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posted in December 2006

Principle Rears Its Ugly Head At The FCC

The Federal Communications Commission under Republican Chairman Kevin Martin has been a government regulatory agency driven by principle -- the principle most often being, "whatever Big Business wants, Big Business gets." Unfortunately for Chairman Martin, he was prevented yesterday from giving AT&T what it wants most -- approval of its extremely dubious merger with BellSouth.

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Sony's mylo, Like Youth, Is Wasted On The Young

Sony's mylo is a big helping of gotta-have-it rolled up in a very small package: WiFi phone, email-IM-text-messaging-Web-browsing with a full keyboard, and even an MP3 player. Sony is marketing the mylo to the youth market, which leaves the impression that the mylo is just a toy. It's not. It's got some serious mobility features for grown-ups, too.

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The Future Of The Internet May Be Decided Before Christmas

The merger of BellSouth and AT&T requires the approval of the Federal Communications Commission. Up until Election Day this looked like a mere formality. But an unexpected attack of honesty on the part of a commissioner and the Democratic Congressional victories could actually torpedo the deal. Look for the FCC to do everything it can to force a decision that advances AT&T Chairman and CEO Edward E. Whitacre Jr.'s campaign to take ownership of the Internet before Congress changes hands.

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Now That Vista Is the Past, Let's Look At The Future

One of the best things about the launch of Windows Vista -- finally -- is that it clears the decks. Now we can look past it to the really interesting operating systems coming in the future, like Apple's version of OS X that will natively run Windows XP applications. I swear I'm not making this up. But other people may be.

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