Scotch Eggs and FRAND for Breakfast

One view is that the actions of Motorola will kill video over the Internet. Perhaps that’s going a little far, but what’s the real objective here?

FCC Could Mimic EUs Treatment of Wireless Providers

That recent, well-publicized $18,000 Verizon cell phone bill must have been the breaking point for the FCC because the agency is considering forcing providers to alert consumers to potentially high charges. “In the European Union, carriers are required by law to send text messages to consumers when they are running up roaming charges or getting […]

Vodafone Lobbies for Google Tax

Vodafone plc and Telefónica are taking on Google with the intent of making it and other online content providers pay for network usage. Specifically, Vodafone plans to petition the European Union to “facilitate bilateral agreements between telecom operators and online content providers like Google.” The president of Vodafone Spain, Francisco Roman, has outlined the plan, […]

EU Sets Hearing on Oracle-Sun

Examining one of the largest tech mergers in recent memory, regulators for the European Union have set Dec. 10 as the date of a hearing on the acquisition of Sun Microsystems (JAVA) by Oracle Corp.. Announced in April, the $7.1 billion purchase would give Oracle, the world’s No. 3 software company, new reach into computer hardware […]

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