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  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Monday.

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    The Obama administration said Sunday it intends to nearly double the available amount of wireless communications spectrum over the next 10 years in an effort to keep up with the ever-growing demand for high-speed video and data transmission to cell phones, laptops and other mobile devices.

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    Pakistan will start monitoring seven major websites, including Google, Yahoo and Amazon, for sacrilegious content, while blocking 17 other, lesser-known sites it deems offensive to Muslims, an official said Friday.

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    The agency that controls Internet addresses said Friday it will consider adding the .xxx suffix for pornography to the list that people and companies can pick for their online identities.

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  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Friday.

  • Twitter

    Questions of online privacy and security are front and center again today as Twitter settled Federal Trade Commission charges over privacy breaches. The settlement resolves the FTC charges that lapses in the company's data security program allowed hackers to take control of Twitter, accessing tweets designated private, and sending phony tweets from the likes of Barack Obama and news outlets.

  • With shares down, how should you game RIMM ahead of earnings after the bell Thursday?

  • Facebook

    Facebook is looking to China, Russia and Japan for its next phase of expansion as its overall growth has begun to taper. The FT reports.

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    Sales of Apple’s latest product, iPad have hit 3 million since its launch and that’s in just 80 days. This is destined to give Apple the shot it needs to continue its star performance the company has achieved in recent years. Amazon’s Kindle, some contend, seems to be limping along.

  • Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is in Silicon Valley this morning, meeting with the founders of Twitter before heading to Cisco Systems where he's scheduled to see CEO John Chambers, the company's president of emerging markets Peter Mountford, and others.

  • Apple will sell one million iPhone 4 smartphones tomorrow, according to BGC Partners, hitting a sales milestone that took the first iPhone 74 days to reach and the iPhone 3G three months.

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    Companies have embraced social media Web sites like Facebook and Twitter as wonderful marketing tools, but these sites can also spark public relations nightmares. Take the case of Procter and Gamble's recent product launch of its "Dry Max" Pampers.

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    There are plenty of young people and professionals and men on Facebook. But there are a lot of moms, especially stay at home moms. Social media has become a great way to connect with friends. Now it's a great way for companies to use those friends to reach you. Especially through mom bloggers.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Wednesday.

  • The Federal Communication Commission's recent proposal for expanded Internet oversight will imposes a "regime" of "old utility-style" rules, Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg said Tuesday in remarks at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.

  • When it comes to privacy, I'm the first to stand up and shout that privacy ought to be protected at the highest costs.  Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg might disagree.  The good folks over at Google, now facing a multi-state Attorneys General investigation over privacy concerns might disagree too.

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    Jeff Bezos should give away the Kindle free of charge, to spur more sales of higher-profit online books.

  • Adobe's headquarters in San Jose, California.

    This has been a difficult few quarters for Adobe. Not financially, but technically. At least if you believe the folks at Apple, particularly Steve Jobs who put a very public face on what he says are Adobe's severe technical shortcomings when it comes to Flash.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Monday.