Thursday, June 30, 2016

Around The Net

  • Democratic Lawmaker Backs Set-Top Box Compromise The Hill

    Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.), the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, appeared to endorse the cable industry's proposed compromise on set-top boxes. The industry's proposal would require video providers to offer content via apps for smartphones, tablets and smart TVs.   ...Read the whole story

  • Apple, Amazon, Google Locking Out The Competition? Re/code

    Elizabeth Warren says Apple, Amazon and Google are trying to lock out the competition, according to Peter Kafka. The Re/code reporter wrote that Warren had "different beefs" with the three she accused all of suing their respective power to "'lock out the smaller guys and newer guys.'" Officials from Apple, Amazon and Google declined to comment, but Kafka found at least one rep from a competitor who would. ...Read the whole story

  • Movie Could Download in 8 Seconds With New Internet Speed Coming Washington Times

    “What you get with the upper bands is … instantaneous downloads,” says Paula Boyd, Microsoft’s director of government and regulatory affairs. “We’re going to move away from streaming to very quick downloads of the entire content.” Ms. Boyd was part of a panel of industry leaders discussing the future of the Internet last week at The Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center. A rapid 5G network would shatter typical Wi-Fi speeds, but the implications of 5G reach much farther than just faster Netflix. 5G connectivity to “the Internet of things” would mean more smart technology in everyday objects. "It’s not just, ‘Oh my god, ... ...Read the whole story

  • Senator Wants To Regulate Internet-Connected Cars SC Magazine

    During a Senate subcommittee hearing, a legislator pushed for security protections in internet-connected vehicles. "The Internet of Things leads also to the Internet of Threats, because obviously every vehicle that has the Internet built into it then becomes subject to hacking,” said Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), during the Surface Transportation subcommittee hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation on Tuesday. Markey warned that security protections “cannot be an afterthought.” He mentioned one previously reported  vulnerability that allowed security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek to control a Jeep Cherokee's engine, transmission, wheels and brakes remotely through the vehicle's in-car entertainment system. ...Read the whole story

Why Real Time Isn't Fast Enough

"Real time" isn't real time in most media. Predictive analysis really isn't predictive. The advertising industry has abused the terms. But there are changes coming down the pike that will make real-time advertising and predictive ad ...More