U.S. House Plans Mobile App Competition

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives plans to pass a resolution to institute a nationwide technology contest that would encourage students to develop apps for tablets and smartphones. The idea is the brainchild of Republican congresswoman Candice Miller of...

FCC to Allocate Additional Wi-Fi Spectrum

In a vote on Wednesday, the Federal communications commission moved forward with a plan to reserve additional frequencies for Wi-fi devices, an effort to reduce congestion in high traffic areas such as airports, hotels and the like.  It also intends to increase...

FCC Releases Study on ISP Quality of Service

The Federal Communications Commission released a report on Friday showing that most broadband providers in the United States deliver service at the speeds they advertise.  According to the report, the speeds average around 97% in relation to what ISPs claim during...

CISPA to House Intelligence Committee

The House Intelligence Committee will discuss cybersecurity threats, information sharing and CISPA during its first meeting of the year today. Committee chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI)  and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) re-introduced the legislation yesterday, with Rogers,...
Windows Chief Steven Sinofsky Leaves Microsoft

Windows Chief Steven Sinofsky Leaves Microsoft

Head  of Microsoft’s Windows division  Steven Sinofsky has tendered his resignation and is leaving the company effective immediately.  Julie Larson-Green will be promoted to lead all Windows software and hardware engineering.  No reason has been given at this...