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Author and Journalist Eric Brach on Why Net Neutrality Matters

Jarod Cerf | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Jarod Cerf

In light of the recent debates on tiered access to broadband service and whether telecommunication companies have the right to charge both content providers and home users (as well as the federal government's evolving stance on the issue) I sat down with Eric Brach.

American Capitalism vs. American Business

Steven Conn | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Steven Conn

Perhaps it's time we acknowledge a fundamental contradiction of the American economy: American finance capitalism is bad for American business.

David Freeman

LISTEN: The Accidental Discovery That Proved The Big Bang Theory | David Freeman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Science

Today the Big Bang theory is accepted as scientific fact. That wasn't the case a half-century ago, when a young radio astronomer named Robert W. Wilso...

NO SECURITY: Phreaking Out the Phone Phreaks

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 04.23.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

On February 11, 2014 the citizens of cyberspace waged an Internet-wide war against the NSA's Mass surveillance program called "The Day We Fought Back". As the story unfolds, it is important to look at the history of mass surveillance, and see what we can learn from it.

Google Is the New Bell Labs

David Litwak | Posted 02.15.2014 | Technology
David Litwak

Google just acquired its 8th robotics company in the past few years with the acquisition of Boston Dynamics and it got me thinking, is anyone else truly investing in deep technological research? What about Apple, or Microsoft, what are they doing?

The Karma of the Keypad

Michael Drew | Posted 04.23.2013 | Technology
Michael Drew

Accomplishment doesn't necessarily equal fame. Take the late John E. Karlin, who died at the end of January, who was the leader of a team behind the push-button telephone dial.

Jon Gertner's 'The Idea Factory'

Robert Teitelman | Posted 08.20.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

How should we organize ourselves to insure innovation? Does innovation come from large, established companies or small, creative vehicles? What role does finance -- or the lack of finance -- play?

A Few Thoughts on Bell Labs

Robert Teitelman | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Bell Labs arguably enabled Silicon Valley. How to unpack all this? Gertner is joining a debate that has been going on quietly for a number of years now, but which, with economic distress, is now resurfacing.

Brazil Doubles Down on China Trade

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 06.20.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

While American consumer culture drives Brazil's young, wired and affluent, the China deals are reminders of why Beijing has pulled ahead of Washington as Brazil's top trade partner.

AT&T and T-Mobile: Back to the Future

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Philip Neches

After three decades of invention, growth, and consolidation, we would be back to 1982 with an AT&T, T-Mobile merger.

Judy Consumer Worries About Those Seven Keys Needed to Restart the Internet.

Judy Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Judy Shapiro

I just saw this piece from Gizmodo entitled: "7 People Have Been Entrusted With the Keys to the Internet" and they go on to describe some fuzzy post apocalyptic Internet catastrophe where presumably the Internet is dead.

What Makes a Billion Dollar Idea?

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Juliette Powell

What's the difference between a Million Dollar Idea and a Billion Dollar Idea? SCALABILITY: "If the design fails when the quantity increases then it d...

Can You Hear Me Now? The Story Behind the Invention of the Cell Phone

Kate Kelly | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate Kelly

Young people can barely remember a time when we weren't all telephonically tethered, and yet, cell phones are actually a relatively recent development.