Google to Add Mobile Carrier Hat to Its Collection

January 23rd, 2015


Google reportedly is planning to set up shop as an MVNO, purchasing bandwidth from Sprint and T-Mobile in order to offer its own wireless service. Details are sparse, but Sprint is said to be putting a volume trigger into its contract that would allow for renegotiation if Google’s customer volume should exceed a predefined number. A Google team led by Nick Fox reportedly has been working on the project, code-named “Nova,” for more than a year, and some employees already have tested the wireless network.

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White House Jump-Starts Cybersecurity Protection Programs

January 23rd, 2015


As members of the U.S. Congress started to prepare for the upcoming legislative session, President Obama lost little time in putting cybersecurity near the top of a to-do list for lawmakers. During a visit to the federal National Cybersecurity Communications Integration Center, Obama called for additional legislation to improve information technology protection. Speaking to NCCIC staff last week, Obama said that “protecting our digital infrastructure is a national security priority and a national economic priority.”

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14 Questions Before You Launch an Ecommerce Site

January 23rd, 2015

An Australian entrepreneur recently earned more than $20,000 in online sales in just four days, only to stop taking orders and sell the business. Ultimately, …

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Chen Calls on Congress to Mandate BlackBerry Apps

January 23rd, 2015


BlackBerry CEO John Chen set off a barrage of online chatter Wednesday when he proposed that any rules the U.S. adopts to preserve Net neutrality also should guarantee application neutrality. Chen made the proposal in a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of two U.S. congressional panels and posted an adapted version on the company’s blog. Both the FCC and Congress currently are considering ways to address Net neutrality — the idea that service providers must trat all traffic on the Internet equally.

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The benefits of free product samples

January 22nd, 2015

Whether you’ve been in business for years or you’re just launching a new website, sending samples of your products can grab the attention of shoppers. …

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