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Please, Sir, May I Have Another?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Bruce Kushnick

For the last 20 years, the nation's major telecom companies have been playing the public and regulatory officials for fools. Now they're claiming they shouldn't be obliged to provide affordable landline service to everyone anymore, as they take the money and run to wireless.

10 Industries Where People Are Getting Fired

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business

Many Americans working at call centers were down on their luck last month. Telecommunications firms experienced the most planned job cuts in March...

Bank Fraud Watchdogs In Asia 'Have Got A Bicycle' To 'Catch A Ferrari'

Reuters | Eveline Danubrata | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business

By Eveline Danubrata SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Many banks still do not have enough teeth to tackle fraud, which costs Asia around $1 billio...

Looking Through the Hispanic Lens Brings a Paradigm Shift in Telecom, Media & Entertainment Industries

Glenn Llopis | Posted 04.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Glenn Llopis

These are the facts - Are you prepared to capture your share of this market as we begin to see the emergence of the authentic Hispanic voice through the companies already taking the lead?

Mexican Telecom Magnate Denies His Company Has Monopoly

AP | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business

MEXICO CITY -- Telephone magnate Carlos Slim denied Tuesday that he has a monopoly on telecommunications in Mexico, disputing a report by an internati...

2012: The Year of the Semantic Web

Steve Hamby | Posted 03.26.2012 | Technology
Steve Hamby

The Semantic Web allows us to invest our brain power in responsibilities and tasks that require alert human cognition -- and give the tedious line checking and data grabbing to a machine who doesn't talk back, get grumpy or demand coffee.

Can You Hear Me Now? Doesn't Matter -- Just Email Me!

Ebong Eka | Posted 03.25.2012 | Business
Ebong Eka

Maybe it was good for the consumer that the AT&T and T-mobile merger didn't happen. More importantly, with the exponential increase in data usage, "Can You Hear Me Now? (TM)" will no longer apply. Just send me an email instead!

Sizable Minority Of Global Workers Don't Commute To An Office

Reuters | Patricia Reaney | Posted 03.25.2012 | Business

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - About one in five workers around the globe, particularly employees in the Middle East, Latin Am...

Verizon's Deal With Big Cable Spells the Demise of the Telecom Act

Joel Kelsey | Posted 03.06.2012 | Technology
Joel Kelsey

We all remember the 1980s and its awesome fashion and music. While some may want to revisit those aspects of the past, I don't think anyone wants to return to the era of the cable and Ma Bell monopolies.

Defending the Merger Between AT&T and T-Mobile

María Elena Durazo | Posted 01.08.2012 | Los Angeles
María Elena Durazo

The merger between AT&T and T-Mobile makes sense. It will create a much-needed boost to our economy. It's a good deal for California and a good deal for Los Angeles.

Alan Greenspan Thinks I'm on to Something

Josh Sawislak | Posted 12.27.2011 | DC
Josh Sawislak

A while back I had the pleasure of hearing Alan Greenspan talk about innovation. When he agreed to take some questions, I figured I had a shot at some objective thoughts on some of my nature of work theories.

The 'Extraordinary Patience' of Huawei

Bill_Robinson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Whatever the history and structuring of Huawei, it is a company that has emerged out of virtually nowhere to threaten Ericsson, Nortel, Alcatel and Siemens.

Soaking the Rich in Obama's Jobs Plan?

J.H. Snider | Posted 12.05.2011 | Technology
J.H. Snider

The Obama Administration's spectrum reallocation policy has been characterized by lots of talk of spectrum auctions and fees while in practice relying almost exclusively on giveaways.

12 Tips for Making Your Telework Arrangement Succeed

Susan Seitel | Posted 11.15.2011 | Technology
Susan Seitel

October is National Work and Family Month and that may be a great time to request a work-from-home arrangement. Call it a pilot, promising to monitor your productivity and measure your results.

Federal Appeals Court Considers Wiretapping Lawsuits

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

SEATTLE — Lawyers for civil liberties groups asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to revive two groups of lawsuits claiming the government ha...

The Battle for Tripoli's Internet

Jim Cowie | Posted 08.21.2011 | Technology
Jim Cowie

Renesys is still piecing together the data that can confirm or deny much of what was reported through the course of the day Sunday in Libya, but one thing is clear: something very strange was going on with Tripoli residents' Internet access.

Verizon Workers Will End Strike Without A Deal

AP | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 10.20.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Thousands of striking Verizon workers will return to work starting Monday night, though their contract dispute isn't over yet. Both the c...

Comcast: Internet Access Is Temporarily a Civil Right

Christopher Mitchell | Posted 10.09.2011 | Technology
Christopher Mitchell

Smart communities invest in themselves rather than depending on big, absentee corporations. Requiring Comcast to provide affordable broadband connections is better than not, but continuing to let Comcast effectively decide who can afford access to the Internet is madness.

A Visit To China's Secretive Tech Giant

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology

Huawei Technologies is one of the world's fastest growing telecom-hardware makers, and yet much of the company is shrouded in secrecy. Fortunately, th...

Top 10 States With The Fastest Internet Speeds

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 09.29.2011 | Technology

As part of a study conducted between January and June 2011 by Pando Networks, a company that provides online "content delivery solutions," examined w...

FCC Takes Aim At Scammers Secretly Padding Your Phone Bill

AOL Daily Finance | Bruce Watson | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

A little over two years since it took on the credit card industry, the federal government has found a fresh villain: telecommunications fraudsters. Ea...

PHOTOS: 'Hotel Of Doom' Exterior Completed

Posted 09.12.2011 | Arts

The massive Ryugyong Hotel, which towers over the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, has long been symbolic for all the wrong reasons. Built from 1987...

Ben Craw

Larry Fishelson, DynaLink: 27 Million And Counting

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Craw | Posted 08.27.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Why Is Mighty Time Warner So Scared of Tiny Salisbury, NC?

David Morris | Posted 08.24.2011 | Media
David Morris

Soaring telecommunication rates are straining already stressed public budgets, leading many cities to build networks for their own use. Rather than recognize that success, the telecom companies have spent years trying to eradicate local competition.

No, Virginia -- AT&T Just Seems Like the Great Satan

Michael Bader, D.M.H. | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business
Michael Bader, D.M.H.

Understanding that the problem is in "the system" doesn't really help. Here's what it feels like: AT&T has the power to fix my Internet and make me happy. They don't. They won't. They don't care about me.