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london-2012-olympics_copy.jpg2012 Olympics: U.K. Boosts Wireless Capacity Ahead of the 'Biggest Media Event in History' (The Hollywood Reporter)
To meet the extra huge demand from broadcasters using ever more advanced technology, the London 2012 Organizing Committee will borrow additional spectrum capacity from the defense department, as well as using capacity freed up by analog switch-off and currently unlicensed spectrum.

Petition Demands Probe Into Comments by MPAA Chief Chris Dodd (Los Angeles Times)
On Sunday, an online petition claiming more than 10,000 signatures demanded that the White House investigate comments made by Motion Picture Association of America chairman Chris Dodd last week in an interview on Fox News. During the interview, Dodd suggested that lawmakers who don't support tougher anti-piracy laws could lose financial contributions from Hollywood.

Tablet & eReader Ownership Doubles Over Christmas: Pew Research (eBookNewser)
The number of adults in the U.S. that own tablet computers almost doubled between mid-December and early January, according to a new study from Pew Research. The study found that the number jumped from 10 percent to 19 percent during the time period. The research also found eReader ownership grew from 10 percent to 19 percent over the same time period.

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