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UK moves towards three strikes Internet policy

British Web users face having their Internet connections throttled or suspended if they are found to have downloaded music or movies illegally after Internet service providers BT and TalkTalk lost a court appeal on Tuesday.

No clear future for Mexican private broadband plan

A lack of agreement between media company MVS and the Mexican government over how to unlock a private broadband project is threatening to shelve the plan for several more years as growing court appeals cloud the case.

FCC Denies Dish Request on Wireless Plans

The Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it was delaying its decision on whether Dish Network Corp can build a wireless cellular network, a move that could hurt the value of the satellite television company's newly acquired wireless assets.

Will Apple TV Service Be Launched by Christmas?

Despite facing difficulties with the media conglomerates that broadcast a large majority of television content, Apple may be pushing ahead with its plans to release a streaming television service by Christmas. Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of internet software and services, has been leading talks with content providers for months reports the NY Post. The paper describes Apple's negotiating stance as this: We decide the price, we decide what content.

Republicans Introduce Softer Cyber Security Bill

Eight top Republicans introduced a cybersecurity bill on Thursday aimed at stopping an overarching, bipartisan measure proposed earlier this month in order to better protect critical infrastructure.

AT&T standardizes data throttling practices

AT&T Inc has standardized rules for subscribers with unlimited data service plans after a public outcry about its practice of slowing down speeds for its heaviest users, but the change also drew sharp criticism.

AT&T Caves to Unlimited Data Subscribers Complaints About Throttling

AT&T has caved to pressure from their longtime subscribers who still have unlimited data plans, and the throttling of mobile data speeds that began back in October will now be done at a higher threshold. AT&T has nearly 17 million unlimited data subscribers on its mobile broadband network, and anyone in the top five percent of data usage was getting their download speeds greatly reduced after only using two gigabytes of data. That ceiling has been raised to three gigabytes, the Wall Street Journ...

New, Faster Apple iPad Expected Next Week

Apple Inc is hosting a media event next Wednesday, where it is expected to unveil a faster, better-equipped version of its popular iPad tablet to thwart increasing competition from deep-pocketed rivals such as Amazon.com Inc.

Apple Expected to Unveil New, Faster iPad March 7

Apple Inc is hosting a media event next Wednesday, where it is expected to unveil a faster, better-equipped version of its popular iPad tablet to thwart increasing competition from deep-pocketed rivals such as Amazon.com Inc.

MWC 2012 Day Two Recap: 10 Hot New Gadgets You Won't Want to Miss

Mobile World Congress 2012 went into its second day without the Samsung Galaxy S3 or iPhone 5, but there were many other hot new gadgets you won't want to miss. Much of the focus is on smartphones, and rightly so as consumers continue to dump their feature phones en masse, but there were just as many tablets released as company brace for the iPad 3 drop March 7. Sony showed off its Tablet P and let it be known the unique dual-screen folding tablet is coming to AT&T March 4 for $400 on contrac...

Apple to host event, new iPad expected

Apple Inc is hosting a media event next week where it is expected to unveil the latest version of its popular iPad tablet as it looks to thwart increasing competition from deep-pocketed rivals such as Amazon Inc.

TV Shows Integrating Facebook, Twitter

Today, many interact on Facebook and Twitter by using their laptops, tablets, or smartphones while watching television. But new technology may be melding this entertainment process into one device, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

Clearwire falls after Google says to sell stake

Shares in Clearwire Corp fell 6 percent on Friday after an analyst said a decision by Google Inc to sell its Clearwire stake at a discount could be followed by other investors ditching their shares in the wireless service provider.

Clearwire shares fall after Google says to sell stake

Shares in Clearwire Corp fell 6 percent on Friday after an analyst said a decision by Google Inc to sell its Clearwire stake at a discount could be followed by other investors ditching their shares in the wireless service provider.

iPhone on T-Mobile: iPhone 5 Could Appear in 2013

iPhone 5 could appear in the T-Mobile arsenal in 2013 if indeed Apple's newest handset does include 4G LTE support. There is little evidence iPhone 5 will have 4G capability, but since the iPad 3 is set to debut with the technology, it's logical the next iPhone would have it too. That's actually the easy part because T-Mobile doesn't want to spend the nearly $40 billion Sprint spent near the end of 2011 for the rights to sell the iPhone on contract. T-Mobile will be using that money ...

iPad 3 Release Date 2012: Qualcomm New Gobi Chip Guarantees 4G LTE Option

Mobile chipset maker Qualcomm has unveiled its fifth generation Gobi platform based on its Gobi 4G LTE wireless baseband modems - MDM9615 and MDM9215 - that will support LTE, TD-LTE, TD-SCDMA and TDD networks, triggering speculations that iPad 3 (and even iPhone 5) will debut with 4G LTE option.

FCC Urges Internet Companies to Safeguard Web

Internet service providers need to work harder to prevent hacks, data theft and other fraud, including contacting customers whose infected computers have been hijacked by organized crime and helping them clean out viruses, the head of the Federal Communications Commission said on Wednesday.

Everything Everywhere Sees LTE Rollout This Year

Everything Everywhere, Britain's biggest mobile carrier, expects to start building a next-generation LTE network by the end of the year, catching up with the United States and parts of Scandinavia and Asia that already have more advanced networks.

PS Vita Release Date Reaches the U.S.: Five Things to Know

Gamers and PlayStation fans can check another major event off their calendar. Today, the entertainment and electronics company released the PS Vita, a sleek follow-up to the previous Play Station Portable (PSP). But is this new gaming device geared towards hardcore gamers or mobile app lovers? Unlike its predecessor, the Vita was designed and developed during the age of social networking and smartphones, giving it more of a modern edge. Here are five things to know about the latest Sony release....

T-Mobile Asks FCC to Block Verizon's Airwaves Bid

T-Mobile USA Inc. asked regulators in a filing on Tuesday to block Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZW)'s bid to buy airwaves from cable companies, arguing that the move would pose a clear threat to competition.

BBC Weatherman Alex Deakin Forecasts ‘Bucket Loads of C--t’ in England [VIDEO]

In real life Ron Burgundy fashion, BBC weatherman Alex Deakin flubbed his line while delivering the weather forecast on Saturday evening, saying the next day would be filled with bucket loads of c--t instead of sunshine. His Freudian slip did not go unnoticed. Countless videos were posted to YouTube following the gaffe and many tweeted about it on Twitter.

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