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Is Twitter A Newspaper, Or Is It The Phone Company?

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Is Twitter a publisher and distributor of information like a newspaper, or is it just a dumb pipe like a telephone network? Lawyers in Australia seem to believe that a case could be made that Twitter is a publisher, like a newspaper, and therefore it can be sued for...
Is Twitter A Newspaper, Or Is It The Phone Company?

Companies worth $1 trillion are suing others over Android's alleged patent infringement

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On Friday it became discoverable that Fujifilm, a Japanese company, has sued Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility for Android's alleged infringement of four of its patents. So far, Fujifilm has mostly played a defensive role in patent litigation, bringing declaratory judgment actions or countersuits. But after trying unsuccessfully since April 2011...
Companies worth $1 trillion are suing others over Android's alleged patent infringement
AT&T's LTE investments will go big by using small cells

Leaving Las Vegas: 15 stories you might have missed this week

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Most of the stories you read on Ars this week came straight from the show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center. You'll find plenty of articles here about the hardware (and software, and infrastructure) of the future form new car tech to AT&T's plan to go all-IP. You'll...
Leaving Las Vegas: 15 stories you might have missed this week
"Sender-pays" rule doesn't necessarily increase telecom investment

Alcatel-Lucent makes its network play for the cloud

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Alcatel Lucent, the grandaddy in telecommunications gear, has dreams of getting into the cloud infrastructure game with a new venture called Nuage Networks (nuage means cloud in French). The division was created a year ago and is prepping a new product aimed at creating flexible and programmable networks for cloud...
Alcatel-Lucent makes its network play for the cloud

How the US government, FBI, and NSA is spying on almost every American

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In the last 48 hours, it has come to light that the FBI and National Security Agency (NSA) have direct, government-mandated, warrantless access to servers at Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Skype, and other major internet companies. Furthermore, the NSA also requested -- and received -- data about every domestic call...
How the US government, FBI, and NSA is spying on almost every American

World IPv6 Launch Day Is Key for the Internet of Things

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With today’s celebration of World IPv6 Launch 2012, the Internet is doing something new: growing. And that growth comes none too soon as the rise of the Internet of Things places unprecedented new demands on worldwide Internet infrastructure. Google, Yahoo and Facebook are amongst the leaders in the growing...
World IPv6 Launch Day Is Key for the Internet of Things

Should we still write Internet with a capital ‘i’?

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Writing for any organisation means working with a style guide. There are the classics, such as AP Stylebook that lay out standards for writing and are put in place to create consistency across a publication. Against this lies the progression of language and the rate at which English is prone...
Should we still write Internet with a capital ‘i’?
Here's AT&T's $14B plan to kill its copper network and leave rural America behind

FCC again balks on telephone network shutdown

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The remaining wireline carriers want to speed up the transition to native IP networks, an investment that has the added bonus of ending the digital divide once and for all. So why won't the FCC let them do it? [Read more]...
FCC again balks on telephone network shutdown

AT&T to buy Alltel for $780 million

www.computerworld.com
The parent company of Alltel, a mobile telephone network serving rural customers in six states, has agreed to sell the business to AT&T for about $780 million, Atlantic Tele-Network announced Tuesday....
AT&T to buy Alltel for $780 million

New Technology Trying To Detect Parkinson's With A Phone Call

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The Parkinson's Voice Initiative is testing a new technology that aims to detect Parkinson's through a phone call. While at Oxford, mathematician Max Little developed an algorithm to detect voice disorders. When he tried those algorithms to detect Parkinson's disease, he did so with about 86 percent accuracy, he writes...
New Technology Trying To Detect Parkinson's With A Phone Call

World IPv6 Launch: Keeping the Internet growing

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When the Internet launched operationally in 1983, its creators never dreamed that there might be billions of devices and users trying to get online. Yet now, almost three decades later, that same Internet serves nearly 2.5 billion people and 11 billion devices across the globe. And we're running out of...
World IPv6 Launch: Keeping the Internet growing

magicJack: Cheap, Way Overhyped, But Really Works [Personal Technology]

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When I see a high-tech product that’s advertised mainly via frequent hard-sell TV ads, as if it were a diet pill, I tend to assume it can’t be very good, especially if its price is absurdly low. So, I haven’t paid much attention to a product called magicJack, a small...
magicJack: Cheap, Way Overhyped, But Really Works [Personal Technology]
The telephone network that ran on barbed wire

AT&T to buy Alltel for $780 million

www.computerworld.com
The parent company of Alltel, a mobile telephone network serving rural customers in six states, has agreed to sell the business to AT&T for about US$780 million, Atlantic Tele-Network announced Tuesday....
AT&T to buy Alltel for $780 million

Japan gets phone call translator

www.bbc.co.uk
Subscribers to Japan's biggest telephone network are to offered an app that will translate calls so they can speak to people using other languages....
Japan gets phone call translator

Modern Data Centers Fuel NSA's Verizon Phone Spying

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Technical question: How much computing power does it take to store and analyze data on every call in the U.S.? Answer: A lot. The National Security Agency maintains several data center facilities around the U.S. and is about to build another — a $1.2 billion facility in Utah that will...
Modern Data Centers Fuel NSA's Verizon Phone Spying
Is Twitter a newspaper or is it the phone company?

IOVOX Takes Investment From VC Octopus To Scale Up In Europe

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IOVOX, a provider of telephony analytics which we’ve covered before, has secured investment from London-based Octopus Investment. Specifically from the Octopus Titan 4 Venture Capital Trust (VCT) and Octopus Titan 5 VCT. The cash will be used for expansion. Although terms were unreleased, we understand the investment allows the founders...
IOVOX Takes Investment From VC Octopus To Scale Up In Europe
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