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Post Tech: January 16, 2011 - January 22, 2011

The Circuit: All about Google; lawyer claims accused Wikileaker mistreated ; e-mail access habits change

The Circuit: All about Google; lawyer claims accused Wikileaked mistreated; e-mail access habits change

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 21, 2011; 6:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Google, Social media  
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Verizon sues the FCC in challenge of net neutrality rules

Just weeks after the Federal Communications Commission adopted its first-ever rules aimed at regulating Internet access, Verizon Communications on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit to overturn the controversial order. Verizon argues that the FCC does not have the legal authority...

By Cecilia Kang  | January 20, 2011; 9:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  FCC, Net Neutrality  
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Verizon challenges FCC rules on net neutrality

Verizon is challenging the Federal Communications Commission's new rules on Internet access in a federal lawsuit, the company announced Thursday.

By Cecilia Kang  | January 20, 2011; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  FCC, Net Neutrality, Verizon  
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Schmidt to step aside as Google CEO

Google announced Thursday afternoon that chief executive Eric Schmidt will step aside and be succeeded by Larry Page, one of the search giant’s co-founders. Schmidt, who joined Google as chief executive in 2001, said in a statement that the decision...

By Mike Shepard  | January 20, 2011; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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The Circuit: LivingSocial sells 1.3 million Amazon cards, Dems name telecom subcommittee members, Nokia X7 scrapped

The Circuit: LivingSocial sells 1.3 million Amazon cards, Dems name telecom subcommittee members, Nokia X7 scrapped

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 20, 2011; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  AT&T, Apple, Facebook, Mobile  
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Broadcasters, FCC set for showdown on spectrum

Many broadcasters are already worried about declining viewers, and now they say the government wants to take away something more: the airwaves themselves. That's because mobile Internet providers need more room to expand their fast-growing wireless networks. Every new product,...

By Cecilia Kang  | January 20, 2011; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  FCC  
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The Circuit: Comcast-NBC reaction, e-mail privacy, Google in Iran

The Circuit: Merger reaction, e-mail privacy, Google in Iran

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 19, 2011; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  FCC, Google, International, Privacy, Twitter  
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Comcast and NBC venture approved with bevvy of conditions

Federal regulators on Tuesday blessed Comcast's $30 billion acquisition of NBC Universal, imposing a slew of conditions on everything from competition with rivals to the price of Internet service for poor families out of concern that the firm's vast sweep...

By Cecilia Kang  | January 19, 2011; 6:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Update: FCC, Justice approve Comcast and NBC joint venture

Federal regulators on Tuesday approved Comcast's acquisition of NBC Universal, allowing for a joint venture that puts a vast library of television shows and movies under the control of the nation's biggest cable and broadband Internet service provider. The Justice...

By Cecilia Kang  | January 18, 2011; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
Categories:  Antitrust, Broadband, Comcast, DOJ, FCC, Media, Net Neutrality, comcast  
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Sprint Nextel to raise unlimited data fees for new smart phone users

Sprint Nextel said Tuesday it will increase by $10 per month the fee for unlimited data plans for new smart phone customers beginning Jan. 30. The current cost is $99 per month for unlimited data, texting and voice. The nation's...

By Cecilia Kang  | January 18, 2011; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Consumers, FCC, Sprint Nextel  
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The Circuit: Apple earnings call; FCC may approve NBC-U, Comcast merger today; Goldman bars U.S. investors on Facebook deal

The Circuit: Apple earnings call; FCC may approve NBC-U, Comcast merger today; Facebook rethinks data policy

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 18, 2011; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Apple, Comcast, Facebook, Privacy, Social media  
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Comcast-NBC joint venture approval expected Tuesday

Federal regulators are expected to vote Tuesday to approve Comcast and NBC Universal's joint venture, putting an end to a more than year-long review of a controversial union that will combine the nation's biggest broadband Internet and cable service operator...

By Cecilia Kang  | January 17, 2011; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Antitrust, Comcast, DOJ, FCC, Internet TV, Media, Net Neutrality, Online Video  
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Facebook apps now have access to your contact info

On Friday night, Facebook announced that user addresses and mobile phone numbers would be available to application developers.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 17, 2011; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Facebook, Privacy, Social media  
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The Circuit: Steve Jobs to take medical leave of absence, ads in online banking, Boingo goes public

The Circuit: Steve Jobs to take medical absence of leave, ads in online banking, Boingo goes public

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 17, 2011; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Apple, Facebook, Privacy, Social media  
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Apple's Steve Jobs takes medical leave, remains CEO

Apple CEO Steve Jobs. (Norbert von der Groeben/Reuters) Tweet Apple co-founder Steve Jobs said Monday he is taking a medical leave of absence but will continue to serve as chief executive. In a letter sent to employees Monday, Jobs said...

By Cecilia Kang  | January 17, 2011; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Apple  
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