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Post Tech: January 30, 2011 - February 5, 2011

Experts weigh in on 'kill switch' legislation

Experts weigh in on "kill switch" legislation

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 4, 2011; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  cyber security, internet  
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The Circuit: Verizon sells out iPhone 4, throttles data; Hulu CEO in hot water; Apple's online ads beat TV ads

The Circuit: Verizon sells out iPhone 4, throttles data; Hulu CEO in hot water; Apple's online ads beat TV ads, Hotmail offers throwaway accounts, gadgets vary by generations and tweeting is allowed from the UK Supreme Court.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 4, 2011; 7:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  AT&T, Apple, Consumers, International, Mobile, Online Video, Verizon  
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The Circuit: Senators introduce Internet bill, Viacom returns to Hulu

The Circuit: Senators introduce Internet bill, Viacom returns to Hulu

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 3, 2011; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Facebook, Google, International, Microsoft, Privacy  
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Facebook treads carefully on Egypt, international takedowns

In Egypt, the tried-and-true tool for opponents of President Hosni Mubarak in recent years has been Facebook. Most recently, it was on Facebook - which boasts 5 million users in Egypt, the most in the Arab world - where youthful...

By By Cecilia Kang and Ian Shapira  | February 3, 2011; 7:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Facebook, International  
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Egypt restores Internet as turmoil escalates

Egypt restored the Internet on Wednesday, after one week of a blackout for Internet and cell phone users aimed to stem civil unrest,

By Cecilia Kang  | February 2, 2011; 10:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  internet  
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Apple iPhone games for children rack up shocking bills

In two days, eight-year-old Leyla Ulku collected tigers, sea turtles and giraffes on the iPhone game Tap Zoo to build her one-animal pen into a vast safari park. She also amassed a shocking $150 bill from Apple. The iTunes...

By Cecilia Kang  | February 2, 2011; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Apple  
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The Circuit: Egypt back online, Google vs. Microsoft, Intel's expensive chip error

The Circuit: Egypt back online, Google vs. Microsoft, Intel's expensive chip error

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 2, 2011; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Google, International, Microsoft, Social media, Twitter  
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The Circuit: Google helps Egyptians tweet, tech CEOs head to the White House, Android takes lead in smartphones

LEADING THE DAY: Social media has mobilized in a big way in support of the protesters in Egypt. Google, Twitter and SayNow teamed up over the weekend to create a way for those in Egypt to call in tweets to...

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 1, 2011; 9:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Google, Twitter team up for Egyptians to send tweets via phone

As Egypt moved Monday to shut down its sole operating Internet service provider, Google and Twitter teamed up to create a service for people to send tweets from the nation through a phone call. Over the weekend, a small group...

By Cecilia Kang  | January 31, 2011; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Google  
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Obama administration looks to Defense Department airwaves for commercial use

In its quest to make more airwaves available for consumer wireless devices, the Obama administration said Monday it is evaluating a chunk of spectrum currently being used by the Defense Department and federal law enforcement for possible commercial uses. The...

By Cecilia Kang  | January 31, 2011; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  FCC  
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The Circuit: Startup America, Egypt news, Amazon may launch service to take on Netflix

The Circuit: Startup America, Egypt news, Amazon may launch service to take on Netflix

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 31, 2011; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Apple, Facebook, International, Microsoft, Online Video  
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