The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) filed comments with the California Energy Commission in response to the agency’s proposal to mandate energy-conservation standards for set-top boxes and network equipment. "Mandating conservation standards at a main communications gateway to the home, where significant changes in functionality are most efficient and likely to occur, will negatively impact innovation and competition in the marketplace and could result in higher energy consumption overall and higher costs to consumers,” the group wrote. “Voluntary standards are better suited to achieve the Commission’s goals of improved energy efficiency for set-top boxes and network equipment without hampering the innovation of a rapidly evolving set of technologies."

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Rupert Murdoch to Step Down, Shift Role in November

Rupert Murdoch is stepping down as chairman of Fox Corp. and News Corp. The move will go into effect in mid-November at the annual general meeting of shareholders for each company, where Murdoch will be appointed to the new role of Chairman Emeritus of each company.

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