Top News for April 9, 2014

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Here are today's top stories from Tech News Today for April 09, 2014:

  1. A backlash is growing in Congress against Comcast’s proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, according to Washington Post writer Brian Fung. And the backlash is now bipartisan. Read more at washingtonpost.com.

  2. Comcast’s merger with Time Warner Cable will depend on how persuasive their case is to the department of justice and the federal communications commission. Read more at theverge.com.

  3. Comcast may become a wireless carrier. An exclusive by Amir Efrati on The Information site says Comcast is considering a plan for offering smartphone voice and data service via WiFi, plus over cellular networks using bandwidth Comcast would lease from a major carrier. Read more at theinformation.com.

  4. Watch out, William Shatner. It looks like Google wants to compete with Priceline and move into the hotel booking racket. Read more at wsj.com.

  5. The U.S. Air Force is testing Google Glass for use in war. Read more at venturebeat.com.

  6. Google’s Chromecast may soon do more than play online videos. A Redditor posted his discovery this morning of Chromecast code revealed the ability to show icons on screen that reflect the current local weather. He also found code for displaying personal photos on the device. Read more at reddit.com.

  7. CNN is launching a show exclusively for Twitter. It’s called Your 15 Second Morning. Read more at wsj.com.

  8. The Wi-Fi Alliance announced today something called "tap-to-connect." Read more at reuters.com.

  9. For insight, analysis, and discussion of these topics and more, check out Tech News Today for April 09, 2014.