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T-Mobile Drops 5GB Cap on Mobile Broadband (But Slows Overage Speed)

Erik Chang

In a sign that competition for the mobile broadband space is heating up, T-Mobile has dropped the 5GB data usage limit on their mobile broadband offering.

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Identity Theft Breach Impacts Possible 3.3 Million Students

Jonathan Rivers

In another sign for the need of better security and privacy policy control for any company handling sensitive data, Educational Credit Management Corp., a nonprofit guarantor of federal student loans has reported a major theft of “personally identifiable information” involving a staggering 3.3 million students after a break-in last weekend at its Oakdale, Minnesota headquarters. As of date, this may

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Health Care Passes and Debate Turns to Violence, What’s Your Take?

Stan Reybern

As you’ve no doubt already heard, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress earlier this week, with much fanfare and antagonism on both side of the aisle. The health care reform bill makes numerous sweeping changes, and if you haven’t read up on them, there are many sites with good summary and breakdowns for you to

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1.5 Trillion Text Messages Sent in the United States in 2009

Erik Chang

Get this. During 2009, more than 1.5 trillion text messages — that’s with a t — were sent on wireless carriers’ networks.

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Time to Borrow: Consumer Credit Rebounds from 11-Month Decline


Confidence in the credit markets may be gaining momentum, as the numbers show that American consumers are borrowing again. According to the Federal Reserve, the 11 month decrease in consumer borrowing has come to a halt this month. While analysts projected total consumer borrowing to drop by $9 billion dollars, actual borrowing on credit cards fell by $8.5 billion and

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FCC questions early termination fees by wireless carriers and Google

Tony Adam

On Tuesday, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) sent inquiries to AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile, the four main wireless carriers, along with Google regarding Early Termination Fees (ETFs) and questioning their necessity. The FCC remarks that there is no standard framework throughout the wireless industry for applying ETFs to customers. Because of this, the FCC has sent a set

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Blackberry outage majorly affects North American users

Tony Adam

These days, a Blackberry outage is seemingly a common theme as of late, which can not be good for RIM overall. This is the second time in two weeks we’ve seen a massive widespread outage like this to Blackberry users. Just last week there were many reports of Blackberry outages on December 17th according to PDABlast and ReadWriteWeb. It is

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