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Amazon to FAA: We’re Moving to Canada

Amazon to FAA: We’re Moving to Canada

Last week, news hit that Amazon was making good on its threats to vacate the United States for drone testing, citing interminable delays in gaining testing approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). … [Read more...]

FCC Votes 3-2 for Net Neutrality: The Round-Up

FCC Votes 3-2 for Net Neutrality: The Round-Up

The Internet is neutral -- for now.In a landmark 3-2 decision, the FCC voted to re-classify the Internet as a utility, barring providers from blocking or slowing down certain types of traffic. The agency's vote means … [Read more...]

FCC Chair: Internet Should Be a Utility

FCC Chair: Internet Should Be a Utility

Echoing the sentiments of President Barack Obama from late last year, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler explained his plan for dealing with the Net Neutrality question: the Internet ought to be run like a utility – … [Read more...]

NY Governor Cuomo Announces Broadband Initiative All New Yorkers Should Be Proud Of

NY Governor Cuomo Announces Broadband Initiative All New Yorkers Should Be Proud Of

I love calling myself a native New Yorker, but today, I'm even more proud to have that distinction. Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $1 billion plan to improve access to high-speed Internet across New York … [Read more...]

Google Decries MPAA’s Attempts to Revive SOPA

Google Decries MPAA’s Attempts to Revive SOPA

As the fallout of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack continues to hit, another tidbit of formerly secret information has been squirreled out of the data and correspondences that were leaked by the cyberterror group. … [Read more...]

Spanish News Sites Regret “Google Tax”

Spanish News Sites Regret “Google Tax”

Spanish news corporations are saying that the recent announcement that Google would shut down its News service in the country will “undoubtedly have a negative impact” on their business. The reason it’s shutting down, … [Read more...]

Pirate Bay Goes Offline Following Police Raid

Pirate Bay Goes Offline Following Police Raid

If you use the Internet with any regularity, chances are at least pretty good that you have engaged in some illicit downloading of content that you didn’t pay for. One of the premier sources for this kind of activity is … [Read more...]

Bad News, Amazon: FAA Mulls Tighter Commercial Drone Regs

Bad News, Amazon: FAA Mulls Tighter Commercial Drone Regs

As you may recall, last year’s 60 Minutes tour of Jeff Bezos’s magic factory – aka Amazon – included a portion devoted to showing off the company’s intention to start delivering packages to customers’ doorsteps using … [Read more...]

Aereo Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Aereo Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

It’s been a rough year for Aereo, the TV streaming service that was slapped down by the Supreme Court earlier this year. After failing to redefine itself as yet another cable provider, the company today announced that it … [Read more...]

President Obama Outlines Plan to Preserve Net Neutrality

President Obama Outlines Plan to Preserve Net Neutrality

With two years left in his final term as the chief executive, US President Barack Obama today announced his plan “for a free and open Internet,” the latest ray of hope for proponents of net neutrality. The plan is a good … [Read more...]