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Here’s what’s going on in tech on Wednesday…

–The Internet Association trade group, which counts Netflix and Facebook among its members, is launching a pushback against Federal Communication Commission efforts to reverse the Obama-era net neutrality standards.

Blackberry wins an $815 million judgment from Qualcomm in a case involving overpayment of royalties Blackberry made to the communications chipmaker.

–Worldwide PC sales declined slightly in the first quarter, as weak consumer demand tempered modest growth in the business PC market, says research firm Gartner.

–Apparently there’s a problem at Tesla that could really weigh on employee morale: The parking situation has turned into a first-come, first-served free-for-all.

–Amazon has rolled out new features to its FreeTime, kid friendly book subscription service, to help parents monitor what their kids are searching for and reading.

–Palo Alto-based Plume, a maker of sleek-looking plug-in wifi extenders, raises $27.5 million in new funding, and the investment could reach $37.5 million. Investors include Comcast.

–Did you miss it? Microsoft has said, “Goodbye” to Windows Vista by ending support for the decade-old operating system.

–Ever wonder why flying can be such a pain? Part of the reason is that technology has failed the airline traveler.

Photo: In this Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, Federal Communication Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai speaks during an open hearing and vote on “Net Neutrality” in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)


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