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FCC Orders Title II Reclassification of Broadband Internet

By a 3-2 vote Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission has begun proceedings to adopt a new set of rules designed to give regulators greater authority in mandating how broadband Internet services can be classified and delivered by service providers.

“There are three simple keys to our broadband future,” said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in a public statement Thursday [PDF]. “Broadband networks must be fast. Broadband networks must be fair. Broadband networks must be open.”

Democrats on the Commission voted to follow President Obama’s suggestions on the net neutrality issue last November. On a party line vote, the FCC is ordering that broadband Internet service will be treated as a telecommunications service rather than an information service, as the law presently defines those terms.

That change in classification would, at least theoretically, permit the FCC to enforce mandates on how ISPs deliver broadband Internet service to their customers, as well as what measures ISPs will not be allowed to take to manage that service.

Under the terms of the Telecommunications Act of 1934, as amended in 1996, the FCC’s authority to determine so-called common carrier requirements only apply to telecommunications services such as long distance telephone.

After the FCC ordered Verizon to stop using unreasonable network management techniques deemed unfair to customers, a federal appeals court ruled in January 2014 that it could not apply Title II regulations to what the FCC had already classified a Title I service.

These Cloud Computing Vendors are Edging Up on AWS

Sure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the golden child of cloud computing, but Microsoft Azure isn't too far behind. And according to Gartner’s recently released Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (Iaas), it's starting to nip into AWS’s market.

Gartner contends AWS is beginning to face significant competition on two fronts:  Microsoft is competing in the traditional business market and Google is challenging it in the cloud native market.

Does the End of Net Neutrality Threaten Your Business?

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Net neutrality has been one of the original and enshrining tenets of the Internet: All content is created equal. But a US federal appeals court has struck down a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruling meant to prevent ISPs from prioritizing some website traffic over others.

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled today that the FCC cannot mandate net neutrality on the likes of Verizon and other broadband providers. This opens the way for multiple tiers of Internet access, with preferred content services potentially getting faster service, depending on the Internet provider.

We take a look at reaction to the news and what it could mean for businesses and users.

How Worried Should You Be About the NSA's PRISM System Watching You?

How Worried Should You Be About the NSA's PRISM System Watching You?

To paraphrase The Police song (which is apparently the NSA's hold and dial-in teleconference music), "Every Key You Press, The Government is Watching You", as leaked documents show the NSA has full access to most social media and search sites. 

Lumia 928 Officially Revealed On Nokia Teaser Site

One of Nokia's lesser-kept secrets, the 928, is officially out of the bag with a single image on a teaser page, while some new advertising suggests what's to come.

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Nokia Q1 Results In, Lumia Sales Rising, 5.6 Million Sold

lumia520thumb.jpgNokia has a lot of minus signs in its latest quarterly figures but its losses are far smaller than during the company's dark times, with Lumia sales firmly on the rise, but not enough to spark a Windows Phone revolution.

AT&T To Take Pre-Orders for Samsung's Galaxy S4 From $249.99

Thumbnail image for galaxy-s4.png Having scooped the market with the BlackBerry Z10, AT&T claims to be at it again, looking to sign up the first pre-orders for Samsung's hotly-anticipated next superphone, at a price. Meanwhile Best Buy stores will soon be decked out in Samsung colors with new mini-stores to help sell the new phone. 

BlackBerry Returns to Profit, Sells Over One Million Z10 Devices

 Thumbnail image for Blackberry-logo2.jpg While BlackBerry might just be getting started on its recovery in the U.S., the company has already made the turnaround in other territories, allowing it to record a profit and hit the million mark with the Z10. 

This Week: Yammer vs SharePoint + How Social is Changing E-Commerce

Social e-Commerce
An e-commerce website without social features is like a chocolate sundae without the chocolate sauce -- plain boring. Check out 3 ways that social media is shifting e-commerce.

Your Take: SharePoint vs Yammer
Microsoft has revealed a bit of its SharePoint-Yammer roadmap, but questions still remain. Is it a question of SharePoint or Yammer? Or is SharePoint finally dead?

Google Hangout: Universal Social Standards
Business needs a way to value interactions across social media. Join us on March 28th at 9am PDT, 12pm EDT, 1600 GMT when we discuss the opportunities and challenges of universal social standards. Get your #CXMHangout details here.

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Apple Stock Price Bounces Back, Thanks to AC/DC and eBay?

applelogo.png Apple's star-kissed run may finally have come to end on the stock market, despite the company's recent run of launches and with more positive news coming out. Is reality finally knocking down Apple's distortion field?

LTE-Equipped iPad 4 and iPad Minis Go Onsale Today

 applelogo.pngThose who were waiting for the mobile-equipped versions of the latest iPads can now rush out to the store and bask in their 4G goodness, and the ensuing huge data bills. 

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