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MetroPCS shareholders attempt to block T-Mobile merger
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MetroPCS shareholders have filed a lawsuit attempting to block the company's merger with T-Mobile USA, claiming that MetroPCS's board members are simply trying to line their own pockets. According to the TMONews blog, the shareholders believe the merger is "drastically undervalued" and will give unacceptable special payments to senior management. More


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MTBC now accepting nominations for board of director positions for 2013
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The MTBC is governed by a board of directors, which approves the budget and all policy positions of the organization. Board members' contribution is invaluable with their leadership and service to MTBC's mission of establishing the DFW region as the premier hub of world-class tech innovation. The MTBC Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations to the Board of Directors for terms beginning Jan. 1. Nominees must be members of the MTBC in good standing. More

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University and UT System join edX online learning initiative
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UT Dallas President David E. Daniel joined with UT System colleagues in announcing a joint venture between the edX online nonprofit learning initiative and the UT System. EdX, a non-profit learning initiative started by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, creates online learning designed for interactive, web-based study. More

Cisco pursues dual strategy on software-defined networking, cloud
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Cisco Systems is going to detail its strategy for developing technology to enable software-defined networking in the cloud and how it will support the OpenStack Foundation for open-source cloud while simultaneously developing proprietary technology that it believes will give it an edge in the market. Cisco will be joining scores of other companies and developers at the OpenStack Summit in San Diego. There, the company will be introducing the Cisco Edition, its version of an OpenStack set of networking software to enable SDN in a Cisco cloud environment. More


 EDUCATION


Should all students be forced to learn computer science?
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Kids these days are computer wizzes, but they don't actually know how computers work. A recent blog at Real Clear Science argues that kids shouldn't just be able to use computers better than their parents, they should be required to take computer science and understand how the technology works. There are benefits to computer science education that span far beyond simply being able to log into Facebook. More

Opinion: Congress must help more foreign-born STEM graduates stay in US
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No one says that the U.S. doesn't produce enough lawyers. Today, almost 150,000 students are attending U.S. law schools. Almost all of them are Americans, and barely more than half will find jobs in their field here. Their supply exceeds our economy's current demand. But the exact opposite is true for students of science, math, engineering and technology, according to Lanae Erickson Hatalsky is the director and Trumble, the policy counsel, for Third Way's Social Policy and Politics Program. This year, 40,000 computer science graduates will find 120,000 new and unfilled jobs waiting for them. Worse, many of those students are foreign born and barred by our current immigration policy from using their talents to meet this demand to help grow the U.S. economy. More


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Mobile health is huge for developers, entrepreneurs and wireless companies
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Representatives from Dallas-based AT&T Inc., Verizon and Sprint discussed mobile health applications and the industry known as mhealth at the event that brought together investors, entrepreneurs, experts in the medical technology sector. NTEC, the Frisco-based business incubator for medical technology and clean technology, hosts the annual event. AT&T and the other carriers want to use mobile technology and apps to help providers improve patient care, make healthcare more efficient and drove down costs. More

Will T-Mobile, MetroPCS and Sprint deals change the industry?
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With T-Mobile and MetroPCS merging, and Sprint and Clearwire being courted by Softbank, in a year's time we could see a different, more competitive wireless industry. Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile — the nation's four largest wireless carriers, respectively — along with their millions of wireless subscribers, are likely to be affected, to varying degrees, by the recent news. More


 LEGISLATION


Cyberintellgence bill divides US Senate
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Pending legislation in the U.S. Senate would give the federal government more access to online traffic in the name of national security. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, would allow sharing of internet traffic between the federal government and certain technology and manufacturing companies to combat the growing threat of cybercrime and cyberattacks on American entities. Several recent, high-level security breaches were traced back to Chinese hackers. More

What does Silicon Valley want from Washington?
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As an Internet start-up veteran who spends more and more time on policy issues in Washington, Larry Downes, an Internet industry analyst and consultant, is often asked by lawmakers what technology companies want from government. Those questions have become more pointed this year. In part that's because of the increasingly vital role the Internet and other information technologies have come to play in the economy. But the more urgent motivator for lawmakers was the bruising battle early this year over SOPA — a bill aimed at reducing online copyright infringement that would have dramatically increased civil and criminal penalties associated with even minor violations of the law. More


 

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