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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, March 2

Samsung jumps into payments... NXP buys Freescale to build a bigger chip company ... Iran "ready to work with Google"... and more tech news

Alcatel-Lucent's 'Wi-Fi boost' uses both Wi-Fi and cellular data for super-fast speeds

The company says it can tie the networks together using only software

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Nokia CEO argues that net neutrality could limit key mobile services

Self-driving cars and home health care services require special treatment, he said

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YO! This messaging app has a lot more to say for itself, even offline

The app lets users message and share files via Wi-Fi, even without an Internet connection

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The FCC's net neutrality rules: What we know so far

The full rules may not be published for weeks, but net neutrality will prohibit blocking, throttling and paid prioritization

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GOP strikes back: Republican bill would overturn FCC municipal broadband decision

The new legislation would prevent the agency from moving forward with its decision to preempt state laws restricting city broadband.

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Net neutrality passes FCC, will apply to mobile too

The new FCC rules will also apply to mobile as well, Chairman Tom Wheeler said. They will almost certainly be challenged by large telcos and broadband ISPs, however.

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FCC overturns state laws limiting municipal broadband

Republican commissioners say the agency's action will likely be overturned by U.S. courts.

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Broadband advocates urge Republicans to overturn FCC on net neutrality

With the FCC's vote coming up, some people say Congress should move forward with its own plan

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Bluetooth starts weaving its mesh for IoT

Low-power Bluetooth devices should get a standard way to organize themselves in networks next year

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Samsung, SKT to demonstrate 7.5Gbps wireless data next week

The prototype '5G' cellular system will use beamforming antennas to realize the high speed

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Republican FCCers call for delay in net neutrality vote

But the agency's chairman says he intends to move forward with Thursday's meeting

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Twitter speaks up for FCC net neutrality plan

Keeping the Internet open promotes free speech and helps the US economy, Twitter said