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FCC will vote next month on plan to share valuable 3.5GHz spectrum

Carriers and consumers would get access to a fat frequency band used mostly by government today

Kleiner Perkins cleared of sex discrimination against Ellen Pao

The jury found against her on almost all counts, though one remains


Congress moves quickly on cyberthreat information sharing

A House committee approves a second bill, despite concerns about consumer privacy

Safari users in the UK can sue Google over alleged privacy violations

The ruling from an appeals court could lead to claims from millions of British users

Court throws out lawsuit over storage on iPhones, iPads

The suit claimed Apple misled consumers about how much space iOS 8 takes up

Nigeria joins list of African countries threatening prison sentences for mobile operators

Tanzania, Zambia also among countries imposing prison sentences on mobile operators who do not provide quality telecom services

US lawmakers push for auctions of gov't spectrum

A group of lawmakers reintroduces legislation to allow government agencies giving up spectrum to share in auction proceeds

Uber's Amsterdam office raided by Dutch authorities

Uber keeps operating its UberPop service despite a court ban and €100,000 in fines

E-commerce companies face EU antitrust probe

A broad probe into Europe's e-commerce sector will show whether companies are restricting cross-border purchases

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White House making it easier to get an L-1 visa

The White House has released a memo intended to give clarity over how businesses may use the temporary L-1 work visa, a document derided by critics of the H-1B visa.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, March 16

Facebook accused of stealing data center plan... States object to Radio Shack sale of personal data... EU to probe e-commerce companies

FTC says it did not go easy on Google in search probe

The agency was responding to charges that it had overruled staff objections

Facebook sued for alleged theft of data center design

A British company says Facebook stole its design for prefabricated data centers

PayPal cited for 'reckless disregard' of US sanctions

The company will pay $7.7 million for violations of terrorism, WMD, Iran and Cuba sanctions

EU Commission goes after geo-blocking, 'absurd' digital barriers

Geo-blocking strikes the EU's digital chief as old fashioned

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White House pushes STEM, marks broadband milestone

Obama stumps for STEM education and broadband deployment as administration establishes an interagency panel to promote high-speed Internet service.

Online electronics retailers raided by EU antitrust officials

The raids were part of an ongoing investigation into possible anticompetitive agreements between electronics retailers and manufacturers

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, March 25

Google wants to let you pay bills inside Gmail... Microsoft packages Azure for web, mobile... Dutch utility to try heating with servers

Amazon blasts FAA on drone approvals, regulations

Amazon's drone was already obsolete when it got FAA approval

FAA unclips wings of commercial drones

Blanket airspace clearance aims to cut a hurdle in drone operations

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