Netscape's Navigator 1.0 web browser was released in 1994; Survey reveals 47 percent of shoppers use the Internet to shop

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@FierceTelecom RT @History In Pictures: 19 years ago today, the Netscape Navigator 1.0 web browser was released. Picture | Follow @FierceTelecom

> EarthLink has topped OnBoard's 2013 list of Georgia-based companies with four women on its board of directors. Release

> EchoStar Corp ended talks with Brazilian broadband provider Global Village Telecom (GVT) to establish a joint venture to offer pay-TV services in the country. Article

Cable News
> Charter Communications plans to send a "bear hug letter" to Time Warner Cable as early as this week in which it will offer to acquire the nation's second largest MSO for a combination of cash and stock, Bloomberg reported. Article

> Dish Network may be looking at ways to offer subscribers the ability to temporarily upgrade their subscription video packages for periods ranging from 12 hours to one week, according to a recent patent application. Article

Wireless News
> The FCC on Thursday voted 3-2 to explore whether to revise technical rules that prohibit in-flight cellular service, which could potentially open the door to mobile voice calls during airplane flights. Article

> A presidential committee tasked with reviewing the operations of the National Security Agency and surveillance activities will recommend restrictions be placed on the NSA program that has been collecting telephone metadata on virtually all U.S. telephone calls, according to multiple reports. Article

And finally… In a recent survey, 47 percent of shoppers list the Internet as their favorite shopping destination. Post

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