Eyeing Wireless and Broadband Opportunities amid FCC Pain Points
Joining me on PowerTalk to peel the onion on a number of issues that we face in our broadband-centric lives is a former commissioner with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Robert McDowell recently left the FCC after seven years and, while his is not a household name, Broadcasting & Cable magazine said he “gained a reputation of a statesmanlike conservative who can find common ground | Read More »
, Internet of Things
, Sprint Nextel
Tech at Night: Obama’s FCC Chairman pick goes to the Hill. For once, I agree with John McCain.
Seen on RedState this week: 10 questions for Obama’s nominee to chair FCC. It doesn’t sound like his answers are all great, which is in keeping with this adminstration’s inability to follow through with good spectrum policy.
In video games, this Microsoft announcement means both more and less than it’s made out to be. Yes, they are backing off on some of the mandatory online stuff, and removing whole features (like trading digital games) in order to respond to Sony. But they’re not promising no DRM, and in fact they just promised no selling of digital copies. However what they did do is 1-up Sony, who has left used game restrictions to publishers.
No, no, no, do not pass the Lofgren bill. Using or hijacking other people’s computing resources without permission to use them for your purposes, that should be a crime. If I accidentally leave my car unlocked, and you come swipe it, we don’t say “Oh well, you should have been more careful,” and let you off without penalty.
Aaron Swartz wanted to be the martyr. He made himself one. He only faced years in prison because he chose it. Instead of pleading guilty, he wanted a big, showy trial. Changing the law because of that person is just ridiculous and anti-property rights.
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, Barack Obama
, John McCain
, Kim Dotcom
, Pirate Bay
, Tech at Night
, Tom Wheeler
, Zoe Lofgren
Gold Plunges and Housing Prices Rise
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the dropping price of gold, the Dish bid for Sprint, and the potential problems with the rise of housing prices.
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