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House Approves Internet Tax Ban

The House approved a seven-year extension on the Internet tax ban Tuesday. It voted 402-0 to approve the bill. The original version in the House had called for the ban to be extended by four years. The Senate approved the ban last week and President Bush must sign the bill by Thursday for it to […]

House Extends Internet Tax Ban

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to extend a moratorium on state Internet access taxes for four years. Some lawmakers wanted a permanent ban, but the majority didnt see matters that way. The House voted 405-2 to keep the ban in place. It was scheduled to expire Nov. 1. The Senate now must […]

White House Upholds Qualcomm Handset Ban

The Bush administration upheld an import ban Monday on cell phones that contain Qualcomm Inc. chips. Wireless operators were hoping for a veto of an adverse patent ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission which has found that Qualcomm has infringed on a Broadcom patent for battery power conservation, blocking the import of tens of […]

Not Necessarily News

Here, Kitty, Kitty Forest guards in the state of Gujarat in western India used cell phones with animal sound ringtones to lure wandering leopards out of human settlements, Reuters reported. As substitution for live bait, such as a goat tied to a tree, the ringtones of cows mooing, goats bleating and roosters crowing proved to […]

Telarus Launches MARS

Telarus Inc. has launched MARS, its new private-labeled, back-office software. MARS, which is an acronym for Master Agent Reporting System, was created in-house to the specifications of agents who are users of the system. It is a Web-based management platform that combines Telarus real-time quoting system, proposal generation system and VAR Network system, the company […]

Back-to-Back Sessions Outline Opportunities in Business Continuity Planning

With the recent natural disasters top of mind, business customers are interested in ensuring their operations are uninterrupted by a hurricane, power outage, computer virus or other unplanned incident. While in-house business continuity and disaster recovery (increasingly known as BCDR) solutions predominate now, business decision makers will be motivated by the convenience and security afforded […]

Congress Proposes to Repeal 3 Percent Excise Tax

A group of House representatives is calling for the end of a telephony excise tax that mostly affects low-income, elderly and rural citizens. Reps. John Lewis, D-Ga., Jim Ramstad, R-Minn., Rick Boucher, D-Va., and Gary Miller, R-Calif., introduced the Telephone Excise Repeal Act of 2007 on Wednesday. Telecom companies and associations support the proposal. Congress […]

House Members Seek Permanent Internet Tax Ban

The House Ways and Means Committee is considering a bill that would keep the Internet tax-free permanently. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., introduced the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act of 2007 on Jan. 31. Congressional members on both sides of the aisle co-sponsored the bill, including Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. The first Internet tax moratorium […]

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