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T-Mobile CFO Believes Sprint Merger Should Be Done In Early 2019

T-Mobile CFO J. Braxton Carter believes the company’s planned deal with Sprint could close during the first quarter of 2019. The proposed merger is still being weighed by the FCC and Department of Justice. “The only remaining thing that is happening is depositions with the DoJ, which have started and will be completed in a […]

US Senators Letters To Carriers Over Video Throttling Claims

Recently published research suggests the four major wireless carriers are throttling video traffic and three Senate Democrats want to know what’s going on. Senators Edward Markey (Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), and Ron Wyden (Ore.) sent letters to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless about the allegations with a demand for a formal explanation from each. “All online […]

AT&T CEO Is Very Upset Over The Rise of State Net Neutrality Laws

Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, wants Congress to prevent states from enacting their own net neutrality and privacy laws. “There are a number of states that are now passing their own legislation around privacy and, by the way, net neutrality.” Stephenson made the comments in a video interview with the Wall Street Journal. “What would be […]

FCC Open Two Auctions For High-Band 5G Spectrum

The FCC today began auctioning off licenses for a total of 1.55 GHz of spectrum that’s earmarked for 5G mobile service. Two auctions are on deck. Auction 101, which commenced today, includes two 425 MHz blocks in the 28 GHz band that are being made available on a county basis. Auction 102 for 24 GHz […]

IBM Helps The US Go Past China To The Top Of The Supercomputer Rankings

China has been down to third place on a list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. The latest list by Top 500, published twice a year, puts two US machines – Summit and Sierra – in the top two places. The US has five entries in the top 10, with other entries from Switzerland, Germany […]

US Judge Asks Amazon To Share Echo Data In Murder Case

A US judge has asked Amazon to hand over audio recordings from an Amazon Echo which was in a house where two women died. Their bodies were found under the porch of a home in New Hampshire with multiple stab wounds. The man accused of their murder has pleaded not guilty and is due to […]

Google Is Overhauling Sexual Harassment Policies

Google on Thursday said it’s making changes to the way it handles sexual harassment cases, including greater transparency, new reporting channels, and making arbitration optional for individual harassment and assault claims. In a letter sent to Google employees, CEO Sundar Pichai apologized for how the company has handled sexual harassment cases in the past and […]

Apple Won’t Settle With Qualcomm

Apple is not in settlement talks with Qualcomm “at any level” and is preparing to go to trial against the chipmaker over patent fees. Apple sued Qualcomm in 2017 over what it described as illegal patent licensing practices. Apple has since ceased using Qualcomm-made modems in its mobile devices and instead relies on Intel for […]

Federal Court Rules Qualcomm Must License Some Patents To Competitors

Qualcomm was dealt a blow by U.S. Federal Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday, who ruled that the chip giant must license some of its mobile technology patents to competing companies. The preliminary ruling was made against the backdrop of the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm, which is scheduled to reach the trial phase […]

Facebook Blocks Accounts For “Inauthentic Behavior”, Removes Posts For False Claims

Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected “coordinated inauthentic behavior” linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday’s U.S. midterm elections. The social media company shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts and is investigating them in more detail, it said in a blog post late Monday. Facebook acted after being […]

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