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  • Australian ISP stands up to filmmakers hunting pirates

    The producer of Oscar-winning film "Dallas Buyers Club" has taken its hunt for pirates of the film to Australia, after filing a barrage of antipiracy lawsuits in the U.S. But at least one Australian Internet service provider is pushing back out of concern that the movie producer aims to intimidate its customers into paying excessive damages.

  • At Austin airport, Wi-Fi predicts how long the security line will be

    The Internet can ease travel concerns in many ways, including flight-delay information, maps of road congestion, and ride-sharing apps. But a Wi-Fi network at the Austin, Texas, airport can now answer one of the great unknowns: How long will I have to wait in line at security?

  • Monumental day for Wikipedia in Poland

    WIkimedians -- those people who contribute to the free Wikipedia website -- were recognized for their selfless work on Wednesday in Slubice, Poland with the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Monument">unveiling of a monument</a>.

  • Chicago takes top spot in mobile performance ranking

    Chicago is the U.S. city with the best overall mobile performance ranking, according to tens of thousands of voice and data tests conducted in 125 cities by RootMetrics.

  • Cities hope to boost broadband with new coalition

    Leaders from 32 cities in 19 states this week launched the Next Century Cities coalition to promote next-generation broadband Internet to attract businesses and jobs and to help reduce the digital divide among their residents.

  • Startup wants to make cloud attractive for security-sensitive businesses

    After three years in stealth, an Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup named Bracket Computing launched a new computing system today that aims to make the public cloud more palatable for security-sensitive enterprises.

  • Lawmakers call on FCC to reclassify broadband for net neutrality

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should reclassify broadband as a regulated public utility in order to achieve net neutrality, but take a "light touch" while doing it, a U.S. lawmaker said Wednesday.

  • EMC buys controlling interest in VCE, its joint venture with Cisco

    EMC has confirmed it will purchase the bulk of Cisco's stake in VCE, the companies' joint venture in converged infrastructure products.

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    iiNet back in court over P2P file sharing

    For the second time, Internet service provider iiNet has been dragged to court over the alleged copyright infringement of some of its customers.

  • Cisco said to be selling most of VCE stake to EMC

    A press alert from EMC that it will be announcing a "new business development" has triggered reports that the company plans to buy out most of Cisco's stake in their <a href="http://www.vce.com/">VCE</a> converged infrastructure joint venture.