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EU Parlamentarian Gallo: ACTA Dissent 'A Soft Form Of Terrorism'

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Marielle Gallo is probably best known for the Gallo Report, which Techdirt described back in 2010 as a "similarly draconian intellectual property enforcement" to ACTA, with which it has much in common. So it's no surprise that Gallo has been one of the few vocal supporters of ACTA, and it...
EU Parlamentarian Gallo: ACTA Dissent 'A Soft Form Of Terrorism'

Telcos Deny Trying To Turn FCC's Open Network Diagnostics Into A Closed, Proprietary Affair

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The FCC has been working with M-Lab to measure basic network diagnostics using an open source solution, providing public information about internet network performance. This seems like a good thing... though you can see why not everyone would like data public about the performance of their networks. Over the weekend,...
Telcos Deny Trying To Turn FCC's Open Network Diagnostics Into A Closed, Proprietary Affair

SIP Phones and Voice In The Cloud

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Yesterday evening, I got a SNOM M3 phone that I had ordered from Amazon. I unpacked it and charged the phone. While it was charging, I pointed my web browser to onsip.com and set up a 30 day free trial account. It took me about five minutes to set up...
SIP Phones and Voice In The Cloud
Verizon’s Viewdini lets you watch Netflix, Comcast, & Hulu videos from a single app

Verizon Wireless Takes Down Comcast Plug

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Verizon Wireless is no longer saying that Comcast Corp. offers the fastest Internet in the nation. We pointed to that statement on Verizon Wireless’s website in a Jan. 31 article about the unusual dynamics in the new joint marketing agreement between the cellphone giant and cable-TV providers. Verizon Wireless parent...
Verizon Wireless Takes Down Comcast Plug

AT&T to invest $14 billion in wireless, wireline networks

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AT&T announced Wednesday that it's investing $14 billion into expanding its LTE network with ambitions to cover 300 million people by the end of 2014. The company said that spectrum acquisitions and plans to implement more efficient spectrum technology on its cellular network are also part of the plan to...
AT&T to invest $14 billion in wireless, wireline networks

600+ Communities Are Fighting for Google Fiber Internet

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Ever since Google announced last month that it would build its own high-speed fiber optic Internet network, there has been a fierce competition between countless cities and communities to become ground zero for the Google Fiber experiment.Earlier today, the technology titan posted an update on the status of the...
600+ Communities Are Fighting for Google Fiber Internet
DirecTV launches a complimentary streaming video service on the iPad
Networks | Google Spreads Its Superspeed Internet Into New Playground

Cisco boosts its mobile services with $310m acquisition of small-cell maker Ubiquisys

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Cisco has announced a deal to buy UK-based small-cell specialist Ubiquisys for $310 million as it expand its offering of intelligent services for wireless service providers. The deal is slated to close before August — when Cisco reports its fourth quarter fiscal 2013 results — and the company will pay cash...
Cisco boosts its mobile services with $310m acquisition of small-cell maker Ubiquisys

Google Trumpets New Initiative With Terrible Cover of Classic Song

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Google flips the switch on its experimental high-speed Internet network in Kansas City on Thursday, and to celebrate, the company has released one of its cutesy commercials to celebrate. Unfortunately, we are too distracted by the travesty that is that abysmally bad cover of the Leiber and Stoller classic “Kansas...
Google Trumpets New Initiative With Terrible Cover of Classic Song

New U.S. Military Policy Opens Up Social Media to the Troops

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A new policy released today by the Pentagon has reversed multiple bans on social media websites and tools, effective immediately. This policy includes YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Google Apps, and other social tools.Certain branches of the military, such as the U.S. Marines, ban the use of social media because...
New U.S. Military Policy Opens Up Social Media to the Troops
FCC net neutrality board to be chaired by Harvard internet law professor

Startup Gridco wants to build a next-gen power grid that looks like the Internet

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Will tomorrow’s power grid look much more like the Internet than it does today with decentralized and distributed networking? That’s the idea behind Gridco Systems, a startup founded by Naimish Patel, a serial entrepreneur who previously was the co-founding CTO of optical networking company Sycamore Networks. Patel and his team...
Startup Gridco wants to build a next-gen power grid that looks like the Internet

Chattanooga Wants You to Know That Iron Man 3 Lied and Its Internet Is GREAT

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FALSEHOODS AND SLANDER. The city of Chattanooga, Tennessee is very, very proud of its gigabit Internet network. Hence the rather pointed email the local chamber of commerce just sent Business Insider, complaining about its borderline slanderous depiction in Iron Man 3 as a tech-barren hick town: “In the movie, Iron Man had...
Chattanooga Wants You to Know That Iron Man 3 Lied and Its Internet Is GREAT

Level 3 CEO James Q. Crowe to step down at the end of 2013 (at the latest)

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Level 3 Communications, a major multinational telecom and Internet service provider company, today announced that chief executive officer James Q. Crowe will step down from his position by the end of this year. Crowe has informed the Level 3 board of directors, which has promptly formed a committee to assist...
Level 3 CEO James Q. Crowe to step down at the end of 2013 (at the latest)

Don't Hold Your Breath For Google To Bring Pay TV To Your Town Anytime Soon (GOOG)

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We all want Google, or another tech company like Apple, to make pay TV more affordable and available from any device. But that's going to be a lot harder than it sounds. Yesterday, Google rocked the nation by becoming a cable TV player as part of its mega high speed...
Don't Hold Your Breath For Google To Bring Pay TV To Your Town Anytime Soon (GOOG)

Fears of mobile phone meltdown during Olympics

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02 disruption leads to fresh fears that spectators and residents near Olympic sites will be unable to use their mobilesDisruption caused by the collapse of the O2 mobile network has led to fresh fears that London's mobile phone networks will "fall over" during the 2012 Olympic Games, leaving spectators and...
Fears of mobile phone meltdown during Olympics

U.S. could block Huawei, ZTE on fears of spying by Chinese government

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The emergence of Chinese telecom companies Huawei and ZTE has meant a larger selection of cheaper phones for U.S. consumers. But the companies may also present a security threat to the U.S., according to U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers. Rogers says hardware from the two companies could make it easier for...
U.S. could block Huawei, ZTE on fears of spying by Chinese government

Google's next high-flying idea: Broadband Internet from solar-powered balloons

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Google has come up with some wacky ideas lately, from driverless cars to Google Glasses. Now, here comes the next one: High-speed Internet from solar-powered balloons floating in the stratosphere. The goal? Provide remote areas of the planet with high-speed Internet. “We believe that it might actually be possible to...
Google's next high-flying idea: Broadband Internet from solar-powered balloons

This Googler Is Trying To Make The Internet 200 Times Faster Than The Blink Of An Eye (GOOG)

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Google just hit yet another milestone in its three-year mission to make the Web faster. It is now the proud owner of the world's biggest public domain name server (DNS), handling an average of more than 70 billion requests a day, it says. DNS is the thing that translates...
This Googler Is Trying To Make The Internet 200 Times Faster Than The Blink Of An Eye (GOOG)

The Internet in America: A YouTube Interview with the FCC

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(Cross-posted from the YouTube Blog)If you're reading this, then you're probably on the Internet — via your laptop, your mobile phone or other handheld device, or maybe even through your television. But in 2010, millions of Americans still do not have access to the wealth of information made available on...
The Internet in America: A YouTube Interview with the FCC

Missouri approves Google’s request to set up video services in Kansas City

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Google Inc. has the go-ahead to provide video services in Kansas City. The Missouri Public Service Commission has granted Google Fiber Missouri LLC the authority to build a video service network along public rights of way, according to a March 1 order. On Feb. 17, Google (Nadsaq: GOOG) sought franchises...
Missouri approves Google’s request to set up video services in Kansas City

Iran Debuts Its Own Version of YouTube

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The government of Iran launched on Sunday the Mehr.ir Web site, the country’s homegrown flavor of a user-generated video content site. The site purports to spread the influence of Islamic and Iranian culture throughout the Persian-speaking world. Mehr’s debut comes after years of the Iranian government blocking its population off...
Iran Debuts Its Own Version of YouTube
Iran launching government-run internet network next year, says Reuters

Iran to Move Citizens to Domestic Internet Network, Snips Access to Google

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In what the country characterizes as a bid to increase domestic cybersecurity, the Iranian government plans to switch its Web-connected population over to a domestic Internet infrastructure. By many non-governmental Iranian activists, it is seen as the first steps towards an Iran-only Web with the freedom to shut off online...
Iran to Move Citizens to Domestic Internet Network, Snips Access to Google
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