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Tony Romm

Senior Technology Reporter — POLITICO

Senior tech reporter and unofficial snake person correspondent @POLITICO splitting time between NYC, DC and SF. Say hay: tromm[at]politico, Signal: 215.779.9597

Liberals wary as Facebook’s Sandberg eyed for Treasury — Sheryl Sandberg, the billionaire Facebook executive whose book "Lean In" has made her an icon to women in the workplace, is getting lots of attention as a potential Treasury secretary under Hillary Clinton.

$80 billion AT&T purchase of Time Warner sparks political controversy — An $85.4 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner, two of the America's biggest communications companies, is set to become a political battleground for the next U.S. president given the size and scope of the deal.

WikiLeaks supporters claim credit for massive US cyberattack, but researchers skeptical — A massive cyberattack Friday on a key internet routing company knocked offline major websites like Spotify, Twitter and The New York Times, as WikiLeaks supporters claimed credit. But security researchers were quick to cast doubt on their boasts. The federal government has said it is investigating, declining to speculate on who is responsible.

A thinly veiled shot at Apple in its war with Spotify — LAWMAKERS EYE APP COMPETITION (BUT READ BETWEEN THE LINES) - A new letter to the FTC by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and friends asks the agency to probe the "increasing difficulty that app developers have in reaching and communicating with customers in some app ecosystems." But the note, Tony reports, has a pretty clear target: the war between Apple and Spotify.

FCC's moment of truth on set-top box — FCC's MOMENT OF TRUTH ON SET-TOP BOX - All eyes will be on Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel at today's 10:30 a.m. open meeting, where the commission is set to vote on Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to open up the cable-box marketplace.

Trump sides with Cruz on ICANN transition — TRUMP SAYS 'ICANN' BACK TED -The Republican nominee and Sen. Ted Cruz disagree on a lot of things ( Cleveland, anyone?), but this time around, they're on the same side in the intensifying debate over the October 1 ICANN transition.

Tony Romm - POLITICO — Tony Romm is a senior technology reporter for POLITICO Pro. He closely covers the intersection of Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., tracking how top tech and telecom companies lobby in the nation's capital - from the ways the industry donates to its regulators, to the sector's activities to shape state and federal debates on privacy, cybersecurity, net neutrality and more.

Airbnb's strategy to win state battles — INSIDE AIRBNB'S STRATEGY IN THE STATES - Reporting from his new home in NYC, Tony takes a look this morning at Airbnb's use of the Communications Decency Act to battle local regulations - and win some tech allies along the way.

Hearing double-header on USPTO oversight, ticket bots — USPTO UNDER THE MICROSCOPE -Today's House Judiciary subcommittee oversight hearing will cut to the heart of USPTO's function while focusing on the agency's recent troubles - from questions surrounding its handling of patent litigation and trolls to the IG report that called out "time and attendance fraud."

ICANN fight intensifies ahead of Cruz-called hearing — ICANN FIGHT GETS EVEN FIERCER -Asthe political back-and-forth over the ICANN transition intensifies, the Senate Judiciary oversight subcommittee hearing on Tuesday, called by its chairman, Sen. Ted Cruz, is shaping up to be a clash between Republican lawmakers and NTIA and ICANN representatives. Events on Thursday helped set the stage - and crank up the volume.
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Oct 24, 2016

AT&T's Bob Quinn tells us about strategy, Sen. Klobuchar notes concerns with consolidation and more here 

Oct 24, 2016

RT @charlie_savage: Wow: Darrell "Fast & Furious" Issa, in tight re-election race, sending voters mailings suggesting he's Obama's ally htt…

Oct 24, 2016

"I wanted to quickly check in to see if you are working on any features that are a fit for the Bluetooth enabled beanie by 1 Voice?" nope.

Oct 24, 2016

RT @nytimesbusiness: The Clinton email leaks are perhaps the ultimate evidence that we’ve all overcommitted to email, warns @fmanjoo.…

Oct 24, 2016

RT @sahilkapur: D.C. is full of people who think they're Kevin Spacey in House of Cards but are actually extras in Veep.

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