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  • Energy Bill’s Failure Shows Congress Can’t Agree to Agree

    The sponsors of a bill to promote U.S. energy conservation built it to pass in a Congress where almost nothing passes.

  • Twitter Buying Gnip to Boost Insight Into Tweets

    Twitter Inc. is buying longtime partner Gnip Inc., seeking to offer more insight into trends, breaking news and other data from more than half a billion tweets posted each day.

  • Wireless Phone Unlocking Deal Said Reached With Industry

    U.S. regulators have reached an agreement with mobile carriers to allow unlocking of smartphones, the head of the Federal Communications Commission said today.

  • `Jailbreaking' of IPhones to Add Apps Backed by U.S.

    Owners of Apple Inc. ’s iPhone can unlock the device to use applications not authorized by the company, the U.S. Library of Congress said.

  • Vartan Gregorian Helps Celebrate Twain, Melville: D.C.

    Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, hovered over a rare edition of Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” Monday night at the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress.

  • Obama Backs Changing Rules to Let Consumers Unlock Phones

    The Obama administration said consumers should be allowed to unlock smartphones and tablet computers without risking criminal penalties, siding with critics of a ruling from the U.S. Library of Congress.

  • EADS, EBAY, University of Texas: Intellectual Property

    A unit of European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co., the European aerospace company known as EADS, has lost a patent-infringement case it brought against Telecommunications Systems Inc.’s MicroData GIS unit.

  • EADS, BASF, University of Texas: Intellectual Property

    A unit of European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co., the European aerospace company known as EADS, has lost a patent-infringement case it brought against Telecommunications Systems Inc.’s MicroData GIS unit.

  • John Kluge, Metromedia Founder Who Did TV Deals With Murdoch, Dies at 95

    By Terence McArdle Sept. 8 (Washington Post) -- John W. Kluge, 95, a self-made billionaire who became one of the leading entrepreneurs of his generation and a major benefactor of the Library of Congress and Columbia University, died Sept. 7 at his home near Charlottesville. His death was confirmed by the University of Virginia, which was also a major recipient of his largesse. No cause of death was reported. Mr. Kluge said he accumulated more than 200 companies in his lifetime, including seven television stations he sold to Rupert Murdoch in the mid-1980s, forming the foundation of the Australian media owner's Fox network. The stations were part of Mr. Kluge's Metromedia telecommunications conglomerate, which at various times counted among its holdings the Ice Capades, Harlem Globetrotters, Playbill magazine and a billboard advertising company. Publicity shy much of his career, Mr. Kluge quietly began

  • Servier, Apple, Toho, IiNet, Gibbs Smith, Disney: Intellectual Property

    Les Laboratoires Servier, France’s second-largest drugmaker, was charged with misleading a European Union agency probing potential antitrust violations by companies seeking to keep cheaper generic medicines from entering the EU market.

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