FCC chairman Tom Wheeler proposed new rules Wednesday to ensure net neutrality – allowing the FCC to police Internet service as a utility in the same way it does radio, television, telephone and cable.
Does it sometimes feel like American-born tech companies are bent on world domination? Facebook buys WhatsApp, the most popular mobile messaging app in the world; Google talks about drones delivering Wi-Fi to places that barely have electricity; and Amazon contemplating testing drones (and perhaps moving certain operations) overseas.With the Internet boom, however, the world outside Silicon Valley is innovating at the same breakneck pace. From heavy-hitters such as Samsung and HTC to a little video game developer from Vietnam who took the app world by force with Flappy Bird, tech talent across the globe is going to make it pretty tough for US-based companies. Here’s a look at five companies that best US tech giants at their own game.
Amid all the punditry about candidates who are absolutely certain to lose, just remember the similar comments about nearly everyone who has gone on to win.
Privacy experts pushed Verizon Wireless to suspend its required use of 'supercookies' – automatically regenerating data tracking cookies that create advertising profiles of its customers.
Telecoms (and even a few private equity firms) aggressively bid for a host of newly released short-range wireless spectrum from the FCC. But the competition is just getting started.