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Post Tech: November 7, 2010 - November 13, 2010

Ivi online tv, swarmed by broadcasters' suits, takes fight to Washington

Ivi tv, in its short two months of existence, has made enemies out of network giants with its online television streaming service. It’s fighting back, with its own lawsuit and a push to get federal regulators to change television...

By Cecilia Kang  | November 12, 2010; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  FCC, Online Video  
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E.U. won't adopt net neutrality law

Europe’s top Internet policy maker said Thursday the region will not introduce net neutrality rules to prevent Internet network companies from blocking or prioritizing certain content because of healthy competition. Neelie Kroes, the commissioner for the E.U.’s digital agenda, said...

By Cecilia Kang  | November 11, 2010; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Tim Wu on 'The Master Switch' and dominance over the Internet

If history is a guide, Tim Wu argues in his new book, “The Master Switch,” that the Internet is in danger of becoming a closed communications medium dominated by one or two major corporations. That was the case with...

By Cecilia Kang  | November 11, 2010; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  AT&T, Apple, DOJ, FCC, Net Neutrality  
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Internet TV battles come to head at FCC

Changes in the television marketplace have been fast and furious in recent months, and soon more tumult may come by way of the Federal Communications Commission. A push to break open the technology of the television set top box, and the FCC's review of Comcast and NBC Universal's proposed merger, could chart a new course for the industry as the Internet and television collide, observers said.

By Cecilia Kang  | November 11, 2010; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  AT&T, Apple, Comcast, Consumers, FCC, Google, Net Neutrality, Online Video, Verizon  
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HP to pay $16.25M to settle DOJ, FCC investigation

Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay $16.25 million in a settlement with the Justice Department after an extensive investigation into allegations the company defrauded a federal program that brings Internet connections and computers to schools and libraries. Justice and the Federal...

By Cecilia Kang  | November 10, 2010; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  FCC  
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FCC investigates Google for Street View privacy breach

The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday it is investigating a data breach by Google, whose Street View mapping cars scooped up e-mail addresses and passwords from some residential Wi-Fi networks.

By Cecilia Kang  | November 10, 2010; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  FCC, FTC, Google, Privacy  
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Senate to scrutinize television fee battles

With millions of televisions viewers caught in the middle of several television fees disputes this year, the Senate subcommittee on communications announced a hearing Nov. 17 on the negotiations between broadcasters and cable service providers on retransmission fees.

By Cecilia Kang  | November 10, 2010; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  FCC, Online Video  
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Web TV: Have you made the switch?

Yesterday, I wrote about the battle heating up over the future of television. I want to hear from you about your television-watching habits and whether they've changed in recent years. Take the poll and share your thoughts in the comments...

By Cecilia Kang  | November 10, 2010; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Media  
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Ask.com cuts engineers, closes office in years-struggle against Google

Ask.com announced on Tuesday that it’s cutting 130 engineers and closing two offices, putting an end to a five-year struggle by media mogul, Barry Diller, to go up against search giant Google.

By Cecilia Kang  | November 9, 2010; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Google, Yahoo  
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Facebook ranks first in display ads

Facebook has become an online advertising magnet, capturing the greatest number of display ads of any Internet publishing site in the third quarter,

By Cecilia Kang  | November 9, 2010; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  FTC, Facebook, Google, Privacy  
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Battles heat for the future of Internet television

AT&T's television customers couldn't watch Rachael Ray or episodes of "House Hunters" last weekend in yet another programming fight that has darkened channels for American households in the past year. But this program dispute was about more than just money....

By Cecilia Kang  | November 9, 2010; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  AT&T, Apple, Broadband, Comcast, Consumers, DOJ, FCC, Google, Media, Net Neutrality, Online Video, Verizon  
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Breaking down Internet privacy legislation

There may be gridlock with some tech policy issues in a Republican-led House, but Internet privacy won't be held up in the jam, Reed Smith attorneys Amy Mushahwar and Judy Harris, said. The two privacy and communications attorneys stopped...

By Cecilia Kang  | November 9, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  FTC, Facebook, Google, Privacy, VIDEOS  
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Competitors say Comcast, NBC merger could cost consumers $2B

The trade group American Cable Association released an economic analysis on Monday that purports that Comcast’s proposed merger with NBC Universal could result in $2.4 billion in extra costs to consumers over nearly a decade.

By Cecilia Kang  | November 8, 2010; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Comcast, Consumers, DOJ, FCC  
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Facebook co-founder Hughes builds new social network for causes

Facebook co-founder Hughes builds Jumo, a new social network for causes around the globe.

By Cecilia Kang  | November 8, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  FTC, Facebook, VIDEOS  
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