Today scores of big companies are taking symbolic action to defend the essential principles of an open Internet, and I support them. That’s why, on your first visit here today, you’ll see the “spinning ball of death” up on the right. For more information about the Internet Slowdown, head here.
Tag: net neutrality
Else 5.5.14: Stay Sober, My Friend (And Watch Your F8)
Cinco de Mayo on a Monday? What fresh hell is this? Just another week of links worth reading, if you care about the most muscular narrative in our beer-goggled world. Facebook (and Wired) dominated thanks to news from it F8 developer conference, but policy and politics were not far behind. To those links…
Beyond net neutrality: The new battle for the future of the internet – VoxRead More
Else 4.28.14: F*ck Policy, Except When I Care About The Outcome
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Goodbye, Net Neutrality; Hello, Net Discrimination : The New YorkerRead More
else 2.24: “This is how revolutions begin”
Inside The Netflix/Comcast Deal and What The Media Is Getting Very Wrong — Streaming Media
Dan Rayburn clarifies some of the bad reporting on the Netflix Comcast deal: “it simply comes down to Netflix making a business decision that it makes sense for them to deliver their content directly to Comcast, instead of through a third party” and adding that Comcast guarantees certain quality by an SLA.
else 1.20: “The future is much simpler than you think.”
Nest thermostat acquisition is Google’s home invasion — New Scientist
Google’s $3.2B acquisition of Nest is all about staking a claim as the data interface into the home.
else 9.9: We Got Yer Star Trek Right Here
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Holy Spock! The Star Trek Medical Tricorder Is Real, And It’s Only $150 – Gizmodo
The stuff of science fiction eventually inspires real technology. The SCOUT body scanner reads “your pulse transit time, heart rate, electrical heart activity, temperature, heart rate variability and blood oxygenation” in less than ten seconds.