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New York and Washington State Attorneys Respond to FCC Net Neutrality Vote with Lawsuits

A number of lawmakers and public officials at the state level have promised to fight the FCC’s Dec. 14 vote to overturn net neutrality rules. The Republican-led FCC voted along party lines to eliminate the existing rules, suggesting they limited investment in broadband services. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was among the first to […]

Atos Is Still in the Hunt to Buy Sim Card Maker Gemalto

Atos said  it would pursue its “friendly” bid for chipmaker Gemalto, despite a rejection of the French technology company’s 4.3 billion euro ($5 billion) offer. The unsolicited bid comes after a difficult period for Franco-Dutch Gemalto, which has lost close to 40 percent of its stock market value over the last twelve months following a […]

Crytek Sueing Roberts Space Industries and Cloud Imperium Games Over Star Citizen

The makers of the crowdfunded space game Star Citizen are being sued for copyright infringement and breach of contract by development studio Crytek. Crytek claims Roberts Space Industries (RSI) and Cloud Imperium Games “have caused substantial harm” to them. Crytek said it would seek damages and an injunction that stopped further use of its CryEngine […]

FCC Votes to Kill a Free and Open Internet – Ends Net Neutrality Protections

The FCC today voted on party lines to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality regulations. The vote was led by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who was supported by his fellow Republican Commissioners Brendan Carr and Michael O’Reilly. Pai insists the standing rules were overly burdensome to businesses and reduced investment in internet services. Pai believes the industry should […]

Disney Announces It Plans to Buy 20th Century Fox and 20th Century Fox Television

It’s official! The Walt Disney Company has announceit plans to buy most of 21st Century Fox. The parts include the 20th Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses. The deal includes 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox 2000, 20th Century Fox Television, FX Productions, Fox21, FX Networks, National Geographic Partners, Fox Sports […]

Apple Dips into Advanced Manufacturing Fund with an Investment in Finisar

Apple today announced a $390 million investment in Sunnyvale, Calif.-based optical communications components manufacturer Finisar. The money will come out of Apple’s $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund earmarked for American companies. This is Apple’s second investment from the fund after giving Corning $200 million in May for a Kentucky glass-processing plant. “VCSELs power some of […]

T-Mobile Acquiring Layer3 TV – Plans to Launch Un-carrier TV Service Next Year

T-Mobile is now targeting the cable TV industry and plan to disrupt that market beginning next year. The company today announced plans to acquire Layer3 TV, which already delivers internet-based television service in five markets around the country. T-Mobile will use Layer3 TV’s technology to create and launch a new TV service that will be delivered […]

SEC Stops Munchee Digital Token ICO

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has halted a multi-million dollar digital token sale by California-based restaurant review app firm Munchee. SEC chairman Jay Clayton said there were substantially more opportunities for fraud from initial coin offerings. Initial coin offerings (ICOs) let startups quickly raise capital by issuing virtual tokens to investors, usually in exchange […]

Internet and Tech Pioneers Attack the FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal

Tech pioneers and founders of the Internet are fighting the FCC’s efforts to end Net Neutrality with a new letter that says: “You don’t understand how the internet works.“* Internet founders including Tim Berners-Lee and Vint Cerf are among the 21 people who signed Monday’s letter, which calls on Congress to cancel the upcoming net neutrality […]

McLaren to Debut Its Latest Supercar, the Senna at Geneva Motor Show

McLaren has just introduced its latest hypercar — the P1’s successor — with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that spins just the rear wheels. Dubbed the McLaren Senna, after legendary racer Ayrton Senna, the newest Ultimate Series McLaren is more of a true McLaren F1 successor than a continuation of the P1’s groundwork. McLaren and supercar […]

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