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(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.

Google Calls Out Verizon Over Lawsuit

Verizon Wireless has sued to prevent the eventual winner of the 700MHz wireless spectrum from conforming with FCC requirements for open devices and applications.

CBS Mobile To Offer Content On Verizon

CBS Mobile has partnered with Verizon Wireless to bring full-length episodes of the "Late Show with David Letterman" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" to V Cast Video starting tomorrow.

Will Google Bid On The Wireless Spectrum?
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Tomorrow, the FCC will vote on rules, proposed by Chairman Kevin Martin, governing the auction of the 700 MHz band of wireless spectrum. Trying its best to persuade the commission to endorse neutrality in the airwaves, similar to what many want to happen with the Internet, Google succeeded in getting at least two of its four wishes granted.

Verizon Partners With Veoh

Internet Television Company Veoh has partnered with Verizon and will offer its own channel on the Verizon Wireless V CAST service.

Vodafone Considers Verizon Takeover?

When you read phrases like "leverage takeover" and "growing group of rebel shareholders" in the financial world, it gets your attention. If the rumor that Vodafone is planning a Verizon buyout, it’ll get everybody’s attention.

Internet Group Argues Open Wireless Networks
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The tension must be palpable in the lobbies of Capitol Hill. Just as Verizon was pleading its closed network case to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Open Internet Coalition took a whole band of experts to House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet.

Verizon Tries To Block the Google Block

Verizon Wireless is not happy about the FCC’s draft to set aside the "Google block" of spectrum that will have conditions attached requiring that wireless customers are given more choice in how they access the network.

Verizon Cuts Copper, Installs Incentive To Invest
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A chief argument against Net Neutrality has been that it will remove incentive to invest. Recent moves by Verizon to lock customers into fiber shows that the incentive is most certainly present, and the company will do what is necessary to muscle the future into being.

Local Search Patent Holder Threatens Everybody

Verizon is first on a London-based company’s list of lawsuits to file (or licensing agreements to be extracted) after winning the rights to a 1999 patent for location-based search. Next up: any online service offering local search services.

Not All Goodmail Partners Have A Whitelist
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Goodmail Systems announced last week that four major Internet service providers will be adding CertifiedEmail to their repertoire of email filters. The sweeping partnerships give Goodmail automatic access to some 65 percent of US inboxes.

AT&T, Verizon Oppose Google Over Airwaves

Google’s used to arguing with Microsoft, and the Mountain View-based company has had many dustups with Yahoo.  Now AT&T and Verizon have stepped in, however, and are opposing Google’s plans for the airwaves.

Cingular and Verizon Are Full of It
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You would think that questions about linking to a website, or more specifically, what you’re allowed to say when linking, would have been put to rest. But that’s not true for Cingular or for Verizon Wireless, who think they have a right to control your hyperlink anchor text and where you link on their public sites.

LonelyGirl, Flickr Take Webby Honors

This year’s Webby Award winners were announced with the usual Oscaresque fanfare, names you’ll recognize and names you may not. But you’ll also notice who’s not on the list.

LonelyGirl, Flickr Take Webby Honors
LonelyGirl, Flickr Take Webby Honors
LonelyGirl, Flickr Take Webby Honors
Vonage May Get Stay Of Execution

A landmark Supreme Court decision may prove to be the savior of Vonage. The ruling on "obviousness" is expected to have sweeping implications in patent law while pulling Vonage from the Verizon fire.

Net Neutrality Sponsored By Verizon?
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The folks at SavetheInternet.com Coalition should be happy, as they have won two Webby Awards. One for their grassroots campaign to protect Net Neutrality and the other for a video about Net Neutrality. The Webby awards are sponsored in part by phone behemoth Verizon Communications, an irony since they are not friends of the net neutrality movement.

Sen. Dorgan Praises Net Neutrality Coalition

Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) criticized both AT&T head Ed Whitacre and Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) for their efforts against Network Neutrality protections during a conference call with reporters today, as the SaveTheInternet.com coalition celebrated its first anniversary.

Mobile TV Popular Among Males

When it comes to the smallest screen, Mobile TV is a hit with males under the age of 35, according to a new study from comScore. The study found that close to two out of three Mobile TV subscribers are male.

Mobile TV was found to be most popular among 25-34 year olds, as they have a high level of interest and acceptance of the medium. Forty-six percent of those who currently subscribe to Mobile TV are below the age of 35, and 65 percent are male. Males were more likely than average to have an interest in Mobile TV, while females were more likely to have little interest.

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