Cable companies and content-providing tech companies are longtime opponents in the net neutrality fight. But they are aligned on one issue -- fighting efforts by wireless mobile carriers to obtain expanded spectrum, a valuable commodity with serious potential for commercial use.
Cable companies and content-providing tech companies are longtime opponents in the net neutrality fight. But they are aligned on one issue -- fighting efforts by wireless mobile carriers to obtain expanded spectrum, a valuable commodity with serious potential for commercial use.
National insurance organizations have a stake in proposed congressional legislation regulating the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and commercial drones -- both as users of the emerging technology and as providers of liability coverage.
National insurance organizations have a stake in proposed congressional legislation regulating the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and commercial drones -- both as users of the emerging technology and as providers of liability coverage.
History tells us that a refocus on quality in our patent system will not end innovation in this country. Good patents will still be awarded for good inventions, with clear claims that limit the patent to the invention the inventor invented -- the way it is supposed to be.
History tells us that a refocus on quality in our patent system will not end innovation in this country. Good patents will still be awarded for good inventions, with clear claims that limit the patent to the invention the inventor invented -- the way it is supposed to be.
Conveniently these private fast lanes are specifically exempt from the 2015 Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet (aka “net neutrality”) regulations, which reclassified basic internet access service in a way that lets the FCC micromanage it and prohibit public “fast lanes.”
Conveniently these private fast lanes are specifically exempt from the 2015 Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet (aka “net neutrality”) regulations, which reclassified basic internet access service in a way that lets the FCC micromanage it and prohibit public “fast lanes.”
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr to openings on the Federal Communications Commission, as senators moved a slew of President Donald Trump’s nominees before leaving for the August recess.
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr to openings on the Federal Communications Commission, as senators moved a slew of President Donald Trump’s nominees before leaving for the August recess.
Two Senate committees on Wednesday advanced bipartisan bills designed to incentivize students and encourage small businesses to boost their cyber skills, part of an effort to combat the growing threat from cyberattacks.
Two Senate committees on Wednesday advanced bipartisan bills designed to incentivize students and encourage small businesses to boost their cyber skills, part of an effort to combat the growing threat from cyberattacks.
Now more than ever, policymakers around the world are focusing on how to make a new set of rules for our digital economy. Startups deserve a seat at the table in these conversations.
Now more than ever, policymakers around the world are focusing on how to make a new set of rules for our digital economy. Startups deserve a seat at the table in these conversations.
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Briefings

Tech Brief: Lobbying Tech Groups Target NAFTA Renegotiations

According to data from the Center for Responsive Politics, the number of tech companies and trade associations registered to lobby U.S., Canadian and Mexican government officials has more than doubled in the last few months. Companies like Cisco Systems Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are looking to zero out tariffs for tech goods and remove restrictions on cloud storage as officials prepare to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Tech Brief: Intel CEO Leaves Trump’s Manufacturing Council

Brian Krzanich, Intel Corp.’s chief executive, joined the chief executives of Merck and Under Armour in announcing that he would leave Trump’s council on American manufacturing following the president’s response to violence during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Krzanich said he resigned “to call attention to the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues.” 

Tech Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit will not block the Federal Communications Commission’s April decision to eliminate price caps for much of the business broadband market. The FCC’s business data services ruling deems certain local markets as competitive, even when there is only one broadband service provider.

Tech Brief: Benchmark Capital Sues Former Uber CEO Kalanick

Benchmark Capital is suing Uber Technologies Inc.’s co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick for not honoring the terms of his resignation and allegedly trying to stack the company’s board with allies to prepare for a return as CEO. The Silicon Valley venture firm, one of Uber’s biggest shareholders, alleges that Kalanick is attempting to “entrench himself for his own selfish ends” — an accusation a Kalanick spokesman called “without merit.”

Tech Brief: Kaspersky Lab, Microsoft Reach Antitrust Resolution

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab plans to withdraw antitrust complaints it made in Europe against Microsoft Corp. after the U.S. tech company agreed to work with outside antivirus vendors on delivery of its security updates for Windows users. The Moscow-based security company in June accused Microsoft of abusing its dominance in the computer market by favoring its own antivirus software over those of independent security companies.

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