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Net Blocking: A Problem in Need of a Solution

Timothy Karr | Posted 08.20.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

In the absence of any rules, violations of the open Internet will become more and more common. Don't believe me? Let history be the guide.

The United States Must Lead in Upholding Net Neutrality

Freedom House | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
Freedom House

While innovation has flourished under the free-market system, this does not mean that regulation and innovation are mutually exclusive.

Connected Cars in the Mainstream

Catherine McCullough | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology
Catherine McCullough

I'm asked the same question over again: when will connected cars become "mainstream?" Judging by a look at the news, the answer is now.

The FCC Pitchman

Ken Blackwell | Posted 08.06.2014 | Media
Ken Blackwell

The Federal Communications Commission is looking to raise revenue - and the agency is in full pitch mode. The company is injecting itself as the middleman between buyers (wireless carriers) and sellers (TV broadcasters) of spectrum.

The "New" Media Landscape: CNBCUTWC, 21stCFTW, ATTDirecTV, T-Sprint

Shelly Palmer | Posted 08.04.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Over the next 18 months, proposed and pending mergers and acquisitions are going to completely change the media landscape. Even if only a few of them ...

Verizon Wins With Data

Michael R. Levin | Posted 07.31.2014 | Technology
Michael R. Levin

Data Plan Strategies Help Verizon Beat Other Carriers Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released analysis of the results from its resear...

Customer Service Hall Of Shame

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business

When it comes to companies we dread dealing with, we all know who they are. Let’s put it this way, would you rather go to the Apple Genius Bar to fi...

Verizon's Stealth Plan for 'Shutting Off the Copper' in New York City and Locations in New Jersey, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania Has Started

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon doesn't say as there was no information supplied with the filing about how many customers would be impacted or even how many lines are in service that are based on copper.

Timothy Stenovec

Amazon's Smartphone Is Just Too Expensive

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.19.2014 | Technology

SEATTLE -- Amazon's new smartphone features some cool new technology, but probably the most surprising thing about the device is its high price. Je...

Immigration Reform: Congress Won't Vote? A Changing Electorate Will

Javier Palomarez | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Javier Palomarez

Plagued by ideological gridlock, midterm electioneering and the fall of Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Congress appears hopelessly fragmented and paralyzed, unable to vote on even the most important policy issues of our time.

New Clues Point To Amazon Unveiling A Phone

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Technology

The Amazon phone is coming. On Tuesday, we got the most substantial hint yet that the massive retailer is going to release its own phone, when The...

AT&T Can 'Say Anything': AT&T IP Transition Trials and the Direct TV Merger Documents Contradict Previous Broadband Commitments.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T has asked the FCC to let it start a 'transition' of its networks, moving to all 'Internet-based' (IP) services, with 'trials' to start in Alabama...

Gerry Smith

AT&T, Comcast Have Spotty Record Of Giving Internet To Rural And Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.12.2014 | Technology

As telecom giants seek approval for their latest mergers, millions of people without fast, reliable Internet service have become bargaining chips. ...

Celebrity Collector: Holly Robinson Peete

Reyne Haines | Posted 08.10.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

Actress Holly Robinson Peete was great to interview as she was a memory from my teen years, her collecting interests began with a favorite item from her childhood, and one of her passions has to do with children.

The Fading Lines Between Social Networks And What It Means For Our World

Stephanie Lynch Habib | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Stephanie Lynch Habib

Imagine a world, though, where for every "fun" post there was a post that helped the world's most vulnerable population -- the impact that can have on awareness, fundraising and advocacy is exponential.

(VIDEO) Beet Commentary: Big Upside in DirecTV-AT&T Deal Resides in Mobile & Latin America, Ashley J. Swartz

Andy Plesser | Posted 07.29.2014 | Technology
Andy Plesser

While programming has been cited as a motivator for the AT&T-DirectTV deal, the biggest benefits may lie in wireless and Latin America, says Ashle...

The Compact With Capitalism: Wheeler's Net Neutrality Dodge

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Tracy Rosenberg

Rhetoric and reality sometimes diverge. Right now, the future of the Internet is hooked like a fish between two different paths.

The FCC, Net Neutrality, and Corporate Power

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Joseph A. Palermo

For years now the corporate Internet Service Providers have been pushing for a tiered system of Internet delivery. They want the FCC to allow them to construct "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" on the Internet.

Phone Financing Growing Fast

Michael R. Levin | Posted 07.20.2014 | Technology
Michael R. Levin

T-Mobile Has Dominant Share of 8 Million Carrier-Switching Finance Customers Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released results of its ...

The Mediaquake Has Gone to Space (Thanks to AT&T Buying Satellite TV Provider DirectTV)

Frederic Guarino | Posted 07.18.2014 | Technology
Frederic Guarino

Google, Facebook and Apple, our Silicon Valley dynamic trio, are going to wake up a bit groggy from this deal and will regret to not have strayed from their core businesses a bit.

Somehow, We Hate Internet And Cable Companies Even More Than Before

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 05.20.2014 | Technology

The companies that pipe Internet and television into our homes, known for their endlessly increasing prices and shabby customer service, have done the...

Beats Music and iTunes: Apple at the Crossroads

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 07.20.2014 | Technology
William Buckley Jr.

If it happens, the electronics part of the deal is fairly straightforward. Conversely, the Beats Music deal is far more complicated.

Your Ridiculously High Cable Bill Could Go Up Even More

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.20.2014 | Technology

The cost of TV has been rising at a breathless pace. And thanks to a couple of pending mega-mergers, it could get even worse. The price for basic c...

Whistleblower Says Dean Baquet Had A 'Lame Excuse' For Killing NSA Story

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.19.2014 | Media

Days after Glenn Greenwald blasted Dean Baquet for being "subservient to the American national security state," a man who blew the whistle on AT&T tol...

This May Kill The AT&T-DirecTV Merger

Reuters | Liana B. Baker | Posted 05.19.2014 | Technology

(Reuters) - If DirecTV is unable to strike a deal with the National Football League to renew the satellite TV operator's contract to offer the popular...