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VMware takes on mobile networks with vCloud for NFV

The virtualized network functions in its platform can come from many vendors

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Europe's political youth organizations demand strict net neutrality rules

EU member states are set to adopt a draft regulation on net neutrality later this week

Google's Pichai on Xiaomi, Cyanogen and the Apple Watch

The Google executive offered his views on a wide range of issues

HP will buy Aruba to bolster its wireless networking business

The $2.7 billion deal will allow HP to take advantage of businesses with increasingly mobile employees

Iran ready to work with Google, other global Internet companies

Western companies can start offering services in Iran, as long as they abide by local laws

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Small mesh networks will soon help you find things

Tags that will locate items with accuracy within inches are just around the corner.

Google sees success with balloon, airplane Internet

Internet connectivity using these methods could be here in a few years

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SNL roasts Net Neutrality phonies

SNL takes on the confusion over what Net Neutrality really is

Google confirms carrier plans, details coming soon

The company says it doesn't intend to become a full-service cellular carrier

Nokia, DoCoMo test high-frequency mobile with an eye on 5G

Their trials with 70GHz radios show multi-gigabit speeds

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, March 2

Samsung jumps into payments... NXP buys Freescale to build a bigger chip company ... Iran "ready to work with Google"... and more tech news

Will network disaggregation play in the enterprise?

Disaggregation seems to be all the rage in networking these days.

Net neutrality could hamper new mobile services, Nokia CEO says

Self-driving cars and home health care services require special treatment, he said

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What it means: The FCC's net neutrality vote

Net neutrality has been debated for a decade, but the Federal Communications Commission's historic vote signals only the beginning of further battles and likely lawsuits.

Net neutrality: The second two most boring words in the English language says HBO’s John Oliver

HBO’s John Oliver takes apart the net neutrality issue in a piece from his Last Week Tonight with John Oliver HBO show in 2014.

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FCC passes net neutrality rules, reclassifies broadband as utility

The new rules end a 20-year bipartisan agreement on light regulation of the Internet, Republicans say

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Net Neutrality May Face an Uphill Battle If History Tells Us Anything

The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a proposal today that effectively bars Internet companies from prioritizing some Internet traffic over others.As John Oliver famously explained "ending net neutrality would...

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Reminder that the Internet, too, could have saved Coca-Cola from ‘New Coke’ debacle

Don Keough, the retired COO of Coca-Cola who died Tuesday, is credited with helping the company recover from its 1985 “New Coke” disaster. The Internet might have prevented it altogether.

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So. Cal. Edison's IT layoffs are ‘heartless,’ says Sen. Grassley

Southern California Edison IT workers replaced by H-1B contractors have become the latest Exhibit A in Congress for reformers who wanted changes to the visa program.

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