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FCC Will Delay Spectrum Auction Until 2015

December 6, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

The Federal Communications Commission said Friday it has delayed until 2015 the timeline for a planned reverse auction of TV airwaves, a decision that reflects the commission’s intent on getting the complex proceeding right. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler published a blog post announcing the FCC’s decision to delay the auction, after the commission previously set a goal of carrying out the auction next year. “I believe we can conduct a successful auction in the middle of 2015,” Mr. Wheeler said. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Apple, China Mobile Sign Deal to Offer iPhone

December 5, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

China Mobile has signed a long-awaited deal with Apple to offer iPhones on its network, a person familiar with the situation said, an arrangement that would give the U.S. technology giant a big boost in the world’s largest mobile market. The rollout of iPhones on the world’s largest mobile carrier by users, with over 700 million subscribers, is expected to start later this month, around the time of a Dec. 18 China Mobile conference in Guangzhou, according to two people familiar with the carrier’s plans. Read the rest of this post on the original site

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As Deadline Expires, Problems Persist With Health Site

December 1, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Technicians in the Washington area raced up to a month-end deadline set by the Obama administration to make the troubled federal insurance website work for a majority of users, but officials acknowledged they still faced a raft of problems that could take weeks or more to fix. By Saturday evening, technicians completed a major hardware upgrade, adding computing, storage and database capacity to their data center, said one person familiar with the situation. “There was a big install and it worked,” the person said. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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On Black Friday, the Real Fight Was Online

November 30, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Brick-and-mortar retailers mounted a furious defense on Black Friday to head off incursions into one of the industry’s biggest shopping days by such online rivals as Amazon.com. The tactics were evident in stores and on websites as millions of holiday shoppers lined up to spend their dollars on highly touted deals. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Dell Investors Line Up For Court Appraisal

November 27, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Investors with claims on more than 47.5 million Dell Inc. shares have reserved the right to ask a judge to award them more than the buyout price, in the latest example of investors trying to use the courts to nab a better outcome in a deal. The investors, named in a filing by Dell this week in Delaware court, in September voted against the company’s sale to Michael Dell and private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners, and sent a letter to the company preserving their right to seek so-called appraisal of their shares. Most have not yet actually done so. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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23andMe CEO Responds to FDA Warning Letter

November 27, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

The head of genetic-test maker 23andMe Inc. responded to a Food and Drug Administration warning letter in a blog post Tuesday night, acknowledging the company was behind schedule in addressing FDA concerns but defending the accuracy and value of the company’s tests. The FDA ordered the Google Inc.-backed company to stop marketing its $99 genetic test in a Nov. 22 letter, saying the company hadn’t secured marketing authorization and expressing concern that inaccurate results could lead consumers to undergo unnecessary health procedures such as breast-cancer surgery. The FDA said 23andMe hadn’t responded to numerous requests for more information, even as the company was launching a national television advertising campaign for the product, which analyzes genetic information from a person’s saliva for clues about disease risk and ancestry. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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TiVo Subscriptions Continue to Rise

November 26, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

TiVo Inc. showed no signs of slowing growth in the third quarter, reporting a big jump in subscriptions despite an increasing list of competitors. The San Jose, Calif., company said its list of subscribers hit 3.9 million in the period ended Oct. 31, up 32 percent from the year-earlier quarter. Its subscriber count has risen for nine straight quarters. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Cox Explores Bidding for Time Warner Cable

November 26, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Cox Communications is contemplating jumping into the bidding for Time Warner Cable Inc., either on its own or with others, say people familiar with the situation. Cox is the third-biggest cable operator, after Time Warner Cable, with about 4.5 million television subscribers, ranking it a little ahead of Charter Communications, which started the pursuit of Time Warner Cable earlier this year. Charter is backed by John Malone’s Liberty Media Corp. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Nuance Swings to Q4 Loss Despite Modest Revenue Growth

November 26, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Nuance Communications Inc. swung to fiscal fourth-quarter loss as operating expenses grew, despite modest growth in revenue. The company — which makes software that converts speech into text and is known best for its Dragon line of dictation products — saw operating expenses rise 7.6 percent in the latest revenue period, including a 23 percent increase in research and development costs. Also, revenue growth in the Nuance’s health-care and imaging segments was mostly offset by declines in its mobile and consumer business and its enterprise segment. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Should You Invest in Bitcoin?

November 23, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

What is a bitcoin worth? For the growing band of people who follow the virtual currency, the answer is self-evident: The price of a bitcoin this week surpassed $780, a record. On Jan. 1, you could have bought a bitcoin for merely $13.50. At Friday afternoon’s price of about $730, that bet would have grown about 54-fold. The bitcoin phenomenon, and the technological innovation that made it possible, is interesting—but for investors large and small, the more pertinent question is whether they should buy the virtual currency or avoid it. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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