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Uber hits road block in France as taxi lobby gains upper hand

A new law in France includes several provisions, but one is especially damaging to Uber: no sharing location via GPS.

By September 19, 2014

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Net neutrality a reality: FCC votes to bring Internet under utility-style rules

In a 3-2 vote, the agency decides to apply the same rules that govern telephone service to broadband, with the hope that it ensures the fair and equal treatment of all traffic on the Internet.

By February 26, 2015

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GOP lacks votes to challenge FCC's Net neutrality ruling, senator concedes

Comments suggest a retreat in the fight against reclassifying broadband as a public utility.

By February 24, 2015

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Verizon says it has enough wireless spectrum, but is it just a stalling tactic?

The comments suggest Verizon won't need to participate in the next spectrum auction, but the carrier could just be buying time and pushing for more favorable terms.

By February 17, 2015

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Net Fix: Why FCC's Wheeler is 'defying the greatest lobbyists in the world'

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is at the center of a historic debate over how we'll all use the Internet. Fans applaud a consumer-friendly approach. Critics say he'll strangle innovation. Both sides agree he's not afraid to do what he thinks is right.

By February 2, 2015

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Big future in Broadcom's little set-top box?

The chipmaker has been working on new technology for its cable provider customers, including a TV dongle and a chip for faster broadband speeds.

By February 1, 2015

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Tech lobby group files brief against NY's Airbnb subpoena

A trade organization that represents major tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon steps up to support Airbnb in its tussle with New York authorities. The AG's office responds.

By November 8, 2013

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Sorry, your broadband Internet technically isn't broadband anymore

The FCC has raised the benchmark for broadband speed to 25 megabits per second, above the speed that many Americans receive with their home connection.

By January 29, 2015

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President's broadband push pits FCC against states

President Obama gave the FCC his blessing this week to use its regulatory authority to pre-empt state laws prohibiting cities and towns from building broadband networks, but the agency will face opposition.

By January 17, 2015

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Sprint backs FCC on reclassifying broadband as utility

In a surprise move, Sprint counters its industry brethren by saying the FCC's plan won't prevent it from further investing in its broadband network.

By January 16, 2015