Net Neutrality Organization Accusing AT&T of Violating FCC Rules With FaceTime Data Plan Requirements
Digital advocacy organization Public Knowledge has accused AT&T of violating FCC rules on net neutrality with its new policy regarding the use of FaceTime over Cellular. AT&T announced late last week that it will only allow users on its new Mobile Share data plans to use the new FaceTime over Cellular service in iOS 6. A senior staff lawyer for Public Knowledge told the New York Times that it felt AT&T was violating FCC rules that service providers not “block applications that compete with the provider’s voice or video telephony services.” John Bergmayer, lawyer for the organization, noted that “there is no technical reason why one data plan should be able to access FaceTime and another not.” The same argument could be made for tethering the iPhone to a laptop — however, it isn’t clear what AT&T service Public Knowledge feels FaceTime is competing with. The rule in question is designed to prevent ISP’s from blocking things like VoIP apps or Netflix that compete with their own products
EA/PopCap announced today that it would be releasing a sequel to Plants vs. Zombies in the Spring of 2013. The company hasn’t released any information about pricing, systems, or availability — but did issue a press release with “comments” from characters from the Plants vs.
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It’s Sunday again, which can only mean one thing! Well OK, it can mean two things, and the other one is the Talkcast! This week’s news includes Appsung Drama, and some of the screen woes with the new rMBPs (making those of us with mere mortal machines feel a bit better about not picking one up), and whatever else comes up in the “preshow”.
During its keynote presentations, Apple often showcases how educational institutions and Fortune 500 companies are using the iPad and iPhone. Many people don’t realize that small businesses are also benefiting from Apple’s iOS devices. A report in USA Today sheds some light on how small business owners are using the iPad to increase productivity and save some cash. It’s the iPad’s portability and its robust App Store that make the tablet so attractive to businesses.
Milestones for Apple’s stock are falling rapidly in recent days, with another strong performance today pushing Apple past Microsoft for the title of most valuable publicly-trade stock ever, a distinction Microsoft has held since December 1999. Microsoft’s market capitalization peaked on December 30, 1999, reaching an intraday high of $119.94 per share. With Microsoft having documented 5,160,024,593 outstanding shares as of October 31, 1999 in its quarterly earnings report, the company would have had a market capitalization of $618.89 billion on December 30. Apple’s most recent quarterly filing listed 937,406,000 outstanding shares as of July 13, 2012, and with the company’s stock price hitting $660.73 today, its market capitalization reached $619.37 billion. While Apple now holds the all-time market capitalization record in terms of raw numbers, accounting for inflation would still allow Microsoft to retain the title by a fairly wide margin
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Last week, analyst Andy Zaky revealed that investors are scrambling to plough their money into Apple before the company releases its iPhone 5, and that its stock price will continue to rise for the foreseeable future. And unsurprisingly, Zaky was right. Apple stock hit an all-time high of $636.64 last Friday, but that’s nothing compared to Related StoriesWhy Apple’s iMessage Isn’t A Home Run For BusinessesApple’s Genius Bar Services Over 18 Million People A Year, And Other Crazy StatsShow Us What’s In Your Gadget Bag & Win One Of Three Killer Bags From Waterfield Designs [Contest]iPhone 5 Parts Assembled To Show Smaller Dock, Repositioned Headphone Jack [Rumor]Ecoute, The Minimalist Music Player For Mac, Makes Its Way To The iPhone