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The End of the FCC's Net Neutrality Rules, at Least For Now

The End of the FCC's Net Neutrality Rules, at Least For Now As most commentators, myself included, predicted last fall, a federal appellate court has vacated the FCC’s controversial 2010 “net neutrality” rules, holding that the agency wildly exceeded its authority to regulate...

Jan 24 2014, 8:10am CST

T-Mobile Picks Up The Innovation Kudos John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile, has a great line in coming late to the party while looking like the host. The company’s mobile money initiative is its latest “innovation” and is a great example of T-Mobile...

Jan 23 2014, 9:28am CST

How the Duolingo Founders Offered Free Education To Millions

How the Duolingo Founders Offered Free Education To Millions As stars fill the night sky in Veracruz, Mexico, 23-year-old Uziel Alejandro López kicks back at home to play on his Android smartphone. His thumbs breeze over the brightly colored screen, but this is no casual game. He...

Jan 23 2014, 6:51am CST

Sony will release Android 4.3 for the SP, T, TX, and V this month

Sony will release Android 4.3 for the SP, T, TX, and V this month The owners of the Sony Xperia SP, the Xperia T, the Xperia TX and the Xperia V devices have grown their impatience waiting for the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update and they have always pressured the Sony Inc. to release more information about the update. As a result, Sony Inc. has officially announced on one of their Twitter accounts that it is currently undergoing the final preparations and it will start rolling the OS update from the end of this January through the early February.

Jan 21 2014, 8:51am CST

First Tizen-based smart Phones coming this March, says Japan's NTT Docomo

First Tizen-based smart Phones coming this March, says Japan's NTT Docomo A brand new smart phone operating system, which is developed by a global collaboration of famous tech firms to rival Google's popular Android OS and the Apple's iOS, is going to be launched in the next few months, and the news is according to the famous Japanese mobile phone operator, the NTT Docomo.

Jan 20 2014, 10:11am CST

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Court Prods FCC In Unexpected Direction In Last Week's Verizon Ruling By Andy Oram A court ruling this past Tuesday on FCC “network neutrality” regulation closes and opens a few paths in a three-way chess game that has been going on for years between the US District Court of Appeals, the...

Jan 19 2014, 7:31am CST

To End California Drought, Fill More Hollywood And Silicon Valley Swimming Pools

To End California Drought, Fill More Hollywood And Silicon Valley Swimming Pools For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.  —unknown One the heels of a West Virginia water contamination crisis, California hosts a grave water emergency. Gov. Jerry Brown delivered the  ...

Jan 18 2014, 1:36pm CST

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Apple May Have Generated $60 Billion Of Revenue In The December Quarter Apple has scheduled its December quarter results to be released on Monday, January 27, with its conference call at 2:00 pm Pacific Time. I estimate that the company could report $59.8 billion in revenue and $14.64 in...

Jan 17 2014, 8:51am CST

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Apple's Cook Says iPhone China Mobile Deal Is The Beginning of A Beautiful Friendship Apple CEO Tim Cook did something his predecessor, Steve Jobs, didn’t do in pursuit of a deal for the iPhone with China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile carrier: He actually went to China and publicized his visits. The...

Jan 15 2014, 5:21pm CST

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Huawei rejects reports of security weakness Huawei rejects reports equipment vulnerable to hacking as it announces rise in 2013 profit BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei on Wednesday rejected suggestions its telecoms equipment is vulnerable to...

Jan 15 2014, 11:41am CST

Net Neutrality Ruling: What Happens Now?

Net Neutrality Ruling: What Happens Now? Yesterday’s Appeal Court ruling against the FCC's net neutrality rules will probably not mark the end of the internet as we know it. Following the ruling, internet providers now in theory have the ability to prioritize...

Jan 15 2014, 8:51am CST

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Major change unlikely despite open-Internet ruling Court's ruling against open-Internet rules won't mean major changes to access NEW YORK (AP) — Don't expect major changes to how you access your favorite websites and services despite a federal appeals...

Jan 14 2014, 11:26pm CST

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Appeals court sets aside Internet rules Appeals court sets aside government regulations designed to ensure equal access to Internet WASHINGTON (AP) — In a setback for the Obama administration's goal of Internet openness, a federal appeals court...

Jan 14 2014, 1:26pm CST

Court Rejects FCC Net Neutrality And Leaves Consumers With No Defense Against Greedy Broadband Providers

Court Rejects FCC Net Neutrality And Leaves Consumers With No Defense Against Greedy Broadband Providers The United States Court of Appeals in Washington DC has ruled in favor of Verizon in a case regarding the authority of the FCC to regulate Internet service providers. The decision leaves consumers at the mercy of an...

Jan 14 2014, 12:16pm CST

Apple's iPhone Were Top 7 Selling Smartphones In Japan During December

Apple's iPhone Were Top 7 Selling Smartphones In Japan During December BCN is a Japanese company that tracks consumer electronic device sales in Japan and for the month of December it shows the iPhone holding the top 7 and 10 of the top 13 selling smartphones in Japan. (Note that my family...

Jan 13 2014, 8:51am CST

Humana: Obamacare Exchange Enrollment 'More Adverse Than Previously Expected'

Humana: Obamacare Exchange Enrollment 'More Adverse Than Previously Expected' On January 9, health insurance bellwether Humana formally announced something that industry observers have long suspected: that healthy and young people don’t think Obamacare’s insurance plans are a good deal for them....

Jan 10 2014, 4:11pm CST

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T-Mobile to pay customers leaving rivals T-Mobile aims to lure new customers by paying their termination fees, reports subscriber gains LAS VEGAS (AP) — T-Mobile US Inc., the country's fourth-largest wireless carrier, is aiming to lure...

Jan 9 2014, 4:16pm CST

T-Mobile offers to pay up to $650 for early termination fees from rival networks

T-Mobile offers to pay up to $650 for early termination fees from rival networks T-Mobile has unleashed its latest "Un-carrier" plan: reimburse early termination fees from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon.

Jan 8 2014, 10:29pm CST

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T-Mobile to pay customers leaving rivals T-Mobile aims to lure new customers by paying their termination fees, reports subscriber gains LAS VEGAS (AP) — T-Mobile US Inc., the country's fourth-largest wireless carrier, is aiming to lure...

Jan 8 2014, 4:41pm CST

T-Mobile Will Cover Switching Fees To Steal More Customers From AT&T, Sprint, And Verizon

T-Mobile Will Cover Switching Fees To Steal More Customers From AT&T, Sprint, And Verizon T-Mobile, the self-proclaimed “UnCarrier,” has a lot to crow about after a banner 2013 that saw the wireless carrier add 4.4 million customers. On Wednesday afternoon from CES, T-Mobile announced plans to build on that...

Jan 8 2014, 4:11pm CST

Big Liabilities For Uber, Sidecar And Lyft?

Big Liabilities For Uber, Sidecar And Lyft? Are you sick of waiting for a taxi or limo? If you have a smartphone, you may be able to summon a car in minutes via Uber, Sidecar or Lyft. Lyft has the added visual bonus of a furry pink mustache on the front grille....

Jan 8 2014, 11:01am CST

China's Avcon Bridges Videoconferencing and Surveillance

China's Avcon Bridges Videoconferencing and Surveillance By Jane Ho China’s nationwide outbreak of SARS in 2003 may have caused trouble for many businesses but it jump-started Avcon Information Technology, a provider of videoconference and surveillance systems. (And, yes, the...

Jan 8 2014, 9:21am CST

T-Mobile's Gatecrashing CEO May Be A Marketing Genius

T-Mobile's Gatecrashing CEO May Be A Marketing Genius Eccentric CEOs are a rare breed even in the cutting-edge world of technology, but T-Mobile boss John Legere is one of them, and that may prove an advantage for a company eager to lure customers from AT&T and Verizon...

Jan 7 2014, 3:46pm CST

AT&T Offers Up Triple Play For Carmakers

AT&T Offers Up Triple Play For Carmakers AT&T, like other wireless carriers, long ago realized that while a customer may come looking for just a single service, persuading them to sign up for additional ones makes it inconvenient for them to leave for a...

Jan 7 2014, 12:56pm CST

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014 This is the third year in a row that I’ve asked friends and colleagues of mine to make predictions for the coming year. In the past, when I’ve done these predictions, I’ve turned to mostly traders who follow public...

Jan 6 2014, 10:16pm CST

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Sony to sell waterproof phone through T-Mobile Sony to sell waterproof phone with 21 megapixel camera through T-Mobile NEW YORK (AP) — Sony has unveiled a waterproof smartphone that sports a 21 megapixel camera and expands what users can do with it...

Jan 6 2014, 7:16pm CST

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Huawei phone is so big it can charge other phones New Huawei Ascend Mate2 phone is so big it can be used to charge other phones LAS VEGAS (AP) — Huawei, China's largest cellphone manufacturer, is releasing a phone that can be thought of as the inflight...

Jan 6 2014, 4:26pm CST

Adam Smith, Né George Goodman, Call Name, Jerry (In Memoriam)

Adam Smith, Né George Goodman, Call Name, Jerry (In Memoriam) “Desuetude,” Jerry enunciated on the phone. “I like how you used desuetude in your last column. Nobody uses that word anymore. Bill Buckley woulda used desuetude, but not a street kid from the Bronx, like you.” This was...

Jan 6 2014, 1:36pm CST

Google Glass Meets Prescription Lenses--Something Every Geek Will Love

Google Glass Meets Prescription Lenses--Something Every Geek Will Love OK, I admit it.  I’m a geek.  And my glasses have been a badge of honor that I have worn all my life. And when Google Glass become available, it was love at first sight.  Well, almost.  As a Google Glass Explorer, my...

Jan 5 2014, 1:31pm CST

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Social Media Plus Cooperation Can Prevent Target Credit Card Problems The 40 million credit and debit cards affected by Target’s security breach has finally put the dangers of online shopping in the spotlight or, rather, it has highlighted the weakness of real time and accurate...

Jan 5 2014, 6:41am CST

AT&T And T-Mobile Declare War On Each Other: You Win

AT&T And T-Mobile Declare War On Each Other: You Win AT&T wants you to drop T-Mobile and take their wireless service so badly, they’ll give you up to $450 to do it. In a first-of-its-kind promotion, one carrier is specifically targeting another’s customers. And this...

Jan 4 2014, 9:56am CST

Calling America's New Digital Policy Pioneers

Calling America's New Digital Policy Pioneers Next week, as part of the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I’ll be speaking on a panel discussing the future of Internet-based telephony, or what is referred to in Washington as the “IP Transition.” As I’ve...

Jan 3 2014, 5:26am CST

Wells Fargo Downgraded Apple From Outperform To Market Perform Based On Gross Margin Concerns

Wells Fargo Downgraded Apple From Outperform To Market Perform Based On Gross Margin Concerns Wells Fargo’s Apple analyst Maynard Um downgraded Apple from Outperform to Market Perform on Monday while maintaining his $536 to $581 target price range. Apple’s stock was down $8 or about 1.4% to $553 largely off of...

Jan 2 2014, 4:41pm CST

My 5 Predictions for 2014

My 5 Predictions for 2014 I am uncharacteristically optimistic about the coming year–at least as it relates to my primary focus of technology’s impact on business and life. I am influenced by two major trends, the first is the pervasion of the ...

Jan 1 2014, 3:06pm CST

A Good Thing: Cause Marketers Came Together in 2013

A Good Thing: Cause Marketers Came Together in 2013 For many businesses and NGOs seeking to do well by doing good, 2013 was the year in which collaboration reached new heights. In addition to typical pairings of corporations and nonprofits, we saw meaningful alliances...

Dec 31 2013, 11:36am CST

2013 -- Buck Naked on the Web

2013 -- Buck Naked on the Web In 2013, as our own individual emperors, we finally comprehended that we were buck naked on the Web and on our cell phones. Not that we didn’t suspect in 2011 and 2012 that our privacy was compromised — that we were a...

Dec 30 2013, 4:31pm CST

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Why T-Mobile's New Global Roaming Plan Is An Industry Game-Changer Getting stuck with big bills for global smartphone data roaming is about the dumbest thing one can do these days. The best advice I can give Americans traveling abroad, when it comes to smartphone data use, is to get a...

Dec 30 2013, 8:21am CST

Wireless Association Site Estimates Apps' Data Usage

Wireless Association Site Estimates Apps' Data Usage CTIA, the wireless association, has launched a new site that enables mobile device users to estimate data requirements for popular apps. Unless you’re one of the lucky ones with an unlimited data plan, it’s an important...

Dec 27 2013, 6:26pm CST