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It's Time to Googorola: Acquisition Finally Closes and Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha Steps Down

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At long last, Google has completed its $12.5 billion cash purchase of Motorola Mobility, eight months after the deal was announced. The acquisition had been held up by government approval processes, the last of which came from China over the weekend. As expected, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha is stepping down...
It's Time to Googorola: Acquisition Finally Closes and Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha Steps Down

Russia proposes limits on foreign investments in online businesses

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(Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Ruslan R. Fazlyev, founder and CEO of Russian ecommerce software firm Ecwid – you can follow him on Twitter here.) Russian online businesses are buzzing with concerns over yet more legislation that increases government restrictions on the Internet. The Russian Parliament (“the...
Russia proposes limits on foreign investments in online businesses

Brickstarter: crowd-funding takes to the streets

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Have an idea for a public space? A new website based on the Kickstarter model could make citizen-based urban planning a realityIf you wanted to transform that empty, weed-infested lot in your neighbourhood into a public garden, would you write to your council and cross your fingers, or take matters...
Brickstarter: crowd-funding takes to the streets

China finally approves Google’s Motorola Mobility acquisition, deal likely to close next week

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Google may have announced its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility last August and gained approval from both EU and US authorities but it’s taken until today for the search giant to gain clearance in China. The AFP reports that Chinese authorities approved Google’s purchase of the US device maker...
China finally approves Google’s Motorola Mobility acquisition, deal likely to close next week

Verizon Says It Will Sell Some Spectrum if It's Allowed to Buy Other Spectrum

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iStockphoto | italianestro Verizon Wireless said on Tuesday that it will sell some of its vast spectrum holdings. Well, at least it will if it gets regulatory approval for a pending deal to acquire a bunch more spectrum from the cable companies. The carrier said it will sell off all...
Verizon Says It Will Sell Some Spectrum if It's Allowed to Buy Other Spectrum

Amazon Web Services gets government approval for federal cloud

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Amazon announced Monday that its Amazon Web Services cloud can now be used for government business, having received a nod from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. FedRAMP's assessment means that separate agencies do not have to run their own checks of the same cloud framework. The three-year certification...
Amazon Web Services gets government approval for federal cloud

Sony Xperia ZL for AT&T garners FCC approval

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Hirai and Co.'s Xperia ZL is already slated to hit Canada in April, and a surprise FCC visit means that it could arrive in the US soon. Uncle Sam got its mitts on hardware that supports LTE bands 2, 4, 5 and 17, along with HSPA over 1900, 1700...
Sony Xperia ZL for AT&T garners FCC approval

Sony Xperia Z for AT&T garners FCC approval

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Hirai and Co.'s Xperia Z may seemingly be available everywhere except the US, but a surprise FCC visit by the handset means that could change very soon. Uncle Sam got its mitts on hardware that supports LTE bands 2, 4, 5 and 17, along with HSPA over 1900, 1700...
Sony Xperia Z for AT&T garners FCC approval
Verizon to sell unused 700MHz licenses if allowed to buy controversial spectrum from cable companies

Sony Xperia V torn apart by the FCC for our education and amusement

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Like a sadistic Roman emperor, the boys at the FCC enjoy throwing unsuspecting smartphones to the lions and watching the result. This week, the unfortunate victim is Sony's Xperia V, which has been roundly gutted for inspection. Eagle-eyed readers who browse our gallery might spot components from Qualcomm, Elpida...
Sony Xperia V torn apart by the FCC for our education and amusement

Docomo completes $130m acquisition of MCV, Guam's top TV and Web provider (yes, Guam)

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NTT Docomo, Japan’s top operator, has expanded its international presence after it announced the $130 million (12.7 billion yen) acquisition of MCV, a cable TV and Internet provider in Guam. Yes, that’s right, the lovely Pacific island of Guam. The deal, which went through yesterday, sees Docomo wholly acquire ‘MCV Acquisition’, the...
Docomo completes $130m acquisition of MCV, Guam's top TV and Web provider (yes, Guam)
Google Street View Allows Residents Of Fukushima Disaster Ghost Town To See Home

Google’s Acquisition Of Motorola Mobility Closes, What Now?

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After government approval from China, contingent upon Google’s agreement to keep Android “free and open” for at least five years, Motorola Mobility is now part of Google. European and US approvals happened some time ago. The deal is worth $12.5 billion — Google’s... Please visit Marketing Land for the full...
Google’s Acquisition Of Motorola Mobility Closes, What Now?

The Constitution and the 3D Printed Plastic Pistol

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The Liberator’s 3D-printed parts By now, you have probably heard about the Liberator, a 3D printed plastic gun designed, assembled, and test-fired by Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed. Is it legal? Last week, the State Department’s arms export office demanded that Defense Distributed remove CAD files for the Liberator from...
The Constitution and the 3D Printed Plastic Pistol

Samsung's Galaxy S 4 swoops by the FCC toting LTE, international sensibilities

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Sure, the Galaxy S 4 made its grand entrance at Radio City Music Hall today, but now it's had a low-key meet-and-greet with the FCC for government approval. The version offered up to Uncle Sam carries a 850 / 1900 GSM radio, 3G connectivity through 850 / 1900 WCDMA...
Samsung's Galaxy S 4 swoops by the FCC toting LTE, international sensibilities
Dish Network’s spectrum should avoid GPS issues suffered by LightSquared, analysts say
Going to China? Look at the anti-hacking precautions the pros take before travelling

China Telecom Prepares for iPhone 5

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China Telecom Corp. plans to begin offering the iPhone 5 in late November or early December, which would mark the entry of Apple Inc.’s latest smartphone into China. State-controlled China Telecom, the country’s third-largest mobile phone operator by subscribers, and bigger rival China Unicom Ltd. have been awaiting government approval...
China Telecom Prepares for iPhone 5

Google is awaiting China’s approval of its Motorola Mobility acquisition

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This week has seen Google gain approval in the US and Europe for its impending purchase of Motorola Mobility, the handset manufacturing side of Motorola’s business, however the company is awaiting the go-ahead from Chinese authorities. Commenting on the EU’s approval of the deal, Don Harrison, Google’s Vice President & Deputy...
Google is awaiting China’s approval of its Motorola Mobility acquisition

Department of Defense Ready to Approve iOS 6 for High-Security Uses

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The U.S. Department of Defense is readying a new government approval for iOS devices to be used by military agencies for nonclassified communications. This is apparently a separate approval from the "commercial mobile device implementation plan" that the DoD announced a few months ago. The Wall Street Journal reports that...
Department of Defense Ready to Approve iOS 6 for High-Security Uses

Hipstamatic confronts layoffs on a big day for photo apps

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It’s been a big day for photo apps, but probably not in the way folks at Hipstamatic would have hoped. Just as Instagram released a significant update to its app, adding geolocation features and enhancing a user’s ability to tell stories, reports are surfacing that much of photo app Hipstamatic’s...
Hipstamatic confronts layoffs on a big day for photo apps

AT&T's hungry eyes turning toward Leap, Dish or MetroPCS?

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Publicly, at least, AT&T is bursting at the seams as it runs out of space to put all of its customers. The failed $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile was all about trying to match (or better) Verizon's reserves of wireless spectrum. Given the FCC's blocking of LightSquared and stymieing...
AT&T's hungry eyes turning toward Leap, Dish or MetroPCS?

BlackBerry 7 devices gain government approval in U.S. and Canada

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Research In Motion’s latest BlackBerry 7 devices has=ve been granted Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certification by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC). FIPS certification is required before a device can be used by a government agency in either...
BlackBerry 7 devices gain government approval in U.S. and Canada

Lenovo Downplays RIM Acquisition Reports, Says It's Looking At M&A Opportunities In General

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Lenovo has downplayed reports that the company plans to buy Research In Motion, saying that it is instead looking at acquisition opportunities in general, reports Sina Tech (link via Google Translate). If Lenovo does indeed decide it wants to court RIM, it may face significant regulatory hurdles. Canadian Minister of...
Lenovo Downplays RIM Acquisition Reports, Says It's Looking At M&A Opportunities In General
Sprint able to use 800MHz spectrum for LTE thanks to FCC order

Will Sprint-SoftBank Get Tangled in the Flag?

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Shutterstock / Andrea IzzottiIn making a case against the SoftBank-Sprint deal, Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen has lots of financial arguments for why his offer is better. But Ergen also makes the case that Sprint would be better in the hands of an American than controlled by a foreign entity. That...
Will Sprint-SoftBank Get Tangled in the Flag?
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