ACM said it had fined KPN because its free wi-fi hotspots “blocked various services including several internet calling services.
“As a result, consumers were unable to use these services. Internet providers are prohibited from deciding what their customers can and cannot do online.”
Source: Two Dutch telcos fined for breaching net neutrality law | ZDNet
As it turns out, organizing the world’s information isn’t always profitable.
Projects that preserve the past for the public good aren’t really a big profit center. Old Google knew that, but didn’t seem to care.
Source: Never trust a corporation to do a library’s job — The Message — Medium
.. it;s still kind of early, this is just an announcement after-all.
But it certainly is an interesting one, and has a certain Machiavellian twist to it.
Source: My Enemy’s Enemy Is My Friend–VMware And Google Cozy Up – Forbes
First, Obama’s visit was marked by strong symbolism.
He is not only the first U.S. president to be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day – a grand celebration of India’s democratic constitution and military might – but also the only U.S. president to visit India twice.
Obama even moved the date of his State of the Union address just so he could accept Modi’s invitation.
Source: 3 Takeaways From Obama’s India Trip – US News
“Putin realized that he will never be in the West’s good graces and this makes him act more decisively,” Igor Bunin, director of the Center for Political Technologies in Moscow, with ties to the Kremlin, said Tuesday (Jan 27) by phone.
“He started playing all in.”
Source: Putin Goes All In as Ukraine Fights for Funding – Bloomberg Business
The four products to be co-produced are the next-generation Raven unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), “roll-on, roll-off” intelligence-gathering and reconnaissance modules for C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, mobile electric hybrid power sources and “uniform integrated protection ensemble increment-2 (chemical, biological warfare protection gear for soldiers)”.
Source: Obama in India: 10 major takeaways for India & US from American President’s visit – Economic Times
It’s a different story for DSL, which is delivered over copper telephone lines.
Bitrates decline over distance, so customers receive fewer bits per second if they’re far away from distribution points, but even under ideal circumstances DSL generally won’t provide 25Mbps service.
This means a big portion of AT&T and Verizon subscribers will no longer have “broadband” if the FCC changes the definition.
Source: Tons of AT&T and Verizon customers may no longer have “broadband” tomorrow | Ars Technica
Over the past couple of years, Apple has made a series of moves to compete more aggressively in China.
In late 2013, it reached an important deal to sell iPhones with China Mobile, the largest wireless network in the world, with more than 800 million subscribers.
Source: Apple’s $18 billion profit: How the company’s China strategy paid off – The Economic Times
Netflix and traffic management services like Level 3, however, claimed that the ISPs has deliberately degraded their traffic by refusing to carry out low-cost upgrades to key internet ports.
Calling the tactic a form of extortion, the content companies have also accused the ISPs of double-dipping — saying the ISP’s already charge consumers to receive the internet, and those charges should include all infrastructure fees on the backend.
Source: Does the FCC want to oversee peering deals like Netflix vs. Comcast? | Gigaom
The Congress.gov top ten most-viewed bills list is compiled each Monday from the previous week’s metrics.
Source: Most-Viewed Bills – Congress.gov Resources –