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Project Loon's internet balloons fire up over Puerto Rico

When Hurricanes Maria and Irma tore through Puerto Rico last month, Alphabet's X lab was quick to answer the call, gaining approval to launch its Project Loon balloons over the storm-ravaged ...

5 hours ago from Gizmag

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Mobile giants charging for handsets customers already own

Citizens Advice found many networks continue to charge the same monthly fee, even though the handset cost has been covered (file image).

Fri 20 Oct 17 from Daily Mail

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New technology to dramatically speed up home broadband

Slow internet speeds and the Internet 'rush hour' - the peak time when data speeds drop by up to 30% - could be history with new hardware designed and demonstrated by UCL researchers that provides ...

Thu 19 Oct 17 from TechXplore

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French-led EU push for heftier tax on internet giants stalls

France's drive to force internet giants to pay more taxes is losing steam, amid resistance from other EU countries that offer tax shelter to companies like Apple.

Fri 20 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Half of all UK broadband users get a bad deal, says Which?

Consumer group finds that 53% of households are left unhappy by slow speeds, rising prices or router failuresHalf of all broadband users in the UK are getting a raw deal from their supplier, ...

Sat 21 Oct 17 from Guardian.co.uk

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LG, Qualcomm join hands for autonomous driving

LG Electronics said Thursday that it will work with Qualcomm to jointly research and develop autonomous driving technologies.

Thu 19 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Univision goes dark for Verizon's cable customers

Univision's channels have gone dark for Verizon's 4.7 million Fios cable customers because of a contract dispute.

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Verizon to pay $17M to resolve FCC, Justice E-Rate probes - CNET

Agencies investigated possible violations of bidding rules for subsidies that help deliver broadband to schools and libraries.

Tue 17 Oct 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

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T-Mobile and Sprint may be getting close to a merger. Here’s what you need to know.

The two companies may face tough regulatory review.

Mon 16 Oct 17 from The Washington Post

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Researcher finds third parties have access to cellphone data

Verizon is no stranger to privacy controversies. The wireless carrier was discovered to use a “permacookie” back in 2015 in which a string of about 50 characters called a Unique ...

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Techspot

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