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Adobe (hearts) Apple -- except for that one little Flash problem

Image via CrunchBase Tech-heads have been eating up an ongoing war between Apple and Adobe, which makes lots of software that you use all the time, such as Photoshop, Acrobat and Flash, which is the software at the heart of...

By Sarah Halzack  |  May 13, 2010; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Trail Blazing

photo credit: National Park Service Phew! It's been a busy spring so far. I'll be taking a couple days off to hike the Billy Goat Trail, take my girl to soccer practice, and make some really sugary treats with...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 13, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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GOP lawmakers tell Obama they don't like broadband reclassification

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday wrote a letter to President Obama, protesting a move by the Federal Communications Commission to assert its authority over broadband service providers. House Republican leader John Boehner (Ohio) and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said a proposal...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 12, 2010; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Tags: Network neutrality  
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Report: Verizon, Google tablet plans show strengthening ties

Google and Verizon Wireless are reportedly teaming up on a tablet computer that will take on Apple’s iPad, according to the Wall Street Journal. The move follows a partnership between the two companies announced last year on building Android-software devices...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 12, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  AT&T , Apple , FCC , Google , Verizon  
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Online publishers question Boucher privacy bill

In this video, I ask Online Publishers Association president, Pam Horan, to pose one question to Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA.) about his draft privacy bill. She talks about geolocation services, which are booming on mobile devices but have caught...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 12, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Privacy  
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Bill would make it harder for FCC to create new broadband rules

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) on Tuesday introduced a bill that would make it harder for the Federal Communications Commission to create new regulations for the broadband industry. The bill was in response to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's proposal to define...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 11, 2010; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Broadband , FCC  | Tags: Federal Communications Commission, Network neutrality  
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FCC's Clyburn criticizes corporations for misinformation on broadband reclassification

Federal Communications Commission member Mignon Clyburn in a speech Tuesday, criticized corporate lobbyists for spreading what she described as misinformation about a proposal to reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service. In a speech at a conference by public interest group...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 11, 2010; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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FCC weighs alerts for mounting cellphone charges

One thing my readers truly dislike is surprises in their cellphone bill. The Federal Communications Commission hears those complaints as well and is exploring a way to warn wireless users when they are on their way to higher charges. The...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 11, 2010; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Consumers , FCC  
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As broadcasters' battles in Washington heat up, CBS and Fox rejoin trade group NAB

Major broadcasters have put aside past differences and are rejoining the National Association of Broadcasters as policy battles involving the industry intensify at the Federal Communications Commission and on Capitol Hill. CBS and Fox Broadcasting resumed their membership in NAB,...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 11, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  FCC , Spectrum  
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Bernstein analyst downgrades cable stocks after FCC move

One investment analyst has downgraded his rating for cable stocks, saying the risk of regulatory uncertainty by the Federal Communications Commission dampens prospects for companies such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision. Craig Moffett, an analyst at Bernstein Research...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 10, 2010; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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DOJ, FTC, Patent Office take on reform of patent process

Federal regulators will hold a workshop May 26 to tackle the frustrating backlog of patents waiting for approval. The Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Patent and Trade Office will jointly hold the all-day workshop to explore how the...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 10, 2010; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Good Reads: Ezra Klein's Wonkbook, Zach Goldfarb's Market Cop

Check out two new features from The Post for those obsessed with news at the intersection of Washington and business (believe me, there are a TON of you). Subscribe to get Ezra Klein's Wonkbook each morning by e-mail (bonus feature:...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 10, 2010; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Just where does your information go online? A graphical view of privacy debate

Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) has opened up his draft privacy bill to public comment until June 4, according to reports. And he's expected to get lots of feedback from all sides who have all found things they want to...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 10, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  FTC , Privacy  
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One man's singular focus: targeting Google

From the paper Sunday By Cecilia Kang Too big to fail turned out to be wrong for banks and other corporations. But don't tell that to Google, which has quickly expanded into making smartphones, mapping streets of the world, streaming...

By Cecilia Kang  |  May 10, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Antitrust , DOJ , FTC , Google  
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