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Post Tech: August 29, 2010 - September 4, 2010

Grameen, Gates Foundation eye mobile technology for development

SEATTLE--The Grameen Foundation has lifted some of the world’s poorest through lending circles dealing in the smallest amounts of money. Now it is trying to use mobile phone texts, cloud computing and software to scale its successful microfinance model...

By Cecilia Kang  |  September 3, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  International , Microsoft , Mobile , Tech for Development  
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FCC to vote on White Spaces rule that gives consumers Wi-Fi on steroids

White Spaces, known as Wi-Fi on steroids, could soon be accessed by consumers, if the Federal Communications Commission votes as planned later this month on a final policy to make that spectrum commercially available. Google, Microsoft and other technology firms...

By Cecilia Kang  |  September 2, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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FCC net neutrality proposal delayed

A resolution of a contentious battle over so-called net neutrality rules has been postponed until after November elections, when it could be even harder for the Federal Communications Commission to push through its controversial proposal, analysts said. That’s good news...

By Cecilia Kang  |  September 2, 2010; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Broadband , FCC  
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