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The FCC's Big Net Neutrality Day

I am going to admit to being surprised by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's (FCCs) Open Internet decision. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's new net neutrality regime got the headlines it deserved, and not part of the surprise was the partisan vote- the two Democrat Commissioners siding with Whe…

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FCC Vote Endorses Title II Approach to Net Neutrality

After months of debate and the collection of comments from four million Americans, the Federal Communications Commission today voted on - and approved - Open Internet rules that implement what's known as Title II reclassification of broadband Internet access. Title II, part of the Communications Act…

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Frontier Customers Get DVR-Driven Free and Web TV

In what could be a match made in cord cutter heaven, Frontier Communications said it will bundle the TiVo Roamio OTA DVR with its high-speed data service. The device enables customers to view over-the-air (OTA) TV programming and OTT video services.

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Secure Shell Key Management in Light of OpenSSL Vulnerabilities: Part 1

Ever since computers started connecting to each other, people have been thinking about how to keep information on them secure. As the Internet evolved, so did the need for security. Enter OpenSSL, an open project with the goal of creating a free set of encryption tools for the code used on the Inter…

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Title II Proposal Brings Certainty - and Questions

Over the past few months, there has been a lot of uncertainty surrounding the broadband industry in the United States due to Title II reclassification of Internet service providers (ISPs), which the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) is considering. Originally intended for traditional telephony,…

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Twitter Backs Net Neutrality with Public Post

Net Neutrality is a concept that's gone back and forth for some time now, polarizing discussions just about everywhere it goes. While some have come out against plans to launch net neutrality programs, others have come out in favor. Recently, the "in favor" camp got something of a boost thanks to a …

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The FCC's Big Net Neutrality Day

By: Peter Bernstein     2/27/2015

I am going to admit to being surprised by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's (FCCs) Open Internet decision. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's new net neutrality regime got the headlines it deserved, and not part of the surprise was the partisan vote- the two Democrat Commissioners siding with Whe…

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FCC Vote Endorses Title II Approach to Net Neutrality

By: Paula Bernier     2/26/2015

After months of debate and the collection of comments from four million Americans, the Federal Communications Commission today voted on - and approved - Open Internet rules that implement what's known as Title II reclassification of broadband Internet access. Title II, part of the Communications Act…

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Frontier Customers Get DVR-Driven Free and Web TV

By: Bob Wallace     2/26/2015

In what could be a match made in cord cutter heaven, Frontier Communications said it will bundle the TiVo Roamio OTA DVR with its high-speed data service. The device enables customers to view over-the-air (OTA) TV programming and OTT video services.

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Secure Shell Key Management in Light of OpenSSL Vulnerabilities: Part 1

By: TMCnet Special Guest     2/25/2015

Ever since computers started connecting to each other, people have been thinking about how to keep information on them secure. As the Internet evolved, so did the need for security. Enter OpenSSL, an open project with the goal of creating a free set of encryption tools for the code used on the Inter…

Read More

Title II Proposal Brings Certainty - and Questions

By: TMCnet Special Guest     2/24/2015

Over the past few months, there has been a lot of uncertainty surrounding the broadband industry in the United States due to Title II reclassification of Internet service providers (ISPs), which the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) is considering. Originally intended for traditional telephony,…

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Twitter Backs Net Neutrality with Public Post

By: Steve Anderson     2/24/2015

Net Neutrality is a concept that's gone back and forth for some time now, polarizing discussions just about everywhere it goes. While some have come out against plans to launch net neutrality programs, others have come out in favor. Recently, the "in favor" camp got something of a boost thanks to a …

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Net Neutrality (Open Internet): The Real Issues and Resolutions

By: TMCnet Special Guest     2/20/2015

The reason there are so many successful Internet companies such as Google, Facebook, Netflix, etc., is that they started with a blank slate and created a new and better way to create and deliver products and services. They didn't try to amend an 80 year-old FCC law. They had a fresh start. And that'…

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Sony to Spin Off Smartphone Division, Focus on Gaming and Media

By: Tara Seals     2/19/2015

Sony expects to boost operating profit 25-fold within three years, primarily on the back of its one remaining marquee consumer product: the PlayStation gaming console. Meanwhile, it will spin off its remaining audio and video business into a wholly owned subsidiary.

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PROCEED WITH CAUTION: Universal Service Fund Revenue Reporting - Pitfalls and Potential Traps Lurking for VoIP Providers

By: TMCnet Special Guest     2/18/2015

With the April 1, 2015 deadline for filing FCC Form 499-A with USAC, the Universal Service Fund ("USF") Administrator, it's time for Interconnected VoIP ("I-VoIP") providers to start anticipating and planning for a variety of revenue reporting issues unique to enterprise and other advanced communica…

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Obama's Executive Order Sparks Privacy Concerns

By: Tara Seals     2/17/2015

President Obama's recent cybersecurity-related executive order, ultimately aimed at fostering cybersecurity threat and information-sharing between the public and private sectors, has stirred up mixed emotions, to say the least. The order does not provide legal protection for companies that share suc…

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Will Apple Buy or Compete with Tesla? Looking at the Apple Car

By: Rob Enderle     2/17/2015

There was a lot of talk about Apple and the car business as last week came to a close before the long weekend that largely resulted from sightings of what appeared to be a self-driving car mule, which was traced back to Apple. Apple is a technology company, and there will be a market for self-drivin…

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Tech Incubator Earmarks $3.8 Million for Three IoT Startups

By: Tara Seals     2/17/2015

Breed Reply has announced about $3.8 million in funding for three start-ups in the sectors of health, smart home and energy.

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Netflix Names Original Content King for Global Conquest

By: Bob Wallace     2/13/2015

Aware that the proof of its plan for global availability within two years lies in the quality of its programming, Netflix is putting its money where its mouth is by planning to spend $3 billion this year alone on 320 hours of original TV shows, documentaries, comedy specials and movies.

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The Future of the Silicon Valley Driven Car

By: Rob Enderle     2/10/2015

In a Financial Times article this week talking about Ford and NVIDIA's recent massive expansion into silicon valley, they talked about the fact that carmakers from all over the world have been quietly setting up labs here to design the cars of the future. Tesla is the most visible result of a car de…

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CrowdFlower 2015 Data Scientist Report Highlights Helps and Hindrances

By: Peter Bernstein     2/10/2015

A few weeks ago I posted a piece on San Francisco, CA-based CrowdFlower whose technology platform takes large, data-intensive projects and divides them into small tasks that are distributed to a multi-million person, on demand global workforce. In that article were CrowdFlower's views on data scienc…

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Fitness Beating Out Health Wearables: Not Good

By: Doug Mohney     2/10/2015

Fitness wearables are all the rage, but the sector is quickly moving into ugly territory. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates hard-core medical devices, but wearable manufacturers have been pushing the envelope toward health management. It should be no surprise that the FDA is now float…

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