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Submission + - Suburbs against the U(ni)verse

phaedo00 writes: "Ars Technica is reporting on the failure of AT&T's recent attempts at implementing their U-verse technology in Chicago: "It went wrong in spectacular fashion. Fingers were pointed, moratoria were passed, lawsuits were filed, and the FCC was petitioned. AT&T refuses to concede that its new service is a "cable system" with all the regulation that implies under US law, and neither Congress nor the FCC nor the courts have decided one way or that other. That leaves local communities caught between giants.""

Google NASA Partnership Announced 154

eldavojohn writes "Google & NASA announced their partnership today with many benefits. The director of a NASA site said 'Just a few examples are new sensors and materials from collaborations on bio-info-nano convergence, improved analysis of engineering problems, as well as Earth, life and space science discoveries from supercomputing and data mining, and bringing entrepreneurs into the space program.'" Update 23:51 by SM As pointed out by so many readers the GoogleNASA site originally linked was completely bogus.

Submission + - Disney claims ownership of Santa Claus

swimgeek writes: Disney world officials in Florida have told a man resembling Santa Claus to leave the park, as they claimed that Santa Claus was a Disney character. From the article: "How do you tell a little kid, 'No, go away, little kid'," Mr Worley told local television. He said Disney had told him "Santa was considered a Disney character".

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