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Not surprisingly, the idea is being met with resistance by the $178 billion wireless industry, which is actively lobbying policymakers against the proposal.

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At a time of record unemployment, American companies are increasingly exploiting the low-cost labor of 23 million Americans behind bars This means fewer jobs available for free citizens, which leads to more unemployment, which produces more crime (more).

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After two months and 261 rounds of bidding, the FCC announced Tuesday that it has raised a total of $19.6 billion from the sale of the U.S. wireless spectrum. The revenue, slated to fund "public safety and digital television transition initiatives," is nearly double what Congress had previously estimated for the publicly owned spectrum.

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There's a reason why it's nicknamed CrackBerry. North American BlackBerry users were dismayed Tuesday night by an overnight shutdown of the company's wireless e-mail service that left them bereft of their fix -- and forced them to communicate in passé ways.

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Rejoice! With bids coming in to wire New York's subway stations, you'll never have to miss a fascinating discussion about someone's dinner plans, or their stomachache, or whatever else they choose to spew on their captive audiences. | story

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