Lawyers for Verizon and the FCC are stepping up Monday to argue over the future of network neutrality before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday. The case, which is over FCC rules forbidding ISPs from discriminating against packets on their networks, has ramifications for entrepreneurs, consumers and even the agency’s ability to provide regulatory… Continue reading The beast is back: The FCC’s net neutrality case gets its day in court
As our needs for technology have moved far beyond text or have been integrated into other sites that offer us more capabilities for communicating and socializing, the well-known MSN Messenger that many of us may have started using back in the 90’s as we too would have had a Hotmail email then too, is bidding… Continue reading MSN users to move to Skype on March 15
The words “National Domestic Communications Assistance Center” sound harmless enough. It could be a call center for a tech support company. It could be a relay center for the telecom industry or a hub for amplified reach of broadband signals. The name is about as conspicuous and attention-grabbing as “please be quiet” sign at the… Continue reading NDCAC: The scariest thing the FBI has done since before 9/11
Teens can get in trouble with their parents in many different ways. They can break curfew, get bad grades, fight with their siblings, and many more things deemed inappropriate by their parents. What do parents do to punish teens when they act out? It used to be that parents could take away television for a… Continue reading No Facebook is the new punishment for teens
This is what social media was designed to do in the first place. Heck, it’s what the internet promised to be able to do all those years ago. It has the right company building it, the right technology supporting, and is coming out at a time when it is not only desired but also needed.… Continue reading Can Google Hangouts get enough traction to make it worthy of its function?
Word on the tubes is that Facebook is about to drop live, in-browser video chat next week. According to Zuck, Facebook will be unveiling an as-of-yet-secret, “awesome” product to the press at the Seattle office on July 6th. And according to those in the know, it’s more than likely Skype-powered in-browser video chat. So now… Continue reading Facebook gets literal
Skype has become a popular app for the iPhone, bringing video calling to millions of mobile users. Now the service appears to be heading to Apple’s iPad very soon. After accidentally leaking a video of the new product, Skype confirmed that it’s preparing an iPad app, but has yet to provide a release date. The… Continue reading Skype to release iPad app soon
If the insinuation of this leaked video can be believed, Skype will soon be launching its very own iPad app. According to HotHardware, “If this proves true, avid users of Skype will no longer have to ‘double’ the iPhone version on their iPad to actually use it.” The iPhone app works well on the iPad… Continue reading Skype for iPad coming soon?
When Microsoft purchased Skype last month for $8.5 billion, we viewed it as a step forward for both companies in becoming better integrated in business, particularly catering to the trend of less travel and more remote employees and virtual conferences. The biggest challenge was scalability, and those challenges have appeared lately. Today, Skype is not… Continue reading When will Skype be ready for prime time?