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UK network BT mulls mobile return to fuel quad-play competition

Fixed netowrk operator BT is considering buying a UK mobile network, and is in talks with the owners of O2 and EE

San Francisco DA pushes for chip payment cards in tech's backyard

Chip-and-PIN technology in credit and debit cards is designed to curb theft and fraud

Twitter, in time for the holidays, puts digital coupons in your feed

The tool requires people to store their payment information with Twitter

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Internet of Things helps asthma patients breathe easily

Medical device company Aerocrine, which specializes in devices that help physicians diagnose and monitor asthma, is using new IoT-focused services from Microsoft Azure Cloud Services to reduce device downtime and help its sales and...

Pew poll: Limited knowledge on privacy policies, more on net neutrality

About six in 10 US Internet users were able to correctly define net neutrality in a survey

Google's gigabit-Internet service in Austin priced at $70 per month

The broadband service is already in Kansas City and Provo, Utah

IoT in the enterprise up three-fold, study finds

IoT deployment in the enterprise has increased 333% since 2012, according to research from an Internet of Things company.

NSA privacy director defends agency's surveillance

The agency's first privacy director answers public questions on Tumblr

Global Forum: Innovation creates opportunity, causes disruption

Speakers predict continued upheaval through 3D printing, drones and driverless cars.

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Getting started with power-line networking

Power-line networking makes use of your electrical lines to give you a de facto wired network. It gives you the range of a wired network without any of the mess or the need to run cable behind the walls.

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Android Auto extends your phone to your car

At the auto show in Los Angeles last week, I got a chance to kick the tires on Android Auto, Google’s new automotive platform.

Reports: EU taking first step towards breaking up Google

A proposed motion in the European Parliament could put pressure on EU authorities

FCC chairman gives no timeline for net neutrality decision

The agency needs to make sure any rules it passes will stand up to a lawsuit, Wheeler says

EU net neutrality legislation under threat from Italian proposals, says rights group

Italian proposals for changes to draft legislation already adopted by Parliament would weaken citizen's rights, according to EDRi

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Google launching 20 Internet balloons per day

Google is now launching 20 of its Project Loon Internet balloons every day and, according to the company, they’re remaining aloft 10 times longer than they were last year, with 100 days now normal and 130 days being the record.

With sale to Africell, Orange starts to pull back from East Africa

Africell aims for growth in competitive telecom market

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Google Internet balloon drops in on farmer

Buyers of the earthly explanation for whatever fell from the sky in Roswell, N.M. back in 1947 are likely to appreciate the reaction of a South African farmer who recently came across what he assumed to be a crashed weather balloon.

Google Play taps Chinese developers for paid apps, despite block

China started blocking all Google services in late May

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