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The White House gets social

Barack Obama successfully utilised new social web tools during his election campaign, to gain both support and fundraising. However, with only 3 updates on his official Twitter account since his inauguration many were wondering whether... More...

House Panel Votes for Net Neutrality

By a 20-13 vote Thursday that partially followed party lines, the House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would require broadband providers to abide by strict Net neutrality principles, meaning that their networks must be... More...

House Passes Compromise Digital TV Plan

The House of Representatives on Monday approved legislation to complete the country's transition to new, higher-quality digital television by February 17, 2009. Under a deal negotiated by Republicans in the Senate and House, a $1.5... More...

House Passes Second Anti-Spyware Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday unanimously passed a second bill targeting perpetrators of computer "spyware" that hides in users' computers and monitors their activities. The House voted 415 to 0 to stiffen jail... More...

House OKs Bill Imposing 'Spyware' Fines

Companies and others that secretly install "spyware" programs on people's computers to quietly monitor their Internet activities would face hefty federal fines under a bill the House passed Tuesday. The most egregious behaviors ascribed to... More...

Microsoft's Creature House Acquisition

Earlier today we reported that Microsoft had acquired "certain assets" from Creature House Ltd., a company that develops illustration and animation software for Macintosh and Windows systems. These include Expression, a vector illustration application, and... More...

House Passes Ban on Internet Access Tax

Connections to the Internet would remain tax-free under a bill the House passed Wednesday. The legislation, passed with bipartisan support, makes permanent a ban on taxing Internet connections. A temporary ban on... More...

Gateway wins White House

Gateway has won another term in the White House. The PC maker announced Tuesday that it has signed a deal to provide systems to the Office of Administration, whose duties include managing... More...

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