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Verizon’s $4 Billion Spectrum Deal: Public Knowledge On How It Hurts Consumers, Competition

Verizon’s $4 Billion Spectrum Deal: Public Knowledge On How It Hurts Consumers, Competition

By Chris Crum February 27, 2012 | 1 Comment

Last year ,Verizon announced it would purchase mobile spectrum licenses from several cable companies for about $4 billion. Competitors think this will give Verizon too much power and hurt competition. Complaints from T-Mobile USA, Sprint Nextel, Public Knowledge, and the …

George Lucas: Lack Of Talent Insults Glenn Beck George Lucas: Lack Of Talent Insults Glenn Beck
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I’m not familiar with who Glenn Beck is or what angles he takes, but apparently the re-released 3D version of Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace really pissed him off. In fact, it sounds like he really doesn’t …

NASCAR Seeks Silicon Valley Sponsorship NASCAR Seeks Silicon Valley Sponsorship

Nascar has announced that it is seeking sponsorship from technology companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google. NASCAR has about 90 million fans and has been around for over 60 years. Recently they are hoping to incorporate more technology into the …

Interview: Open Spectrum Auctions Are Best Option Interview: Open Spectrum Auctions Are Best Option

The war in Washington over wireless spectrum is really beginning to heat up as policymakers and the FCC aren’t seeing eye to eye. The issue is commonly referred to as the “spectrum crunch” since wireless networks are quickly becoming overloaded.

Cycle Man: The Film Cycle Man: The Film
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What would it be like to live on your bike? One man is attempting to find out. Guillaume Blanchet spent 382 days around the Montreal area documenting exactly what it would be like. He cites his father, a cyclist as …

CDC Warns About Thrombosis CDC Warns About Thrombosis

The CDC has issued warnings to those of us who sit for long periods of time. The concern started as travelers on airplanes were reporting more and more instances of deep vain thrombosis, blood clots that form in the legs. …

Dolphins Continue To Die On Cape Cod Shore Dolphins Continue To Die On Cape Cod Shore
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In the single largest case in two decades, dolphin stranding in the northeast on the Cape Cod coast continues. To date, 90 out of about 130 dolphins who have beached themselves on the hook-shaped coast, have died. New arrivals are …

Does Facebook's IPO Make Good Business Sense? Does Facebook's IPO Make Good Business Sense?
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Companies file for IPOs all the time, but the recent filing by social networking giant Facebook has seemed to connect with nearly everyone, and in a big way. On Wednesday, Facebook filed for its IPO in hopes to raise $5 billion or more, which would make it the largest initial public offering from an Internet or technology company.

Antarctic Glacier Creates Mammoth Iceberg Antarctic Glacier Creates Mammoth Iceberg

NASA scientists on their way to Antarctica have discovered a crack in the Pine Island Glacier. This is the first evidence NASA has seen of the crack but say it will inevitably become an enormous iceberg. The section reaches out …

Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator Movie Teaser Trailer Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator Movie Teaser Trailer

From Borat to Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen has been know as a lewd and crude dude. His crazy antics in movies and his many characters and personas have gained him a wild reputation in Hollywood and around the world alike. …

NASA GRAIL: Far Side Of The Moon NASA GRAIL: Far Side Of The Moon

The GRAIL mission consists of two spacecraft, GRAIL-A and GRAIL-B, which have been placed into orbit around the Moon. As the two GRAILs circle the moon, changes in topography (mountains and valleys) will create fluctuations in gravitational pull resulting in …

NASA Discovers Alien Interstellar Material NASA Discovers Alien Interstellar Material

Star Trek fans will be excited to know that a spacecraft 200,000 miles above the Earth has discovered some material outside of our solar system. NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) observed what scientists are calling interstellar material. What was actually …

Implant Allows Woman to Hear After 29 Years Implant Allows Woman to Hear After 29 Years
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Sarah Churman of Texas has been severely hearing deficient since the day she was born. She couldn’t hear anything except maybe a chainsaw buzzing close to her ears. After 29 years of lip reading she was presented with another option. …

Sunday Crash Leaves Ten Dead In Florida Sunday Crash Leaves Ten Dead In Florida

Early Sunday morning visibly on the Interstate 75 outside Gainesville, Florida was reduced to zero due to a brushfire and already foggy conditions. The result was at least ten deaths and over 18 more hospitalized with various injuries. Around 4 …

ANA on ICANN Increasing gTLDs - "Reckless" ANA on ICANN Increasing gTLDs - "Reckless"
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On January 12, ICANN began carrying out its controversial new plan. As WebProNews previously reported, the organization made the historical decision last year to expand the number of generic top-level domain (gTLD) names to an unlimited number. What this means is that the 22 domain name endings, including .com, .org, and others that currently exist could turn into .brand going forward.

Aaron Wall Interview: Google Paid Link Story Wrap-Up Aaron Wall Interview: Google Paid Link Story Wrap-Up
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The topic of paid links is in the headlines once again, and ironically, Google is the accused. As WebProNews previously reported, Google was recently caught up in a controversy after it violated its own Webmaster Guidelines as part of a marketing campaign for Google Chrome.

Is It Journalism or Blogging? Or Neither? Is It Journalism or Blogging? Or Neither?
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According to the Free Online Dictionary, journalism is defined as: 1. The collecting, writing, editing, and presenting of news or news articles in newspapers and magazines and in radio and television broadcasts. 2. Material written for publication in a newspaper …