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U.S. Proposes Sharing Airwaves

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Obama administration officials proposed requiring the Defense Department and other federal agencies to share a chunk of the airwaves they currently use with wireless companies after concluding it could be too expensive and time-consuming to move the federal agencies to other airwaves. Commerce Department officials released a report Tuesday on...
U.S. Proposes Sharing Airwaves

Deutsche Telekom's 'anti-net-neutrality' plans alarm German government

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Users of Deutsche Telekom’s mobile services are used to the concept of data caps, but its fixed-line customers? Not so much. This is part of the reason why the German government is reportedly upset about the telco’s plans to drop flat-rate pricing for its DSL services – the most alarming...
Deutsche Telekom's 'anti-net-neutrality' plans alarm German government

FCC Chairman: 300MHz of spectrum coming to providers

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According to FCC director Julius Genachowski, the FCC has plans underway to make 300MHz of new spectrum available by 2015 to high-speed mobile carriers. The announcement was made on Thursday during a speech given at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. The agency is scheduled to auction several...
FCC Chairman: 300MHz of spectrum coming to providers

Berkshire Partners to Merge Two Fiber-Network Providers

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Berkshire Partners LLC disclosed plans Thursday to acquire control of two of the largest U.S. fiber-network providers, leading to a combination that the private-equity firm valued at more than $2 billion. Lightower Fiber Networks and Sidera Networks would be merged in a transaction led by Berkshire, creating one of the...
Berkshire Partners to Merge Two Fiber-Network Providers
How Amazon's cloud competitors are trying to find cracks in AWS's armor
US attorneys general express concerns over Google's privacy policy
Microsoft launches Office 365 for Education

Samsung adds security layer to Android to gain enterprise credibility

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In response to lackluster interest in Google's Android platform by corporate enterprise and government users, Samsung has announced plans to shore up its smartphones and tablets with third party security software in an initiative branded as "SAFE," or "SAmsung For Enterprise."...
Samsung adds security layer to Android to gain enterprise credibility

TomTom expands Asia Pacific coverage; targets enterprise, government

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TomTom is reaching out to enterprise and government users in its rollout of Asia Pacific coverage, including a huge boost for mapping in China....
TomTom expands Asia Pacific coverage; targets enterprise, government

Former RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie's very different rescue plan revealed

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Sources close to former RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie have revealed his plans to save the company before he was shown the door, a plan that didn't involve handsets. He'd entered into talks with AT&T, Verizon and several European carriers to offer them use of the company's BlackBerry-exclusive network to...
Former RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie's very different rescue plan revealed

FCC chief details spectrum plan to boost high-speed services in 2015

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FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski detailed plans on Thursday to free up more wireless spectrum that carriers say they need to offer high-speed mobile services. The agency is on track to make 300MHz of new spectrum available for commercial mobile networks by 2015, fulfilling part of the 2010 National Broadband...
FCC chief details spectrum plan to boost high-speed services in 2015

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile agree to investigate spectrum sharing with the feds

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They may still be reluctant, but three of the four major carriers are now willing to entertain the idea of sharing the same airwaves with government users. This week Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile signed a memorandum of understanding agreeing to explore spectrum sharing possibilities on 95 MHz of frequencies...
AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile agree to investigate spectrum sharing with the feds

Kim Dotcom: fund free NZ internet by suing Hollywood and US government

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Megaupload founder proposes free New Zealand broadband paid for by lawsuits over 'unlawful' destruction of his businessKim Dotcom, the flamboyant German-born internet entrepreneur facing extradition to the US for alleged piracy, has put forward a plan to give all householders in his new home of New Zealand free broadband access,...
Kim Dotcom: fund free NZ internet by suing Hollywood and US government
IBM Cashes In On The Cloud -- Buys Hosting Company SoftLayer

The CIA takes an interest in Narrative Science's quick summaries of big data

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Narrative Science has attracted media attention because it has the potential of disrupting people who work in the media. The company’s technology can take heaps of data about, say, a sports game, a company’s quarterly earnings or a person’s life and surface the most important stuff. Now it appears Narrative...
The CIA takes an interest in Narrative Science's quick summaries of big data

Megaupload Negotiating To Let US Gov't Officials (And Everyone Else) Retrieve Their Legit Files That Were Taken Down

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We've noted before that with the complete takedown of Megaupload by the US government, tons of people who had perfectly legitimate files hosted at the site lost those files and all the inbound links to them. While the government won't do a permanent restore, I'm sure, apparently negotiations are ongoing...
Megaupload Negotiating To Let US Gov't Officials (And Everyone Else) Retrieve Their Legit Files That Were Taken Down

Microsoft rolls out Office 365 for Government

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Microsoft has added a multi-tenant version of Office 365 for government users to its hosted app line-up....
Microsoft rolls out Office 365 for Government
Google Apps Vault now open to Google Apps for Government customers
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