Could Facebook End the Cable Companies’ Chokehold on Broadband Access with Its New Solar Powered Drones?

By: Friday March 28, 2014 12:51 pm

For years the big cable providers — Verizon, AT&T and others — have been justifying massive rate hikes with assurances that they need the money to wire the entire country with broadband. But instead of using the money to bring wireless infrastructure to rural America, which they are legally obligated to do, they’ve spent it [...]

Tech Bytes, Friday January 25

By: Friday January 25, 2013 2:53 pm

Steve Wozniak is not a fan of the Ashton Kutcher jOBS clip that was released yesterday.  “Never happened” says Woz. Starting this Saturday, it will be illegal to unlock your smartphone without your carrier’s permission. Thanks, DMCA. Apple sacks Chinese manufacturer Guangdong Real Faith Pingzhou Electronics for hiring 74 underage workers. Meg Whitman’s hard at [...]

Tech Bytes

By: Tuesday January 22, 2013 3:35 pm

In advance of Apple’s Thursday earnings report, it’s being announced that iPhone had 51.2% of all smartphone sales in the 4th quarter of 2012. Verizon posted its 4th quarter earnings today, taking a hit for subsidizing — you guessed it — the iPhone 5. WhoWhatWhy says Aaron Swarz perescutor Carmen Ortiz has a “sordid rap [...]

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