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Post Tech: June 13, 2010 - June 19, 2010

FCC trains eyes on satellite services

The FCC says it's now focusing on how to use satellite services to spread mobile wireless access to more Americans.

By Jia Lynn Yang  | June 18, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  FCC, Spectrum  
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Your morning links

-- Lawmakers are debating how to tax venture capitalists as they figure out how to pay for the jobs bill now in the Senate. Jose Ferreira, founder and CEO of test prep company Knewton, explains why he supports tax breaks...

By Jia Lynn Yang  | June 18, 2010; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Apple, Comcast, Consumers, FCC, Google, Media, Tech for Development, comcast  
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Tablet sales set to explode, some barriers in the way

Tablet computers are set to explode in sales growth, reaching nearly 60 million units by 2015, according to projections by Forrester analyst Sarah Rotman Epps.

By Cecilia Kang  | June 17, 2010; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Apple, Digital Divide, Media, Tech for Development  
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Reaction to FCC's latest steps on broadband

The FCC's move Thursday morning to regain authority over broadband is getting more reaction from both sides. AT&T quickly released a statement arguing the FCC is misguided. "This is impossible to justify on either a policy or legal basis, and...

By Jia Lynn Yang  | June 17, 2010; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  AT&T, Comcast, FCC, Net Neutrality  
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FCC votes to seek comment on its new legal strategy

The Federal Communications Commission moved forward this morning with its latest attempt to regain some authority over the broadband industry. In a 3 to 2 vote, the FCC has decided to seek public comment on a controversial legal strategy unveiled...

By Jia Lynn Yang  | June 17, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Broadband, FCC  
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Morning links

-- A walk-up, from Politico, to the FCC hearing later this morning on Title II reclassification. Stay tuned here on this blog for coverage of the meeting. -- Some useful legal background for what's happening today. -- Just in time,...

By Jia Lynn Yang  | June 17, 2010; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Lawmakers weigh in before FCC hearing

It's a big day at the FCC tomorrow, as the agency moves forward with its new strategy for regulating broadband -- reclassifying it as a Title II communication service, which would trigger more rules. The agency is still smarting after...

By Jia Lynn Yang  | June 16, 2010; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Broadband, FCC, Net Neutrality  
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iPad hacker charged with drug possession felony

One of the members of the security group that exposed the flaw in an AT&T Web site was arrested Tuesday at his home in Fayetteville, Ark., and faces four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  | June 16, 2010; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  AT&T, Apple, Consumers  
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AT&T suspends iPhone pre-orders after Web glitch exposes customer info

AT&T has suspended pre-orders of Apple iPhone 4, a day after its Web site was overwhelmed with unexpected demand, triggering a glitch in its system that inadvertently exposed some customer’s information to other users.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  | June 16, 2010; 1:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  AT&T, Apple, Consumers, Privacy  
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Your morning links

-- The FCC faces off with public safety officials over wireless broadband spectrum, reports the NYT. -- AT&T says it will reconsider spending on U-Verse if the FCC regulates broadband under some Title II rules, according to the WSJ. But...

By Jia Lynn Yang  | June 16, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Washington's growing interest in privacy

Jia Lynn Yang As lawmakers become more interested in regulating online privacy, ad network owners such as AOL and Google could take some preventive steps by giving consumers more control over their personal information, according to a new report...

By Jia Lynn Yang  | June 15, 2010; 7:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A few morning links

--The iPhone 4 has a new antenna that will improve its actual phone function, reports the WSJ. --John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) sent the FCC a letter Monday saying the agency needs to pick up the pace on...

By Jia Lynn Yang  | June 15, 2010; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Introducing our guest blogger

Please welcome Jia Lynn Yang, guest Post Tech blogger for the week. I'll be out of the office this week -- doing some play, some work. But Post Tech readers will be in very good hands with Jia Lynn, who...

By Cecilia Kang  | June 14, 2010; 5:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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AT&T blames 'hackers' for iPad security breach

AT&T places the blame for iPad breach squarely on "unauthorized computer 'hackers."

By Jia Lynn Yang  | June 14, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  AT&T, Privacy  
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