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Obama Orders Government to Free Up Its Spectrum Horde

Directive calls for sharing and investment in new technologies

In an effort to free up more more mobile spectrum, President Obama ordered the government, America's biggest cybersquatter, to figure out ways to put unused federal spectrum into the commercial…

President Obama to Tackle Patent Trolls

Plan comes as Congress ramps up new bills

President Obama is joining in the battle against patent trolls. On Tuesday, he announced a set of five executive actions and seven legislative recommendations aimed at patent assertion entities that…

Twitter Exec to Get White House Nod as Privacy Officer

Nicole Wong will serve as senior advisor to chief technology officer

President Obama is set to name Nicole Wong, Twitter's legal director, the White House's first Internet privacy officer. In the new position, Wong will serve as a senior advisor to chief…

FCC Chairman Announces Exit Friday

Genachowski announcement comes two days after Commissioner McDowell

Well, that was fast. Federal Communications Commission Julius Genachowski announced Friday he is leaving the agency just two days after Republican Commissioner Robert McDowell said he would bow out in…

FCC's McDowell Announces His Exit

Will be leaving in a few weeks

In a not totally unexpected move, Commissioner Robert McDowell (R) announced during the Federal Communications Commission’s monthly meeting, that he would be exiting the agency “in a few weeks.” McDowell’s exit…

Obama Names Edith Ramirez to Chair Federal Trade Commission

New chair has close political ties with Obama

President Barack Obama will officially name Edith Ramirez to be the next chairman of the Federal Trade Commission on Monday, March 4, the FTC confirmed. Ramirez's appointment was not a total…

Bill Targeting Patent Trolls Could Be First Nail in the Coffin

Bill would force trolls to pay legal costs of defendants if they lose cases

This could be the year Congress takes serious action against patent trolls, non-practicing entities that buy up patents and virtually extort companies to pay up for violating frivolous patents. A good…

For the First Time, Women Could Head FTC, FCC

Obama may make history again

President Obama has the chance to make history again, this time by naming the first woman chair of the Federal Communications Commission as well as one to head the Federal…

Obama's 'Fireside' Shows Google's Still Into Hangouts

Prez follows Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson on social video feature

Less than 48 hours after his State of the Union address, President Obama will participate in a question-and-answer Google+ Hangouts session dubbed "Fireside Hangout." The online session starts at 4:45…

Obama Gets Tweet Heat Before State of the Union

Orgs zero in on #SOTU chatter

President Obama's State of the Union address has politically minded marketers trying their hand at real-time ad buying on Twitter today. The mostly nonprofit brands are calling on the president…

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