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Post Tech: February 13, 2011 - February 19, 2011

Intel CEO, new Obama jobs adviser, announces new chip facility

Intel chief executive Paul Otellini, just appointed to President Obama's panel on jobs and competitiveness, said Thursday that the chipmaker will build a manufacturing plant in Arizona that will create thousands of new construction, manufacturing and engineering jobs. Otellini was...

By Cecilia Kang  | February 18, 2011; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Intel, Tech for Development  
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Apple may face anti-trust investigation

Apple may be facing an anti-trust investigation over certain policies in its new subscription plan.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 18, 2011; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Antitrust, Apple, DOJ, FTC  
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Who gets best seats at Obama high-tech dinner? Apple's Jobs, Facebook's Zuckerberg

Who got the best seat at the president's dinner with high-tech executives? Apple's Steve Jobs, who is on medical leave, and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, who was seated on the president's right. Good thing President Obama brought his security brigade...

By Cecilia Kang  | February 18, 2011; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Pandora IPO echoes larger anxieties over Do Not Track

"The Pandora IPO shows that this battleground is extending from Capitol Hill to Wall Street," says Jeffrey Chester of the Center for Digital Democracy.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 18, 2011; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  FTC, Privacy  
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The Circuit: a revised 'kill switch' bill; Zynga raises almost $500 million; Apple anti-trust concerns

The Circuit: Reworking the "kill switch" bill, Zynga raises almost $500 million, Apple anti-trust concerns

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 18, 2011; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Antitrust, Apple, DOJ, Digital Divide, FTC, Gaming, Privacy, cyber security, internet  
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At Obama's private meeting with high-tech execs, even Twitter couldn't tweet

Want to know what President Obama and Silicon Valley leaders dished about during a dinner Thursday night? Well you won't find much on Twitter, Facebook or the blogs of the CEOs' companies. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo was uncharacteristically taciturn...

By Cecilia Kang  | February 18, 2011; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Apple, Facebook, Google, Tech for Development, Twitter  
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House votes to stop FCC funding for net neutrality

House Republicans voted Thursday to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from using funds to carry out net neutrality regulations created last December. The vote was on an amendment to the continuing resolution introduced earlier this week by Communications and Technology...

By Cecilia Kang  | February 17, 2011; 7:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  FCC, Net Neutrality  
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Apple iPhone game maker changes in-app disclosure after parents' ire

The makers of Dolphin Play, an iPhone game we recently wrote about, is changing some of its practices to make it more clear to parents and children about actual purchases that can be made while playing. And Dolphin Play...

By Cecilia Kang  | February 17, 2011; 6:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Apple  
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Obama meets with high-tech heavyweights from Twitter, Facebook, Apple, Google

The White House released its full list of high-tech CEOs and investors meeting with President Obama Thursday evening in the San Francisco Bay area. He's meeting with all the big players before heading to Intel's Hillsboro, Ore. chip manufacturing plant...

By Cecilia Kang  | February 17, 2011; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter  
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Internet service map data show no broadband access for up to 10% in U.S.

The Commerce Department on Thursday said five to 10 percent of Americans lack access to Internet connections fast enough to download basic Web pages and videos.

By Cecilia Kang  | February 17, 2011; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Broadband, internet  
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The Circuit: President to meet with tech CEOs, cyber crime costs in U.K., Watson wins Jeopardy

The Circuit: President to meet with tech CEOs, cyber crime costs UK £27 billion a year, Watson wins Jeopardy

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 17, 2011; 8:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Apple, Facebook, Google, International, Privacy, Social media, cyber security, intellectual property  
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FCC defends net neutrality to lawmakers, says Level 3-Comcast not covered by rules

update: 9:40 p.m. with comment from Level 3 Facing pressure from Republican lawmakers who want to take away funding, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and his Democratic colleagues Wednesday defended their controversial December Internet access rule known as net neutrality. In...

By Cecilia Kang  | February 16, 2011; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  FCC, Net Neutrality  
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GoDaddy.com's Christine Jones talks about intellectual property

Christine Jones, GoDaddy.com's general counsel and corporate secretary, testified Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary committee as it considered how best to tackle the problem of Web sites that post content that violates intellectual property laws. Jones spoke with Post Tech on Tuesday about the issues she planned to raise in her testimony and the possibility of federal regulations on handling intellectual property violations.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 16, 2011; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Google, Yahoo, intellectual property, internet  
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Watson, the 'Jeopardy!' computer, has grander plans

Watson, the computer that's winning hearts and cash on Jeopardy! this week, is more than just a pretty interface.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 16, 2011; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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The Circuit: WikiLeaks Twitter case, Apple finds work violations, Groupon approaches Hulu CEO

The Circuit: WikiLeaks Twitter case, Apple finds workers' rights violations, Groupon approaches Hulu CEO

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 16, 2011; 8:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Apple, FCC, Google, International, Social media, Twitter, cyber security  
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Rep. Walden moves to block FCC funding on net neutrality

A day before a House hearing on net neutrality with all five Federal Communications Commission members, key Republican lawmakers Tuesday introduced a legislative amendment to take away funding that would enable the agency to carry out its rules. Democrats quickly...

By Cecilia Kang  | February 15, 2011; 8:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  FCC, Net Neutrality  
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The Circuit: Clinton speaks on internet freedom; net neutrality hearings; Chrome lets you block content farms

The Circuit: Clinton speaks on internet freedom, net neutrality hearings, Chrome lets you block content farms

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 15, 2011; 6:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Apple, Broadband, Comcast, FCC, Facebook, Google, International, Microsoft, Net Neutrality, Privacy, Social media  
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Senate Judiciary names Franken head of new privacy, tech subcommittee

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Monday was named chairman of a new Judiciary subcommittee for Privacy, Technology and the Law. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Ok.) will serve as ranking member, according to a release by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Franken, an...

By Cecilia Kang  | February 14, 2011; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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The Circuit: Mobile World Congress, Zynga worth $7 billion, court rules cellphone is a computer

The Circuit: Mobile World Congress, Zynga worth $7 billion, court rules cellphone is a computer

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 14, 2011; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Facebook, Google, International, Microsoft, Verizon  
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Broadcasters' top evangelist, a hurdle in Obama national wireless plan

Gordon Smith believes few things are more American than a square meal with peas, carrots and corn. Of course the former senator from Oregon may be biased, since his family supplies much of the nation's frozen veggies. But the veteran...

By Cecilia Kang  | February 14, 2011; 7:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  FCC  
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