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Report: Google to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace, previously wooed by Facebook
Google is buying drone-maker Titan Aerospace in a move poised to advance its airborne delivery of data services and mapping applications, according a...
USPTO to examine DMCA take-down process
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is looking for ideas on how to improve the controversial notice-and-take-down provisions of the 1998 Digital...
Vodafone agrees to buy Spanish cable operator Ono for €7.2 billion
Vodafone Group continues to strengthen its fixed network holdings by acquiring Spanish cable operator Ono for a!7.2 billion (US$10.1 billion).
Qualcomm and Cisco join forces to improve wireless coverage at the office
Qualcomm and Cisco Systems have started developing small cells customized for enterprises, which will be able to use the products to improve indoor...
As Google Fiber approaches in Austin, Time Warner ups broadband speeds
With Google Fiber about to begin a fiber Internet service in Austin, Texas, Time Warner Cable said Thursday it is increasing home broadband speeds in...
Google eyes 34 cities for next step in gigabit fiber expansion
Google has chosen 34 cities across the U.S. as the next sites for possible expansion of its gigabit-speed Fiber Internet service.
FCC will establish new net neutrality rules in light of court decision
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will not seek further judicial review of a January court ruling that struck down the agency's net...
WifiForward group shows growing competition between carriers and cable operators
Cable operators Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications have joined forces and formed WifiForward, an organization that will work to...
Consumer groups want government to reject Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal
Antitrust enforcement agencies should reject a proposed US$45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable by Comcast, because it would give the...
Comcast buying Time Warner Cable in $45.2 billion all-stock deal
Comcast will acquire Time Warner Cable in a US$45.2 billion all-stock deal, the companies said Thursday.
Comcast said to buy Time Warner Cable in over $45B deal
Comcast is expected to announce Thursday that it will acquire Time Warner Cable in an all-stock deal, according to reports.
Grande Communications makes big headlines with gigabit Internet service
Grande Communications, a small, regional Texas ISP, is the latest company to offer gigabit-speed Internet to residential customers, beating no less...
Google's acquisition of Nest gets US FTC clearance
Google's proposed acquisition of Nest Labs has been cleared by U.S. antitrust regulators, possibly paving the way for an early closure of the...
Google Wi-Fi could soon connect again in Mountain View
Residents of Google's hometown could soon be connecting to the Internet again via a free, citywide Wi-Fi network.
Obama selects cryptologist to head US NSA
U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated an expert cryptologist to head the National Security Agency at a time when the agency is under pressure to...
Sierra Wireless' new LTE gateway can take over when your fixed line fails
For enterprises that are thinking about switching from fixed to wireless Internet access, Sierra Wireless has launched the AirLink ES440 LTE gateway.
French data-roaming competition gives a glimpse of Europe's future
French operator Orange has announced a number of packages that include data roaming abroad, joining competitors in a move that is likely be...
Wearables, connected homes to spur surge in data sharing by 2017, Gartner says
By 2017, the typical mobile user will share their personalized data stream with 100 applications and services every day, with wearable devices and...
Google uses YouTube performance to rate ISPs
A new Google service uses YouTube to shed some light on the bandwidth delivered by ISPs.
Fon working with Qualcomm on new router and chip integration
With new Qualcomm-based products, more funds and a U.S. expansion, free Wi-Fi aggregator Fon expects to reach 35 million hotspots by 2016.