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Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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President Obama's Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park, talks about what exactly America's CTO does -- and announces a second round of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program. Also, a debate over whether the FCC should be involved in paving the way towards more free WiFi for all of us.  

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Dell reaches $24.4 billion deal to go private

Founder Michael Dell, equity firm Silver Lake Partners, and Microsoft are taking the Texas-based company off the market in an effort to make the company more agile, and hopefully, more profitable.
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President's Chief Technology Officer announces new round of Innovation program

President Obama's Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park, talks about what exactly America's CTO does -- and announces a second round of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program.
Posted In: Tech, Obama

America: Land of the free...Internet?

Some American cities tried this and ran up against a buzz saw of opposition from companies that sell Internet service.
Posted In: fcc, Internet, Tech, wifi

How Sandy disrupted phone communications

The FCC looks at what can be done to minimize disruptions to phone service during natural disasters.
Posted In: Tech, Hurricane Sandy, cell phone, fcc