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Google Denied Nexus One Trademark

March 18, 2010 7:53 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Google may have to find another name for its flagship Android device, the Nexus One.

HTC Says It Will Fight Apple Suit

March 18, 2010 7:46 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

HTC Corp., the Taiwanese cell phone maker sued by Apple for patent infringement, said Thursday it will defend itself against charges.

Court: Pennsylvania DA Can't Bring 'Sexting' Charges

March 18, 2010 7:42 am | by Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

A U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday that a northeastern Pennsylvania prosecutor may not pursue felony charges against a teenage girl who appeared in a racy cell-phone photo.


Spectrum, Public Safety Top Priorities in FCC Broadband Plan

March 16, 2010 8:11 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC's newly-unveiled National Broadband Plan could have a sweeping impact on the wireless industry, public safety and the Universal Service Fund (USF).

Report: FTC Deepens Probe of Google's AdMob Purchase

March 11, 2010 7:23 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is expanding its investigation into Google's purchase of AdMob, reports Bloomberg.

Patent Suit Filed Against Google, Facebook

March 11, 2010 7:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Wireless Ink Corp. is leveling patent infringement charges against both Google and Facebook.

FCC Broadband Plan Considers Spectrum for Free 3G

March 10, 2010 7:13 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC is considering using spectrum for free or low-cost 3G service, according to a statement from yesterday's Knight Commission Digital Inclusion Summit...

Iowa House OKs Cell Phone Ban for Young Drivers

March 9, 2010 6:57 am | by Mike Glover, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House voted to ban any cell phone use by the state's youngest drivers.


FCC: Use USF Cash for Broadband, 3G

March 8, 2010 7:04 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC wants to reform the Universal Service Fund (USF) to provide subsidies for rural broadband services instead of wireline voice.

Apple, Nokia Patent Fight Stalled Over ITC Decision

March 4, 2010 7:08 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

A judge in a Delaware federal district court has put Apple and Nokia's patent fight on hold...

Microsoft CEO: Google merits regulatory scrutiny

March 3, 2010 7:02 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer intends to keep the regulatory heat on Google as his company strives to lessen its rival's dominance of Internet search.

Think Tank: Net Neutrality Rules Harmful, Unnecessary

March 2, 2010 7:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The American Consumer Institute says net neutrality regulations are not only unnecessary but could restrict growth and innovation in the broadband industry.

Apple Levels Patent Suit at HTC

March 2, 2010 7:08 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Fresh off defending itself again patent infringement charges filed by Nokia, Apple today filed a similar lawsuit against Taiwanese OEM HTC.


Verizon Sued Over $1.99 Data Charges

March 1, 2010 7:14 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless has been slapped with a class-action lawsuit over $1.99 data fees alleged to have been improperly charged to non-smartphone customers.

ITC to Launch Probe into Apple, Nokia Complaint

February 22, 2010 7:13 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is busy with the wireless industry these days.

eHealth, Education Get Top Billing in Broadband Plan Update

February 22, 2010 7:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC has named healthcare and education as two of its top priorities in its upcoming National Broadband Plan.

RIM, Apple on Hot Seat over Kodak Camera Complaint

February 18, 2010 7:12 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The ITC has agreed to investigate allegations that the digital cameras in Research in Motion's BlackBerry and Apple's iPhone infringe on patents held by Eastman Kodak.

Privacy Group Files FTC Complaint on Google Buzz

February 17, 2010 6:49 am | by Joelle Tessler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A privacy watchdog group complained to federal regulators on Tuesday about Google's new Buzz social networking service.

MS, Apple Accused of Patent Infringement

February 11, 2010 7:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

It's patent infringement allegation time again, and now it's Apple and Microsoft on the hot seat.

Qualcomm Granted Stay in Japan FTC Case

February 11, 2010 7:18 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Qualcomm says it has been granted a stay to a cease-and-desist order issued in September 2009 by the Japan Fair Trade Commission.

Nokia to Fight Class Action Lawsuit

February 8, 2010 7:19 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Nokia started the week by responding to a class action lawsuit accusing it of securities fraud and separately announced the layoff of almost 300 employees at a Finnish manufacturing plant.

Via Licensing, Sisvel Report Progress on LTE Patent Pools

February 5, 2010 7:11 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Sisvel and Via Licensing say they are making progress in their efforts to start a patent pool for LTE technology.

SEC Drops Civil Action Against ex-Broadcom Execs

February 5, 2010 7:06 am | by Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

The SEC said Thursday it will not pursue a civil action against four former Broadcom Corp. executives for allegations of securities fraud.

Korean, U.S. Firms Embroiled in Chip Espionage Case

February 4, 2010 7:10 am | by Kelly Olsen, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The world's top producers of computer memory chips are embroiled in an apparent case of industrial espionage after South Korean prosecutors indicted 18 people over alleged technology theft.

Study: Distracted Driving Laws Don't Stop Crashes

February 1, 2010 7:11 am | by Joelle Tessler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A new insurance industry study has found that state laws banning the use of handheld devices to make calls or send text messages while driving have not resulted in fewer vehicle crashes. 

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