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Companies want no set internet speeds in stimulus

Telecom companies vying for $7.2 billion in broadband stimulus funds are urging federal regulators not to mandate a super-fast internet speed as a criterion for winning the money, Reuters reports.…

Teen trying to collect college funds, one click at a time

Rachel Harris wants to become a pediatric endocrinologist, but she might want to consider a career in finance if her college payment plan succeeds, reports the Chicago Tribune.…

Ambitious school technology plans run up against budget deficits

All 1,000 students at Oak-Land Junior High in Lake Elmo, Minn., have laptop computers supplied by the Stillwater School District that they take to every class and can take home…

FTC asked to investigate Google’s privacy breaches

A privacy advocacy group has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google's data-security measures in a move that raises new questions about the security of cloud computing services, PC…

Sony eBook reader gets 500,000 books from Google

Google Inc. is making half a million books, unprotected by copyright, available free of charge on Sony Corp.'s electronic book-reading device, reports the Associated Press.…

IBM, looking to buy Sun, sets up a software strategy

IBM's reported interest in acquiring the server computer maker Sun Microsystems for nearly $7 billion might seem to be a reversal of its recent efforts to move away from the…

Microsoft releasing Internet Explorer 8 today

Microsoft will formally release its Internet Explorer 8 browser today, hoping to reverse a steady slide in its browser dominance as consumers switch to rival software for surfing the web,…

Alums Donate $20 Million for Technology Research Center Headquarters

The founders of the Marvell Technology Group, all UC Berkeley alumni, donated more than $20 million to create the new on-campus headquarters for the Center for Information Technology Research in…

Liverpool school district appeals dismissal of case against technology administrator

The Liverpool school district has appealed a decision to dismiss disciplinary charges against its technology administrator, according to the Post-Standard. …

FTC urged to investigate security of Google services

An online privacy group is calling on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google is making deceptive claims over the security of data stored in cloud-computing services such…