Tech Industry Stories August 22

The fight among carriers and regulators over the robocalling problem continues this week. The Washington Post reports that 12 of the largest telephone companies, as well as 51 state attorneys general, have all pledged to implement new anti-robocalling technology.

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Tech Industry Stories August 12

Update: Deal valued at less than $3 million.

Verizon announced today that it has sold blogging platform Tumblr to Automattic, the company behind WordPress. The Wall Street Journal says the transaction is valued at a “nominal amount,” despite Tumblr having once been acquired by Yahoo for $1.1 billion.

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Tech Industry Stories August 1

Last month, we reported on a proposal from the FCC that would give it more power to crack down on international robocalls and number spoofing. Now, the FCC has officially voted to approve those new rules.

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Tech Industry Stories July 29

Sony promising silent, app-controlled, wearable air-conditioner next year

Sony is promising something I’ve wanted forever: a silent, wearable air-conditioner …

Tech Industry Stories July 24

The House of Representatives today approved a new act aimed at improving anti-robocalling technology. The Stopping Bad Robocalls Act was unanimously approved by the Energy and Commerce Committee last week, and was sent to the House floor today, where it was passed with a 429-3 vote.

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Tech Industry Stories July 23

Inventor of the web wants your input on its future

Inventor of the web, Tim Berners-Lee, would like your input on its future as he puts forward a draft “contract” for ensuring that it remains a force for good …

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