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Todd Shields

An advertisement for the Time Warner Inc. film "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in New York.

Photograph by Jin Lee/Bloomberg

An advertisement for the Time Warner Inc. film "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in New York.

Harry Potter Alliance Frowns on Comcast-Time Warner Merger

Muggles at Comcast Corp., beware. The Harry Potter Alliance is among the forces arrayed against you. The alliance is among more than 50 groups listed as signers of a letter today opposing Comcast’s proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable Inc....

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Delta, shown in takeoff at Reagan National Airport in Washington, is among the Gogo customers saying, no phone calls please. Photo by Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg

Delta, shown in takeoff at Reagan National Airport in Washington, is among the Gogo customers saying, no phone calls please. Photo by Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg

Miss Manners: Texting While Flying OK, Cell-Phone Chatting a No-No

Next up in airliners: Talking Detectors? Not so long as Gogo’s airlines are in charge of the airborne Wi-Fi. Gogo, the largest provider of on-board wireless networks, has been told by its airline customers to block phone calls when they...

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Executives at AT&T attend a news conference where it was announced that AT&T Inc. will be buying its wireless rival T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG for $39 billion in cash and stock on March 21, 2011 in New York City.

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Executives at AT&T attend a news conference where it was announced that AT&T Inc. will be buying its wireless rival T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG for $39 billion in cash and stock on March 21, 2011 in New York City.

Flashpoint: AT&T, T-Mobile Take Airwaves Fight to House

AT&T and T-Mobile are going at it again — fighting over airwaves and trying to get the rules they want set for the next government auction. They’ll debate at a House hearing whether regulators should limit airwave purchases at a planned...

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Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission

Photograph by Phelan M. Ebenhack/Bloomberg

Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission

Federal Tech Chief Reaches out Via Twitter and Bafflement Ensues

Updated 5:50 p.m. adding FCC response Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, a promoter of U.S. technology, took to Twitter to field questions today and generated bafflement as followers couldn’t see his replies. “Maybe #askjulius should be #whereisjulius,” tweeted Katy Bachman, Washington bureau chief...

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