American Airlines, one of the United States’ proudest and most recognized brands, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November 2011. Seeing an opportunity to consolidate the industry and expand its footprint, US Airways has targeted the ailing airline for acquisition. Exploiting American’s compromised position, US Airways has already forged contract agreements with three of [...]
Recently, both the New York Times and Washington Post posted articles that raised several important questions for consumers seeking “green” products in the marketplace. Congress is also weighing on the issue. Recently, a group of US representatives sent a letter to Rick Fedrizzi, President and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, indicating their concern [...]
Today, the Senate just passed a flood insurance extension for 60 days. While this comes after a string of extensions, this time, sides appear closer to taking steps to put this program on actuarily sound terms. The current goverment program is $18 billion in the red. Hopefully, this extension will finally lead to a resolution that is financially sound and protects [...]
I had a bad feeling about my privacy status on Facebook and it took about an hour to find the privacy setting crevasses, wriggle in, adjust settings, delete some innocent but taggable pictures, and block some advertisers and games that had wedged into my news feed. My privacy is now somewhat better. But there are [...]
T-Mobile and a few associations object to a Comcast-Verizon agreement to transfer spectrum licenses and to market each other’s services. The agreement is in the consumer’s interest and the transferred spectrum will improve the availability of 4G services rather than letting the spectrum continue to lie fallow. T-Mobile’s objection to the spectrum transfer is at [...]
Here is ACI’s Letter to the Senate Commerce Committee on today’s the Wi-Spy Hearing (5/15/2012).
Around prom time each year, we hear how American students stack up against their international peers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). America’s rankings should concern even the optimists. But the contest is not over. Our high school grads have a few more years to develop skills that will shape much of their working [...]
Regular readers of this blog are well aware of the threat posed by the coming spectrum crunch. As consumers adopt more and more data hungry wireless devices, the spectrum that carries the wireless networks will begin to feel a pinch. More users on the same amount of spectrum as currently allocated to wireless providers means [...]
Today, I cancelled my subscription to the Washington Post. While I have had a long problem with the Post’s lack of independence in journalism, I kept my subscription because of its variety and local topics. However, its occasional left-leaning slant boiled over today as I read the front page article of a high school senior’s [...]
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