Summer 2011 Merger Overview

The summer months are usually uneventful in tech news, but the summer of 2011 has shaped up to be a major inflection point in the technology world.  Several high profile…

August 19, 2011 2

Google Buys Motorola Phone Patents and Hardware

Since losing their exclusive bid for Nortel’s patent portfolio (after refusing to enter a joint bid with group of companies including Apple and Microsoft), Google managed to acquire Motorola’s mobility…

August 15, 2011 0

AT&T T-Mobile Merger can Bring LTE to Rural America

In a redacted letter posted to the FCC website, AT&T explain how a merger with T-Mobile would bring LTE to rural America.  Specifically, the increased economies of scale would allow AT&T’s upcoming…

August 12, 2011 4

Having it Both Ways with the Telco Carriers

The Media and Democracy Coalition is objecting to the fact that AT&T and Verizon are streamlining their operations.  The opponents of the Telco carriers always seem to want it both…

August 11, 2011 2

The LightSquared Kerfuffle

We had a great discussion about the ugly problem of GPS interference last week and why it can’t be oversimplified.  Yesterday, venture capitalist Philip Falcone – a major financial backer of…

August 5, 2011 6

FCC Broadband Performance Data Vindicates ISPs

When the FCC released its 2009 Broadband Performance report last year, it concluded that broadband providers were delivering only half their advertised broadband performance to consumers.  This set off a…

August 3, 2011 1

YouTube Becoming Unusable During the Day

YouTube Becoming Unusable During the Day

If you’ve been noticing problems with using YouTube during the day over the past few months, it is not your imagination.  The online video streaming for user generated content has degraded…

August 1, 2011 4

Public Knowledge Sides with LightSquared

Public Knowledge filed comments to the FCC that clearly sided with LightSquared in their dispute with GPS device makers.  When it comes to wireless broadband that uses spectrum that was…

July 28, 2011 14

CCIA Using Hearsay to Fight T-Mobile Merger

The President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) Edward Black told The Hill Newspaper that an AT&T/T-Mobile merger would be bad for mobile application makers.  Black argues that…

July 26, 2011 3

The Big Debate on DNS Filtering and DNSSEC

Earlier this week, I participated on a panel debating the use of Domain Name System (DNS) filtering and the Protect Intellectual Property (IP) Act at the third Internet Governance Forum-USA.  Video…

July 21, 2011 10