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Obama pressures FCC for strong net neutrality rules

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday said Internet service providers should be regulated more like public utilities to make sure they grant equal access to all content providers, touching off intense protests from cable and telecoms companies and Republican lawmakers.

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Wireless calls between Verizon and AT&T to be carried on data network by 2015

Verizon Communications and AT&T Inc expect to be able to transmit wireless voice calls between the two carriers over high-speed data networks by 2015, the companies said on Monday.

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Ericsson flags North America slowdown

Mobile telecoms gear maker Ericsson said on Friday a slowdown in North America created uncertainty over fourth quarter sales as operators cut spending after big investments in high-speed networks.

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Google tests waters for potential ultra-fast wireless service

Google Inc is preparing to test new technology that may provide the foundation for a wireless version of its high-speed "Fiber" Internet service, according to telecommunication experts who scrutinized the company's regulatory filings.

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Pimco's outflow headaches only just beginning

Outflows from Pimco may be far from over as many investors have yet to decide whether to stick with the Newport Beach, California-based asset manager.

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Amid protests, FCC to vote on new 'net neutrality' proposal

U.S. telecommunications regulators will vote on Thursday on whether to formally propose new "net neutrality" rules that may let Internet service providers charge content companies for faster and more reliable delivery of their traffic to users.

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Tech companies urge U.S. FCC to scrap 'net neutrality' plan

More than 100 technology companies, including Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Amazon.com Inc, have written to U.S. telecom regulators to oppose a new "net neutrality" plan that would regulate how Internet providers manage Web traffic.

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US web performance monitoring firm Catchpoint to foray into China and Russia

New York, US-based web performance monitoring firm Catchpoint Systems will be foraying into China and Russia, based on the pathway provided by their clients, indicating that Asia Pacific and Russia are the emerging markets in the industry.

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German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 picks up minority stake in Collective Digital Studio

Unterfohring, Germany-based mass media broadcasting firm ProSiebenSat.1 picked up a minority stake in Beverly Hills, US-based multichannel network Collective Digital Studio (CDS) for an undisclosed amount for expansion purposes.

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US mobile data revenue to surpass $100B mark in 2014

A report from Chetan Sharma Consulting said the US will exceed the $100 billion mark in mobile data revenue this year to be followed by China and Japan, VentureBeat reported.

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People, not PCI standards, cause data breaches

The said failure of PCI standards is not the reason why payment card data breaches are taking place. Rather, it's the attitude of the people, according to Christian Janoff, a Security Solution Architect of Cisco Systems, in his VentureBeat guest post.

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California-based Cloud Foundry to boost popularity by launching open source foundation

San Mateo, US-based open platform as a service Cloud Foundry is about to become more popular by launching the Cloud Foundry Foundation, which will help servers deploy software apps of developers under an open-source Apache license.

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Israeli firm ClickSoftware to add US workforce management firm Xora in $14.7M merger deal

Petah Tikva, Israel-based ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd entered a deal to add Mountain View, US-based mobile workforce management firm Xora Inc for a cash consideration of around $14.7 million.

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Boston stealthy startup ClearSky Data raises $12M in funding -report

Boston, US-based secretive startup ClearSky Data raised $12 million in a funding round led by General Catalyst and Highland Capital Partners, according to a report published by Boston.com.

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Japan's Softbank to tap US bond market to fund T-Mobile acquisition -report

Japan's Softbank Corp is likely to tap the US bond market to fund the $20 billion acquisition of US wireless carrier T-Mobile, according to a report by the Nikkei business daily.

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