Apple Goes After Amazon.com For Its Use of “Appstore.”
Intellectual Property, Trademarks
March 23rd, 2011
Apple Inc. on Friday sued Amazon.com for trademark infringement when Amazon launched its online ‘app store’ to sell software applications for mobile devices.
Hewlett-Packard to Pay $16.25 Million for Alleged E-Rate Fraud
Broadband's Impact, Education, FCC
November 11th, 2010
WASHINGTON, November 11, 2010 – The Justice Department revealed Wednesday that it has reached a $16.25 million civil settlement with Hewlett-Packard for alleged E-rate fraud, following an investigation with the Federal Communications Commission. The program funds internet connections in schools and libraries. HP’s payment will flow back into the fund.
Privacy Experts Urge U.S. to Engage in Global Debate, but Get Own House in Order
International, NTIA, Privacy, Transparency
May 7th, 2010
WASHINGTON, May 7, 2010 – The United States needs to act as a world leader by using its talents to help develop an innovative global privacy framework, but it must get its own house in order to succeed, said privacy experts Friday at an event hosted by the Commerce Department.
Consortium Aims to Spur Small Business Adoption of Broadband
Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan
April 8th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2010 – SCORE, a corps of executives providing counseling to small businesses, has partnered with a handful of large firms to donate $1.1 million to help small firms better use broadband technologies. The consortium was formed in response to the FCC’s National Broadband Plan.
United Kingdom Defines Carbon Neutrality for the First Time
November 15th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 15, 2009 – The government of the United Kingdom defined the term “carbon neutral” this month after holding a public consultation on the subject.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change, which was established in 2008, said that “carbon neutral means that – through a transparent process of calculating emissions, reducing those emissions and offsetting residual emissions – net carbon emissions equal zero.”
Net Neutrality Step Aside, Carbon Neutrality Is Moving In
November 9th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 9, 2009 – While some tech companies have sought to reduce their carbon footprint in the world, a number of them have been reluctant to do this. Instead, they have been buying into environmentally-friendly projects meant to offset their carbon emissions. While technology companies have considered carbon offset projects, such as investing in a forest sequestration project to balance out there carbon emissions, more are opting to place greater emphasis on developing innovative solutions to reduce energy consumption within company walls.