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The Circuit: Net neutrality; Facebook and Skype in rumored talks; Google deals with malware apps

Net neutrality talk is back on the Hill this week as the communications subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee prepares to hold hearings on net neutrality and the economy.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 7, 2011; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Facebook, Net Neutrality  
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Free messaging apps threaten wireless carriers' cash cow

Here's the dirty secret about text messages. It costs a wireless carrier close to nothing to send and receive them -- even though they charge about $10 a month for 500 to 1,000 texts. Now, a new crop of...

By Cecilia Kang  | March 3, 2011; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Apple, FTC, Facebook, Mobile  
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The Circuit: Twitter denies J.P. Morgan reports; Kerry, Snowe introduce spectrum bill; Microsoft mad at Facebook

The Circuit: Twitter denies JPMorgan reports; Kerry, Snowe introduce spectrum bill; Microsoft mad at Facebook

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 3, 2011; 8:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Spectrum, Twitter  
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Facebook debating contact information request for minors

Facebook has told lawmakers it is debating whether to allow third-party applications to request contact information about minors. Reps. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Tex.) asked the social network company to explain how third-party applications -- such as...

By Cecilia Kang  | February 28, 2011; 5:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Facebook  
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Top techies head to the White House for first meeting

The White House will host the first meeting of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness today.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 24, 2011; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Comcast, Facebook  
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Obama names Facebook, Intel and Comcast execs to new jobs council

President Obama named Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, venture capitalist John Doerr and Comcast chief executive Brian Roberts to his council on jobs and competitiveness, highlighting the administration's emphasis on high-tech and media firms to help shape economic policy....

By Cecilia Kang  | February 23, 2011; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Comcast, Facebook, Intel, Tech for Development  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Facebook treads carefully on Egypt, international takedowns, By Cecilia Kang and Ian Shapira , February 3, 2011
Facebook apps now have access to your contact info, Hayley Tsukayama , January 17, 2011
Facebook to start sharing AMBER Alerts, Hayley Tsukayama , January 12, 2011
Facebook likely to go public in 2012, WSJ says, Hayley Tsukayama , January 6, 2011
Palin, Republicans get high marks from Facebook users, Hayley Tsukayama , December 30, 2010
FCC passes first net neutrality rules, Cecilia Kang , December 21, 2010
The Circuit: An introduction and this morning's tech news, Hayley Tsukayama , December 13, 2010
Bush friends Facebook, takes Q&A from Zuckerberg, Cecilia Kang , November 29, 2010
Commerce Dept. weighs privacy policy guidelines, Cecilia Kang , November 16, 2010
Facebook ranks first in display ads, Cecilia Kang , November 9, 2010
Breaking down Internet privacy legislation, Cecilia Kang , November 9, 2010
WSJ's Facebook story draws divided responses, Cecilia Kang , October 18, 2010
Canada ends probe of Facebook's sharing of data, Cecilia Kang , September 22, 2010
Silicon Valley criticizes Google-Verizon accord, Cecelia Kang , August 10, 2010
UPDATE: AT&T, Verizon ramped up lobbying in Q1, Cecilia Kang , April 21, 2010
Google Buzz gets bit, changes privacy tools, Cecilia Kang , February 12, 2010
 
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