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  • Today in Tech

    Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.

    "I've only seen one major company built on the Facebook Platform. ... Justin Shaffer of Hot Potato and Sam Lessin of Drop.io -- both of those companies essentially failed." --  Fred Wilson, VC and principal of Union MORE

    - Nov 18, 2010 6:00 AM ET
  • Today in Tech

    Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the weekend's most newsworthy bits below.

    Less than a month after Motorola filed a suit against Apple, Apple is returning the favor by suing Motorola for infringing on smart phone patents. (The Register)
    Facebook reports a data broker paid app makers for user MORE

    - Nov 1, 2010 6:00 AM ET
  • Verizon gets caught stealing from its customers

    Does continued dishonesty from the mobile carriers signal that more federal regulation is needed in the telecoms space?

    Verizon (VZ) got caught with its hand in the cookie jar this weekend and has to pay $90 million to settle with 15 million (likely angry) customers.

    The announcement came in a statement from Verizon Wireless as the company held talks with the Federal Communications Commission about complaints of unauthorized charges and in response to questions about MORE

    - Oct 4, 2010 12:10 AM ET
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  • Today in Tech: News around the Web

    A round-up of the companies, deals, and trends that made headlines.

    Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.

    It's official: AOL (AOL) is acquiring TechCrunch, video distribution start-up 5Min media, and Brizzly web-app maker, Thing Labs. (Terms were not disclosed.) (All Things Digital) In a lengthy, MORE

    - Sep 29, 2010 6:30 AM ET
  • It's time to stop cheering "Super Wi-Fi"

    If the government really wanted the new, more powerful Wi-Fi to work, it wouldn't confine it to the margins of the spectrum world.

    When Julius Genachowski announced the creation of "Super Wi-Fi" last week, the nation's top telecom regulator painted it as a high-tech triumph. Under his plan, the government will open up access to powerful airwaves that can easily penetrate walls, allowing phone calls, tweets, Netflix streams, and every other MORE

    - Sep 29, 2010 4:30 AM ET
  • Today in Tech: News around the Web

    A round-up of the companies, deals, and trends that made headlines.

    Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.

    "Americans are somewhat self-absorbed." -- Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on whether  U.S. citizens would notice the company's cheaper Canadian pricing. (Gizmodo)

    Verizon Communications' CEO Ivan Seidenberg announced Verizon Wireless MORE

    - Sep 24, 2010 7:30 AM ET
  • Apple mends a few fences

    With partners, developers, competitors and maybe some regulatory agencies

    One of Apple's (AAPL) weaknesses as a company -- as even Steve Jobs will admit -- is that it isn't a particularly good neighbor. Like its co-founder and CEO, it can be secretive, prickly and quick to take offense. Witness, for example, the 121 pending lawsuits that list Apple as a plaintiff or defendant.

    So it's unusual and sort of refreshing to see MORE

    - Sep 19, 2010 8:27 AM ET
  • Net neutrality for wireless? Don't count on it.

    Unrestricted access rules for wireless networks would hurt users more than help them. They just don't realize it.

    Earlier this week, Google and Verizon brokered a compromise on the definition -- or at least, their definition -- of net neutrality, a set of rules that ideally, would ensure that no company could place data-access restrictions on Web content, sites, platforms, and associated equipment. The deal itself sparked controversy over whose interests MORE

    - Aug 11, 2010 10:46 AM ET
  • Apple asks FCC to keep iPhone secrets

    Requests "confidentiality treatment" for iPhone 4 specs even as it spills the beans on iTunes

    Patently Apple has turned up a curious letter. It was sent on June 4, three days before Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone 4, to the Federal Communications Commission -- the government agency that must certify any wireless device before it can be marketed in the U.S.

    Signed by Apple's (AAPL) wireless compliance manager, it requests confidentiality for MORE

    - Jun 18, 2010 1:42 PM ET
  • Is Sony competing with Logitech on GoogleTV Set top boxes?

    At Google I/O, Logitech was said to be building set-top boxes, while Sony was said to have been building TVs and Blu-Ray players with GoogleTV.  A new FCC doc seems to show a Sony stand-alone device.

    Engadget uncovered a FCC filing this morning that shows a Sony box sitting on a workstation (below) with a separate label  'Internet TV Box' pictured at right.

    That sounds very GoogleTV-ish.  Are we looking at Sony's Google TV?

    Another interesting MORE

    - Jun 1, 2010 10:36 AM ET
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