Morning Stories (12-13-2011)

  • John Paczkowski at All Things D has an exclusive interview with CarrierIQ CEO Larry Lenhart and Vice President of Marketing Andrew Coward – they discuss how the company conducts its cell monitoring and how they work with carriers
  • The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled the markup of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) for 10 am this Thursday. You can read the Manager’s Amendment that was released yesterday here. Declan McCullagh at cnet provides a rundown on the amendment and public reaction to it
  • The Financial Times reports that AT&T and T-Mobile were granted a request for time to consider whether to push forward with a revised merger deal or drop it altogether. They companies will report back to the judge by January 12
  • Europe considers an open data policy that would make “a ‘treasure trove’ of public data available with minimal charges for anybody to access and use”
  • Craig Newman gives a critical examination of Crowdfunding and discusses two bills on the matter currently making their way through Congress
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