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February 14, 2013
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  • Automakers: FCC's Wi-Fi push will cause accidents, cost lives
    Federal regulators' plan to encourage wireless communications among cars will undercut efforts for accident-prevention technology, automakers and their vendors say. The Federal Communications Commission may soon introduce rules to expand car-to-car communications, but automakers argue that the frequencies will interfere with spectrum for so-called "talking car" technology. Bloomberg (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • States consider taxing cloud-based services
    Subscription software delivered via the cloud is considered a product and not a service and is subject to sales tax in Idaho. At least five other states have ruled similarly. However, tax authorities in Kansas and Nebraska, among other states, have come to the opposite conclusion. The Wall Street Journal (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Commentary: Government needs more scientists and engineers
    Only two U.S. House members hold Ph.D.s in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics field. "Not surprisingly, federal funding for life science research seems perpetually on the brink of budget cuts or stagnation," writes Kumar Sukhdeo, a student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. There are many obstacles to scientists making the leap to politics, but they should try, Sukhdeo writes. The Scientist online (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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