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Gig U Hopes to Seed Development With Ultra-Speedy Campus Networks

Twenty-nine U.S. universities are hoping that Gig U, a project that brings ultra-high-speed Internet access to campuses and the surrounding areas, can spur economic growth and research development to their communities. The initiative will arm universities and neighboring hubs with Internet speeds up...

Microsoft Throws a Juicy Mango to Manufacturers

Mango, the largest update yet to Microsoft's still-young Windows Phone 7 mobile OS, was released to manufacturers Tuesday in what the software company called an "important milestone" in its fight to gain some ground in the competitive smartphone marketplace. The update was first shown off in May and...

Lawyers Enlist AT&T Customers to Murder the Merger

Opponents of the pending $39 billion merger between wireless carriers AT&T and T-Mobile are taking legal action with New York-based law firm Bursor & Fisher in a bid to block the deal. Eleven arbitration cases have been filed on behalf of AT&T customers, and the law firm hopes more angry...

Lawyers Enlist AT&T Customers to Murder the Merger

Opponents of the pending $39 billion merger between wireless carriers AT&T and T-Mobile are taking legal action with New York-based law firm Bursor & Fisher in a bid to block the deal. Eleven arbitration cases have been filed on behalf of AT&T customers, and the law firm hopes more angry...

Citadel’s Squeeze Makes E-Trade Squeak

Online financial services provider E-Trade responded to pressure from stake holder Citadel Friday, days after the hedge fund sent a letter to the brokerage service demanding a review of strategies, including discussing a sale of the company. Citadel requested a vote on a number of its proposals, suc...

Plenty of Business, a Little Play Make Microsoft a Bright Quarter

Microsoft revealed its quarterly earnings Thursday, and despite stalled sales of Windows, strong Xbox 360 and Kinect numbers boosted the company's to revenue 8 percent higher than the same period last year, at $17.37 billion. Operating and net incomes also increased by 4 and 30 percent, respectively...

Labs Go Dark as Google Puts Away Childish Things

In a continuing effort to streamline product development, Google announced Wednesday the company will be shutting down its Google Labs project. The Google Labs initiative was the tech giant's testing facility, where employees and engineers were given creative freedom to tinker with experimental proj...

Isis Slips Visa, MC and AmEx Into Its Virtual Wallet

Isis, a mobile commerce venture that includes the U.S.' largest wireless providers, announced Tuesday that Visa, MasterCard and American Express will be partnering with the organization. The agreement makes Isis, a joint venture between AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile and supported by Discover at its...

Good Little Google Readers to Get Virtual Gold Stars

The world's largest online search engine recently revealed its Google News Badge feature, a system through which readers can earn virtual badges based on their search and reading histories in the U.S. version of Google News. Someone searching for all the latest news on the NFL lockouts, for example...

Google Is Like a ‘Mental Prosthetic’

The way search engines like Google make it almost effortless to find the answers to any question with a few taps of the fingertips could be changing the way our memory works, according to a recent study. The report, co-authored by Betsy Sparrow, an assistant professor in the department of psychology...

Amazon Tablet’s Secret Weapon Could Be Android’s Answer to iTunes

Amazon could be the next retailer to jump into the tablet marketplace in time for the holiday season, according to a recent report. The online retail giant could be set to release its tablet by October, in addition to two new Kindle e-reader models. Amazon's entrance to the market has been rumored ...

Netflix Slices’n’Dices Its Rental Plans: Shrewd Move or Bloody Mess?

Netflix announced a reshuffling of its prices Tuesday, separating its DVD and streaming plans into two separate subscription packages and angering a large part of its customer base. New customers will need to pick from the company's new offerings immediately; existing members will be transitioned to...

Google Trains Its All-Seeing Street View Eye on Japanese Earthquake Devastation

Google's Street View cars have been spotted all over the world capturing ground-level photos of cities for the company's unique mapping technology. But now that tech is being put to a new use: The cars are shooting pictures of the devastation in Japan left from the powerful earthquake the nation suf...

Rumored Facebook Music Deal Could Hit the Spotify

Facebook users may soon be able to stream, download and share music via the social networking site with a partnership with Spotify, a Swedish music service, according to codes found by software blogger Jeff Rose. The software engineer examined a code possibly in development that users could use to d...

VCs Pump Money and Expectations Into Twitter

A major round of funding from private investors for social networking site Twitter has raised the valuation of the company to more than $7 billion, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. That's almost double from December, when it raised $200 million in a round of funding led by Kl...

Google May Catch a Big Whiff of Wiretap Act in WiFi Sniffing Case

A federal judge recently refused to dismiss charges against Google from July 2010 which claim the company violated the Federal Wiretap Act. At the same time, the court threw out accusations that the search engine giant broke state laws in an accidental data breach. In what's being popularly referred...

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Google+ Doesn’t Quite Add Up to a Social Powerhouse

Fresh off failure from its first social network attempt, Google decided it'd give the tech trend another shot and launched Google+, the company's hope for rivaling networking leaders Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. I was lucky enough to be able to give Google+ a trial run and play around with the si...

News Corp. Sends the MySpace Band Packing

Specific Media announced Wednesday that the company, in partnership with recording artist Justin Timberlake, will buy MySpace from News Corp. in hopes of revitalizing the ailing social networking site. The rumored price is around $35 million to $40 million, less than a tenth of the $580 million News...

Google Enters the Ring for Social Smackdown, Round 2

Google took a second stab at social networking Tuesday with the launch of Google+, a program designed to interactively connect users and challenge worldwide social networking king Facebook. The search engine giant failed with its first attempt at an online social network, last year's Google Buzz, wh...

Americans Hot for E-Readers, Tepid About Tablets

E-reader ownership jumped to 12 percent of adult U.S. consumers in May, doubling from 6 percent in the past six months, the first time sales have been in double digits, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. The growth spurt is outpacing that o...

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