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Sprint: T-Mobile Not a Fix for AT & T Capacity Crunch

June 21, 2011 8:13 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Sprint attacked AT&T's buyout of T-Mobile USA again yesterday in its latest round of arguments to the FCC denouncing the mega-merger.

TerreStar: We Don't Owe Sprint for Spectrum Clearing

June 21, 2011 8:11 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

TerreStar claimed in bankruptcy court documents Friday that four of its affiliate companies shouldn't have to pay Sprint...

Oracle Wants 'Billions' from Google in Java Suit

June 17, 2011 8:07 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Oracle is seeking damages "in the billions of dollars" from Google over the company's use of Java in its Android operating system.


Dolby Files Patent Infringement against RIM

June 15, 2011 8:24 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Dolby Laboratories today announced that it has filed patent infringement lawsuits in the U.S. and Germany against Research In Motion...

Nokia, Apple Settle Patent Dispute

June 14, 2011 8:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Nokia's previously downgraded second-quarter forecast just got a little brighter with a little help from an unlikely entity, namely Apple.

States Weigh Relaxing Penalties for Teen Sexting

June 13, 2011 8:00 am | by David Klepper, Associated Press | News | Comments

A congressman who sends an X-rated photo of himself jeopardizes his reputation and his job. But in many states, teens caught doing the same thing can risk felony charges...

AT & T to Hunt Down $956M in Tax Refunds in Class Action Settlement

June 8, 2011 8:22 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

AT&T has been tasked with the enormous job of reimbursing customers for taxes paid on mobile Internet service under a $956 million settlement in a class action lawsuit.

American Tower Subpoenaed by SEC

June 6, 2011 8:00 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

American Tower said Friday it has been subpoenaed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for access to tax documents...


DOJ Said to be Eyeing Apple, Google in Nortel Patent Sale

June 6, 2011 7:58 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Federal antitrust regulators are investigating whether the bidders for Nortel's wireless patents would hamper competition by consolidating control of the valuable technologies...

Survey Shows Public Uninformed on AT & T-Mobile Deal

June 2, 2011 12:35 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

"Not a whole lot of people really know that the deal is out there and the impact of the merger," Steve Berry, CEO of the RCA, said in a press call today.

Status Update: The AT & T, T-Mobile Mega-Merger

May 31, 2011 11:47 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

This week marks the first major deadline in the FCC's review of AT&T's mega-merger with T-Mobile USA...

California Opens Probe Into AT & T, T-Mobile Deal

May 27, 2011 8:06 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

California's Public Utility Commission in San Francisco announced Thursday it would open an investigation into AT&T's merger with T-Mobile USA...

Apple, Google, Facebook Cover Familiar Ground at Hearing

May 19, 2011 9:25 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple and Google were put to on the hot seat again at a hearing before the Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance Subcommittee...


Verizon Sues FCC Over Data Roaming Rules

May 18, 2011 8:11 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is suing the FCC over new rules requiring wireless providers to offer reasonable rates on data roaming to their competitors.

Sony Ericsson, Clearwire Settle Logo Suit

May 16, 2011 8:07 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Sony Ericsson has dropped its trademark lawsuit over Clearwire's logo after filing a complaint over the emblem in January.

Huawei Wins Injunction Against ZTE

May 13, 2011 8:09 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Huawei won the first round in its patent lawsuit against ZTE in Germany yesterday when a judge issued a temporary injunction against ZTE.

Fair Assumptions on Location Privacy Concerns

May 10, 2011 6:44 pm | by Scott Hotes, Location Labs | Articles | Comments

In our view, the best way to approach the subject of location privacy is to apply the same rules to personal location information as to any other personal information that is considered private. Frankly, there really is no difference.

Genachowski: Antitrust Laws Aren't Enough for Net Neutrality

May 5, 2011 8:13 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski again defended the agency's open Internet rules before lawmakers today.

Skyhook Embedded in MapQuest Android App

May 3, 2011 8:33 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Skyhook and MapQuest today announced that Skyhook's Core Engine is getting embedded into MapQuest's free Android app...

Cool Tech Vs. Privacy, The Faustian Bargain

April 30, 2011 8:35 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Fully 50 percent of nearly 8,000 respondents in an informal April 27 Wall Street Journal poll said they were "very concerned" about the iPhone's tracking and storing of users' location. The Nielsen Company came to a similar conclusion...

Huawei Sues ZTE Over Data Cards, LTE

April 28, 2011 8:17 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Huawei has filed lawsuits in Germany, France and Hungary against rival Chinese infrastructure vendor ZTE over alleged patent and trademark infringement...

AT & T Wins Supreme Court Arbitration Case

April 28, 2011 8:11 am | by Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court on Wednesday limited the ability of people to combine forces and fight corporations together when they want to dispute contracts for cell phones...

Lawmakers Query Apple, Google Over Location Sharing

April 26, 2011 8:19 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Five Republican lawmakers from the House Energy and Commerce Committee have asked Apple, Google and four other tech companies about how their devices track and share users' location data.

Google Fined $5M in Linux Patent Suit

April 25, 2011 8:08 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Google has been fined $5 million for violating Bedrock Computer Technologies' patents on Linux technology...

Samsung Slaps Apple with Countersuit

April 22, 2011 8:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Samsung is suing Apple on ten counts of patent infringement in separate complaints filed in Seoul, Korea; Tokyo, Japan and Manheim, Germany.

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