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Sparking Creativity in the Developing World

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John M. Eger

With the creative and innovative use of technology in this new age, maybe the developing nations can get ahead. Examples of what is happening in some parts of the world are encouraging.

U.S. Pushes To Ease Technical Obstacles To Wiretapping

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Law enforcement and counterterrorism officials, citing lapses in compliance with surveillance orders, are pushing to overhaul a federal law that requi...

Smart Internet Policy That's Good for Main Street

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Americans need jobs and investments in broadband technology can create them. This goal of investing deeply in broadband technology remains central to America's economic vitality today.

Congress Steps Up to the Plate to Weigh in on Net Neutrality

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Ensuring affordable broadband for all Americans is a critical component in achieving universal broadband. With 50 members of Congress now effectively working toward this goal, I am confident that we are on the right track.

How Albany Kills Job Creation

Kathryn Wylde | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kathryn Wylde

The only good way to end New York state's fiscal crisis is job creation and economic growth -- but much of state government doesn't seem to have gotten the message.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Launch Into Digital Revolution Grounded Under "Third Way" Plan

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Our country is at a critical point in the effort to achieve universal broadband, and as progress towards this goal is unnecessarily stalled, we are falling further behind while other countries continue to invest.

Denver's Largest Corporation SOLD To Louisiana Company

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

UPDATE: In an interview with the Denver Business Journal's Mark Harden, Qwest spokeswoman Kate Oravez confirmed that "There will be [staff] reductions...

Qwest: A History Of Scrappy, Bold Company That Never Quite Made It Big

AP | CATHERINE TSAI and SANDY SHORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Since the day it was created, Qwest Communications has been like the scrappy little guy who swings for the fences but doesn't quite hit...

Mobile Data Plans Are Wrong

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

Gilder's law effectively states that the capacity of a pipe to carry data increases by some 300% every year. So why is data still so expensive?

A Guide to How to Work From Starbucks

Ed Zitron | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Zitron

Cellphones are, for the most part, prone to picking up the residual noise of just about any coffee shop, and I've never been to one in New York that stayed reliably quiet for more than 10 minutes.

CBC Members: Don't Help the Telecom Industry Destroy the Open Internet

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James Rucker

The big phone and cable companies are pulling out all the stops in their campaign against net neutrality. We want to make clear how important this issue is to the African-American community, and why it is a 21st century civil rights issue.

Happy 25th Birthday,!

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

March 15 is the 25th birthday of the revolutionary And as the celebratory site points out: "1985's most lasting contribution turned out to be three letters and a punctuation mark."

National Broadband Plan takes shape with Digital Literacy Corps, USF update

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Despite widespread deployment, nearly a third of Americans have not embraced broadband, said an attendee at the Digital Inclusion Summit, an event co-hosted by the Federal Communications Commission and the Knight Foundation.


AP | DEBORAH YAO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Qwest Communications International Inc., the nation's fourth-largest traditional phone company, on Tuesday said its fourth-quarter earnings fell 39 pe...

Cell Phones: Damaging The Brains Of Children?

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

There are deeply troubling reports from nations where phones have been used longest that children may be especially vulnerable to the radio frequency waves emitted by cell phones.

FCC Vote To Spur Telecom Lobbying

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A unanimous vote yesterday by the Federal Communications Commission brought the Internet one step closer to government regulation -- a move that has l...

Why Uploading Is Slower Than Downloading

David Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Weinberger

We download faster than we upload because of economics, not physics. The business models of telephone and cable companies got written into a physical infrastructure that favors downloads over uploads.

Landing a Clean Energy Victory

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

The clean energy race is the space race of our time. Yet so much more is at stake.

Will It Take a Democratic President to Leave the Digital TV Switch to the Free Market?

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Deggans

Why is the government that supposedly values the free market system above all forcing the TV industry to rush into a new broadcast technology, regardless of whether the market is ready?

The Need for a Performance Right

Ann Chaitovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ann Chaitovitz

Because we do not have a performance right, performers, labels, and our economy) lose more than 100M dollars annually that is collected overseas for the broadcasts of U.S. recordings.

Hello, Mr. Obasanje? The Doctor Will Text You Now

Shari Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shari Cohen

People in Asia and Africa are leading the way in how they access and use their cell phones. It's amazing to see someone living in a mud hut, with oil lamps for lighting, and there's a cell phone on the table.

Friday Talking Points [51] -- Some Positivity

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While we're all waiting for someone to leak the Palin Troopergate Report (which is reminiscent of waiting for "Fitzmas" during the whole Scooter Libby...

Frustrated With TV Ads? Run Your Own for $6

Ryan Kauffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ryan Kauffman

Instead of having content generated in studios, financed with giant bankrolls, and distributed to the masses on a limited number of channels, SaysMe is encouraging you to attack the media world asymmetrically.

Friday Talking Points [38] -- Whiners And Cheeseheads

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to Friday Talking Points, after a one-week hiatus! While plenty has happened in the past two weeks which bears close and careful analysis...