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  • ​CIO upfront: Quo vadis Twitter?

    So the rumours are out, Twitter is up for sale – and I see it with a wary eye, my most used social network may change owners… time to muse about it.

    Written by Holger Mueller10 Oct. 16 06:30
  • FCC's Wheeler defends net neutrality rules, discounts investment fears

    Predictions from net neutrality opponents that regulations would choke off broadband investment haven't come true, with several service providers announcing expansions in the four months since the U.S. Federal Communications Commission passed new rules, the agency's chairman says.

    Written by Grant Gross27 June 15 02:39
  • Consumer groups dance on the grave of Comcast-TW deal

    Consumer groups are cheering the news that Comcast abandoned its proposed US$45 billion acquisition of fellow cable and broadband provider Time Warner Cable, saying it's good for customers and demonstrates the power of Internet activism.

    Written by Grant Gross25 April 15 01:13
  • FCC passes net neutrality rules, reclassifies broadband as utility

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve new net neutrality rules by reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility, over the objections of the commission's Republican members and large broadband providers.

    Written by Grant Gross27 Feb. 15 05:20
  • Google, Facebook, Apple spent record amounts on lobbying in 2014

    The tech industry's most influential companies spent record amounts of money on federal lobbying in 2014 despite a general drop in lobbying by most tech companies. The spending was often directed at areas away from the central business of technology, and it indicates how diverse and powerful major tech companies are becoming.

    Written by Martyn Williams22 Jan. 15 12:41
  • Online video moguls team up to set standards, meet growing demand

    Some of the most powerful companies in video networks and delivery plan to define an open architecture for streaming video as part of a new alliance that includes Cisco Systems, Comcast, Ustream and Yahoo, but not Netflix or YouTube.

    Written by Stephen Lawson15 Nov. 14 06:10
  • OpenStack users: We need more experienced staff

    Paradoxically for a platform intended to automate cloud service deployment, a major obstacle to wider adoption of OpenStack is a lack of qualified staff, speakers and attendees at the OpenStack Summit in Paris said Monday.

    Written by Peter Sayer04 Nov. 14 04:47
  • Study blames backbone business deals for broadband congestion

    Business relationships between major broadband providers and Internet backbone providers appear to be the cause of major drags on performance from early 2013 to early this year, according to a new study from a think tank advocating for strong net neutrality rules.

    Written by Grant Gross29 Oct. 14 09:05