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Post Tech: September, 2012

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 09/28/2012

FCC moves ahead with airwaves auction

Agency aims to begin auction of TV airwaves for mobile Internet in 2014.

By Cecilia Kang  |  01:25 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 09/28/2012

FCC moves closer to spectrum auctions #thecircuit

FCC and spectrum, YouTube and Brazil and Apple’s mea culpa

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:50 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 09/27/2012

E.U. moves to charge Microsoft #thecircuit

The European Union is set to charge Microsoft for alleged violations of its 2009 antitrust deal.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:35 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Former D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty joins Internet investment firm that backed Facebook, Skype

Former mayor signs on as adviser to company that funded Facebook, Skype and Groupon.

By Cecilia Kang  |  05:09 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Brazil orders arrest of Google executive #thecircuit

Brazil ordered the arrest of a Google executive for not removing a Web video.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:33 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Online video gets a new competitor #thecircuit

Barnes and Noble is trying its hand at streaming video.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:08 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Riot shuts down Foxconn plant in Taiyuan #thecircuit

Reports say as many as 2,000 workers involved in the brawl.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:53 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Universal, EMI merger cleared at FTC, E.U. #thecircuit

The merger between Universal and EMI gets a regulatory nod from both sides of the Atlantic.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:12 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Samsung planning to add iPhone 5 to suit #thecircuit

Samsung is planning to add the iPhone 5 to its patent case.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 09/19/2012

Apple, publishers offer settlement in EU #thecircuit

Apple and four publishers have offered a settlement to their e-book case in the E.U.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:49 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 09/19/2012

Facebook, Google, Amazon join forces in D.C. lobby

Facebook, Amazon and Google form lobbying group to fight piracy rules, privacy, cybersecurity

By Cecilia Kang  |  12:01 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Groups to file suit against AT&T over FaceTime #thecircuit

Public Knowledge and Free Press said they will sue AT&T over the company’s decision to disallow iPhone users from using the FaceTime video chat service over cellular networks.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:31 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 09/18/2012

AT&T faces complaint over iPhone FaceTime blocking

Public interest groups say mobile network may be flouting Internet rule

By Cecilia Kang  |  09:08 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 09/17/2012

FCC Chairman pens op-ed on ‘need for speed’ #thecircuit

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski wrote about the public sector’s role in broadband innovation.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:45 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 09/14/2012

ITC hands Apple initial victory in Samsung’s patent suit

The U.S. International Trade Commission in an initial finding Friday said Apple’s iPhones, iPods and iPads don’t violate Samsung’s patents.

By Cecilia Kang  |  04:37 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Amazon to start collecting sales tax in California #thecircuit

Also: Bloomberg and Comcast, cybersecurity, YouTube censorship

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Cybersecurity hearing focuses on Huawei, ZTE #thecircuit

Executives from Huawei and ZTE were on Capitol Hill answering questions about whether their firms have ties to China’s government.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:13 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 09/12/2012

Could Facebook help Google’s antitrust problem?

Facebook CEO says the firm is working on a search business that could help Google in its defense against antitrust investigators.

By Cecilia Kang  |  11:09 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Obama’s FTC pick has sided with Google

The president’s pick for the FTC is an antitrust scholar who criticized the agency’s case against Google.

By Cecilia Kang  |  06:19 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Foxconn under scrutiny again #thecircuit

Apple supplier Foxconn is facing reports that it is making vocational students work at plants making iPhone parts.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:08 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Publisher BlueToad says it was source of data in Anonymous ‘FBI hack’ #thecircuit

An online publisher said its data is a match to information on Apple device IDs Anonymous claimed to have stolen from the FBI.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:13 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Majority of teens own smartphones: Nielsen survey

Teens between 13 and 17 are among the fastest adopters of smartphones, according to a survey released Monday by Nielsen.

By Cecilia Kang  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 09/07/2012

FCC kick-starts auction plan, but airwaves won’t hit your smartphone for years

The agency is ready to start the regulatory process, but it will be years before your iPhone or Galaxy feels the difference, analysts said.

By Cecilia Kang  |  02:41 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 09/07/2012

FCC circulates proposal for airwave auctions #thecircuit

The Federal Communications Commission will explore a plan to auction television airwaves

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:25 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Debate over the CALM Act continues #thecircuit

House member pushes debate over a rule that would require uniform volume for ads and programming.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:06 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 09/05/2012

FCC to measure mobile broadband speeds

Agency’s move aimed to inform consumers, keep carriers accountable for advertised speeds.

By Cecilia Kang  |  11:43 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Mobile users avoid, uninstall apps over privacy concerns: Pew Report

More than half of mobile phone users have uninstalled or rejected apps that collect what they think is too much personal information, according to survey.

By Cecilia Kang  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

AntiSec claims FBI is tracking Apple users #thecircuit

AntiSec claims that the FBI is tracking Apple users after posting a file supposedly taken from an FBI agent’s computer.

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

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Amazon’s deal with EPIX adds heat to tablet wars

Amazon announces streaming video with with MGM, Paramount, Lionsgate.

By Cecilia Kang  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Democrats push for open Internet, cybersecurity

Democrats late Sunday reiterated support for open Internet policies that protect free speech and consumer choice, but stopped short of mentioning the massive battle online against the Stop Online Piracy Act.

By Cecilia Kang  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Apple loses Samsung patent case in Japan #thecircuit

Apple’s case against Samsung over patent infringement was dismissed by a Tokyo court

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:17 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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