Daily Update: Net Neutrality Passes, Pointer Events and Elitism

Good morning, I’m going to get on my soapbox today; I hope you don’t mind. On to the update: Net Neutrality Passes From the New York Times: The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to regulate broadband Internet service as a public utility, a milestone in regulating high-speed Internet service into American homes. Tom Wheeler,Subscribe […]

Daily Update: Net Neutrality!, Microsoft is Seizing Their Mobile Opportunity

Good morning, One company I haven’t written about in a while is Twitter. This despite a torrent of news stories and new releases over the past week especially. On one hand, all of the news, particularly around new products, is good to see. On the other hand, it all feels a bit…staged. Consider this StevenSubscribe […]

Daily Update: What is Happening with Bitcoin?, Republicans and Net Neutrality, Uber Market > Taxi Market

Good morning, Thanks for the all the positive notes yesterday about the Daily Update’s recent Xiaomi coverage. This was certainly a special circumstance, and I’m glad you all enjoyed it. Hopefully there will be more in the future. I am working on an article that touches on Xiaomi, although the main points are much broader,Subscribe […]

Podcast: Exponent Episode 004 – Technology and Politics

On the newest episode of Exponent, the podcast I co-host with James Allworth: Are the recent debates on net neutrality, the protests of Google buses, even SOPA a sign of things to come? Building on yesterday’s article The Net Neutrality Wake-up Call, we discuss the intersection of technology and politics. Why do people in technology […]

The Net Neutrality Wake-up Call

Sometime in the summer of 2002, having just graduated from university and determined to change the world, I was driving home from Albert Lea, Minnesota formulating my resignation letter. After graduating I had, rather naively I suppose, assumed that politics was the best means to effect the change I desired, and so had taken a […]

Daily Update: Pinterest Promoted Pins, ISPs and Net Neutrality, The Right to Be Forgotten

Good morning, There will be some big news on Stratechery about what I’m doing with podcasts, so keep an eye out for that. In the meantime, to the update: Pinterest Launches Promoted Pins From Techcrunch: Last fall, Pinterest announced it would begin experimenting with advertisements on its service in the form of “Promoted Pins,” whichSubscribe […]

Level3 and Internet Congestion, Dropbox Data Leak, Microsoft Surface

Good morning, Here are today’s updates: Level3 and Internet Congestion Level3, one of the largest Tier 1 network providers in the country, wrote a blog post called Observations of an Internet Middleman: The average utilization across all those interconnected ports is 36 percent. So you might be asking – what is all the fuss aboutSubscribe […]

Daily Update: Net Neutrality, Google+, Amazon Earnings Follow-up

Good morning, A few site updates: For access members, I invited everyone who had updated their profile to confirm that they wanted Glassboard access to the private Glassboard. If you haven’t gotten an invitation, please double-check your profile; I’ll do another import later today. I’ve manually gone through the member lists to make sure everyoneSubscribe […]

Netflix and Net Neutrality

For anyone remotely connected to technology, the idea that net neutrality is an unabashed good seems incontrovertible, and one of the most popular examples of why it matters is Netflix. Consumers get a video competitor to their cable provider over said cable provider’s pipes; surely the end of net neutrality would mean the end of […]