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T-Mobile challenges Verizon’s spectrum claims

May 31, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow With its share price on the slide, executive shakeups, a projected first quarter loss, layoffs looming on the horizon, and reports of investors pushing for a breakup or sale, Research In Motion is looking to shore up loyalty among one of its core user groups – federal workers. The company...

.Bank, .global could be coming to your browser

May 31, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Internet users could find themselves visiting a website ending with the top-level domain .bank or .global at some point in the not-so-distant future. Those are just some of the names that have been submitted as part of a program to allow for the introduction of an unlimited number of new...

Senate immigration bill creates two new visas to encourage new talent

May 22, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A bipartisan Senate immigration bill introduced on Tuesday would create two new types of visas to attract and keep immigrants skilled in the fields where the United States is weakest: science, technology, engineering, and math. The bill is designed to follow on the success of the Jobs Act in helping...

Panel sympathetic to geolocation privacy concerns

May 18, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A House Judiciary subcommittee appeared sympathetic on Thursday to calls for Congress to set standards for when law enforcement can gain access to geolocation information generated by cell phones and other devices. The Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee debated legislation offered by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah., that would require...

Hey kids, about those embarrassing Facebook photos…

May 11, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz said Thursday he was open to a proposal to give children a way to delete personal information that they post on Facebook or other online sites. Reps. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Joe Barton, R-Texas, have introduced legislation that would require online firms to give...

ICANN sets target date for re-opening database

May 9, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The group that runs the Internet's address system said it is aiming to re-open the application process for those seeking to launch a new domain name by May 22 . If it meets this goal, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers said the application process would remain open...

FCC chief defends review of wireless deals

May 8, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski on Tuesday defended his agency’s review of recent wireless-industry transactions, saying that ensuring competition in the wireless sector does not take away from the agency’s efforts to free up more spectrum to meet the public’s growing demand for mobile technologies. “Some have recently argued...

FCC official provides more details on possible broadcasting participants

April 18, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Flickr user lonnypaul Las Vegas - The head of the Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau gave a few more details on which broadcasters may participate in incentive auctions to make more spectrum available for wireless use, saying some stations have inquired about possibly sharing channels. FCC Media Bureau Chief William...

FCC chief urges broadcasters to consider incentive auctions

April 17, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Jacquelyn Martin/AP file photo LAS VEGAS -- FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski made a sales pitch of sorts to television broadcasters Monday to consider participating in the incentive auctions recently authorized by Congress, saying they could give some TV stations a cash infusion while still allowing them to stay on the...

ICANN extends new domain name application deadline

April 13, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Armando Franca/AP The group that runs the Internet's address system is extending by a week the deadline for applications to run a new top-level domain name such as .horse or .bank to compete with .com, .net and other existing extensions. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers announced on...

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