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FCC Moves to Block AT&T T-Mobile Deal

FCC Moves to Block AT&T T-Mobile Deal

The FCC has recommended against the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile, stating that the merger will result in significantly diminished competition and would not serve the public interest.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is circulating a draft order that would send the proposal to an administrative law judge for further consideration, a required step for the FCC to deny the proposal.  The FCC must now vote to send the issues to …

Delta Cutting International Routes

Delta Cutting International Routes

Delta Air Lines announced it will discontinue several routes from Atlanta and New York.  The canceled routes from Atlanta are Athens, Greece; Copenhagen, Denmark; Moscow, Russia; Prague, Czech Republic; Shanghai, China; and Tel Aviv, Israel.  Flights from New York that are being halted include Manchester, U.K.; Budapest, Hungary; and Berlin, Germany.
The Atlanta-Shanghai route had been cut back and then discontinued in 2009, but resumed last year with just two flights …

AA and Alaska Airlines Add Reciprocal Elite Frequent Flyer Benefits

AA and Alaska Airlines Add Reciprocal Elite Frequent Flyer Benefits

American Airlines and Alaska Airlines announced an agreement to provide elite status members of American’s AAdvantage Program and Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan with reciprocal benefits.
American American’s AAdvantage Program members flying on Alaska Airlines will be eligible for priority check-in and boarding, as well as no charge for two checked bags.  AAdvantage Platinum and Executive Platinum members will have access to exclusive security screening lanes and preferred seating.
Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan …

United and Continental Fly First U.S. Commercial Biofuel Flight

United and Continental Fly First U.S. Commercial Biofuel Flight

On the heels of an announcement by Alaska Airlines that it would start two weeks of regular passenger service by biofuel-powered aircraft, United Airlines announced that its subsidiary, Continental Airlines, operated the first U.S. commercial flight powered by advanced biofuels.  The Boeing 737-800 departed Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston at 10:30 a.m.with passengers, headed for Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
The aircraft is powered by jet fuel that uses refined algae oil …

Boxee Box by D-Link – Review

Boxee Box by D-Link – Review


Watching TV programs via the Internet on one’s TV seems as if it should be easy; however, there are actually a few hoops to jump though. Selecting the software, device, and finding the content one wants is not as simple as it should be, and there are many options that range from simply connecting a laptop to your TV all the way to dedicated set top boxes.

One promising option is …

Bosch Tassimo T65 Home Brewing System Review

Bosch Tassimo T65 Home Brewing System Review

As a serious coffee drinker, I have cycled through various methods in an attempt to find the optimum coffee brewing solution for my taste.  Until recently, however, I had neglected to try out a single-serve pod-based coffee machine.
My introduction to the world of single-brewed coffee was the Tassimo T65 Home Brewing System.  The unit makes one cup at a time, using coffee pods (dubbed T-Discs) that come in a variety …

Redmond Marriott Town Center, Redmond, Washington Review

Redmond Marriott Town Center, Redmond, Washington Review

Business travel to the Pacific Northwest frequently means a visit to Microsoft’s campus in Redmond.  Although many visitors assume they should stay in Seattle, it’s far more convenient to stay in the town of Redmond, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S.  There’s a lot to do in the area – nearby wineries and breweries include Chateau St. Michelle, Columbia Winery, Redhook Brewery, and Mac & …