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Two years on, Google's Project Loon drifts into focus

Google X project is clearing technical and price hurdles, but commercial plans are still unknown

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Appeals court denies requests to delay net neutrality rules

The FCC's net neutrality rules go into effect Friday, as scheduled

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House panel votes to delay net neutrality rules

Republicans 'sneak' a net neutrality rules delay into an appropriations bill

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Chip vendors work to make Bluetooth perfect fit for IoT

STMicroelectronics is hoping to help developers implement voice control over Bluetooth

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Wi-Fi signals can do rough head counts

Estimating the number of people present by looking at Wi-Fi signals could help make buildings more energy efficient

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Southern African nations team with Ericsson to develop broadband policies

Countries in the region are generally considered to lack expertise to formulate policies that could help fuel Internet services

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CTIA sues over another cellphone radiation law

The mobile industry group says Berkeley's new city law violates retailers' freedom of speech.

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PayPal users may get break on unsolicited robocalls, texts

Critics are upset that changes to PayPal's terms of service will let it ping users in these ways for marketing purposes

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Don't expect major changes to NSA surveillance from Congress

After passing the USA Freedom Act, many in Congress may be unwilling to extend surveillance reform

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Dish Network, T-Mobile US reportedly in merger talks

The merger would be the latest in a wave of consolidation in the U.S. media and communications industry

Shopping for Wave 2 Wi-Fi? Don't rush into it

Faster Wi-Fi and multigigabit Ethernet are emerging side by side.

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Competition leads to plunging mobile, bandwidth prices in Africa

The growing use of Internet-enabled smartphones is whetting consumers' appetites for broadband products

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Chipmakers giving home networks a gigabit boost

Broadcom, Marvell and Qualcomm are working on new chipsets.

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Senate passes bill to rein in NSA phone dragnet

Senators reject amendments to 'water down' the NSA reform bill

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New SOHO router security audit uncovers over 60 flaws in 22 models

Some of the vulnerabilities could allow attackers to take over the affected devices.