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Is the next great e-commerce marketplace being built in India? The former Samsung and Motorola executive spoke at D: Dive Into Mobile about the broader mobile landscape and about his new gig as co-head of security firm NQ Mobile. It's a big week for blogs: Julian Robertson's Tiger Global has invested $50 million in Automattic, the parent company of blogging platform WordPress. Iranian-backed hackers have escalated a campaign of cyber assaults against U.S. corporations by launching infiltration and surveillance missions against the computer networks running energy companies, according to current and former U. And to think, a decade ago, Apple spent a little over a half a million dollars on Washington lobbying efforts . In a potential major setback for Apple Inc., a federal judge who will preside over a coming antitrust trial that will determine whether it engaged in a conspiracy to raise prices for e-books said on Thursday that the government is likely able to prove its case against the computer maker. The four-week promotion applies to all models of the iPhone when purchased with a new two-year contract on AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. For lack of a better verb, I think the media kind of fucked it up. – Ashton Kutcher’s current view of Twitter. The new actions include a second complaint to the U.S. International Trade Commission and a federal suit in Southern California. Same song, new verse. But not quite as much fun this time.