Archive: 12/14/2012

Netherlands raises $5 billion in frequency auction

(AP)—The Dutch government says it has raised €3.8 billion ($5 billion) in an auction of its 4G high speed mobile Internet frequencies. Winning bids were submitted by Royal KPN NV, Vodafone PLC, Deutsche Telekom AG and ...

dateDec 14, 2012 in Telecom
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NKorea rocket launch shows young leader as gambler

(AP)—A triumphant North Korea staged a mass rally of soldiers and civilians Friday to glorify the country's young ruler, who took a big gamble this week in sending a satellite into orbit in defiance of ...

dateDec 14, 2012 in Other
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SKorea says Samsung chip plant caused cancer

(AP)—A South Korean government agency said Friday that working at a Samsung Electronics factory caused the breast cancer of a worker who died earlier this year, only the second time it has recognized a link between cancer ...

dateDec 14, 2012 in Business
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89 nations sign controversial UN telecom treaty

A controversial new global treaty on telecom regulations was signed on Friday by 89 International Telecommunication Union member states despite US objections to potential regulation of the Internet.

dateDec 14, 2012 in Internet
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UK police say they won't charge hacker

(AP)—British authorities opted Friday not to charge a computer hacker who waged a decade-long struggle to avoid trial in the U.S. for breaking into military computers.

dateDec 14, 2012 in Internet
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UN telecom chief 'surprised' by US-led treaty snub

Envoys from nearly 90 nations signed Friday the first new U.N. telecommunications treaty since the Internet age, but the U.S. and other Western nations refused to join after claiming it endorses greater government ...

dateDec 14, 2012 in Internet
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