quotas - mandatory numbers for nailing you with parking tickets and traffic violations - have always been one of those unconfirmed realities of urban living. But the New York Times has new proof, exposing an agenda from the top at the New York Police Department.

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In the largest trust-busting fining in EU history—about twice as severe as the infamous Microsoft antitrust ruling of 2004 and a hair worse than the ensuing $US1.44 billion penalty for noncompliance—Intel has been ordered to pay $1.45 billion by European Commission regulators. What the hell did they do? EU competition commissioner Neelie Kroes said Intel had pursued a strategy aimed mainly at excluding A.M.D. by paying computer makers and retailers to postpone, cancel or avoid A.M.D. products entirely.

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The PhotoViolationMeter on trial in cities including Niagara Falls and Vancouver will call you on your phone before your time runs out. Developed by Photo Violation Technologies, the fancy parking meter will not only give you a ring, but will also allow for you to buy meter time wirelessly after it gets your credit card info. Failing that, just pay your fine right at the meter.