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TC Roundup: Google tests waters for potential ultra-fast wireless service

Google tests waters for potential ultra-fast wireless service: Google Inc is preparing to test new technology that may provide the foundation for a wireless version of its high-speed "Fiber" Internet service, according to telecommunication experts who scrutinized the company's regulatory filings.

In a public but little-noticed application with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday, Google asked the agency for permission to conduct tests in California across different wireless spectrums, including a rarely-used millimeter-wave frequency capable of transmitting large amounts of data (Reuters).

Apple asks court's permission to challenge GT bankruptcy — in secret: Apple is seeking court permission to lodge its objections to GT Advanced Technologies' bankruptcy filing in secret, to protect details of its confidential agreements with its would-be supplier of sapphire crystal.

The Cupertino technology giant filed a motion Tuesday asking to make its arguments under court seal to safeguard sensitive data, such as research and development details and other information related to its business process (Re/code).

Amazon will hire 80,000 seasonal workers at warehouses to help stuff your stockings: Amazon plans to hire 80,000 seasonal workers in the US to make sure its warehouses can handle the annual surge in holiday orders.

The big number is a sign of the e-commerce giant's growing economic muscle as it continues to add more fulfillment and sortation centers across the country. The company has 50 fulfillment centers in the US, and another 15 sortation centers (Venture Beat).

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