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Comcast is one of two companies to have earned Consumerist's "Worst Company in America" title on more than one occasion (once in 2010 and again this year, 2014), and it looks like the company is lobbying for a third title. That is, unless there's another explanation as to how the cable giant can claim (seemingly with straight face) that it's in agreement with President Barack Obama for a free and open Internet. In case you missed it, Obama issued an open letter to the FCC urging it to enact strong net neutrality rules and to reclassify Internet service as a utility, all in support of a free and... Read more...
While the US Senate doesn’t seem to have a clue about net neutrality and the issues brought up in regards to the FCC, its “Fast Lanes” plan, and the issue of what the internet should be classified as, President Barack Obama seems to get it. The President announced his support that the internet be reclassified as a utility service in order ensure that the internet remain free and open. “’Net neutrality’ has been built into the fabric of the Internet since its creation — but it is also a principle that we cannot take for granted,” said President Obama... Read more...
Amid increasing threats of cyber attacks by foreign forces, the White House is reportedly going to release an executive order intended to improve the nation's cyber defenses. Details of the directive are expected to be released during a briefing tomorrow morning at the U.S. Department of Commerce. According to The Hill, which claims to have spoken with two people familiar with the matter, the executive order would establish voluntary cybersecurity standards for businesses operating critical infrastructure. Government agencies, in turn, would be required to share information about potential threats... Read more...
It's true: the most powerful man in the Western World doesn't know how to operate an iPod, an iPad, an Xbox or a PlayStation. At a graduation commencement ceremony today at Hampton University in Virginia, U.S. President Barack Obama stated the following: "With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, -- none of which I know how to work -- information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation."The quote was obviously part of a larger point, that the information overload world in which we live can often... Read more...
Intel Science Competition Winners Invited to State of the Union Address Bright Young Scientists to Sit with First Lady At tonight’s State of the Union address, President and Mrs. Obama will host two of the nation's brightest young scientific minds – one a winner of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2009 and the other a top finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search 2009; both competitions are programs of Society for Science & the Public.  These young scientists are being singled out for their early achievements and their place among the nation's next generation of leaders... Read more...
AMD Board of Directors Elects Dirk Meyer President and CEO- Hector Ruiz Named Executive Chairman of AMD –SUNNYVALE, Calif. — July 17, 2008 — AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that its board of directors elected President and COO Dirk Meyer as the company’s chief executive officer.  Meyer succeeds Hector Ruiz, who will become executive chairman of AMD and chair of the board of directors.  As executive chairman, Ruiz will ensure a smooth executive leadership transition, focus on driving the company’s asset smart strategy to completion, and assist with high-level government and strategic partner... Read more...
Whenever Microsoft releases a new version of its Windows OS, people generally line up to buy.  They often go so far as to just buy a whole new PC to replace their aging rig, or because they don’t feel comfortable installing the OS themselves.  Generally the industry sees a large surge in sales that immediately follow the release of a new OS.President of ACER, Gianfranco Lanci, says that Windows Vista has proven an exception to this pattern. “Never before had a new version of Windows done so little to boost PC sales. "And that's not going to change in the second half of this year," Lanci said.... Read more...
Traian Basescu, President of Romania, during a joint news conference with Microsoft's Bill Gates told press members that he thought piracy had done quite a deal of good for the nation's developing IT industry over the last decade. This comes as no surprise to Romanian President Traian Basescu. It is estimated that 70% of the software used in Romania is pirated -- and President Basecu is proud of it. In a recent joint news conference with Microsoft chairman and founder Bill Gates, Basecu had this to say about piracy; "Piracy helped... Read more...