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Content tagged with Policy & Regulation posted in February 2009
Supreme Court Rules For AT&T In Antitrust Case
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
The lawsuit claimed AT&T was anti-competitive because it was charging high wholesale prices to ISPs while offering low-cost DSL to consumers.
Stimulus Funds Will Go Toward New Data Center For Social Security Administration
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
With $1 billion in funding, the agency is set to build a data center and develop software to reduce a huge backlog of disability claims.
Intel Joins Dell In Challenging Netbook Trademark
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Psion Teklogix has held the trademark for the term "netbook" since 2000, but PC makers say the word is now generic.
Microsoft Files Suit Against TomTom's Implementation Of Linux
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
The suit claims infringement of eight Microsoft patents related to car navigation systems and file management.
PCI And Schrodinger's Cat
Commentary  |  2/25/2009  | 
The inherent paradox of the Payment Card Industry's compliance program to protect credit card data makes PCI a futile exercise. Let's try something else.
Russia May See Turbulence In Telecom Market
News  |  2/19/2009  | 
The Russian government may make business more difficult for foreign firms with ownership in the country's telecom companies, according to a Pyramid Research report.
Stimulus Package Makes It Harder To Hire H-1B Workers
News  |  2/18/2009  | 
The provisions are expected to affect new hires, not existing H-1B visa holders in the United States looking to renew their visas.
Federal CTO Agenda: The Industry's Advice To Obama
News  |  2/12/2009  | 
Think big and transformational, advise two dozen industry leaders, from CEOs to CIOs. And get going now.
How Federal IT Leadership Evolved Under Bush
News  |  2/12/2009  | 
From an e-government czar and CTO to an architect and administrator.
Charter Communications To Seek Finacial Protection
News  |  2/12/2009  | 
Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and Charter investor, will hold the largest voting percentage in the restructured telecom company.
Obama Signs DTV Delay, But Switch Is On
News  |  2/11/2009  | 
As many as 40% of U.S. broadcast TV stations are ignoring the reprieve and are ready to cut off analog broadcasts on Feb. 17.
Stimulus Bill Will Stimulate Health IT Adoption, Jobs
News  |  2/11/2009  | 
The $21 billion for health IT programs in the U.S. economic stimulus bill will create career opportunities and fuel educational programs for professionals to acquire a mix of technology and clinical expertise.
Alltel Continuing Wireless Service In Limited Areas
News  |  2/10/2009  | 
About 2.2 million wireless customers will continue being served by Alltel until buyers purchase the markets not acquired by Verizon.
Microsoft Nearly Killed Browser Competition, Mozilla's Baker Charges
News  |  2/9/2009  | 
The Mozilla Foundation chairperson endorsed the European Commission's finding that the link between Windows and Internet Explorer harms competition, innovation, and choice.
Verizon Wireless-Alltel Market Shoppers Lining Up
News  |  2/5/2009  | 
The estimated 2.1 million wireless subscribers in the 100 markets could represent values of as much as $3 billion.
RIM CEOs Reach Settlement With Regulators
News  |  2/5/2009  | 
Canadian regulators were seeking to fine the co-CEOs about $80 million for their roles in a backdating scandal that stretched back more than 10 years.
Lenovo Reports Loss, CEO Out
News  |  2/5/2009  | 
The Chinese computer maker's first quarterly loss in three years was attributed to the global economic meltdown, which caused a 20% decline in sales.
States Want More Say In Broadband Stimulus
News  |  2/2/2009  | 
The Obama administration has listed stepped-up deployment of broadband as an important part of its plan to help the economy.

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