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Ofcom outlines plans to remove the hassle of switching broadband providers in the UK

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One of the biggest headaches in moving house is the inherent lag-time between moving in and waiting for that broadband connection to get up and running. It’s perhaps a sad state-of-affairs, but I’d sooner do without a fridge for that first week in a new pad than be without the...
Ofcom outlines plans to remove the hassle of switching broadband providers in the UK

Microsoft and Yahoo Cleared For Search and Advertising Deal

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Microsoft and Yahoo apparently received clearance from both the European Commission--that's the EU's anti-trust regulatory body--and the U.S. Department of Justice to complete their proposed search-and-advertising deal.The 10-year agreement will see Microsoft taking over Yahoo's algorithmic and paid search platforms, while Yahoo handles sales-relationship duties for a substantial segment of...
Microsoft and Yahoo Cleared For Search and Advertising Deal
U.K. Homegrown Crowdfunding Platforms Band Together To Create Self-Regulatory Body Without Kickstarter, Indiegogo

U.S. lawmakers push to prevent global Internet regulation

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U.S. lawmakers on Thursday introduced a resolution to fight against any international efforts to put regulations on the Internet. The move supports efforts by State Department officials and Silicon Valley giants to prevent the United Nations from becoming the regulatory body for the Internet. Read full article >>...
U.S. lawmakers push to prevent global Internet regulation

While under its investigation, Google donated $25,000 to help throw a party for the FTC's chairman

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While under the investigation of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Google donated $25,000 to Common Sense Media, a group that was in the process of honoring FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz’s work for kids. According to Bloomberg, which broke the story earlier today, the funds went to help put on an “awards ceremony.” Google was joined...
While under its investigation, Google donated $25,000 to help throw a party for the FTC's chairman

A Second U.K. Regulator Is Looking Into Autonomy's Pre-HP Books

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Regulators in the U.K. are looking into the finances of the British software firm Autonomy during the years immediately prior to its acquisition by Hewlett-Packard, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The U.K.’s Financial Reporting Council announced the investigation today in a statement on its website. This...
A Second U.K. Regulator Is Looking Into Autonomy's Pre-HP Books

Apple Loses iPhone Trademark Exclusivity In Brazil As Regulator Delivers Its Ruling

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Apple has officially lost exclusive rights over the use of the iPhone trademark in Brazil, according to the BBC. The news was telegraphed earlier via a leak that said Brazil’s regulatory body was planning to side with IGB Electronics S.A. in the case and revoke Apple’s exclusive ownership of the term “iPhone”...
Apple Loses iPhone Trademark Exclusivity In Brazil As Regulator Delivers Its Ruling

EU Wants Google Street View Curbed

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European regulators, in the latest chapter of an ongoing privacy battle with Google, have told the company that it needs to warn people when its Street View cameras are going to be filming them, and to shorten the length of time that it keeps the images generated by the...
EU Wants Google Street View Curbed
NYT: ‘Hacker’ Marius Milner identified as Google’s personal data cropping engineer

With JOBS Act Becoming Law, Crowdfunding Platforms Look To Create Self-Regulatory Body

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Today, President Obama signs the JOBS Act into law, legalizing crowdfunding in startups by non-accredited investors, so that anyone with a computer can invest. The new law stipulates that entrepreneurs can now raise money from anyone and everyone, however, startups are limited to $1 million per year, and must stick...
With JOBS Act Becoming Law, Crowdfunding Platforms Look To Create Self-Regulatory Body
Street View data cropping case spurs sworn denials from Googlers

ESRB game rating system debuts for digital delivery titles

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The self-regulatory body for the video game industry, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), today announced a streamlined, no-cost service for assigning ratings to all digitally delivered games. ESRBís new ìDigital Rating Serviceî utilizes a brief but detailed online questionnaire to assess not only a productís content and age-appropriateness, but...
ESRB game rating system debuts for digital delivery titles
Mignon Clyburn becomes first female FCC head today, but her tenure will be brief

China may widen investigation of Apple iPad trademark dispute

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More than 30 offices across China of a commerce regulatory body are investigating Apple's sales of the iPad in the country, according to the lawyer for the little-known Chinese company that has accused Apple of trademark infringement....
China may widen investigation of Apple iPad trademark dispute

Consumer Watchdog asks Congress to call Google’s Larry Page for privacy policy hearing

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Two weeks after after EU bodies requested that Google “pause” the rolling out of its privacy policy updates, US not-for-profit organization Consumer Watchdog has written to the US House of Representatives’ Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee, calling for CEO Larry Page to explain Google’s “disingenuous statements about its supposed commitment...
Consumer Watchdog asks Congress to call Google’s Larry Page for privacy policy hearing

With regulatory approval, iPhone 5 on track for December China launch

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Apple’s newest iPhone just cleared a big hurdle in China: the iPhone 5 was approved by the country’s telecom certification body. That means it’s only a matter of time before one of the country’s carriers, as well as Apple’s own retail stores in the country, will begin selling it. The...
With regulatory approval, iPhone 5 on track for December China launch

Kindle Store, with iOS and Android apps, launches in China

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There’s no Chinese-language Kindle e-reader yet, but Amazon has launched a Chinese Kindle store with Android and iOS apps for reading ebooks. Reuters reports that “In June, four Kindle models, including the Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire and as well as one Kindle keyboard, received approval from the State Radio...
Kindle Store, with iOS and Android apps, launches in China

PCC chairman unveils plans for new watchdog at Leveson inquiry

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Lord Hunt says he hopes his proposals for a new regulatory body would eradicate 'bad journalism'The new chairman of the Press Complaints Commission has unveiled a blueprint for a "totally new" newspaper watchdog which he hopes will eradicate "bad journalism" and practices that have brought "shame" on the industry.Lord Hunt...
PCC chairman unveils plans for new watchdog at Leveson inquiry

China May Widen Investigation of Apple IPad Trademark Dispute

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More than 30 offices across China of a commerce regulatory body are investigating Apple's sales of the iPad in the country, according to the lawyer for the......
China May Widen Investigation of Apple IPad Trademark Dispute

Game ratings board creates a no-cost service for putting content labels on digital games

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The video game industry’s ratings board has figured out a way to put parent-advisory rating for all games that are delivered via digital means.The new systems will allow developers and publishers to obtain a rating for a game using a streamlined process that allows for self-rating of games, with...
Game ratings board creates a no-cost service for putting content labels on digital games

Typosquatting sites ‘Wikapedia’ and ‘Twtter’ have been fined $300,000 by UK watchdog

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Two so-called ‘typosquatting’ websites that directed unsuspecting Internet users to sites pretending to be Wikipedia and Twitter have been forced offline, with the respective owners fined £100,000 ($156,000) each. The act of typosquatting involves individuals or companies registering domain names that are similar to other popular domain names, but differ...
Typosquatting sites ‘Wikapedia’ and ‘Twtter’ have been fined $300,000 by UK watchdog

UK banks are ready for Greek exit, says Bank of England adviser

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Michael Cohrs says unfolding eurozone crisis means banks must keep bolstering their strengthBritain's banks are strong enough to withstand any Greek exit from the eurozone but need to keep bolstering their financial strength in the face of the escalating crisis, according to a member of a Bank of England regulatory...
UK banks are ready for Greek exit, says Bank of England adviser
Markets: Airbnb, Coursera, Uber: Don't Let Government Regulate the Sharing Economy

Samsung Galaxy Beam crosses paths with FCC, sports 3G connectivity for AT&T

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The FCC comes across many smartphones in its daily routine, but it's hardly an everyday occurrence for one of those handsets to rock a miniature projector. That's the claim to fame of the Samsung Galaxy Beam, which just made its way through the regulatory body with full 3G support...
Samsung Galaxy Beam crosses paths with FCC, sports 3G connectivity for AT&T

Colorado Dem Rep cautions FTC to rethink antitrust suit against Google

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Jared Polis, U.S. Representative for Colorado’s 2nd congressional district U.S. Federal Trade Commission officials supposedly want to bring an antitrust case against Google due to complaints about it suppressing competition in the market, but Colorado Rep. Jared Polis cautioned the regulatory body in a letter last week that such a...
Colorado Dem Rep cautions FTC to rethink antitrust suit against Google
MicroVentures doles out $16M in investments while it 'patiently waits' for the SEC

FTC closes Google probe with light reprimand

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The Federal Trade Commission has resolved its probe of search giant Google, it was announced today, with the regulatory body assessing light reprimands in exchange for Google agreeing to modify some of its business practices. The settlement Google reached with the FTC will require the company to fulfill prior promises...
FTC closes Google probe with light reprimand

Verizon calls foul on T-Mobile spectrum protest

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Earlier this month, T-Mobile went to Washington to protest Verizon's planned purchase of Advanced Wireless Services airwaves from cable companies, writing a letter (PDF) to the FCC urging the regulatory body to block the spectrum sale. Now, Verizon is turning the tables on its competitor, accusing T-Mobile of hypocrisy in...
Verizon calls foul on T-Mobile spectrum protest

Tech Titans In Asia: Apple's Cook Visits China, While Google's Schmidt Makes A Stop In North Korea

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Two top tech executives are currently visiting Asia, but while Eric Schmidt’s trip to North Korea is confusing observers of the authoritarian regime and Google alike, the reasons for Apple CEO Tim Cook’s China sojourn are much more obvious. Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Miao Wei, minister of China’s...
Tech Titans In Asia: Apple's Cook Visits China, While Google's Schmidt Makes A Stop In North Korea

Google getting close to an antitrust settlement with the EU

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The European Commission announced on Tuesday that it had come to an understanding with Google that would permit a settlement without a court case. The EU has been investigating Google since 2010, when European search companies began complaining that Google was burying search results for products that competed with Google's...
Google getting close to an antitrust settlement with the EU
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