Category Archives: Internet

US to give up control of ICANN

U.S. to Relinquish Control of Internet in 2015 | News & Opinion | PCMag.com.

U.S. officials are taking steps to relinquish control of the Internet address system.

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) within the Commerce Department announced that it has asked the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number (ICANN) to start the process of transitioning oversight of Internet’s domain name system (DNS) to a non-governmental entity.

I would like to say YEAAAYYY!!!! The Internet should NOT be in the control of ANY governemt, nor subject t the whims of those with political axes to grind on any side. The Internet just IS. And there for we should let it BE. That way it will be here for ALL who needed. I trust my government more than any other with Internet but that is not to say that I TRUST it with the Internet.

NEWS FLASH!! Pot calls Kettle “BLACK”

From Reuters:

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg blasted the U.S. government’s electronic surveillance practices on Thursday, saying he’d personally called President Barack Obama to voice his displeasure.

“When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his personal Facebook page.

I use Facebook. I think it is both useful and fun, but … I know every time they do some redesign or launch a new feature I it is a MUST to recheck privacy setting or my data will come gushing out like a fat ladies after birth. (that a is a disturbing image)

IJS

Netflix Agrees to Pay Comcast to End Web Traffic Jam – WSJ.com

Apparently Netflix decided to pay Comcast’s protection. Comcast must have made an offer they Netflix couldn’t refuse. This does not bode well for innovation in the future. I’m sure the other ISPs will also ask for their pound of flesh as well and they well again start coming for other making moves in this space. I’m looking at you Amazon.

This is why REAL Net Neutrality legislation is absolutely necessary. Scroll down to the link to see the best definition for what Net Neutrality is.

Netflix Agrees to Pay Comcast to End Traffic Jam

Deal Ends Standoff Over Streaming, Would Give Netflix Direct Access to Comcast Systems

By SHALINI RAMACHANDRAN

Netflix Inc. has agreed to pay Comcast Corp. to ensure Netflix movies and television shows stream smoothly to Comcast customers, a landmark agreement that could set a precedent for Netflix’s dealings with other broadband providers, people familiar with the situation said.

Net Neutrality

Google Drive for Linux Is on the Way | PCWorld Business Center

Someday Linux will no longer be an afterthought. Even to companies that rely so heavily on Linux for their products and internal processes.

The Google Drive launch has been one of the big announcements of the week, but it was a fairly unequivocal disappointment for one vocal category of users: Linux users are justifiably miffed that the new cloud storage service doesnt support the free and open source operating system.

via Google Drive for Linux Is on the Way | PCWorld Business Center.

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Get 50GB on Box.net for LIFE

This is cool. I am already a user of BOX. I keep copies of my latest resume there and link that with my Linkedin account. So that when people visit my Linkedin profile they can download my resume.

One of our big goals is to make it easy for users to access and manage their content from anywhere, without worrying about storage limitations. That’s why we’re making your Android-powered device even more powerful by giving you 50GB in the cloud. Yup, you heard us right: Now any Box personal user who downloads Box for Android will get 50GB free for life.  This promotion ends on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:59pm PST, so grab your free 50GB on Box by following these steps:1. Visit the Android Marketplace and download Box for Android2. Log into your account or register for a new one directly from the app3. Start sharing and collaborating in the cloud4. optional but recommended Tell the world how you’ll use your 50GB with the hashtag #Box50GB

via Android Users Get 50GB FREE. Get Your #Box50GB and Enter the Box Mobile Giveaway | The Box Blog.

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Great interview of Entrepreneur Curtis Pope, CEO of AisleFinder.com

Black Web 2.0 posts a Robert Scoble interview of Curtis Pope, a young entrepreneur who founded AisleFinder.com, an online shopping site that helps you find items in the grocery store. This is really a great idea. Every time I go shopping, invariably two things happen:

  1. I grumble about how my wife can’t group things together on the grocery list that would be near each other in the store so I wouldn’t have to do a “full table scan” every time enter a new isle to see if there is something in this isle I need.
  2. I have to make a second pass through the store picking up the things that where in isle 3 but at the bottom of the list.

 

I have thought about about this problem several time but concluded that collecting the data would be too labor intensive, to make it worth while. I’m glad somebody else has tacked the problem and I wish you guys had data on the store that I use.

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