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Reports: EU taking first step towards breaking up Google

A proposed motion in the European Parliament could put pressure on EU authorities

FCC chairman gives no timeline for net neutrality decision

The agency needs to make sure any rules it passes will stand up to a lawsuit, Wheeler says


Connected-home Babel: There's an app for that, startup says

Yonomi's app lets consumers manage IoT devices that can't talk to each other

Fortinet to conduct 'real-life' cyber attack testing

Fortinet is set to test its network security performance against live cyber attacks.

Google Play taps Chinese developers for paid apps, despite block

China started blocking all Google services in late May

Steve Wozniak just wants to build things

The Apple co-founder, now at a storage startup, likes Google Glass but isn't crazy about smart watches

Yahoo dethrones Google as default Firefox search tool

Yahoo said the five-year deal will widen its reach, but it's unclear by how much

New cruise ship a floating heaven for tech geeks

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas has satellite WiFi with speeds that rival land-based counterparts

Google to label 'mobile friendly' websites

Whether a site is optimized for mobile could become a search rank signal, Google said

Now you can search every tweet that was ever sent

Twitter's search now indexes all publicly posted tweets since 2006

ZigBee 3.0 promises one standard for many uses

The ZigBee Alliance is unifying multiple profiles under ZigBee 3.0

Google program can automatically caption photos

A neural network-based system scores above average in writing natural captions

China disrupts some websites linked to US content delivery network

China has started blocking U.S. content delivery network EdgeCast Networks

Telephone tax hike part of FCC chairman's plan for Internet fund

Wheeler's proposal would raise a tax on telephone lines by up to $0.16 a month

Net neutrality proposal could lead to broadband taxes, opponents say

Obama's endorsement of utility-style regulation for broadband gets a cool reception at conservative gathering

Facebook's new Iowa data center goes modular to grow forever

The company dropped its cluster design for a network fabric with smaller server pods

Online video moguls team up to set standards, meet growing demand

Cisco, Comcast, Yahoo and others formed the Streaming Video Alliance

No, you can't seize country TLDs, US court rules

That's good news for those who worry about the power the U.S. government has over the Internet

Cisco joins chorus against Obama's net neutrality plan

Strict rules backed by Obama would hurt network equipment sales, Cisco's Chambers says

US concerns about online privacy present opportunity, experts say

Internet companies will move toward offering more privacy-enhancing tools, some privacy advocates say

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