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Verizon's FiOS TV Service Nearing Approval In Big Apple
News  |  5/28/2008  | 
The service would compete with legacy cable providers Time Warner and Cablevision.
Top 20 Risks U.S. Tech Companies Are Losing Sleep Over
News  |  5/28/2008  | 
If you think the slow U.S. economy is the biggest worry for U.S. tech companies right now, you're wrong.
Mac Clone Maker Psystar Offers 'Virtually Silent' Machines
News  |  5/28/2008  | 
The systems integrator continues to defy Apple's no-cloning rule, upgrading its Leopard-based knockoffs and ramping up production capabilities.
Bell Canada Races To Appeal High Court's Takeover Ruling
News  |  5/27/2008  | 
A ruling earlier this month threatens to block the $52 billion takeover of BCE by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and a group of U.S. buyout firms.
Global Warming Skeptics Plot 'Carbon Belch Day'
News  |  5/27/2008  | 
Conservative grassroots group wants people to waste as much energy as possible on June 12 to break free from "carbon footprint guilt."
Google Claims Viacom's Lawsuit Threatens The Net
News  |  5/27/2008  | 
The Web portal says its YouTube division exceeds the minimum requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Google's Page Goes To Washington To Promote 'White Spaces'
News  |  5/23/2008  | 
Page sees slivers of unused wireless spectrum filling a role similar to Wi-Fi -- free and available widely across the United States.
Apple's Mighty Mouse Challenged In Court
News  |  5/21/2008  | 
Maryland-based Man & Machine says the name of Apple's peripheral infringes on the name of its own waterproof optical mouse.
Missouri Legislators Outlaw Cyber Stalking
News  |  5/19/2008  | 
The bill was passed in response to the death of Megan Meier, the Missouri teen who hanged herself after receiving taunts and insults on MySpace.
RIAA Setback: Making Music Available May Not Be Copyright Infringement
News  |  5/15/2008  | 
A district judge may order a new trial in a music file-sharing suit that won record companies $222,000 for copyright infringement.
Software Piracy On The Rise, Study Finds
News  |  5/14/2008  | 
Rates of pirated software ranged from a high of 93% in Armenia to a low of 20% in the United States, according to the 2007 BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy study.
SEC Requires XBRL Financial Reporting By Large Public Firms
News  |  5/14/2008  | 
The mandate is expected to be phased in for additional publicly held companies once XBRL has become a standard way of making SEC reports.
Lawmakers Eye Net Neutrality As Anti-Trust Issue
News  |  5/9/2008  | 
The Internet Freedom and Nondiscrimination Act would require carriers to promote competition and allow people to use any device they want to on the carriers' networks.
Equipment Makers Make Good In Sprint-Clearwire Match
News  |  5/8/2008  | 
For example, Airspan's share price jumped by 56% on Wednesday, and Airspan isn't even involved in the WiMax build-out as a primary supplier.
TorrentSpy Ordered To Pay $110 Million In Piracy Case
News  |  5/8/2008  | 
The Motion Picture Association of America announced that it won a permanent injunction against the site for distribution of pirated video.
'Terrorists' Legal Team' Sues Abu Ghraib Contractors
News  |  5/6/2008  | 
The Center for Constitutional Rights alleges tech outsourcers at the Iraqi prison committed torture and other war crimes during a civilian interrogation.
Report: T-Mobile Considers Sprint Acquisition
News  |  5/5/2008  | 
Such a deal would leapfrog rivals AT&T and Verizon Wireless to create the largest cell phone service provider in the U.S.
Warez Site Operator Sentenced To 30 Months
News  |  5/1/2008  | 
Prosecutors said David Fish's sentencing is linked to the largest and most successful global criminal enforcement actions ever taken against organized piracy.

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