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Google pushes hard on NFC

Mar 28, 2011
The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is in heavy negotiations with MasterCard and Citigroup to bring near field communications (NFC)...
Posted In: advertising, android, business, Google, nfc

AT&T - T-Mobile deal may hit a wall at the FCC. Unless it doesn't.

Mar 25, 2011
There are a couple ways to read the story that just came out in the Wall Street Journal about the proposed mega-merger. "There's no way the...
Posted In: AT&T, business, fcc, government, Law, T-Mobile

Microsoft buys a bunch of IP addresses

Mar 25, 2011
The addresses were owned by the Canadian company Nortel which has gone bankrupt. Microsoft paid 7.5 million for 666,000 addresses, that works out...
Posted In: business, geek chow, Microsoft, search

"Not so fast, AT&T" - big tech companies

Mar 24, 2011
We've reported on how Verizon doesn't really plan to oppose the big mega merger because they figure, hey, it's gonna go through no matter what. But...
Posted In: AT&T, business, ebay, Facebook, Google, government, Law, Microsoft, T-Mobile

Lendle goes back up

Mar 23, 2011
Not sure what's going on with Amazon and Lendle at this point. No one's talking. But the Kindle book lending site called Lendle (get it?) is back...
Posted In: Amazon, business, Entertainment, Kindle, lendle

Verizon CEO won't bother opposing AT&T - T-Mobile deal, won't bother buying Sprint

Mar 22, 2011
Verizon Wireless CEO Daniel Mead was interviewed by Reuters and said he won't lobby against the proposed merger of his two competitors because...
Posted In: AT&T, business, government, Sprint, T-Mobile

Sprint teams up with Google

Mar 21, 2011
Sprint may not be happy with the news about AT&T and T-Mobile, but the company has news of its own to make today. Sprint and Google announced a...
Posted In: business, gadgets, Google, Google Voice, phones, Sprint

Lots of folks in Washington not too sure about AT&T and T-Mobile

Mar 21, 2011
Not surprisingly, public interest groups are not excited about the AT&T-Mobile news. Public Knowledge President Gigi Sohn said last night "We...
Posted In: AT&T, business, Congress, T-Mobile

Facebook and "the right to be forgotten"

Mar 17, 2011
A new law being sought by the European Union would demand that websites permanently delete all data held about a user if that user requests that...
Posted In: business, EU, European Union, Facebook, Google, privacy, social media, Web Culture

Nerd contest aims to predict when people will go to the hospital

Mar 16, 2011
California physicians group Heritage Provider Network Inc. is holding a contest to find an algorithm that can "best predict when people are likely...
Posted In: business, geek chow, Health

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