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FCC filing shows who attended Comcast-NBCU meeting last week. Tech Daily Dose reports on who was at the meeting of economists, convened by the FCC, to discuss the merger between Comcast and NBC Universal: Northwestern University economics professor William Rogerson, who represented the American Cable Association; Bloomberg representative Leslie Marx, a Duke University economics professor; Navigant Economics managing director Hal Singer, who represented the Communications Workers of America; and University of Southern California economic professor Simon Wilkie, who was there for Earthlink and the satellite programming provider DISH Network.

Industry Notes

HP will pay government $55 million to settle kickback lawsuit. The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that Hewlett-Packard will pay the government $55 million as part of a whistleblower lawsuit filed in 2004 under the False Claims Act. The government alleges HP paid systems integrators to recommend its products to federal agencies and also failed to fully disclose its commercial pricing practices during negotiations with the General Services Administration. The settlement does not include any admission of illegal conduct by HP.

Sprint faces 4G dilemma. Sprint has to decide whether to finish building Clearwire's nationwide network or allow T-Mobile to invest in Clearwire as well. "Sprint Nextel has bet its future on offering speedy data services to mobile devices over a new high-speed, '4G' network and has joined with upstart Clearwire to build it," The Wall Street Journal reports. But now the board has to decide whether to fund the project on its own or let a competitor like T-Mobile provide some funding.

Amazon mulling online subscription movie/TV service. " has approached media companies including Time Warner with plans to start an online video subscription service to rival Netflix, said three people with knowledge of the talks," Bloomberg reports.


"Right now, somewhere there is a child who dreams of becoming a forensic scientist. Sadly, that child’s high school does not offer courses in this specific field of study. Digital learning solves this problem. An online course can be accessed from anywhere, anytime, with a computer and internet access."

—Jeb Bush, former Republican governor of Florida, on how technology can benefit education in a National Journal forum exploring the intersection.


HISTORY — A Twitter account operated by the JFK Library presents the status updates of President Kennedy as he goes through the year 1960.