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FCC eyes new rules to protect consumers as voice networks transition to IP

An agency proposal would require incumbent carriers to share last-mile networks with competitors

Apologetic Microsoft unleashes Xim globally for Android, Win Phone

Worldwide availability of the photo-sharing app is coming soon for iOS devices


FCC: A range of net neutrality options remain on the table

A hybrid regulatory approach dividing up broadband into two services is among options being considered, the agency says

FCC's Wheeler said to mull hybrid approach to net neutrality

Special access deals between broadband and content companies would be allowed

Android creator Andy Rubin leaving Google

He was currently in charge of Google;s robotics efforts

Zuckerberg to connect with regular folk in first 'community Q&A'

The Facebook chief will hold the company's first public Q&A next Thursday

Facebook's Internet.org app launches in East Africa

Facebook's application, aimed at giving people emerging markets free access to Web services, is offered in Tanzania

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Guinness World Record: Amplifier operates at a speed of one trillion cycles per second

“This breakthrough could lead to revolutionary technologies such as high-resolution security imaging systems, improved collision-avoidance radar, communications networks with many times the capacity of current systems and...

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Microsoft adds IoT, Big Data orchestration services to Azure

Looking to expand on the big data capabilities of its cloud platform, Microsoft has introduced Internet of Things streaming analytics, data production and workflow services for Azure.

Baidu traffic from mobile devices now more than from PCs

Baidu projects that voice and image-based searches will eventually make up over half of its mobile search traffic

Visualizations may shape smarter city development

How data is displayed can affect who helps make decisions, experts said

FTC: Operator of dating sites lured customers with fake profiles

JDI Dating used computer-generated profiles to contact customers looking for dates

Cisco, others pushing 2.5G, 5G Ethernet

Companies look to fill gap between 1G and 10G on existing copper

Europe's top court to rule on whether IP addresses are personal data

If IP addresses are considered personal data, that could be a win for some privacy advocates

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Intel turns to wearables, Big Data to fight Parkinson's

Medical researchers today have only a rudimentary understanding of how Parkinson's disease progresses in patients. In collaboration with the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Intel is helping researchers use wearable devices, the Internet of...

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Internet2: Chief Innovation Officer wanted

Internet2 is looking for a Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) to join its executive leadership team, and has assembled a panel of higher education and corporate leaders to search for one.

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255 terabits a second: New fiber speed record?

Researchers from the University of Central Florida and Eindhoven University of Technology say that they’ve developed a new fiber optic medium that allows data to be sent and received at up to 255Tbits/s, a roughly twenty-fold increase...

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Nest to build out IoT with acquisition of Revolv's home hub engineering team

The next step for the IoT in the home is enabling the devices to communicate with each other.

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Your next fridge could charge all your mobile devices

Consumer appliance maker Haier has signed a partnership wth Energous to embed wireless charging technology in home appliances that will be able to transmit up to 4 watts in a 15-foot radius.

Big Switch rolls out SDN starter kits

SDN pioneer Big Switch Networks this week is expected to unveil “starter kits” designed for its Big Cloud Fabric product that began shipping in September amidst a stream of positive product reviews.

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