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Stimulus applications could overwhelm Grants.gov

Anticipating a flood of requests for stimulus funds, the director of the Office of Management and Budget told federal agency heads to plan for a possible meltdown of the government's…

Phone companies spar over Universal Service Fund fix

The Universal Service Fund, a $4.5 billion annual pool of money that is intended to ensure nationwide phone service in high-cost areas and also funds the e-Rate, is outdated and…

School shooting internet post was likely a fake

German police say they've made great strides toward developing a profile of the gunman in the March 11 school shooting spree that killed 15 people, but one key piece of…

Opinion: Universities can survive only with radical reform

To accomplish the wholesale change that is needed to prepare graduates for the 21st century, universities must break out of the silo structures that have calcified over time, and they…

School scraps cell phone jammer program

Just days after testing a cell phone jammer designed to block students from calling and texting during class, a Spokane, Wash., area school has scrapped the program, MSNBC reports.…

School shooter warned of attack, in chat room

The 17-year-old gunman who went on a rampage at his former school and killed 15 people before taking his own life gave a warning in an Internet chatroom only hours…

Space Station video now live on the web–mostly

NASA has started beaming live video from just outside the International Space Station, reports the Associated Press, but there's a catch: The online feeds are available only when the station's…

Google turns voice mail into eMail

Google Inc. is seeking to blur the line between the telephone and the computer even further with the introduction of Google Voice, Reuters reports. …

Telecom firms eager to help U.S. spend $7.2 billion

Lobbyists, telecommunications industry officials, and others crowded into a public meeting on March 10 to influence the government's $7.2 billion grant program for high-speed internet expansion, Reuters reports. …

The broadband gap: Why is theirs cheaper?

In the second in a series of three posts looking at the lessons for the United States from broadband deployment in other countries, New York Times editor Saul Hansell examines…