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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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Senator Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, center, plays a Neil Young song on his Apple Inc. iPhone at a news conference sponsored by the National Farmers Union (NFU) with Tom Buis, chief executive officer of Growth Energy, left, in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. The news conference highlighted the importance of passing a five-year, comprehensive farm bill this year and how the Renewable Fuel Standard federal program creates jobs, reduces greenhouse gasses, and reduces our dependence on foreign oil.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Senator Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, center, plays a Neil Young song on his Apple Inc. iPhone at a news conference sponsored by the National Farmers Union (NFU) with Tom Buis, chief executive officer of Growth Energy, left, in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. The news conference highlighted the importance of passing a five-year, comprehensive farm bill this year and how the Renewable Fuel Standard federal program creates jobs, reduces greenhouse gasses, and reduces our dependence on foreign oil.

Harry Reid: ‘Happy as a Lark’ — Reggae on the iPad, Too

“Are you happy?” Harry Reid was asked. “What do you mean?” the Senate majority leader from Nevada replied. “I like what I’m doing?” Yeah, like enjoying life, his home-state press explained. “I’m not having fun,” Reid told the Reno News...

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The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010.

Photograph by Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010.

PRISM ‘Targeted,’ Not Data-Mining — Disrupts Terrorism, DNI Reports

For all the denials of American Internet powerhouses that the federal government has been rummaging through their drawers — in this case, servers — the key search word in this discussion is “direct” access. As in Google CEO Larry Page’s...

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The new Apple Inc. store in Berlin, Germany.

Photograph by Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

The new Apple Inc. store in Berlin, Germany.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $102 Billion

That’s how much Apple Inc. is holding in overseas accounts, according to a report from congressional investigators. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released the report ahead of a hearing today about multinational companies that shift profits to countries with...

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Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore speaks during an interview at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California.

Photograph by Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore speaks during an interview at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California.

Al Gore is Romney-Rich

Ken Wells and Ari Levy report for Bloomberg News today: In 1999, Al Gore, then U.S. vice president and a Democratic candidate for president, sold $6,000 worth of cows. The former senator, who spent most of his working life in Congress, had...

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Three sections of pipe sit on the ground during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma, as part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Three sections of pipe sit on the ground during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma, as part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

Washington Daybook: Keystone Deadline

Today is the deadline for public comments at the State Department on the proposed Keystone pipeline to carry tar-sands oil fro Canada to U.S. refineries. Democratic donors are trying to persuade President Barack Obama that turning down TransCanada Corp.’s petition...

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The Google Inc. Android logo.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Google Inc. Android logo.

BlackBerries in Motion: Booz Allen’s Switch, Smarter-Government Next?

Booz Allen Hamilton employs 25,000. They provide consulting services to the federal government, where the BlackBerry rules as the government-issued smart phone. Booz Allen has dropped the Berry. The consulting firm is leaving Research In Motion behind as it decommissions...

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