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US comedian Jay Leno sued over Golden Temple joke


January 26th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) An Indian American has filed a lawsuit in California suing US comedian Jay Leno for what he calls "racist" comments on the Golden Temple in Amritsar.Leno ... Read more...

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India, US Sikh group object to Golden Temple comments


January 25th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) As India officially took up the issue of popular TV show host Jay Leno's objectionable depiction of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, a US based Sikh ... Read more...

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AT&T; drops bid for T-Mobile


December 20th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 20 (IANS/EFE) AT&T; Inc. abandoned Monday its $39 billion bid for T-Mobile USA, a deal that sparked opposition from the US government and consumer groups.The Dallas-based giant ... Read more...

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AT&T & T-Mobile merger hits a rocky patch


November 25th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) AT&T is looking for ways to cushion the company because of realization that its planned takeover of T-Mobile might not happened. The company and T-Mobile were in ... Read more...

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Obama names Indian-American to communications body


November 1st, 2011 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) President Barack Obama has named an Indian American lawyer Ajit Varadaraj Pai, a Republican, and Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, as Commissioners on the bipartisan Federal ... Read more...

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US government sues to block AT&T;, T-Mobile merger


September 1st, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) The US Justice Department Wednesday sued to block AT&T;'s bid to acquire T-Mobile USA, saying the proposed merger would reduce competition and raise prices.In a complaint ... Read more...

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AT&T to acquire T-Mobile USA From Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion


March 21st, 2011 - 2:41 am ICT by BNO News
DALLAS (BNO NEWS) -- AT&T Inc. on Sunday announced it has reached a deal to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at approximately $39 billion. The agreement ... Read more...

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Super-fast new smartphone network ‘may threaten GPS signals’


February 24th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Experts have expressed concerns that a new smartphone network in the US could threaten GPS signals.The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is now investigating the LightSquared's super-fast 4G network ... Read more...

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Comcast Completes NBC Universal Aquisition


January 30th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The biggest television service provider of the United States, Comcast has closed the deal with NBC Universal, to finally acquire the latter, after thirteen months of ... Read more...

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FCC adopts net neutrality rule


December 22nd, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Dec 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday voted and approved the neutrality of the Internet concerning the content that can be provided.The five panel member voted ... Read more...

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FCC & cable companies clash over Internet TV


December 22nd, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Dec 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Cable companies and Internet giants that plans to bring out Internet TV services to consumers are on collision course.The cable companies fear that if ... Read more...

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FCC Votes For Net Neutrality Amidst Protests


December 22nd, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Federal Communications Commission gave its nod to implement new rules that stops cable and phone companies from booth favoring and discriminating against web content and ... Read more...

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Spears’ ‘Glee’ cameo branded sexually provocative


November 26th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears' cameo on hit TV show "Glee" has angered viewers and they have branded the episode as "extremely inappropriate" and "sexually provocative".The pop star made ... Read more...

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FCC reaches record $25M settlement with Verizon Wireless over “mystery fees”


October 29th, 2010 - 1:35 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Verizon Wireless on Thursday reached a settlement with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over "mystery fees" and agreed to pay $25 million to the U.S. Treasury, the ... Read more...

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Kerfye Pierre, Haiti Relief Worker T Mobile Cell Phone Bill Shock, $34,872!


October 16th, 2010 - 3:15 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A twenty seven year old employee of FEMA was shocked by her cell phone bill from T Mobile when she returned home to the United States recently. The ... Read more...

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FCC proposes rules to help American mobile phone users avoid a “bill shock”


October 15th, 2010 - 2:08 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday proposed a new set of rules which aim to avoid consumers from receiving unexpected charges on their bills, which ... Read more...

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Study: Texts, talk, apps kill 16,000 people in 7 years


September 24th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An estimated 16,000 people have been killed in accidents as a result of phone distractions in the United States between the period of 2001 to 2007.US researchers released ... Read more...

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Texts, Talk And Apps Have Killed Around 16,000 Persons From 2001 to 2007


September 24th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 24, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Texts, talk and apps have killed almost 16,000 individuals from 2001 to 2007. This is an unsettling bit of news. However, the reality is ... Read more...

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Chattanooga offers the fastest Internet Service in the US at 1 Gbps


September 14th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Chattanooga, Sep 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The city of Chattanooga is offering its residents Internet speed of up to 1 gigabit per second!The city authorities and Alcatel-Lucent partnered to provide what has become ... Read more...

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Tech industry to hold secret meeting to discuss future of open Internet


August 22nd, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 22 (ANI): Some of the biggest names in technology are holding a closed-doors meeting to discuss the future of open Internet - which has caused a public uproar amongst net ... Read more...

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US Federal Communications Commission stalls Internet neutrality talks


August 8th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.8 (ANI): US regulators have halted closed-door meetings intended to find a way to make sure all web data is treated equally.According to the BBC, the US Federal Communications Commission was ... Read more...

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Google, Verizon close to deal to end ‘net neutrality’


August 6th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Search engine giant Google and US broadband and telecom company Verizon are said to be close to making a deal that could bring an end to 'net neutrality'. The ... Read more...

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Univision Radio pays $1 million for resolving “pay-for-play” case


July 27th, 2010 - 5:27 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – Univision Radio entered a Consent Decree with the Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau to solve allegations that Univision radio stations or their employees accepted payments from record ... Read more...

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FCC Indecency Law Hits A Roadblock


July 14th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri July 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Federal Communications Commission policy was rejected by a federal appeals court on indecency grounds and the reason cited was that the laws prohibiting the use ... Read more...

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F.C.C Policy On Indecency Turned Down


July 14th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 14, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A federal appeals court has rejected a Federal Communications Commission indecency policy on Tuesday reasoning that the longstanding rules of the agency are ‘unconstitutionally ... Read more...

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US court rules out indecency ban on live shows


July 14th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) A US court has struck down a government policy on indecency on live television and radio, saying it is a violation of the constitution and the law ... Read more...

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Insight Cable Goes Digital In Lexington And North Kentucky


June 18th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri June 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Insight Communications, which have served as one of the major cable provider for Warren County has finally decided to go digital for some parts of the ... Read more...

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‘American Dad’ Could Be Fined $25,000


June 6th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 6, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Managers at the powerful Fox network have been threatened with a massive $25,000 fine.The reason for the probability of Fox Network being fined is ... Read more...

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India-US Strategic Dialogue in June


May 22nd, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 22 (IANS) Asserting that India and the US share "defining interests" and that the US-India relationship has never been more promising, the State Department announced that the ... Read more...

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Michael J. Fox Presented the NBA Award As Broadcasters Sketch Out The Industry’s Future


April 13th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 13, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Actor and Parkinson’s disease campaigner, Michael J. Fox, was bestowed the National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) 2010 Distinguished Service Award on Monday at the ... Read more...

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U.S. Court Goes Against FCC On Net Neutrality In Its Verdict


April 7th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 7, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): An American federal court tossed the future of the set of laws governing the Internet and the American broadband development strategy into doubt on Tuesday ... Read more...

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FCC Loses The War On Net Neutrality


April 7th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Washington, Apr 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Comcast Corporation is all giggles and they have plenty of reasons to do so. With the federal court ruling out all claims of Federal Communication ... Read more...

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US unveils new broadband plan


March 16th, 2010 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington/San Francisco, March 16 (DPA) The US government has unveiled a new plan for high-speed internet access that will give the US "the fastest and most extensive wireless network in the world", ... Read more...

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Janet Jackson Wardrobe Malfunctioning Case Resurfaces


February 24th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by GD
By Meena KarPhiladelphia, Feb 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The wardrobe malfunctioning fine of $550,000 that was levied on the CBS Network is under review again. On Tuesday the 3rd U.S Circuit Court ... Read more...

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Google plans superfast internet


February 11th, 2010 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Feb 11 (DPA) Google plans to build a fibre optic broadband network that will connect customers to the internet at speeds 100 times faster than most existing broadband connections ... Read more...

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