News & Commentary
Content tagged with Policy & Regulation posted in July 2008
Sprint Loses 'Early Termination' Case, Must Pay $73 Million
News  |  7/29/2008  | 
The ruling could be a bad sign for AT&T and T-Mobile, which are facing similar litigation.
AT&T, Rural Carriers Oppose Sprint-Clearwire WiMax Partnership
News  |  7/28/2008  | 
The nation's largest telecom company and the Rural Cellular Association have asked the FCC to scrutinize the proposal to deploy a nationwide broadband network.
FCC May Vote On Complaint That Comcast Wrongly Blocking BitTorrent
News  |  7/28/2008  | 
Comcast maintains that its network management practices do not violate government guidelines.
Senators Threaten Ban On 'Net Data Disclosures To Foreign Governments
News  |  7/25/2008  | 
Sens. Dick Durbin and Tom Coburn ask Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang, and Google chief Eric Schmidt not to help censor or repress Internet users.
Google Wants You To Be Your Own ISP
News  |  7/24/2008  | 
Vint Cerf slams the telecoms, which aren't happy that bits have been commoditized and would like to shape industry regulations to help them to get back in the services game.
Canadian Spectrum Auction Opens: More Services, Lower Prices
News  |  7/24/2008  | 
Most of the new spectrum was gobbled up by traditional providers Rogers Communications, Bell Canada, and Telus.
Apple's iPhone Drives AT&T's Profit, Revenue Increase
News  |  7/23/2008  | 
The company said iPhone 3G unit sales in its first 12 days of availability doubled over the like sales period for last year's iPhone.
SAP Closing Subsidiary TomorrowNow
News  |  7/22/2008  | 
TomorrowNow was at the center of a 2007 Oracle lawsuit accusing SAP of "corporate theft on a grand scale."
Jail-Bound Microsoft Exec Blames '24x7' Job Stress
News  |  7/21/2008  | 
Carolyn Gudmundson was sentenced Friday to nearly two years in prison for embezzling almost $1 million from the company.
Facebook Sues 'Copycat' German Social Networking Site
News  |  7/21/2008  | 
The German site claims Facebook has sued because it can't make headway in the German market.
Yahoo In Proxy Settlement With Carl Icahn
News  |  7/21/2008  | 
The billionaire investor grabs a seat as eight of Yahoo's current board members, including chairman Roy Bostock and CEO Jerry Yang, will run for re-election next month.
Intel To Fight European Antitrust Charges
News  |  7/18/2008  | 
The chip maker expects to refute charges that it is harming competition with the tactics it is using in its battle with rival AMD.
Sony Ericsson Sees 97% Drop In Q2 Profits
News  |  7/18/2008  | 
The handset manufacturer sees weak sales in the mid and high-end markets and plans to cut 2,000 jobs.
GAO Bashes Fed's Sloppy E-mail Management
News  |  7/16/2008  | 
The agency has criticized the digital-records and cyber-security policies at five government agencies including the National Archives and Record Administration and the Dept. of Homeland Security.
AMD To Take $948 Million In Charges In Second Quarter
News  |  7/11/2008  | 
In a SEC filing, the chipmaker said the majority of the charges relate to its acquisition of ATI Technologies.
Verizon Wireless Settles Early Termination Fee Case For $21 Million
News  |  7/10/2008  | 
The wireless carrier's decision follows requests by consumers and the FCC to ease up on its EFT policies.
New Media Rights Contested In Movie Studios 'Final Offer'
News  |  7/9/2008  | 
An entertainment and technology lawyer says the actors' contract disputes over new media reflect a "civil war" between tech and entertainment interests in California.
Google, Microsoft Testify About Privacy, Behavioral Advertising
News  |  7/9/2008  | 
A Senate committee wants to know if current practices jeopardize Internet users' privacy, and if older communications and privacy laws make some behavioral advertising practices illegal.
VMware Drops Greene, Names Microsoft Veteran As CEO
News  |  7/8/2008  | 
Paul Maritz is a 14-year veteran of Microsoft who came with a recent EMC acquisition, Pi Corp., a company created to build personal software to be used from inside the cloud.
Financial Consortium Saves Bell Canada Buyout
News  |  7/7/2008  | 
The sale to a group led by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan will be financed by Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, the Royal Bank of Scotland, and Toronto-Dominion Bank.
RIM Gets A Delay In Visto Patent Trial
News  |  7/3/2008  | 
In a case that could shut down RIM's network, the judge has granted a stay until the disputed patents are fully reviewed.
Nvidia Stock Falls On Lowered Revenue Forecast
News  |  7/3/2008  | 
Investors reacted negatively to the graphics chipmaker's revised earnings estimate and the news that it would take up to a $200 million charge for products that failed in notebooks.
Google-Yahoo Deal Faces Justice Department Review
News  |  7/2/2008  | 
When the deal was announced, Google and Yahoo said they had agreed to delay it for three months to allow the Department of Justice time to review the arrangement.
Buzz Aldrin's Moon Warning
News  |  7/1/2008  | 
The famed astronaut says that if the next president does not make space exploration a priority, the United States will lag behind other countries in the space race for the next century.
Apple, Steve Jobs, Executives, Board, Sued For Securities Fraud
News  |  7/1/2008  | 
The 105-page complaint seeks to recoup billions in lost share value after Apple's admission of executive compensation though the backdating of stock option grants.

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