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Is a unified platform the key to upward mobility?

January 28, 2011 by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
I recently experienced my second visit to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Across the many acres of displays, demonstrations, lectures, and booths, I found myself almost unable to comprehend how much technology has advanced in only one year. From tablets, tablets and more tablets to clean
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Report from CES: Your Connected Car

January 14, 2011 by Joel Gurin
For years, a major topic at the Consumer Electronics Show has been the increasing sophistication of in-car electronics. Six-speaker sound systems and GPS mapping were only the beginning. New cars today are often available with options that provide news, entertainment, communication, route
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Report from CES: How Will You Watch TV?

January 11, 2011 by Joel Gurin
I'm back from the Consumer Electronics Show, the once-a-year showcase for the latest, most innovative consumer technology. With over 130,000 attendees, a show floor the size of six New York City blocks, and IMAX-sized arrays of flat-screen TVs everywhere, the CES can be hard to get your head
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Genachowski, FCC Staff Take In CES 2011

January 10, 2011 by George Krebs
Tablets and TVs; gadgets and tech-integrated vehicles; tech-enhanced musical instruments and heavily promoted headphones; innovative toys, energy efficient designs and wireless enabled products of all sorts. Sunday concluded a busy span of stunning technology pageantry in Las Vegas. Thousands
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Consumers: Technology is Personal

January 1, 2011 by Joel Gurin, Chief, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
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Announcing Generation Mobile, Featuring Jane Lynch

December 9, 2010 by George Krebs
(Photo credit: LG Text Ed)You can find them in the most innocent settings. The dinner table, the classroom, during evening homework hour or an otherwise quiet family walk. Clicking, clacking, beeping, buzzing and whirring. This maneuvering marauder? Mobile phones equipped with text
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Internet Service: Would You Switch - and Why?

December 6, 2010 by Joel Gurin
If you're like many Americans, you may be wondering whether you should keep the Internet service you have in your home. If you have more than one broadband provider in your area, you may be getting a barrage of advertising encouraging you to switch from your current provider to another one.
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Mystery solved: Consumers win in Verizon Wireless "mystery fees" settlement

November 4, 2010 by Michele Ellison
Late last week, the Enforcement Bureau resolved a ten-month investigation into allegations that Verizon Wireless incorrectly billed 15 million customers for unauthorized data charges.  The settlement — the largest enforcement action in FCC history — ensures that affected customers will
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Securing Your Online Surfing and Transactions

November 2, 2010 by Vernon Mosley
Leaves are falling, the summer seems like a blur, the kids are knee-deep in homework, and the boxes and bubble wrap from newly purchased computer laptops and their slim-downed cousins, netbooks, have finally made their way to the basement for storage. If you haven't already checked, now is the
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Out of Sight, But All Around, Cyber Abounds

October 29, 2010 by Linda HallerSloan
(Part of the ongoing WISENET Series)So you're in another country, you stop for a cup of coffee at a café and plug in your laptop to an Internet connection. Or you're at the airport, and you get an email that says: "Free upgrade now." Or you're in a hotel room and securing your passport in the
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