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Post Tech: May, 2012

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 05/30/2012

The Circuit: Kaplan leaving FCC, Pentagon’s Plan X, Netflix and the VPPA

Wireless bureau chief Rick Kaplan will be replaced by Ruth Milkman.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:47 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Rick Kaplan, chief of FCC wireless bureau, to step down

Rick Kaplan will be replaced by Ruth Milkman.

By Cecilia Kang  |  10:42 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 05/29/2012

The Circuit: Open Internet panel, Flame virus, Sprint to close iDEN network

Open Internet panel, Flame virus, Sprint to close iDEN network.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:24 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Sen. Kohl tells FCC, DOJ he has ‘serious concerns’ on Verizon deal with cable

In a letter to the Justice Department and FCC, Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) said any approvals should come with Verizon’s willingness to sell off some spectrum in certain markets.

By Cecilia Kang  |  04:09 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Silicon Valley’s data gurus lure Defense customers

Silicon Valley’s biggest names, along with military and federal government agencies, are betting on data gurus to analyze information on the Web.

By Cecilia Kang  |  10:08 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 05/23/2012

The Circuit: White House mandates mobile access, Google in Europe, Facebook faces lawsuits

White House mandates mobile access, Google in Europe, Facebook faces lawsuits

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:19 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Google privacy: European officials demand more answers

Regulators say the Web giant’s response to questions so far has been “often incomplete or approximate.”

By Cecilia Kang  |  02:48 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 05/22/2012

The Circuit: FCC chairman on Hopper, data caps; Google-Motorola closes; Startup Act 2.0

FCC chairman on Hopper, data caps; Google-Motorola closes; Startup Act 2.0

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:14 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 05/22/2012

FCC chairman supports broadband data caps amid Netflix protests

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday that he supports tiered broadband Internet plans, a growing trend that has drawn criticism from Netflix.

By Cecilia Kang  |  11:16 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 05/21/2012

FTC names Internet privacy expert as senior adviser

Paul Ohm is named a senior policy adviser as the agency takes on high-profile investigations of potential harm to consumers by the Web’s biggest firms.

By Cecilia Kang  |  01:37 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 05/21/2012

The Circuit: Google antitrust, cable WiFi, Yahoo sells much of Alibaba

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:26 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Lights out for LightSquared?

The company asked the FCC last week to help it swap its L-band spectrum for other airwaves that don’t have GPS interference issues.

By Cecilia Kang  |  11:18 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 05/21/2012

E.U. says Google appears to have violated four areas of antitrust, asks for voluntary remedies

European antitrust officials said Monday the search company could volunteer remedies in order to avoid fines.

By Cecilia Kang  |  10:13 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Comcast to begin trials to expand Internet data caps

Comcast said Thursday it will test new Internet data caps, expanding its lowest tier to 300 gigabytes a month from 250 gigabytes of data.

By Cecilia Kang  |  03:11 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 05/17/2012

The Circuit: Comcast ditching data caps, Howard Schmidt stepping down, Facebook IPO

Comcast ditches data caps; cybersecurity chief steps down; Facebook’s Eduardo Saverin

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:47 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Facebook IPO catches lawmakers’ attention

Silicon Valley is not the only arena keeping an eye on the Facebook IPO.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:37 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 05/16/2012

The Circuit: T-Mobile cutting 900 jobs, FCC Lifeline, FCC oversight hearing

T-Mobile cutting 900 jobs, FCC Lifeline, FCC oversight hearing

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:22 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 05/15/2012

The Circuit: LightSquared vows to push ahead; software piracy; medical devices

LightSquared vows to push ahead with network plans; software piracy; medical devices.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:41 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 05/15/2012

LightSquared pledges to push forward after bankruptcy filing

In bankruptcy filing, LightSquared said it will keep trying to persuade FCC to get satellite venture running.

By Cecilia Kang  |  10:19 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 05/14/2012

The Circuit: Facebook takes privacy questions, FCC commissioners take office, Yahoo’s Thompson out

Facebook takes on privacy questions, FCC commissioners take office, Yahoo’s Thompson resigns.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:04 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 05/11/2012

The Circuit: Universal EMI, location-based services, cybersecurity

Universal EMI, location-based services, cybersecurity

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:32 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Universal Music Group

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 05/10/2012

The Circuit: Phone contracts decline; browser makers get in spat; cybersecurity

The Circuit: Phone contracts decline; browser makers get in spat; cybersecurity

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:17 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 05/09/2012

The Circuit: Senate privacy hearing, password protection, net neutrality

The Circuit: Senate privacy hearing, password protection, net neutrality

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:16 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 05/08/2012

The Circuit: AT&T says FCC chairman’s view ‘incorrect,’ FTC charges MySpace, Twitter fights court order

AT&T says FCC chairman’s view “incorrect,” FTC charges MySpace, Twitter fights court order

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:29 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 05/08/2012

FCC chairman Genachowski fires back at AT&T, T-Mobile

Julius Genachowski said the FCC’s decision to block the mobile giants’ merger won’t push up consumer prices.

By Cecilia Kang  |  12:47 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Senate approves FCC nominees after months-long political tangle

The Senate approved two nominees — one a Democrat and the other a Republican — to the Federal Communications Commission.

By Cecilia Kang  |  07:49 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 05/07/2012

The Circuit: Senate confirms new FCC commissioners; Franken asks about Comcast; DT asks to halt Verizon deal

Senate confirms new FCC commissioners; Franken asks about Comcast; DT asks to halt Verizon deal

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:33 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Al Franken questions Comcast XBox streaming as net neutrality violation

Sen. Al Franken joined critics who say the cable giant’s streaming video service over the XBox console may violate open Internet access rules.

By Cecilia Kang  |  12:31 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Smartphones used to settle arguments, report says

Turns out half of all smartphone owners are know-it-alls.

By Cecilia Kang  |  11:28 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 05/04/2012

The Circuit: Yahoo CEO, Facebook, Verizon

Yahoo CEO, Facebook, Verizon

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:13 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 05/03/2012

The Circuit: Cellphones and law enforcement, Facebook privacy, phone hacking

The Circuit: Cellphones and law enforcement, Facebook privacy, phone hacking

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:03 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 05/02/2012

The Circuit: Privacy hearing scheduled; Facebook’s IPO; FCC extends Verizon-cable review

Privacy hearing scheduled, Facebook’s IPO, FCC extends Verizon-cable review

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:53 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Google wins Interior Dept. contract as cloud migration continues

The Department of the Interior has chosen to move its e-mail services to the cloud using Google’s government apps.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:23 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 05/01/2012

FCC delays Verizon bid for spectrum from cable firms

Agency says cable companies were late in submitted requested paperwork.

By Cecilia Kang  |  05:38 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 05/01/2012

The Circuit: Verizon agrees to reformat documents, Google’s Molinari talks women in power

Verizon agrees to reformat documents, Google’s Molinari talks women in power

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:46 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Google engineer at heart of WiFi controversy identified, report says

The engineer who wrote the code used in the Street View project has reportedly been identified

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:09 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Google’s D.C. head talks up female leadership

Google’s head of public policy, former Republican congresswoman Susan Molinari spoke about the challenges of boosting the numbers of females in politics.

By Cecilia Kang  |  11:17 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 04/30/2012

The Circuit: FCC focuses on low-income broadband; LightSquared; Hulu

FCC focuses on low-income broadband; LightSquared; Hulu may ask for authentication.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:39 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 04/30/2012

LightSquared: Falcone may step down as ‘public face’ of wireless-telecom company, report says

Reduced role could allow the wireless company to avoid defaulting on debt, Wall Street Journal says.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:39 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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