You are here
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2007-10-24 15:07
Given the Associated Press' mission is to be the essential global news network, providing distinctive news services of the highest quality, reliability and objectivity with reports that are accurate, balanced and informed;" it seems fair to test whether or not AP Peter Svensson's series on Comcast's network management have lived up to AP's high standards.
First, is this news or did this border on advocacy?
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2007-10-23 14:28
The recent AP story "Comcast blocks some Internet traffic" has refocused many on the real question at the core of the net neutrality debate -- "should broadband networks be managed?"
The pro-net neutrality point of view, which the AP reporter ably represented in his article, is essentially making the standard net neutrality movement case that:
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2007-10-22 19:20
In addition to delivering another spectacular quarter of revenue growth, Google provided some new and current information that is highly relevant to the FTC and EU review.
First, compelling evidence of Google's market power is mounting.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2007-10-22 12:21
I normally consider myself a big fan of Walter Mossberg's technology reviews in the Wall Street Journal, but for today I am a big critic of Mr. Mossberg's woefully uniformed and one-sided opinion piece on public policy "Free my Phone."
Obviously frustrated at the technical reality that the bandwidth availability of telecommunications devices has not kept pace with the faster growth in computer processing, Mr. Mossberg lashes out at public policy as the cause in an emotional diatribe that illogically concludes that "if the government...breaks the crippling power that the wireless carriers exert today, the free market will deliver a... happy ending."
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2007-10-19 14:06
Kudos to the Wall Street Journal for a highly-illuminating page-one story: "Google under fire over controversial site" because it provides a rare window into the soul of the company who's purported company's motto is "Don't be evil."
At its core, Google is a "math cult" of mathematicians/computer scientists whose core belief is that most any problem can eventually be solved by one of Google's cutting-edge computer algorithms.
A big theme I have written about with Google is that it has a culture of "innovation without permission" which I have translated to mean there are few internal controls or little adult or human supervision at Google.
The Wall Street Journal article provides an outstanding case study of this point -- that Google cares little about the non-algorithmic aspects of technology and/or business.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2007-10-18 14:13
Why does Google continue to cover-up its real political and financial relationship with Moveon.org?
Lets connect-some-dots chronologically of this close political and finanical Google-Moveon.org relationship.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2007-10-18 10:56
It's important to highlight yet another official/legal repudiation of the net neutrality movement's common carrier regulation agenda.
Why is this important?
The significance of this appeals court affirmation of the legitimacy of the FCC's highly-market-successful broadband deregulation policy is that the legal precedents for maintaining broadband as an unregulated competitive service are piling up and becoming extremely difficult to reverse in the future.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2007-10-16 13:43
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2007-10-15 19:12
What appears to be missing from this sleight-of-hand mea culpa, is Google/Moveon.org or both of them:
I doubt a congressional panel, the press or the blogosphere will drop this issue just because one of Google's Poodles organizations, Public Knowledge, posted a preemptive defense on the Huffington Post to try and frame this issue before their "progressive" base got a whif of their week-old anti-free speech droppings.
Mr. Brodsky also claims that Google and Moveon.org have never limited free speech before.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2007-10-15 18:24
While I doubt I'll ever be accused of being a supporter of Senator Hillary Clinton, I must commend her and her campaign for sound political judgement when it's due.