States and Cities Keep the Battle for Net Neutrality Alive
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States and Cities Keep the Battle for Net Neutrality Alive

Frank - Apr 15, 2019

States are starting to make good on their promises to fight for net neutrality in the wake of the Federal Communications Commission's decision to jettison rules that…

Why a $38 Billion Tax Payment Is a Good Deal for Apple
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Why a $38 Billion Tax Payment Is a Good Deal for Apple

Frank - Apr 13, 2019

Apple has faced mounting criticism in recent years for avoiding taxes in the US and Europe. Wednesday, it offered critics 38 billion replies. More precisely, Apple said…

YouTube’s Latest Shake-Up Is Bigger Than Just Ads
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YouTube’s Latest Shake-Up Is Bigger Than Just Ads

Frank - Apr 06, 2019

Thomas M. Wagner has uploaded over 300 science fiction reviews to YouTube since 2013. He’s not a major star, but his content has attracted an audience of…

AI Beat Humans at Reading! Maybe Not
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AI Beat Humans at Reading! Maybe Not

Frank - Apr 04, 2019

News spread Monday of a remarkable breakthrough in artificial intelligence. Microsoft and Chinese retailer Alibaba independently announced that they had made software that matched or outperformed humans…

FCC Won’t Redefine ‘Broadband;’ Move Could Have Worsened Digital Divide
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FCC Won’t Redefine ‘Broadband;’ Move Could Have Worsened Digital Divide

Frank - Apr 03, 2019

Internet activists just got some unexpected good news from an unexpected source. Last summer the Federal Communications Commission floated the possibility of lowering its threshold for connections…

The Lightning Network Could Make Bitcoin Faster—and Cheaper
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The Lightning Network Could Make Bitcoin Faster—and Cheaper

Frank - Apr 02, 2019

In 2014, Joseph Poon and Thaddeus Dryja were bitcoin-obsessed engineers hanging out at pizza-fueled meetups in San Francisco. Their conversation often turned to the central problem of…

What’s at Stake With Amazon’s New HQ? Ask Newark
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What’s at Stake With Amazon’s New HQ? Ask Newark

Frank - Mar 31, 2019

Amazon's list of finalists for the location of its second headquarters holds few surprises. Following months of hype in cities and small towns across America, the 20…

We Put The Entire Internet On The Blockchain—and You Can Too
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We Put The Entire Internet On The Blockchain—and You Can Too

Frank - Mar 30, 2019

There comes a time in every hyped-up business trend’s life cycle when the noise becomes so intense it’s comical. Cryptocurrency, bitcoin, and most important, the blockchain technology…

Facebook’s Latest Fix for Fake News: Ask Users What They Trust
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Facebook’s Latest Fix for Fake News: Ask Users What They Trust

Frank - Mar 26, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg promised to spend 2018 fixing Facebook. Last week, he addressed Facebook making you feel bad. Now he’s onto fake news. Late Friday, Facebook buried another…

The Lasting Impacts of Trump’s First Year
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The Lasting Impacts of Trump’s First Year

Frank - Mar 25, 2019

As a candidate for president, Donald J. Trump scarcely mentioned the word "tech." One year since he took the oath of office, that hasn't changed much. And…