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Post Tech: February 14, 2010 - February 20, 2010

Web scholars, tech execs project a less open Internet of the future

Internet scholars and high-tech business leaders said the future of the Web probably won't be as open as it is today, where users can access any information they choose and often for free. Instead, some experts envisioned a future in...

By Cecilia Kang  |  February 19, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Judge puts off ruling on Google's proposed digital book settlement

NEW YORK -- Google confronted a barrage of criticism from opponents of its proposed digital book settlement Thursday as the Internet search giant tried to persuade a federal judge to approve a deal that would allow it to create the...

By Cecilia Kang  |  February 19, 2010; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Comcast and NBC head back to Hill for hearings

Comcast and NBC Universal will be back in the hot seats next week, as the House Judiciary Committee looks at competition in the media and entertainment industries and how the companies' proposed $30 billion merger affects those markets. Comcast chief...

By Mike Shepard  |  February 19, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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AT&T launches first smartphone with Google software

AT&T is teaming with rival Google on smartphones, using the search engine's open-source mobile software Android on a smartphone to be released March 7. The move follows a push in recent months by competitors Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile to adopt...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  February 18, 2010; 7:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Google digital books dispute heads to federal court

Google's long legal battle for the rights to digitize millions of books will come to a head on Thursday, when dozens of opponents are expected to speak out in federal court against the search giant's plans. Post Tech will be...

By Cecilia Kang  |  February 17, 2010; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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@AshtonKutcher @Feds @Geeks to Russia with techie love

@U.S.CTO @AshtonKutcher @StateDepartment @SiliconValley to Russia with love That could be the tweet to describe the motley U.S. delegation headed to Moscow today to meet with Russian government leaders, academics and entrepreneurs in a one-week exchange of technology ideas. The...

By Cecilia Kang  |  February 17, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  International , Tech for Development  
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Privacy advocates file FTC complaint on Google Buzz

The fallout from Google’s fast but perhaps clumsy move into social networking continues. An Internet privacy watchdog group complained to the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday afternoon that the Google Buzz social networking application attached to the company’s popular e-mail...

By Cecilia Kang  |  February 17, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  FTC , Google , Privacy  
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Verizon, Skype partner on smartphones

Verizon Wireless and Skype still stand on opposite sides of the net neutrality debate. But on Tuesday they announced a partnership that will bring Skype's international calls to smartphones on the Verizon network for free or significantly less than what...

By Cecilia Kang  |  February 16, 2010; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  AT&T , FCC , Google , Verizon  
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FCC chair gives nod to Google, will push for ultra-fast broadband

The Federal Communications Commission will announce a plan to bring Internet speeds of 100 megabits a second and faster to all American homes. In a speech Tuesday morning, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said faster speeds are important for small businesses...

By Cecilia Kang  |  February 16, 2010; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Broadband , FCC  
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Obama admin report: More people getting Internet, but poor and minorities lagging

More people are using broadband Internet at home, but low-income families, minorities and seniors aren't adopting the service as quickly as others, according to the Obama administration. The findings were in a report released Tuesday by the National Telecommunications and...

By Cecilia Kang  |  February 16, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Broadband  
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Washington to apply for Google's fiber Internet network

The District will bid to become one of Google's testbeds for ultra-fast broadband, according to city councilmember Mary Cheh.

By Cecilia Kang  |  February 16, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Broadband  
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Comcast tries for makeover, rebrands D.C. service

Comcast is trying to make over its image with a new name and a marketing blitz for the District and several other markets. Xfinity, the new name of its broadband, cable and phone service, was introduced to the area in...

By Cecilia Kang  |  February 15, 2010; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  Broadband , Comcast  
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T-Mobile to boost network speeds this year

T-Mobile USA will announce this week plans to boost its wireless network with faster speeds in several cities over the next several months. The nation’s fourth-largest wireless provider said it will upgrade of its 3G network to provide speeds of...

By Cecilia Kang  |  February 15, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  AT&T , Clearwire , FCC , Sprint Nextel , T-Mobile , Verizon  
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