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NYC To End School Cellphone Ban

NYC To End School Cellphone Ban
New York City is preparing to end its ban on cellphones in schools, dooming an industry that sprang up near dozens of schools where teens could park their phones in a van for a dollar a day.
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Austin Third Market for Google Fiber
Better late than never. Google's ultrafast Internet service, Google Fiber, will launch in Austin, Texas, in December -- about three months behind the company’s original schedule.
Qualcomm Buys Bluetooth Chip Maker
San Diego-based Qualcomm has agreed to buy Bluetooth chip maker CSR in a $2.5 billion deal expected to strengthen the company's position in wearable devices, portable audio and automotive tech.
Flight Attendants Challenge FAA
Flight attendants battled federal aviation officials in court to keep passengers from using electronic devices during takeoffs and landings. The FAA changed the rules without taking in public comment.
New York Ditches Beacon Program
The city of New York has scuttled a media company's project to install in payphone booths transmitters that could track people's movements by sending signals to their smartphones.
San Francisco Expands Public Wi-Fi
Thanks to a grant from resident Google.
Pay by Phone or Keep Using Plastic?
Mobile-payment services ramping up.
FCC Tackles Net Neutrality Debate
How far should the government go?
AT&T Doubles Data on Shared Plans
Good for consumers, small business.
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