Net Neutrality

Can Your Boss Read Your Txts?

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June 17, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment: Txt With Care: Can your boss read your text messages on a pager or phone the company pays for? According to a California Supreme Court ruling the answer is, yes. The high court ruled that a California Police department had the right […]

New Playboy Site Safe For Work

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May 7, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment: Safe Playboy?: Playboy is set to become safe for work. The storied men’s magazine will launch “The Smoking Jacket,” more in the vein of Maxim and Esquire than Playboy. Now you can authoritatively say, you only read it for the articles.  FCC […]

Apple vs. Adobe Flash

Apple vs. Adobe Flash … The Winner?

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There was an interesting development in the Apple v. Adobe Flash War this week. Adobe decided to discontinue development of tools for making Flash apps for the iPhone family of devices. This may not sound like a big deal, but it is. Ninety-eight percent of desktop and laptop computers (including Macs) can run Flash video […]

FCC

No User Left Behind — Is That The Right Name for Net Neutrality?

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I wrote this article back in September of 2009 in response to the FCC Chairman's first articulation of the Six Principles of Net Neutrality. The US Appeals Court ruling against the FCC (and in favor of Comcast) earlier this week has spurred a fair amount of discussion. The Legislature will have to figure out if the FCC has the authority to enforce the rules it is mandated by Congress to create. That is really what the lawsuit was about. However, the spirit of the Net Neutrality, which these six principles vaguely describe, is still a topic that needs serious discussion. How should we think about it?

Streaming Tiger and the iPad

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Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment: CBSSports.com and Masters.com are going to make sure you don’t miss Tiger Woods’s return to golf. Both sites have increased their streaming video coverage by 50%. It’s going to be all Tiger all the time! But you may have to worry about Comcast purposely throttling your […]