OVERNIGHT TECH: Copps says FCC neglecting diversity duty

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Apple to make iPhone announcement: Apple will hold an event next Tuesday, presumably to unveil its new iPhone. The invitation read "Let's talk iPhone" and will be held at its Cupertino, Calif., campus at 10 a.m. PT.

President honors top scientists and inventors: President Obama on Tuesday named seven recipients of the National Medal of Science and five recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

Winners of the technology award include inventors of energy efficiency techniques, flight-safety sensors and rocket propulsion systems. The winning scientists performed research on DNA, cardiovascular physiology, probability theory and other areas.


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Despite the prolonged economic downturn, the U.S. remains the most competitive nation for information technology, according to a report from the Business Software Alliance.

The FCC announced the formation of a task force on Tuesday aimed at addressing the growing problem of delays and failures for rural phone customers.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on Tuesday discussed his vision for how expanding high-speed Internet access can grow America’s economy.

Thirty-four House Democrats wrote to the FCC's Genachowski on Tuesday, urging him to cap the amount of taxpayer funds used to subsidize broadband coverage in rural areas.

Automobile communication system OnStar announced Tuesday it would not follow through with changes to its privacy policy after coming under fire from lawmakers and consumers.

Reps. Joe Barton (R-Texas) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.) urged the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday to investigate "supercookies."