Has corporate "free speech" ruined the Internet?
"Not that I loved the Internet less, but that I loved corporations more." This isn't the exact quote from Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, but many bloggers believe Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler is thinking it. Wheeler -- according to multiple reports -- has approved changes that will permit Internet Service Providers (ISP's) to charge premium rates for faster data speeds.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers believe those with the gold, make the rules.
This IT pilot fish's company hires an outside vendor to conduct Windows 7 training for its users -- but maybe not exactly the right training company for the job.
Northeast Utilities, via its offshore contractors, brought in H-1B visa holders to replace its U.S. workers as a prelude to moving work offshore. This kind of thing used to make people angry, but it’s so routine today that few even think to question it.
Microsoft's newest plans for Windows Phone to make money in mobile ads and services, while giving away the platform for free, are are already in jeopardy. Just-released research shows that Windows Phone's share of the global ad market is so negligible that it can barely be measured.
Apple-focused bloggers will now have to do something other than breaking confidentiality agreements or exploring LinkedIn's Apple employee pages to tell their tales.
Beta Seed: Help find hidden treasure.
Yesterday, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) quietly started a new program which permits users to try out pre-release versions of OS X. Named "Beta Seed," the program is available to anyone free of charge.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers believe silence is golden.
This consultant pilot fish is taking care of the PC network at a citrus processing plant in Florida -- one where the head accountant considers himself a tech expert.
Microsoft is at work on a free, cloud-based version of Windows called Windows Cloud that requires an Internet connection for full functionality, and whose full features beyond base ones would only be unlocked if you paid for a subscription. So claims a Russian leaker who has often been right before. Is he right again, or is this just a false rumor?
Some important lessons, like #1: "If you have an opinion that differs from a reader's perspective, you are clearly 'bias' and/or a shill."