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AT&T Will Likely Charge For FaceTime Over 3G

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AT&T will most likely control and charge for the FaceTime over Cellular feature.  The iOS 6 enhancement will move FaceTime beyond WiFi and let people use the service anywhere that they can get 3G service.  Below is a statement that AT&T sent to 9to5Mac about the upcoming service:

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Sharp To Pay $198.5 Million To Settle TFT Lawsuit

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Sharp has made an agreement to pay Dell and two other companies $198.5 million to settle a lawsuit regarding their TFT business in North America and Europe. It is not known what companies are involved and what the lawsuit was in regards to. Most likely the settlement is related to the accusations that Toshiba, Samsung, LG, Sharp, and Chungwa Picture Tubes colluded in fixing LCD prices.

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ISPs Successfully Find Ways To DNSChanger

Many people were worried about the DNSChanger malware that was supposed to cause them to lose their Internet today.  The DNSChanger malware and the servers that the FBI was using to reroute infected machines will be shut down today.  Some people may have lost their Internet as a result.  However ISPs around the country have been successful and circumventing this from happening.  A total of 64,000 computers were expected to be affected.

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Law Enforcement Agencies Asked Wireless Companies For Information Regarding 1.3 Million Subscribers Last Year

Cellphone companies have reported that they have responded to 1.3 million demands for subscriber information last year from law enforcement agencies.  The agencies were seeking text messages and caller locations.  The carriers published the reports as a response to a Congressional inquiry.  Wireless companies are churning over thousands of records per day.

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Former AT&T Employee Alnoor Ebrahim Admits Sharing Company Secrets

Alnoor Ebrahim, an ex-AT&T employee has admitted to sharing company secrets like the sales numbers for the Apple iPhone to traders who bought shares illegally using the information. Ebrahim, 57, is a U.S. citizen born in Tanzania and he pleaded guilty in regards to insider trading. This news comes on the heels of former Goldman Sachs Group board member Rajat Gupta being convicted of insider trading this past Friday.
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AT&T CEO Indicates Family Plan Is Coming

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AT&T is going to release a family data plan soon. AT&T Mobile CEO Ralph de la Vega said that the upcoming shared plan would allow consumers to buy one package of data to split amongst multiple devices. This could encourage additional tablet sales. “I’m very comfortable with the plan that will be offered to our customers,” stated de la Vega in an interview with CNET.
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AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson May Not Know How Android Gets Updated

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How and when does Android phones get updated? When AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson was speaking at a conference in Los Angeles, he said that “Google determines what platform gets the newest releases and when. A lot of times, that’s a negotiated arrangement and that’s something we work at hard.” Google was clearly surprised by the answer AT&T gave because they make the latest Android updates available to anyone who wants it on their website.

AT&T’s 4G and T-Mobile’s 3G Has The Fastest Wireless Services In The U.S.

The four major carriers in the U.S. have been tested for how fast they run. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile all have some kind of 4G technology whether it is LTE, WiMAX, or HSPA+. Each of these carriers claim that they have the fastest or most reliable, but who is being truthful. PCWorld conducted a test called “2012 Mobile Speed Test” and found that AT&T’s 4G LTE service is the fastest download speeds while Verizon’s 4G LTE network had the fastest upload speeds. The T-Mobile HSPA+ 21 network was the fastest 3G service. Sprint’s 3G ad WiMAX technology was behind all of their competition. The real-world speed tests were conducted in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Washington DC.
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