• FCC Votes To Prohibit Wireline Providers From 'Unreasonable Discrimination'

    A deeply divided Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 on Tuesday to enact net neutrality rules that prohibit wireline providers from blocking or degrading traffic. The FCC's vote split along party lines with the Democrats supporting the order as necessary to preserve the Web's historic openness to consumers, engineers and innovators, while the two Republicans dissented from the order, arguing both that regulation is unnecessary and that the FCC had exceeded its authority. ...Read the whole story

  • AOL Snaps Up Brand New Personal Profile Net About.Me

    Don't call it a social play, but AOL has acquired personal profile network About.me. Quite simply, About.me lets anyone quickly build a personal "splash page," including a profile, email address, and links to online channels from Facebook and LinkedIn to Flickr and Twitter. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but they must be modest -- considering that the startup literally launched less than a week ago. Might it have been wise for About.me to remain independent for just a little while longer? Say, for two weeks? ...Read the whole story

  • eBay Puts Milo To Work In Local Real-Time Shopping Site

    eBay unveiled the local shopping tool GiftsNearby Tuesday, allowing last-minute shoppers to search for products online and then pick them up in brick-and-mortar stores. The site shows consumers a list of categories, products, stores, prices and availability through technology it acquired for $75 million from the search engine Milo.com earlier this month. ...Read the whole story

  • comScore: Yahoo No. 1 Site In November

    With a round of layoffs cutting 4% of staff, ongoing executive turnover, and confusion over different properties being shut down, Yahoo isn't exactly ending the year on a high note. But the embattled Web portal did get a glint of good news Tuesday with the latest comScore figures showing Yahoo in November displaced arch rival Google as the most popular U.S. Web site for the first time since August. ...Read the whole story

  • Sony Debuts Latin American Online Entertainment Hub

    Sony Pictures Television on Tuesday debuted its online platform for Latin America, featuring a new tool for advertisers to integrate their products to an array of online video content. ...Read the whole story



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