John Paczkowski

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T-Mobile to FCC: We Would Agree With You if You Were Right

The Federal Communications Commission has concluded that a free national broadband network established in the so-called “white spaces” of the AWS-3 band would not cause major interference with other services, paving the way for a sale of those airwaves at a federal auction. An unfortunate turn of events for T-Mobile (DT), which has been aggressively lobbying against the idea, arguing that such a network would interfere with the services it offers in a band of spectrum–a band it spent $4.2 billion to license in 2006. “Obviously, we’re disappointed,” said Tom Sugrue, T-Mobile’s vice president of government affairs. “From our preliminary review, [the report] has a number of critical flaws and misinterpretations of the data and some mischaracterizations.”


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik