Verizon outbids AT&T for nationwide “5G” spectrum

Verizon has outbid AT&T to buy spectrum-holding company Straight Path Communications for $3.1 billion after “an unusually intense bidding war” between the top two wireless carriers in the US, The Wall Street Journalreported today. AT&T announced its own $1.6 billion acquisition of the company on April 10, saying that Straight Path “holds a nationwide portfolio of millimeter-wave (mmWave) spectrum, including […]

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Net neutrality grabs spotlight again as FCC chief seeks to rescind the tough regulations

It began as an academic subject with a wonky name — network neutrality. But at its heart, the issue was simple: Internet service providers should treat all content equally. Within a few years, the phrase — shortened to the slightly less-wonky net neutrality — became a rallying cry for Silicon Valley technology companies, liberals and online free-speech advocates. For broadband […]

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Android malware: 350 new malicious apps every hour

Better watch out what apps you opt to install on your Android device: It turns out malware-infested software for Google’s mobile operating system is multiplying at an alarming rate. Security researchers from antivirus software firm G Data have discovered that more than 750,000 new malicious apps have sprung out during the first quarter of this year, with estimates the total number […]

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A.I. will replace half of all jobs in the next decade, says widely followed technologist

Robots are likely to replace 50 percent of all jobs in the next decade, according to Kai-Fu Lee, founder of venture capital firm Sinovation Ventures and a top voice on tech in China. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the wave of the future, the influential technologist told CNBC, calling it the “singular thing that will be larger than all of human […]

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