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US Lawmakers Quiz ZTE, Huawei Over Spying Concerns

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Two U.S. lawmakers have asked executives at Chinese telecom companies ZTE and Huawei to explain their connection to the Chinese government out of concern that......
US Lawmakers Quiz ZTE, Huawei Over Spying Concerns

Sprint to give US government say on board, remove Chinese hardware

arstechnica.com
In a move to get approval of its acquisition of Sprint Nextel Corp., executives of Japanese telecom company SoftBank have agreed to give the US government veto power over the choice for Sprint's director responsible for oversight of national security issues, the Wall Street Journal reports. Government representatives involved...
Sprint to give US government say on board, remove Chinese hardware

Google Gets Approval To Trade Energy: Will It Sell To Consumers?

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The US Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) has given Google subsidiary Google Energy authorization to trade electricity in bulk like other utility companies. FERC has issued an order allowing Delaware-based Google Energy to buy and sell power at market rates. This clears the way for Google to control their energy...
Google Gets Approval To Trade Energy: Will It Sell To Consumers?

Going beyond Apple, Foxconn inks big partnership deal for Mozilla's Firefox OS

venturebeat.com
July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Mozilla’s low-end smartphone efforts are picking up steam — and some major allies. It’s latest partner is electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn, which has inked a deal to create devices running Mozilla’s new mobile operating system. But this isn’t just about smartphones. Foxconn...
Going beyond Apple, Foxconn inks big partnership deal for Mozilla's Firefox OS

Spark raises fourth fund at $450m. Its ambitions have grown well beyond just media

pandodaily.com
Back when Spark Capital launched in 2005, sources in the Boston venture community whispered to me that they worried that Todd Dagres might be having a mid-life crisis. In general, the world wasn’t super hot on consumer Internet companies back then. And the original premise of his new venture firm...
Spark raises fourth fund at $450m. Its ambitions have grown well beyond just media
Telecom companies threaten to sue reporters for uncovering privacy breach with Google

News Of A National 'Super Wi-Fi' Network Was A Media Fabrication

techcrunch.com
America got bamboozled yesterday, courtesy of an unintentional media fabrication: the government is not building a super-fast national Wi-Fi network. A somewhat confusing feature in The Washington Post about a few loosely connected government initiatives about greater access to faster Wi-Fi got twisted into a story about a plan to...
News Of A National 'Super Wi-Fi' Network Was A Media Fabrication

China Mobile targets overseas growth as it prepares to launch a mobile Skype competitor

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SMS is being driven out the door in China, and the country’s three major operators are feeling the pinch. Against the backdrop of the threat of messaging and VoIP apps – among them Whatsapp, WeChat, Line, Skype, Tango – China Mobile, the world largest mobile operator, is taking matters into...
China Mobile targets overseas growth as it prepares to launch a mobile Skype competitor

MOG and Telstra link for music streaming in Australia

www.electronista.com
In its first endeavor away from American shores, subscription music service MOG announced an exclusive partnership with Telstra, one of the largest telecom companies in Australia. The deal will give bring access to MOG's music catalog to Telstra's more than 13.3 million mobile customers.......
MOG and Telstra link for music streaming in Australia
Google defies FBI, asks federal judge to challenge 'national security letters'

Groupon's New App Hints At A Change In Course

www.fastcompany.com
The latest version of Groupon's app--released quietly on Android and iPhone over the last month--reflects the company's shifting focus. Once a text-heavy app focused on daily deals, it now sports a carousal navigation that makes flipping between Groupon services like Groupon Now!, Groupon Goods, and Groupon Getaways easier. It's a...
Groupon's New App Hints At A Change In Course

FoundersCard Signature Event for NYC Internet Week [VIP Ticket Giveaway!]

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It’s that time of the year! For all the geeks, startup enthusiasts and media elite in New York City, it’s time to burn the candles at both ends and celebrate all that is good and holy about the Internet. Internet Week NY kicks off on May 14th with a week long program...
FoundersCard Signature Event for NYC Internet Week [VIP Ticket Giveaway!]

Reliance in trouble. Flag Telecom cancels $1B IPO

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Flag Telecom, a large international network operator that connected countries in Europe with Middle East and Asia with the U.S., is shelving its $1 billion dollar initial public offering. The cancellation is a huge set-back for its parent company, Reliance Communications, which has been desperately trying to reduce its $7...
Reliance in trouble. Flag Telecom cancels $1B IPO
Holler wants to be the voice layer of your apps

Chinese Dissident, Convicted On Evidence from Yahoo, Freed From Prison After 10 Years

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(Photo: Daily Mail) Way back in 2002, a Chinese political dissident named Wang Xiaoning was arrested for publishing pro-democracy materials using his Yahoo account. When the Chinese government went to build a case against Mr. Wang, Yahoo rolled over like a trained dog, coughing up Mr. Wang’s records, which China...
Chinese Dissident, Convicted On Evidence from Yahoo, Freed From Prison After 10 Years

Locating Latest Mobile Craze, Tweetsii Debuts At SXSW

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The idea for Gypsii came while Dan Harple was commuting the way most people do in Amsterdam - riding a bicycle. Harple, a serial entrepreneur, was looking on his mobile phone for nearby restaurants, but he couldn’t find good results. “I was riding my bike around searching and I’d get...
Locating Latest Mobile Craze, Tweetsii Debuts At SXSW

WAC Whacked: Telecom-Backed Alliance Merges Into GSMA, Assets Acquired By API Management Service Apigee

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Apigee, the API management company that was most recently spotted powering that new “print to Walgreens” feature in half a dozen or so mobile applications, is now acquiring the technology assets of WAC, aka the Wholesale Applications Community. WAC, an alliance of global telecom companies, like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Deutsche...
WAC Whacked: Telecom-Backed Alliance Merges Into GSMA, Assets Acquired By API Management Service Apigee

The Wholesale Applications Community Sounds Like A Disaster In The Making

techcrunch.com
This morning, twenty four of the world’s largest telecom companies announced their plans to create the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC), a unified open platform that lets developers build an application once, and deploy it to work on any carrier, device, and OS. The roster of supporters include many of the...
The Wholesale Applications Community Sounds Like A Disaster In The Making

Txtr Fights Amazon/Apple With iPhone/Android eBooks For The Rest Of Us

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While Apple, Amazon and competition authorities globally tussle over book pricing, a fleet-of foot startup is quietly building an alternative platform others would do well to check out. txtr is one of the largest independent eBook platforms in Europe. The Berlin based startup began back in 2008, deciding, as one...
Txtr Fights Amazon/Apple With iPhone/Android eBooks For The Rest Of Us

Facebook Launches New Mobile Web Standards Initiative, Payments for the Mobile Web

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During a special lunch-time event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Facebook's CTO Bret Taylor introduced a number of new Facebook and industry-wide initiatives for the mobile web. Facebook is also working with a number of other vendors to define better web standards that can be implemented across...
Facebook Launches New Mobile Web Standards Initiative, Payments for the Mobile Web

Vodafone shares reach 10-year high

www.guardian.co.uk
Rumoured £161bn takeover bid by US firms AT&T and Verizon would dwarf AOL's acquisition of Time Warner in 2000Vodafone's shares hit a decade high on Tuesday on renewed rumours that the mobile phone company may be subject to a £161bn bid - which would smash previous takeover records.Shares in Vodafone...
Vodafone shares reach 10-year high

Cisco CRS-3: Download Library of Congress in Just Over One Second

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Cisco has announced a new routing system that they say is going to speed up the Internet in a big way. Dubbed the Cisco CRS-3, the company claimed that the new system – currently being tested by AT&T – is three times faster than its predecessor, which was introduced...
Cisco CRS-3: Download Library of Congress in Just Over One Second

Via Licensing Adds China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom To Its 4G LTE Standards-Essential Patent Pool

techcrunch.com
Via Licensing Corporation today announced that China Mobile and Deutsche Telekom joined the company’s LTE patent pool for standards-essential patents. The two telecom giants join AT&T, Clearwire Corporation, DTVG Licensing, HP, KDDI Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, SK Telecom, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, and ZTE Corporation in this pool that launched last October....
Via Licensing Adds China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom To Its 4G LTE Standards-Essential Patent Pool

European Parliament Wants to Cut Mobile Roaming Fees

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With networks that typically span the whole country and plans that generally shield U.S. mobile phone users from paying extra roaming fees these days, being outside of your provider's reach isn't much of a problem on this side of the Atlantic (though there may be some changes afoot here, too)....
European Parliament Wants to Cut Mobile Roaming Fees
IBM Cashes In On The Cloud -- Buys Hosting Company SoftLayer
Immoral tech? IT vendors refuse to bid on Pakistan censorship scheme

Turn Your Old iPod Into A New iPhone Using FreedomPop

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The iPhone 5 is out, but it'll cost you. The iPhone 4 is free with a contract, but that's so 2010. What if you could spend $99 and turn your old iPod touch into a new iPhone? With no contract to  enslave you to the telecom companies? Well, there is.  ...
Turn Your Old iPod Into A New iPhone Using FreedomPop

China Poised for Crackdown on Internet

allthingsd.com
China appears to be gearing up for a crackdown on its domestic Internet after a series of online exposés of corruption underscored the growing power of social media there. Senior members of China’s National People’s Congress on Monday began considering a bill that would require users to report their real...
China Poised for Crackdown on Internet

JACK ABRAMOFF: The Truth About My Crimes, Jail, And Life After Prison

www.businessinsider.com
 A decade ago, Jack Abramoff was one of the Washington's richest and most-successful lobbyists. Representing Indian tribes, telecom companies, sovereign governments, and dozens of other clients, he played the lobbying game extremely aggressively--so aggressively that he eventually caught the attention of the press and federal investigators. At first, Abramoff...
JACK ABRAMOFF: The Truth About My Crimes, Jail, And Life After Prison
Deezer confirms $130M investment rumors, c'est vrai
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