September 21, 2009 Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is expected to propose new rules Monday on Network Neutrality. The new rules are designed to keep Internet providers from interfering with the free flow of information over their networks. The FCC's position has wide implications for how Americans will access the Internet in the future.
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September 19, 2009 Will the government take steps to keep Internet service providers from charging different rates for different levels of service? FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski may tip his hand when he speaks at the Brookings Institution on Monday.
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September 11, 2009 An Ikea store is the setting of an online sendup of soapy dramas, and you don't even have to assemble anything in order to watch it.
September 9, 2009 The new video game "The Beatles: Rock Band" goes on sale Wednesday. It tells the story of the band's rise to fame and eventual break up in 1970. While the Beatles are the most iconic group to have an entire high profile video game dedicated to them, they are not the first to realize that being on a video game is a way to attract younger fans.
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September 3, 2009 Amazon.com filed a brief Thursday opposing a settlement involving Google, authors and publishers over the search engine's efforts to digitize the world's books.
September 2, 2009 Google Book Search features an online repository that includes scans of more than 10 million books. But Google executives didn't ask the authors for permission, and now the company is in the midst of negotiations with authors and publishers over rights.
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September 2, 2009 Internet auction house eBay is selling control of Skype for about $2 billion. Under the deal, eBay will retain ownership of about one-third of the online telecommunications unit. Skype has more than 400 million customers who use it to make mostly international calls. Calls between Skype users are free.
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August 31, 2009 Google co-founder Sergey Brin says that users who fear losing control over their personal information are more at risk from old-fashioned paper records than from online companies like Google.
August 26, 2009 We're talking to Google co-founder Sergey Brin and want to know what questions you have for him.
August 25, 2009 Law Professor Pamela Samuelson is part of a growing group of people who object to a pending settlement between Google and the Author's Guild over how to divide the income Google makes from digitized books.
August 24, 2009 A lot of people have a treasure trove of old photos stuffed in shoe boxes in a basement or closet. There are a growing number of companies that scan them into digital form, but it can be expensive. At least one company has managed to make it affordable.
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August 21, 2009 Even if Apple didn't first talk to first AT&T before it decided not to put up the Google Voice app, AT&T isn't really blameless here. Just read the letter that AT&T sent to the FCC.
August 21, 2009 It has been almost 10 years since Napster helped launch a revolution that turned the music industry on its head, allowing file-sharing fans to swap songs on the Web. In that time, music industry revenues have dropped by half. Does that mean the music will suffer?
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August 18, 2009 FastPencil, a Silicon Valley start up for writers who want to self-publish, has added a feature that sends out status updates on Twitter and Facebook whenever you update your manuscript. The idea here seems to be that you can get feedback on chan...
August 18, 2009 It's not easy to keep a small dance troupe going, but Oakland-based choreographer Randee Paufve is managing to do it. She teaches dance, writes grants and chases individual donors. Soon, though, her formula will be changing — in a big way.
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