Monthly Archives: March 2010

Why is New America’s wireless research so terrible?

The New America Foundation and Slate Magazine is presenting a forum on Friday April 2nd in D.C. entitled: “Why your cell phone is so terrible” featuring: New America Fellow and FreePress Chairman Tim Wu, the leading proponent of imposing monopoly-era Carterfone regulations and net neutrality...
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Do you know where your Google data was last night?

Yale University has postponed its adoption of Gmail in part because of concerns that Google will/can not tell Yale where or in what country their private information/data will be stored — per Yale Daily News.   “Google stores every piece of data in three centers...
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Google’s mixed messages on Internet freedom

Google continues to send very mixed messages to the world about Internet freedom. While Google’s PR machine has focused world attention on it’s decision to stop censoring its search results in China, (which I commend Google for finally fulfilling), Google has downplayed its activist lobbying...
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GBC: Google Broadcasting Co. — world unicaster

First there was one-to-many broadcasting, then many-to-many Internet narrowcasting… now it appears we are moving next to a one-to-many GoogleNet unicasting future… …where every company and individual may simply become a subordinate channel on the Googleopoly advertising network, and where content largely would be found...
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Swanson: Innovation doesn’t come from Government — Read his new great op-ed

Entropy Economic’s Bret Swanson has another great, clear-thinking op-ed that I recommend you read, this time in RealClearMarkets.com entitled: “Entrepreneurial Innovation and the Internet.“ Bret incisively captures the amazing and dynamic nature of innovation in the currently unregulated Internet ecosystem, and cautions against Washington imagining...
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Must-see Australian clip: joining the dots on Google

Thanks to John Simpson’s post at the ConsumerWatchdog.org, which flagged this succinct and illuminating 2 min 46 sec video “produced by Hungry Beast, a weekly news show on Australian television puts Internet giant Google’s huge ambitions and gargantuan reach into dramatic perspective.” THE BEAST FILE:...
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Big Brother 2.0: Google-NSA through foreigners’ eyes

Today’s New York Times front page story “Google’s computing power betters translation tool” by Miguel Helft spotlights that Google arguably owns and operates “the world’s largest computer.” The article quotes a Google engineering VP explaining that Google’s unparalleled computing power enables Google to “take approaches...
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FCC’s non-technology-neutral proposals perversely promote discrimination — per Phoenix Center report

George Ford of the Phoenix Center has penned another incisive analysis about the real world impact of net neutrality and the FCC’s Proposed Open Internet regulations. “Sabotaging Content Competition: Do Proposed Net Neutrality Regulations Promote Exclusion?” is an important read for anyone seeking a substantitve...
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