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Post Tech: July, 2012

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Apple v. Samsung: What to expect in federal court

POST TECH | Apple says S. Korean rival copied iPhone and iPad design and wants $2.5B award for patent violations.

By Cecilia Kang  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 07/26/2012

White House reaffirms support for Lieberman-Collins cybersecurity bill #thecircuit

Also: Google Fiber, Justice Department, Skype

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:10 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Patents not main reason behind Google-Motorola deal #thecircuit

Just $5.5 billion of the $12.5 billion Google spent on Motorola was for patents.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:57 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Google’s E.U. pact could help take off heat in U.S.

As Google nears a settlement in the Europe on antitrust violations, concessions could help it ward off heat in the United States.

By Cecilia Kang  |  12:05 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Google, Facebook, Amazon, eBay form new Washington lobbying group

Silicon Valley titans fight off regulation by joining lobbying forces.

By Cecilia Kang  |  10:38 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Lawmakers ask data brokers about consumer information practices

A group of lawmakers have asked nine major data broker firms to explain how each collects, assembles and sells consumer information to third parties.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Senate asks: Do cable laws still make sense?

Senate lawmakers review 1992 Cable Act, criticizing broadcaster and cable disputes that have blacked out channels for consumers

By Cecilia Kang  |  03:53 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Google, EU reach ‘good degree of understanding,’ official says

Google and European regulators may be close to negotiating a deal.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:18 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Samsung, Apple patent cases continue #thecircuit

A judge recommended that the Galaxy Tab 7.7 be banned across the EU.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:50 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Facebook triples lobbying budget from last year, eyes White House

Facebook tripled lobbying efforts in the second quarter of the year, spending nearly $1 million to influence Congress, the Federal Trade Commission and White House on its positions.

By Cecilia Kang  |  02:39 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 07/23/2012

DOJ won’t back down on Apple, e-book publishers antitrust lawsuit

The Justice Department is accusing the firms of harming consumers by price-fixing their titles.

By Cecilia Kang  |  12:38 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 07/23/2012

DOJ responds to e-book comments #thecircuit

The DOJ said it will not back down on its e-book antitrust suit.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:30 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 07/20/2012

DirecTV, Viacom resolve carriage issue #thecircuit

DirecTV and Viacom resolved their differences on the carriage issue that kept customers from watching popular channels

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:29 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Former DOJ antitrust head Sharis Pozen to Skadden, Arps #thecircuit

Justice’s former antitrust head Sharis Pozen will join Skadden, Arps’s antitrust and competition practice.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:31 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Aereo CEO on dismantling television as we know it

Aereo’s court victory last week is just the beginning of what the streaming video provider and investors Barry Diller and Ron Conway see as the dismantling of the television industry.

By Cecilia Kang  |  01:51 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 07/18/2012

AT&T adds shared data plan #thecircuit

AT&T, following Verizon’s lead, introduced shared data plans

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:48 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Half of all cell owners use phones while watching TV #thecircuit

Cell owners use their phones to keep themselves occupied during commercial breaks, and do other things, a report has found

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:10 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Microsoft, NBC end MSNBC partnership #thecircuit

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:03 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Samsung widens lead over Apple, says survey

Samsung appears to be widening its lead over Apple in the titanic battle over smartphone sales, according to a recent survey.

By Cecilia Kang  |  10:39 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Facebook responds to privacy questions about kids #thecircuit

Facebook responds to privacy questions about kids, but does not directly address plans for an under-13 site.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:53 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 PM ET, 07/12/2012

DOJ holds up Verizon-cable deal on competition concerns

The Justice Department is holding up approval of Verizon Wireless’ $3.9 billion bid for spectrum from cable firms because of concerns that a cross-marketing deal attached to the deal will thwart competition for landline Internet service.

By Cecilia Kang  |  10:03 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Yahoo password breach reveals 400K passwords #thecircuit

Hacking group known as the D33D Company picked up the passwords from Yahoo Voices.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:49 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 07/12/2012

FCC head Genachowski criticizes Russia’s new Internet law

He calls it the measure “a troubling and dangerous direction.”

By Cecilia Kang  |  08:39 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:16 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Online video wars: Aereo wins in court, Viacom shuts down streams

Video-streaming service Aereo won’t be shut down by broadcasters, a federal judge ruled.

By Cecilia Kang  |  09:16 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 07/11/2012

DirecTV, Viacom dispute pulls channels off the air #thecircuit

A dispute between Viacom and DirecTV has left millions of satellite customers without access to popular channels such as Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV and CMT.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:12 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales on Internet laws, the threat of Apple

According to Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, laws to prevent online piracy are working just fine.

By Cecilia Kang  |  01:57 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Post Tech

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 07/10/2012

FCC commissioners say they would support an under-15 privacy bill of rights #thecircuit

FCC commissioners said they would support an under-15 privacy bill of rights in a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Tuesday.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:46 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Will Verizon-cable deal be affected by departure of Justice’s ‘secret weapon,’ Gene Kimmelman?

Gene Kimmelman was a lead investigator in the agency’s inspection of the proposed merger.

By Cecilia Kang  |  11:46 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Google to settle FTC charges over Safari, report says

Google is reportedly preparing to settle with the FTC over charges that it bypassed privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser, according to the Wall Street Journal.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:29 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Cell carrier request reports cause concern #thecircuit

Cellphone carriers reveal law enforcement requests

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:04 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 07/06/2012

Amazon may be mulling a smartphone #thecircuit

Amazon, Apple, British Airways and more.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:05 PM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 07/05/2012

U.N. Human Rights Council endorses free expression online #thecircuit

The U.N. Human Rights Council said Thursday that it endorses free online expression.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:20 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Net-neutrality suit dropped #thecircuit

Advocacy group Free Press dropped its suit alleging the FCC’s open Internet rules don’t go far enough

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:11 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Amazon Web Services crashes after storm #thecircuit

Amazon says its Web services are back up and running Monday after its facilities on the East Coast went down following a Friday storm in the D.C. area.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:18 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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