Oct 28, 2011 (10:10 AM EDT)
HP PCs Live On | FCC's Expensive Broadband Plan
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MUST READ FCC's Broadband Plan: What Would Steve Jobs Think?By Jonathan FeldmanWould you spend $4.5 billion to put a 486 PC in every farmer's barn? That's basically what the FCC is proposing to do, and the lack of consideration of new models of telecom is troubling.RELATED• Carriers Latest FCC Proposal Would Cost You• Feds Spur Ultrafast Broadband App Development• Feds Inject $12 Million Into Rural Health ITHP Will Keep PC DivisionHoping to end months of corporate turmoil, CEO Meg Whitman promises to clarify HP's mission and to take another stab at the tablet business using Windows 8.Motorola, RIM Struggle To Sell Tablets Motorola's latest quarterly numbers show it shipped a meager number of its Xoom tablet. RIM, on the other hand, stoops to a buy-two-get-one-free...HP, Nokia, SAP Face The Future HP decides it still likes PCs, Nokia relaunches its smartphone efforts, and SAP breaks a record. It's a glass half-full week for tech.Samsung Beats Apple In Smartphone Sales Samsung shipped 28 million smartphones in its most recent quarter, easily sailing past sales of the Apple iPhone.Feds Use Internet To Improve Customer Service Agencies disclose plans to use technology to improve services to citizens and an Obama administration executive order.HP Mines Data To Predict Consumer Behavior Pilot project was right 90% of the time when social media data was combined with company data.Smartphone Sensors Pose Security Threat Newly discovered vulnerability shows a phone's accelerometer can detect vibrations from key presses on a nearby keyboard.
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