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Court Backs FCC in Verizon Broadband Ruling

Today, an appeals court upheld a 2006 deadlocked decision by the Federal Communications Decision over whether Verizion could deregulate some of its commercial business lines. Under the arcane rules of the FCC, the previous 2-2... More...

Facebook Backs Down on Ad Plans

Social networking site Facebook has cancelled its advertising program, that showed what members were purchasing from ecommerce web sites. The advertising system, dubbed Beacon, let partner sites like eBay and Sony advertise the fact that... More...

Intel backs wireless Africa plan

Craig Barrett, chairman of Intel, believes that Africa needs to embrace wireless broadband since it is "cheaper, easier and more efficient to communicate wirelessly." Less than 1% of Africans have access to broadband and only... More...

Warner Music head backs DRM

After Steve Jobs wrote that music companies should abandon digital copy protection, Warner Music chief Edgar Bronfman called on Apple to open up its iTunes software to other forms of DRM: "DRM and interoperability are... More...

French Minister Backs New Law

The French Minister of culture Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres has said the French government will move forward with a law that would render Apple's iTunes Music Store an illegal entity. The Minister said all music... More...

UN backs green web TV

The world's first online 'green' television channel has gone live with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) behind it. Green.tv is aimed solely at tackling environmental issues and hopes to become the web's definitive resource... More...

United Nations Body Backs $100 Laptop

The United Nations Development Programme will back MIT's NicholasNegroponte and his One Laptop per Child program, according to reports. The partnership is critical to helping the initiative which hopes to get $100 hand-cranked laptop... More...

Microsoft Backs "School Of The Future"

Philadelphia children will soon have a glimpse into what could be the future of public education thanks to a joint project between Microsoft and the School District of Philadelphia. Microsoft representatives were on hand earlier... More...

Lindows Backs Out of IPO

Lindows announced Wednesday that it has postponed a previously announced IPO (initial public offering) of its common stock due to adverse market conditions. Lindows Inc., which is the process of changing its name to Linspire... More...

SCO Backs Off GPL Claims

In The SCO Group Inc.'s latest U.S. District Court filing as it battles IBM over Linux, the company is no longer using the affirmative defense that the GNU General Public License (GPL) is unconstitutional. SCO... More...

Indian giant Infosys backs RFID

Indian information technology services and consulting company Infosys Technologies has thrown its support behind the controversial tracking technology known as RFID, or radio frequency identification. The inventory tracking system is designed to... More...

Pressplay backs CD burning

Digital music company Pressplay has said it will allow users to burn downloaded tracks onto CD in a bid to compete more effectively with its rivals. Pressplay's CD burning system will be... More...

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