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Content tagged with Policy & Regulation posted in September 2008
Google Share Plunge To Be Erased By Nasdaq
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
The search engine's canceled trades were triggered by erroneous orders that were routed to Nasdaq from another market center, officials said.
T-Mobile Concerned Over FCC's Free Wi-Fi Plan
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
The mobile operator claims recent tests near Seattle prove the free service would interfere with its cellular network.
Tech Sector Could Star In U.S. Economic Salvation
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
Universal broadband, spending on energy technologies, and alternative technologies could encourage the growth needed to come back from the Wall Street bailout, analysts conclude.
The Economy And Jobs: More Than You Can Handle?
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
Feel that? It's the economy quaking. With the House rejecting the $700 billion bailout bill, stocks seesawing, and loads of uncertainty looming, it's possible you'll have more candidates than you ever imagined applying for jobs at your company. Are you ready to handle that?
Wireless Mergers Top FCC's To-Do List
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
The Verizon-Alltel and Sprint-Clearwire mergers will be reviewed by the end of the year, the FCC said.
FCC's Dilemma: Moving Sprint Away From Public Safety Nets
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
Ever since the Nextel acquisition, plans to reallocate the 800-MHz spectrum have been bandied about so it doesn't interfere with bands used by public safety agencies.
FCC Mulls Public Safety Spectrum Price Drop
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
The 700-MHz D Block of spectrum, which is used by police and firefighters, was originally priced at $1.3 billion.
Dell To Move To Greener Notebook Displays
News  |  9/24/2008  | 
By the end of 2009, Dell plans to ship LED displays with at least 80% of all its notebooks, reaching 100% in 2010.
Google Co-Founder To Woo Congress For 'White Spaces'
News  |  9/23/2008  | 
Larry Page and others want Washington to open unused portions of the spectrum, so cell phones can operate without the additional infrastructure charges.
IBM's Hints At Leaving Some Tech Standards Bodies
News  |  9/23/2008  | 
The policy change is seen by experts as the fallout over the adoption of Microsoft's Open XML document format as an international standard.
Music Industry Drafts Digital Revenue Sharing Agreement
News  |  9/23/2008  | 
Under the proposed distribution model, artists would generally receive 10.5% of revenue for limited download and interactive streaming services.
Sneaky E-Mail And Other Tricks
Commentary  |  9/18/2008  | 
Sarah Palin's Yahoo account is a stark reminder of how easy it is for employees to get around corporate compliance policies.
Bill Gates Tops Forbes List Of Wealthy Americans
News  |  9/18/2008  | 
Computer entrepreneurs fared well on the magazine's annual list of the superrich.
Google, General Electric Push Renewable Energy, Grid Technology
News  |  9/17/2008  | 
The companies are promoting development of hybrid electric plug-in vehicles and the electrical infrastructure necessary to support the so-called "smart grid."
Internet Gambling Vote Looms In Congress
News  |  9/17/2008  | 
If the new Payments System Protection Act becomes law, it will be a boon to the estimated 23 million Americans who play poker over the Web.
EU To Examine Google-Yahoo Ad Deal
News  |  9/16/2008  | 
The European Competition Commission has joined the growing number of groups concerned that the arrangement will hinder competition in online advertising.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee Unveils Foundation For Free, Open Web
News  |  9/15/2008  | 
The foundation will receive a $5 million seed grant over five years from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and its leaders said they are seeking additional funds.
Wireless Carriers Address An Open Future
News  |  9/10/2008  | 
Opening up the wireless carriers' networks to devices will be beneficial to consumers, executives said, but optimization and security remain issues.
FCC Mulls Another Spectrum Auction For Public Safety
News  |  9/8/2008  | 
The agency is expected to take up at its Sept. 25 meeting Martin's proposal that the entire D block be eligible for sale for $750 million.
Spectrum Bridge Launches Online Secondary Market
News  |  9/5/2008  | 
The company unveiled a Web site that enables buyers and sellers of wireless assets to connect.
HP Swaps Usual Laptop Packaging For Messenger Bag
News  |  9/5/2008  | 
Wal-Mart will sell the Pavilion dv6929 with the protective bag exclusively at its Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores in the United States for $798.
Cox Denies Fiber Optic Cable To Blame For San Diego Wildfires
News  |  9/4/2008  | 
Previously, the California Department of Fire and Forestry Protection had pointed to lines operated by SDG&E and Cox as linked to three fires in the county last October.
IBM's E-Discovery Platform
Commentary  |  9/4/2008  | 
IBM launches eDiscovery Manager software to help enterprises find and manage information that may be relevant to litigation.
FCC To Test Free Wi-Fi For T-Mobile Interference
News  |  9/2/2008  | 
The federal agency is proposing to combine the 2155-2175 MHz band with the 2175-2180 MHz band to create a 25-MHz block of spectrum for a single nationwide license.

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