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AT&T and Verizon fight Net Neutrality to protect mobile minutes model

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oth AT&T and Verizon are coming to terms with the FCC’s stance on Net Neutrality, but only on hard-wired broadband networks. However the two largest mobile carriers in the U.S. are protesting the FCC’s decision to apply net neutrality across mobile networks.

The carriers say that the landscape is too competitive and bandwidth is too scarce to permit any kind of traffic to flow across their mobile networks. In reality the companies are just protecting the outdated minutes model.

While allowing traffic from VoIP and file-sharing could clog up the companies’ networks, it’s more likely that they would just have to build out their mobile networks. However what the carriers are really worried about is protecting their revenue from monthly minutes plans

Once users can switch to VoIP calling, the carriers may have to dramatically reduce the price of their monthly minutes plan and might even offer affordable unlimited calling plans. This same phenomenon happened with long distance calling and Internet access almost a decade ago.

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Senators, AT&T come down on proposed Net Neutrality bill

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Net Neutrality as any geeks battle cry in this age of ever increasing digital walls, unfair business practices, and innovation stifling bills abound. So it comes with no surprise that many a geek were ecstatic when FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski proposed new net neutrality rules that stated the internet and the pipes that flow to and fro should be unbiased. That is, internet providers both wired and wireless can’t discriminate between what can and can’t move between said pipes. As expected, there are opponents. Several Republican senators such as Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R. Texas), John Thune (R., S.D.), Sam Brownback (R., Kan.), David Vitter (R., La.), Jim DeMint (R., S.C.), and John Ensign (R., Nev.) immediately moved forward stating their disapproval and general concern that an open internet will somehow “impede investment and innovation”. (Read: we’re getting mad $$ from various companies in this market…don’t touch our dollars yo).

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Napster: Don’t Hold Your Breath Waiting for Our Awesome New iPhone App

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Best Buy’s Napster wants you to know that you can now buy music “over the air” and beam it directly to your phone. Yawn.

What about the company’s awesome new iPhone app, the one that will let you stream music directly to your handset? You know, like the one that Apple (AAPL) just approved for Spotify, the superhyped service you can’t even get in the U.S. yet?

Don’t hold your breath says Best Buy (BBY). That Napster app is not coming anytime soon. And neither are apps for Google’s (GOOG) Android platform or Research In Motion’s (RIMM) BlackBerry. And it’s because of those darn music labels.

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Vonage Jumps After Winning Approval for Apple IPhone Program

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Vonage Holdings Corp., the New Jersey Internet phone carrier, climbed as much as 36 percent in extended trading after it said Apple Inc. approved its mobile- phone application for the iPhone and iPod Touch devices.

Vonage is testing the application and will give details on its release later, the Holmdel, New Jersey-based company said today in a statement. The company isn’t providing details on what the application does for “competitive reasons,” spokesman Michael Zema said in an e-mail.

Sales of the application may help make up for the more than 100,000 customers Vonage has lost in the past year as subscribers opted for discounted digital-phone service from cable-television companies. Apple, which offers more than 65,000 applications for the iPhone, sold more than 5 million of the devices last quarter.

Vonage gained as much as 52 cents to $1.95 in after-hours trading after closing unchanged at $1.43 on the New York Stock Exchange. The stock has more than doubled this year.

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First U.S. Rehab Center for Internet Addiction Opens Its Doors

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Over the last few years, a new and disturbing phenomenon has been increasing in frequency. It’s called Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD), and it has been the subject of new research and debate. It is not currently included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), but many argue that addictions to the web and to Internet-based video games like World of Warcraft does indeed exist.

The debate is now back in focus after the Heavensfield Retreat Center announced that it has opened what appears to be the first addiction recovery program for Internet Addiction Disorder in the U.S. Called reSTART, the 45-day program is designed to take serious sufferers of IAD and bring balance to their lives. It already has its first patient, a 19 year old who could not remove himself from World of Warcraft.

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Web Addiction and how to cure it.

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The technological revolution changed our lives a lot. Most of these changes have made things easier for us for instance the invention of car made transportation easier but at the same it also increased air pollution. It also discouraged walking and cycling which ultimately resulted into lot of blood pressure patients. It’s the case with almost every technological development lets turn towards computers the biggest revolution took place way back in late 90’s when internet introduced. No doubt Internet has proved itself one of the greatest inventions of mankind. Its been used for lot of good purposes like information sharing, live patient check ups and business solutions. In the mean while if look at the darker side it had created lot of web addicts. May this phenomena is new for most of us. But in china its been declared is one mental disorders which can harm person’s physical health. According to a recent research in china every 1 of 10 persons uses internet more then 2 hours. Using internet more then 4 hours is something abnormal. Our Government is sparing big budgets for caffeine and hash addicts but what about these web addicts

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