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Post Tech: November 22, 2009 - November 28, 2009

FCC chair a frequent White House visitor

Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski was a frequent visitor to the White House this year, making nearly four dozen trips there between Jan. 26 and Sept. 1, according to a White House release of its visitor log. Genachowski, who served...

By Cecilia Kang  |  November 25, 2009; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Post Tech links: Senators tell E.U. to OK Oracle, Sun; Book World on Internet trust

U.S. senators are weighing in on the database software wars, urging the European Union to approve Oracle's bid for Sun Microsystems. Elsewhere in The Post, check out Book World's Short Stack Blog with a guest post by Coye Cheshire, one...

By Cecilia Kang  |  November 25, 2009; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McLaughlin's net neutrality comments irk AT&T

AT&T doesn’t like the idea of new regulations mandating unfettered access to the Internet, and recent comments from the Obama administration that connected the issue to censorship in China have really gotten under the telecom giant's skin. AT&T responded forcefully...

By Cecilia Kang  |  November 25, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Post 44 Blog: Google on First Lady Image Flap

Check out The Post's 44 Blog for its take on the flap over Google and the First Lady's image. Search engine behemoth Google is apologizing for image-search results delivered for first lady Michelle Obama that show the No. 1 image...

By Cecilia Kang  |  November 24, 2009; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Consumer electronics group calls for broad FCC set top box review

It’s been more than six years since federal regulators looked at competition in the market for video set-top boxes. And in that time, the video landscape has dramatically changed. Telecom companies AT&T and Verizon have joined cable companies in bringing...

By Cecilia Kang  |  November 24, 2009; 9:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Comcast , Consumers , FCC , Online Video  
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Post Tech explains Google's revised book settlement: video

For a primer on the Google book search settlement, please take a look at this clip from C-Span's Book TV program over the weekend. In the video, Post Tech dissects the revised agreement between the search giant and publishers and...

By Cecilia Kang  |  November 24, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Antitrust , DOJ , Google  
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Analyst: Comcast-NBC merger review could extend through 2010

Rebecca Arbogast, managing director of research at Stifel Nicholaus, says the regulatory review of a merger between Comcast and NBC Universal could stretch out to the fourth quarter of next year. Much of the scrutiny is expected to revolve around...

By Cecilia Kang  |  November 23, 2009; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Antitrust , Comcast , Online Video  
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Obama's deputy technology officer McLaughlin: Free speech is net-neutrality foreign policy

When President Obama told university students in Shanghai last week that he’s a “big supporter of non-censorship,” it took 27 minutes for one major Chinese portal to delete that part of his speech. After two-and-a-half hours, almost all portals in...

By Cecilia Kang  |  November 23, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  International , Net Neutrality  
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