LightSquared Alleges Conflict of Interest in GPS Board
LightSquared is asking NASA Inspector General Paul Martin to investigate the possibility that there is a conflict of interest within the government board overseeing the approval process of LightSquared's network. According to LightSquared, Bradford Parkinson is the vice chairman of the National Space-Based Position, Navigation, and Timing Advisory Board. Parkinson is also a director for Trimble Navigation. Trimble is a manufacturer of GPS equipment and in March 2011 formed the Coalition to Save Our GPS, which opposes LightSquared's Long Term Evolution 4G network plans. LightSquared is accusing Parkinson of violating a federal law regarding conflict of interest as well as ethics regulations. LightSquared needs government approval to runs its network, but has so far failed to earn it based on what it says is interference caused by the GPS industry. LightSquared has until the end of the month to garner FCC approval before a deal it has in place with Sprint expires.
More Phones Should Be Able to Update to Android P Faster
May 9, 2018
Google today provided more visibility into its work on Project Treble, which is meant to accelerate the rate at which phones are updated to new versions of Android. Google has been working with Qualcomm, MediaTek, and Samsung to improve how phones handle major updates.
Google Assistant Now Reads Specific News Stories Upon Request
Aug 10, 2018
Google has matched Google Assistant with the new Google News to make it easier for people to find the stories they want to hear. People with Android phones and Google Home products can ask to hear specific news stories by asking Assistant “What’s the latest on NASA?” and similar queries.
Inspector General Says FCC Was Not Hit By DDoS Attack
Aug 7, 2018
An investigation conducted by the Inspector General shows that the FCC never suffered from a DDoS attack last year, as it claimed, when the agency began accepting public comments about its plans to neuter net neutrality. Instead, the system was overwhelmed by those wishing to voice their opinions.
Eric Schmidt, Alphabet Chairman, to Take Advisory Role
Dec 22, 2017
Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt this week said he plans to step down from his leadership role on the company's board and will instead serve as a technical advisor to the company. "Larry, Sergey, Sundar and I all believe that the time is right in Alphabet’s evolution for this transition.
LS has to conform to the rule modification from the FCC that says "No Interference"....
Plain and simple.
Pointing their fingers at everyone but their own foolish attempt to run rough shod over public safety to make some people tons of money must be their last desparate attempt to save the billions pumped into a project that had no real chance of working without interference from influence peddlers.