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Post Tech: January, 2013

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Research in Motion, now BlackBerry, debuts system #thecircuit

BlackBerry, formerly Research in Motion, has launched its latest system.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:44 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Justice Dept. asks FCC to defer action on Sprint, Softbank merger #thecircuit

The DOJ has asked the FCC to hold off until it has completed its own review of the Japanese carrier’s bid to buy Sprint.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:29 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 01/25/2013

AT&T buys spectrum from Verizon #thecircuit

AT&T will purchase spectrum from Verizon for $1.9 billion.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:07 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Google applies for wireless spectrum #thecircuit

Google has asked the Federal Communications Commission for wireless spectrum, reports say.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:33 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Senate commerce committee sets cybersecurity as priority #thecircuit

Commerce committee members say cybersecurity issues must be addressed, and quickly.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:15 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Google releases transparency report, adds detail on how governments request data

The latest quarterly report offers more information on how countries are asking the technology giant for data.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:17 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Rep. Anna Eshoo promises FCC bill if net neutrality rules overturned #thecircuit

California Democrat said she’s prepared to introduce a bill clarifying the FCC’s jurisdiction over the Internet.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:15 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 01/22/2013

AT&T to acquire Alltel for $780 million

AT&T, Alltel announce deal that will help boost carrier’s spectrum

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:12 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 01/18/2013

FCC chairman challenges states to create ‘gigabit’ cities #thecircuit

FCC chair Julius Genachowski sets challenge deadline of 2015

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:07 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Demand Progress calls for change to computer hacking law #thecircuit

Group founded by the late Aaron Swartz throws support behing “Aaron’s Law.”

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:38 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Gun control plan includes provision for game research #thecircuit

Obama issues call for Congress to provide $10 million in funding to research relationship between violent media, violence

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:49 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 01/14/2013

‘Rocra’ malware targets European agencies #thecircuit

Computer security researches found malware that they believe hackers used to target European agencies.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:49 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Joshua Wright sworn in as new FTC commissioner

Wright joins the commission from George Mason University, where he taught law.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:22 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Joshua Wright begins term at the FTC #thecircuit

Also: Obama signs VPPA; Biden to meet with video game association.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:58 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/10/2013

FCC releases report on 911 communications #thecircuit

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 01/10/2013

California’s attorney general releases privacy guidelines for app developers

Guidelines suggest practices for the software’s design stage and for disclosure policies to protect users.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:11 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Clearwire discloses Dish offer for spectrum

Clearwire disclosed Tuesday that Dish Network has made an offer for its spectrum.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:12 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Google to offer free WiFi in New York City #thecircuit

Also: Panasonic introduces 4K tablet; 3-D printing.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:20 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Issa urges FTC to plug leaks #thecircuit

The California Republican demanded an investigation into leaks about the Google case that came out ahead of settlement announcement.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:20 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Google deal highlights tough role for regulators #thecircuit

Also: Microsoft slams FTC; Facebook tests VoIP; weibo accounts go dark; and Defense signs a contract.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:25 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 01/03/2013

FTC, Google announce settlement #thecircuit

The search engine was cleared of antitrust violation.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:37 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Judge dismisses part of Apple ‘App Store’ claim against Amazon #thecircuit

Also: Avis buys Zipcar; new federal appointees are confirmed; and Samsung is ordered to reveal data.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:39 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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