DAILY FIVE (11/23)

23 November 2010

Tech & the District is proud to introduce a new daily feature. Check in every morning to find five interesting and informative tech stories to jumpstart your day. Topics range from social media to government affairs to gadgets to the industry in general.

1.       Study: NASA, White House are social-media savvy, Mashable, Lance Whitney

NASA and the White House are tops at using social media and the Web compared with a wide range of other public sector groups in the U.S., according to a study out today from the George Washington University School of Business and digital think tank L2.

2.       FCC boss: net neutrality “will happen”… someday… really, Ars Technica, Matthew Lasar

“I have heard a lot of ‘chatter’ from the communications bar, Wall Street analysts and reporters, just in the past 72 hours,” noted Federal Communications Commissioner Robert M. McDowell during a talk before the Federalist Society on Monday. “This morning, speculation abounds.”

3.       Apple posts Black Friday teaser. But who doesn’t these days?, Washington Post, Rob Pegoraro

Apple doesn’t have sales like most other companies — except for one day a year. Once again, its online store has posted the equivalent of a “Don’t buy anything here until Friday” warning: a teaser for its annual Black Friday sale.

4.       FCC considers texting to 9-1-1, Washington Post, Cecilia Kang

Cellphone users may be able to text 9-1-1 emergency services as the Federal Communications Commission explores ways to update public safety communications.

5.       News Corp. Buys Education Technology Firm, Wall Street Journal, Russell Adams

News Corp. said it agreed to acquire Wireless Generation Inc., an education technology company, as part of the media conglomerate’s nascent efforts to expand into the education market.

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