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US eyes phase-out of old telephone network

America's plain old telephone network is rapidly being overtaken by new technology, putting US regulators in a quandary over how to manage the final stages of transformation.

Nov 29, 2013
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Nokia launches mobile streaming music in US

Nokia said Tuesday it was launching a free music streaming service for US customers with its Lumia handsets, without ads, as the Finnish firm seeks to gain traction in the smartphone market.

Sep 04, 2012
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FCC set to unveil rules for rural broadband fund

Federal regulators are set to reveal their plan Thursday for an overhaul of the $8 billion fund that subsidizes phone service in rural areas and for the poor, with the goal of redirecting the money toward broadband expansion.

Oct 26, 2011
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Microsoft: a danger for Skype users?

Long before the iPhone, the Sidekick was the cool mobile phone. It was to the iPhone and Android what Paris Hilton is to Kim Kardashian - version 1.0.

Jun 17, 2011
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AOL offers video chat with no log-in, download

In a move to become more competitive in the fast-growing field of video chat, the team behind AOL Inc.'s AIM instant messenger rolled out the first version of a free video chat service on Thursday that doesn't require users ...

May 13, 2011
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China to go after Internet phone services

(AP) -- China is going after Internet phone services such as Skype in a move to protect the country's state-owned telephone companies, causing alarm among consumers who rely on cheap Internet calls.

Dec 30, 2010
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Vonage makes free international calls standard

(AP) -- Unlimited domestic phone calls are nearly standard feature for landline plans these days. Now, Vonage Holdings Corp., which helped pioneer that feature with its Internet phone service, is expanding it to most international ...

Aug 19, 2009
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Microsoft slams Google on 'proper' YouTube app

Microsoft stepped up its criticism of Google on antitrust grounds Wednesday, claiming the Internet giant refuses to allow Windows Phone users "proper access" to the YouTube video service.

Jan 02, 2013
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