A Federal Court ruled that the FCC couldn’t implement the Federal Government’s latest version of the “Fairness Doctrine” by extending it to the Internet, so the FCC said they’d do it anyway by declaring the Internet a public utility.
Now Congress has decided that they’ll rewrite the Telecommunications law again saying that it’s necessary because the current legislation barely mentions the Internet.
Stand-by for sweeping changes to the Internet as we’ve known it. Looks like Government in the US is going to start looking more like China with big changes to how the FCC and another new agency regulate content, etc.
Congress to Review Telecommunications Law
America Online was the Internet for millions of Americans for a decade. They had some of the best tools, browers and worked well over dialup phone lines, but they’ve lost their lead and almost gone out of business. But they’ve got a plan…
Struggling Internet pioneer AOL turns 25
Turns out that those cars Google had driving around taking video and pictures of our homes, offices and streets was also grabbing information from our Wifi networks. They’ve apparently been carrying on a practice I’ve talked about before, called “war driving” which is illegal in many jurisdictions. It looks like data from people’s networks around the world was captured and stored.
Protests widen over Google’s Wi-Fi data harvesting – USATODAY.com.
Although this particular strain of bacteria is unlikely to harm anyone, things are going to start heating up. This is the first time ever that we’ve been able to create new DNA and embed it in a bacterium. Mark this as the beginning of a very scary future…
Scientists create 1st bacteria strain from man-made DNA
If anyone’s ever uncovered the secret of why businesses and people, like Apple and Martin Luther King, have had incredible success, it’s Simon Sinek. His inspiring book, “Start With Why,” explains his concept of three concentric circles of thought: why, how and what and how “starting with why” is how to secure the hearts, as well as the minds, of your clients or your audience.
Thanks to my friend, Anne Miller, for pointing me to this great Ted talk where he explains this incredible concept in 18 minutes flat. Well worth the time to watch and become inspired.
Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action | Video on TED.com.
Talking about defying gravity. They’ve taken a sliver of the apple tree Sir Isaac Newton sat under 350 years ago when he postulated the theory of gravity and they’re sending up in the last flight of the shuttle Atlantis! God speed, Sir Isaac!
Newton’s apple tree bound for gravity-free space – USATODAY.com.
I’ll have to do a show on this. Might make a great information product, too
I’ve been using these online tools for years now. Many of them are free, they’re all inexpensive compared to trying to provide this type of software for your own company.
If you’re starting out, or you’re working with a small company that just can’t afford first-rate tools, this may be the way for you to go. You can get everything from ERP and CRM systems to manage your company’s processes and customers through word processors online, for cheap or less.
Software-as-a-service gives small business powerful tools – USATODAY.com.
Move all of your software out of the typical hardware/operating system/application stack onto the web…