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Top FCC Officials Expected To Miss CES Due To Government Shut Down

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioner Brendan Carr are canceling their appearances at CES this year as a consequence of the ongoing partial government shutdown. Pai’s planned session with moderator Gary Shapiro, from the Consumer Technology Association, would have focused on “the exciting opportunities the FCC faces as the agency navigates the rapidly […]

New Phone Launches At Risk Due To Government Shutdown

The FCC plans to suspend most of its operations on Thursday, Jan. 3rd, if the government shutdown continues. 83% of FCC employees will be furloughed, including those that issue the approval of new phones. Such approval is legally required for any radio-transmitting device before it can be sold for use in the U.S.. If the shutdown is […]

Tesla Shares Drop After Firm Misses Street’s Delivery Estimates

  Tesla announced that it delivered 90,700 vehicles during the fourth quarter — short of anylsts’ forecasts. Tesla also said it boosted production during the quarter, churning out 86,500 vehicles, up from 80,142 during the third quarter. The electric car maker’s shares fell by more than 9 percent in morning trading.

Trump Could Issue An executive Order To Block Use Of Huawei, ZTE Net Gear

President Donald Trump may take new action against Chinese telecommunications equipment makers Huawei and ZTE. The President might issue an executive order that would bar U.S. companies from buying telecom gear from either, per a report by Reuters. Many in the  U.S. government insist Huawei and ZTE have deep ties to the Chinese government. That relationship […]

Dell Is A Public Firm Again

Without the usual hype of an IPO, Dell Technologies is a public company once again. Per a report by Reuters: “Dell Technologies Inc shares opened at $46 on Friday, giving the computer maker a valuation of $16 billion in its return to public market, after it bought back shares tied to its interest in software […]

FCC Plans To investigate CenturyLink Over 911 Outage

A nationwide outage for CenturyLink customers, including those trying to reach 911, continues into its second day. Customers of the phone, internet and TV service provider have been hit by the outage, including in Idaho, New Mexico and Minnesota. The company’s site lists residential services in 35 states. The outage hit 911 service across the […]

Two New Independent Directors Join The Board of Tesla

Tesla has added two  new independent directors which are Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, the global head of human resources for Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. The Tesla board has been under fire for its oversight, or lack their of, of Chief Executive Elon Musk. The addition of Mr. Ellison and Ms. Wilson-Thompson fulfills […]

Sprint Will Pay $330M In Tax Settlement With New York

Sprint has agreed to pay the state of New York $330 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit filed way back in 2011. New York claimed that Sprint failed to collect more than $100 million in state and local taxes over a period of 10 years. “Sprint knew exactly how New York sales tax […]

German Court rules Apple Infringing Qualcomm Patent – Apple To Halt Some iPhone Sales

Apple today indicated that it will yank at least some versions of the iPhone from store shelves in Germany after a court ruled that Apple is violating patented Qualcomm technology. The court said Apple could not sell devices in Germany that contain a specific part. The part comes from Qorvo and the court says it […]

Children Consumer Groups Want Google’s Play Store Kid App Policies Investigated

A collection of organizations that monitors services marketed to children and consumers alleges Google’s marketing policies in the Google Play Store are misleading and should be investigated. The groups have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission wherein they suggest the Family section of the Play Store is rife with content unsuitable for kids. […]

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