Instapaper founder Marco Arment has just announced that he doesn't own his creation anymore. Betaworks, which also owns Digg, has acquired a majority stake in the read-it-later service.
AT&T slammed the U.S. Justice Department for what it called "blatant favoritism" toward smaller wireless rivals in recommending that regulators help them compete in the forthcoming spectrum auction.
Entrenched broadband providers like Verizon, Time Warner Cable and Comcast have been slow to respond to the threat posed by Google Fiber, the ultra-high-speed Internet service that the search giant is rolling out in Kansas City. But the giants are finally starting to awaken since Google announced that it is expanding into other markets, including Austin, Texas and Provo, Utah.
New York City’s ancient subway system is getting a much-needed high-tech upgrade with the roll out of 4G LTE and free Wi-Fi connectivity at 30 subway platforms, including Times Square, Union Square and Columbus Circle. Providers include each of the Big Four U.S. carriers and Boingo Wireless.
Broadband Internet access could soon be added to an FCC program that subsidizes telephone services for low-income consumers. Three members of Congress have introduced the Broadband Adoption Act of 2013, which would add broadband access as an option to Lifeline, an FCC program started in 1985 to help people pay for telephones so they could connect to jobs, family and emergency services.
Ten years in, Apple’s music library has swelled from 200,000 songs to more than 26 million. Yet it no longer has a captive audience.
To more rigorously study how people in the Arab world access news and information, rate the credibility of information sources and use social media, Northwestern University in Qatar commissioned a survey among people in eight Arab countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, Qatar, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.
In the four months since the Newtown, Conn., shootings, the tone of the conversation on Twitter about gun control has shifted sharply several times in apparent response to ongoing events, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of nearly 21 million tweets from Dec. 18 through April 21.
Jessica Gonzalez, the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s vice president of policy and legal affairs, testified before Congress about the FCC’s Lifeline program, which uses resources from the Universal Service Fund to ensure that every American can afford basic phone service. Read her moving testimony.
The head of the Senate Commerce Committee came out swinging at the online ad industry, accusing it of failing to honor an agreement to honor consumers' requests to avoid online data collection.
Governments made a record number of requests for Google to remove political content in the last half of 2012, the search giant said.
As Washington has debated the sequester and the fake crisis of federal spending, some leading conservatives have revived a familiar meme about an old program called Lifeline, which is a longstanding federal subsidy created to make phone service accessible to people who are elderly, very low-income or living in rural areas. Like the furor surrounding Obamacare in 2009, the ongoing stir over “Obama phones,” as the program has been dubbed, is instructive.
Business groups representing industries from health care to banking are pressuring the FCC to ease its rules on robocalls -- saying they should get a carve-out for technology that automatically dials customers.
This week we launched a campaign asking the Tribune Company not to sell its eight major daily newspapers to the Koch brothers, the billionaires notorious for funding a range of far-right causes. But this isn’t about partisan politics. Our opposition to the Koch brothers is rooted in the issues Free Press has been working on for a decade: promoting quality journalism and curbing media consolidation.
Congress is set to clarify, bringing the quarter-century-old law, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, or E.C.P.A., in line with the Internet age.
Justice Department agreed to issue "2511 letters" immunizing AT&T and other companies participating in a cybersecurity program from criminal prosecution under the Wiretap Act, according to new documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
News that Amazon is building a set-top box to rival offerings from Apple, Google, and Roku arrived as a surprise -- but not a shock. In the past several years, all of its biggest competitors have made their own plays for customers' living rooms. The simplest explanation for Amazon's entry into the set-top box space is that the company has to.
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte said that his committee will launch a sweeping review of the country's copyright law and hold a series of hearings on the matter "in the months ahead."
Fans of newspapers are a jumpy lot these days. And in the past couple of weeks, their apprehension has gone through the roof with word that right-wing billionaires Charles and David Koch are looking to buy all eight papers.
It’s well documented that girls need more exposure to tech and science careers -- they also need more female role models. Why is it that we can easily name legends such as Gates, Jobs, Dell, and Zuckerberg for their technical contributions? Yet most people cannot name the woman who saved millions of lives by inventing Kevlar. Or the Nobel Laureate who invented radioimmunoassay testing that. Or the woman who founded the first word processing company. These women deserve to be widely known for their significant contributions. But most importantly, our daughters need female role models.