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AT&T Gave $500K To Congressmen Supporting The Merger

72 Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to the FCC and Justice Department praising the AT&T merger with T-Mobile. And guess what? 66 out of the 70 signatures received a total of $500,000 in campaign contributions from AT&T in the most recent election cycle.

Most of the donations came from political action committees associated with AT&T, the largest corporate donor to members of Congress for the past twenty years.

Obama’s Chief Information Officer Steps Down

Vivek Kundra, the first person ever appointed as Chief Information Officer by a president has just put in his resignation. Kundra will be leaving the Obama administration in August, and although President Obama has stated that he will replace Kundra, we do not have a list of potential contenders.

During his three year stay, Kundra’s job was to improve communications between the American people, expand the adoption of cloud-based systems (seems to have worked), and oversee the government’s technical operations as a monetary and security watchdog.

Toyota Working On ‘Toyota Friend’ Social Network

Toyota is creating a social networking service with the help of an American ISP and Microsoft in an initiative aimed to get drivers to interact with their cars, much like they do with Facebook and Twitter. Japanese auto-maker Toyota is teaming up with Salesforce.com to launch a new social network called “Toyota Friend”, the network is aimed to work similar to Twitter.

In a Tokyo demo-room, an owner of a plug-in Prius discovered from his Prius that he should remember to recharge the car overnight.

Sony Ericsson Unleashes Xperia Arco

Sony Ericsson has recently come forth and and announced a new addition to its current Xperia lineup. The new phone is called the Xperia Arco and resembles the Japanese SE Xperia Arc. Sony stated in its press release that the new phone will come with Android 2.3, Gingerbread and run on a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with Adreno 205 graphics.

The 8.1MP camera is capable of recording 720p video for all those moments you’ll want to capture. The camera also has Exmor R technology, allowing low light stills and videos to turn out crisper than ever before.