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Antitrust Probe Of National Cable Companies
2012-06-14 14:03:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com The Justice Department is probing the cable industry for their latest policy of imposing Internet data limits on consumers, according to media reports. The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the situation, that the probe is an antitrust investigation to determine whether Comcast and other cable television companies are illegally stifling competition from online video providers like Netflix and Hulu....

Will iPhone Turn Virgin?
2012-06-07 08:00:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Update (June 7, 2012): Virgin has confirmed [http://newsroom.virginmobileusa.com/press-release/handsets/virgin-mobile-usa-offer-iphone-june-29] it will start selling the iPhone on June 29th complete with an unlimited data and messaging plan, starting at $30 a month. Virgin customers can pick up an 8 GB iPhone 4 for $549 and 16 GB iPhone 4S for $649, both free of contract. Cricket notably offers the phones at a lower price point, but only offers a plan of...

2012-06-01 23:01:39

RoadFish.com men´s lifestyle and finance magazine applauds the triumphant splash landing of SpaceX´s space craft, the first ever privately built and operated of its kind to dock at the space station, Thursday morning off the California coast Hawthorne, CA (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 RoadFish.com men´s lifestyle and finance magazine commended the space transport company SpaceX for the successful mission of its spacecraft, the Dragon, which recently became the first privately built...

UK Supreme Court Upholds Decision To Extradite WikiLeaks Founder
2012-05-30 12:46:41

Britain´s highest court upheld a Swedish request today to extradite Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. This is the latest move in Assange´s legal struggle and possibly one of the last, as he is running out of options with which to maneuver. UK´s Supreme Court made their ruling by a 5 to 2 majority to extradite Assange to Sweden. The Australian-born WikiLeaks founder has been fighting his extradition to Sweden in the British courts since he was arrested in the UK in...

Cable Companies Team Up For Joint Wi-Fi Roaming
2012-05-21 11:31:13

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com In a touching moment of corporate harmony, 5 large cable operators have announced plans to join forces in order to provide Wi-Fi access to each other´s hot spots. Such a deal would be the largest Wi-Fi roaming agreement yet. According to the Wall Street Journal, the “fab cable five” consists of Bright House Networks LLC, Cablevision Systems, Comcast Corp, Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable Inc. The new Wi-Fi network will be...

Test Results Show American Middle School Students Lacking Science Knowledge
2012-05-12 05:08:18

Two out of every three eight-graders in the United States are lacking when it comes to basic scientific knowledge, data from a 2011 examination administered by the Department of Education released Thursday has revealed. According to Wall Street Journal reporter Stephanie Banchero , only 32% of students who took the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) were sufficiently proficient in science. On the positive side, that is an increase of 2% from the first time the revised...

Apple Admits iPad Multi-user Support Is In The Works
2012-05-09 09:30:36

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com As is, the iPad has already made great strides to not only compete in the Apple-declared “Post-PC” era, but also to dominate it. The introduction of iOS 5 allowed users the ability to use their iPads as standalone machines, rather than having to immediately tether them to another device just to get the thing turned on. Features like AirPlay and AirPrint give users the ability to send their documents, music and video through the air to output...

Facebook Dropping The Ball With Its Advertisers
2012-05-03 04:00:23

Various media reports are pointing out that Facebook's advertising business is a tangled mess, which could be a warning to those wanting to invest once the company goes public. The social network is expected to gain a valuation of $100 billion after it makes its initial public offering (IPO) on May 18.  However, reports by the Wall Street Journal and CNET are raising the question of how Facebook plans to make itself worth that much as its advertising business starts to slowly slide,...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.