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Wireless Spending Exceeds Landlines

With more Americans ditching their landlines, 2007 is on pace to be the first year in which U.S. households spend more on cell phone services, according to industry and government officials.

Chris Sacca Quitting Google
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Chris Sacca was no Vanessa Fox – do a search for him within WebProNews, and you’ll find just five articles in which he’s mentioned.  Sacca will mirror Fox in at least one way, however, as he’s leaving Google at the end of this month.

Consumers Unaware Of Online Security Threats

Over half of computer users believe they are protected against online threats like spyware, viruses and hackers actually have little or no online protection according to a study by research firm iTracks conducted for Verizon.

Verizon Picks 4G LTE Technology
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Verizon’s second big announcement of the week is that the company plans to develop and deploy its next generation mobile broadband network using Long Term Evolution (LTE), a technology more closely related to GSM, used by rival AT&T, which will also be upgrading to the LTE format.

Verizon Changes Heart, Opens Up
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Verizon reversed itself today by announcing the company will open its network to wireless devices, software, and applications not offered by the company. This comes just two months after the company sued the federal government to block openness requirements for the winner of the 700 MHz band of wireless spectrum.

Verizon’s Web 2.0 Marketing Campaign

“My Home 2.0″ is a web 2.0 type of marketing campaign for Verizon to promote their FiOS service. It’s a combination TV/online reality show, kind of like Extreme Home Makeover but its not upgrading the décor as much as transforming the home and family to be technology savvy.

Google Hits, Stays Above $700

At 9:32 AM, Google’s stock arrived at $700.43.  Regardless of what happened next, that was an important mark.  But what happened next is interesting, too: the search engine giant generally stayed above $700.

Google, Verizon Now Best Of Pals

All of that legal nastiness between Google and Verizon over the latter’s alleged attempts to alter the conditions of the forthcoming 700MHz spectrum auction has faded, as the two may team up for a Google Phone deal.

Senators Call For Net Neutrality Hearing
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Senators Bryon Dorgan (D-ND) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) sent a letter today to Sen. Daniel Inouye, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, calling for a hearing to discuss phone and cable companies’ recent discrimination against content on their networks, and whether current regulatory protections are enough.

Verizon Gives Up FCC Suit

After sufficient sound and fury from Verizon’s camp filing suit against the Federal Communications Commission to overturn rules governing a block of 700 MHz wireless spectrum, the telecom has dismissed its suit.

Verizon Internet Speed Blows Away Cable

Some Verizon FiOS customers will see an increase in speed due to a new Internet service that has upload and download speeds up to 20 megabits per second.

Atty. Gen. Teaches Verizon What ‘Unlimited’ Means

Verizon Wireless has agreed to reimburse over 13,000 subscribers that had their wireless internet service disconnected after "excessively" using their "unlimited" access plans. The New York Attorney General’s office called Verizon’s marketing tactics "deceptive."

Net Neutrality, Now With Less Spin

Have the telecoms and cable companies just abandoned the Net Neutrality fight altogether? It used to be they staged aggressive rhetoric battles, created questionable studies, and pretended to honor Net Neutrality on their own – without legislation.

A Neutral Net Will Save The Watchdogs

Something is starkly wrong when diametrically opposed ideologues join hands in public to protest something else. That something wrong, in a nutshell: the government and communications companies working in concert to erode the freedoms that made our country great.

Google Challenges Verizon On Open Access

Verizon has been lobbying for changes to the 700MHz wireless auction that would remove an open access requirement permitting subscribers to use any handset they like with that spectrum.

Verizon Claims it’s got an “iPhone Killer”

Reuters reports on a new iPhone killer (Verizon’s claim, not mine) that’s coming soon from Verizon. Sounds great. Can’t wait to try it. I doubt people will wait in line, but who knows?

Ahh, maybe this is why Steve Jobs lowered the price to $399 for the iPhone. Now that seems like an even more brilliant move.

Some things I’d like to see here:

iPhone – Turning Off Fans

No company in modern corporate history has developed a more cultlike, devoted customer base than Apple. I’ve often cited them as an example of what other firms strive for, or should strive for, in bonding with their customers.

(Woops) Telecoms Help Make Case For Neutral Net
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One of the more parroted talking points against Net Neutrality has been verbalized this way: It’s a solution in search of a problem. Rather snide, really, if you think about it, and is a remark that usually accompanies a brush off to concerns of gatekeeper abuses.

Hong Kong’s Broadband Is How Fast?
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In case you’re still convinced there’s a true open market in broadband space and the handful of companies running it are sufficient competition for each other, consider this: in Hong Kong, you can get a fiber-to-the-home connection 20 times faster than Verizon’s FiOS connection for about the same price.

Marketers Should Be Terrified By This!
A panel of young adults moderated by Guy Kawasaki which should be very interesting to marketers and anyone in the mobile business.

AT&T Tilt vs. Verizon XV6800
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“Release no smartphone before its time” seems to be the slogan of both AT&T and Verizon. My romance with HTC slide-style smartphones began all the way back in March of this year, when I tested the Verizon XV6700.

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