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Cable lobby claims US is totally overflowing in broadband competition

(credit: Free Press ) Are you ever frustrated about a lack of choice for home Internet providers? Well, worry no more. The nation’s top cable lobby group is here to let you know that the US is simply overflowing in broadband competition. In a new post titled, “America’s competitive TV and Internet markets,” NCTA-The Internet…

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YouTube Red and Google Play Music may merge into one service

(credit: Flickr: Rego Korosi ) Google is notorious for having many services that do similar things, like its array of chat apps . Google’s music services have been fragmented for years, but the company may change that soon. According to a report from The Verge, YouTube’s head of music Lyor Cohen stated at the New Music Seminar conference…

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Lawsuit seeks Ajit Pai’s net neutrality talks with Internet providers

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai testifying before a Senate subcommittee on May 11, 2016, when he was a commissioner. (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) The Federal Communications Commission was sued today by a group that says the commission failed to comply with a public records request for communications about net neutrality between FCC officials and Internet…

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Verizon accused of violating net neutrality rules by throttling video

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Steven Puetzer) The Federal Communications Commission should investigate whether Verizon Wireless violated net neutrality rules by throttling video applications on its mobile network, advocacy group Free Press says. Free Press is asking people to sign a petition that will be delivered to the FCC. “Late last week Verizon Wireless customers…

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Democrat asks FCC chair if anything can stop net neutrality rollback

Enlarge / US Rep. Michael Doyle (D-Penn.). (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) US Rep. Michael Doyle (D-Penn.) yesterday accused Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai of pursuing an agenda that harms both consumers and small businesses. “Chairman Pai, in the time that you have been head of this agency, we have seen an agenda that…

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Who owns Snopes? Fracas over fact-checking site now front and center

Enlarge / David Mikkelson, the founder of Snopes, seen here at the US Embassy in Vienna, in June 2017. (credit: US Embassy Vienna ) As of Tuesday evening, Snopes.com , one of the Internet’s most longstanding fact-checking websites, successfully raised over $600,000 in less than 48 hours—an effort to stay afloat while an ugly legal…

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UK government wants to ban sale of gas and diesel cars starting in 2040

Enlarge (credit: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) All new petrol and diesel cars and vans will be banned from UK roads from 2040, the government will announce on Wednesday in a revised “controversial bomb” air pollution plan. The Tory government published a draft air pollution plan in May , but it faced criticism from environment lawyers and…

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Toyota in “production engineering” for a solid state battery, WSJ says

Enlarge / A power cable sits in the charge point of a Toyota Motor Corp. FT- EV III concept electric vehicle on display during the China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition in Guangzhou, China, on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images (credit: Bloomberg / Getty Images ) According to reports in The…

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Net neutrality faceoff: Congress summons ISPs and websites to hearing

Enlarge / Netflix took an active role in fighting for net neutrality rules in 2014. (credit: Yuri Victor ) The biggest websites and the biggest Internet service providers are being summoned to Congress to testify about net neutrality. US Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said he is scheduling…

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Elon Musk: Mark Zuckerberg’s understanding of AI is “limited”

Enlarge (credit: Bill Pugliano & Justin Sullivan, Getty Images) There aren’t many people in the world who can justifiably call Mark Zuckerberg a dumb-ass, but Elon Musk is probably one of them. Early on Tuesday morning, in the latest salvo of a tussle between the two tech billionaires over the dangers of advanced artificial intelligence,…