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Post Tech: September 5, 2010 - September 11, 2010

Businesses ramp up fight against FCC Web rules

Businesses opposed to Web regulations at the Federal Communications Commission are stepping up their battle against new rules, with a two-day lobbying blitz scheduled next week that includes meetings with key lawmakers, regulators and a White House official. The Telecommunications...

By Cecilia Kang  | September 10, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  AT&T, Broadband, FCC, Net Neutrality, Verizon  
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Facebook new king of Web, but Google makes up in mobile

U.S. Web users spent more time on Facebook than Google sites last month. But if Google was knocked off its perch as king of the Web, it is making up for it in mobile, according to new data by two...

By Cecilia Kang  | September 10, 2010; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Apple, FCC, Google, Mobile  
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Apple relaxes iPhone, iPad rules for developers

Apple has relented on two of the most contentious aspects of its App Store: Its refusal to let developers convert software written first for other smartphones, and its refusal to publish the rules that govern whether a new program will make it into its App Store.

By Cecilia Kang  | September 9, 2010; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Antitrust, Apple  
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TV overhaul fueling battle over net neutrality

The outcome of a battle over net-neutrality regulations will hit one of America’s most beloved daily fixtures: the living-room TV. The way we watch television is undergoing a major overhaul. And that has investors, analysts and public interest groups scrambling to set the stage for how businesses will be able to make a footprint in the competitive and nascent market.

By Cecilia Kang  | September 9, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  AT&T, Broadband, Comcast, FCC, Google, Net Neutrality  
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Advocacy group calls for Craigslist to take down sex services outside U.S.

The Polaris Project, a nonprofit public advocacy group, on Wednesday urged Craigslist to take down adult services ads outside the United States, where they say most such ads are placed and where regulators may be more lax about child and female exploitation.

By Cecilia Kang  | September 8, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Media  
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HP sues ousted CEO Hurd over hiring by rival Oracle

Here's our story in paper today, with Larry Ellison blasting HP's lawsuit as "vindictive." By Cecilia Kang Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, September 7, 2010; 10:40 PM An executive's sex scandal. His ouster. A bombastic billionaire competitor who redeemed him....

By Cecelia Kang  | September 8, 2010; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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HP sues former CEO Mark Hurd for going to rival Oracle

Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday sued former CEO Mark Hurd for breach of contract and putting the firm’s trade secrets at harm, one day after he accepted a position a co-president of software competitor, Oracle.

By Cecilia Kang  | September 7, 2010; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Media  
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Tech for aiding the world's neediest gains attention; Gates and Grameen lead the way: video, too

The idea of using technology to help solve global problems is gaining steam. On Sept. 20, Mashable, 92nd Street Y and UN Foundation will host the Social Good Summit, which will gather digital media players, philanthropists and policy wonks to explore ways to use social media, crowd sourcing, and mobile technology to global development and aid.

By Cecilia Kang  | September 7, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  International, Mobile  
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Craigslist adult services takedown could lead to more crime: Microsoft researcher

senior researcher at Microsoft said Tuesday that censoring of adult services on Craigslist.org could lead to more sex crimes, not less.

By Cecilia Kang  | September 7, 2010; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Privacy  
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