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A challenge to the 2010 Order by ISP Verizon will allow ISPs to create a 'two tier' system which charges more for high-bandwidth activities online

Apple holds annual meeting as stock seeks catalyst

Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs will hold his annual face-to-face meeting with shareholders on Thursday, and there will be no shortage of questions for a company famously stingy with information.

Google to build high-speed Internet network

Google plans to build a super-fast Internet network for up to half a million people, a project that could pressure telecommunications companies to loosen their control of Web access in the United States.

Quick off the mark: Google's network plan

Google surprised the market yesterday by announcing it was to roll out an ultra high-speed broadband network to households in the US.

Buzz builds for Apple's tablet launch

Few events can steal the thunder from an Apple quarterly earnings day - an Apple product launch is one of them.

Basketball: Bullets over the court

The revelation that one of the NBA's star players brought guns into his team's changing room has exposed the uncomfortable links between the sport and gang culture

Hot gadgets at CES: wireless charging, iPhone TV, 3D colour printing

At the International Consumer Electronics Show last week, 3D television, electronic readers and little laptops captured much of the attention.

NBA All Star suspended for gun incident

Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas was suspended without pay by NBA commissioner David Stern on Wednesday for behavior that made him "not currently fit to take the court."

Motorola to sell 'inside-out' phone

Motorola said it will sell a new "inside-out" Android flip-phone with a keyboard and display on the outside, and is considering joining the latest craze for tablet computing devices.

Wireless industry in flux as Google steps in

The smoke has finally cleared on Google Inc's highly anticipated Nexus One smartphone, but the ramifications of the Internet company's new role as a mobile phone vendor are still hazy.

Google launches 'superphone'

Google launched its first branded "superphone" named Nexus One tonight.

Outage cripples BlackBerry Americas network

North and South American users of Research in Motion Ltd's BlackBerry smartphone suffered widespread delays in message services yesterday, just a week after another outage struck the popular corporate network.

Google chases mobile web dominance with smartphone test

Google is determined to gain more influence over how the web is used on mobile phones, even if the next step in the quest tramples some of the relationships forged during its two-year expansion into the wireless industry.

Abe Pollin

Abe Pollin, who died on 24 November aged 85, was the owner of the Washington Wizards basketball team. Pollin (pictured right with the NBA championship trophy in 1978) was the NBA's longest-standing owner, who stood out as someone who ran his teams like a family business. He bemoaned the excessive salaries encouraged by the free agency system and said it would have been difficult for him to keep the Wizards if it were not for the NBA's salary cap.

The Week Ahead: Vodafone set for UK iPhone announcement

The mobile phone giant Vodafone dials up half-year results tomorrow and investors will closely examine comments by its chief executive, Vittorio Colao, about key regions, notably the US. Analysts at UBS expect growth at Verizon Wireless, Vodafone's US business, to have slowed in the second quarter. UBS noted speculation that rival T-Mobile might be poised to "make some aggressive moves on price".

Phone review: Motorola gets smart with new Droid

Since its debut in 2007, millions of people have gravitated toward Apple's iPhone, wooed by its sleek hardware, simple user interface and abundance of applications.

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