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Obama poised to name pick for FCC chairman

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- President-elect Barack Obama plans to name venture capitalist Julius Genachowski as U.S. Federal Communications Commission chief, a Democratic official said.

Chinese academic exposed as fraud

BEIJING, May 15 (UPI) -- One of China's top computer scientists has been exposed as a fraud for stealing technology and passing it off as his own discovery.

Public TV forum kicks off in Washington

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. summit on the future of public broadcasting kicked off Thursday in Washington.

Intel kicks off CEO summit in Beijing

BEIJING, June 14 (UPI) -- Intel kicked off Tuesday its first major corporate executives' meeting in China.

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

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Call for emergency cell phone network

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- The United States should establish a separate emergency wireless communications network to be used in times of national crises like the terrorist attacks on Sep
LISA TROSHINSKY, for United Press International

Think Tanks Wrap-up

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The UPI Think Tank Wrap-Up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events, and position statements released by various think t

The broadband shibboleth

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The telecom sector makes up over one-sixth of the U.S. economy, and when it sneezes the rest of the economy catches a cold.
LARRY SPIWAK, Special to United Press International
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Reed E. Hundt (born March 3, 1948 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) was chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission from 1993 to 1997. Appointed by President Bill Clinton, he served for most of Clinton's first term. He was succeeded by William Kennard. He oversaw the introduction of spectrum auctions and the implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 that reduced substantially the rates for international telecommunications service.

After leaving the FCC, Hundt has worked as an advisor to McKinsey & Company and to the Blackstone Group. He has also joined the board of several technology companies, including Intel Corp., where he took the seat of legendary icon Gordon Moore upon Moore's retirement. He also serves on the board of Data Domain and Infinera, as well as privately held firms. In addition, Hundt is on the advisory board of Yale School of Management. He has written "You Say You Want A Revolution: A Story of Information Age Politics" (Yale:2000) and "In China's Shadow: The Crisis of American Entrepreneurship" (Yale: 2006) as part of the Future of American Democracy Foundation's Future of American Democracy Series.

Hundt attended high school in Washington D.C at the prestigious St. Albans School. Upon graduation he earned a B.A. with Exceptional Distinction in History from Yale College (1969) (where he served as executive editor of the Yale Daily News) and a law degree from Yale Law School (1974) where he was a member of the executive board of the Yale Law Journal. From 1975 to 1993 he practiced law at Latham & Watkins.

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