After announcing that SOPA would be delayed until 2012, it’s hearing date and potential vote has been quietly rescheduled to 12/21/2011. While SOPA claims to help stop piracy, it also gives DHS even greater ability to act without due process. Even if that wasn’t a violation of the 4th amendment, DHS has a horrible record of abusing the power it already has. It’s time to once again call our representatives to remind them they are sworn by oath to protect the constitution.
More nanny state skullduggery on our Internet: check out who’s at the top of the SOPA’s author’s donor list.Then have a look at who’s been downloading!
Meet the most distracted generation as mobile data use explodes. Age demographic shows data usage peaks at 25-34 and declines with age.
Doing the only right thing to restore customer confidence: Sprint is the first wireless provider to ditch Carrier IQ.
An old tactic as a new trend? Buying new business in a very slow economy. Verizon offers $300 to competitors subscribers in the southern US to jump ship. Groupon burns some of it’s IPO cash trying to stay ahead of copycat offerings from Amazon and Ebay.
A few lucky souls in San Francisco will be getting uncapped 1GB broadband for about what most US cable subscribers pay for 30MB or less.
The Dutch are pushing towards nationwide 1GB service. Jealous? The money spent on lobbying and takeovers by the telcos and cable guys over the last decade could have made it happen here.
Get ready to pay a really, really high price for earbuds if you want to listen via the fruit.
Salesforce has a record quarter. SAS that is a reasonably good value is still hot.
HP has a decent quarter, but plans a shake up. After his Web OS disaster, new CEO talks up ditching hardware while spending large for an ERP product. So much for sticking with what’s working. There isn’t currently enough demand for HP software and services and even with a new ERP venture this plan won’t take up the slack. When you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail, and the man at the helm of HP came from SAP. My take: the board made yet another really bad CEO hire. It has to get it right next time and next time should be soon if they expect their shares to have any value.
Did you apply for a government job online recently? Good news! The feds lost your resume.
AT&T ditches $10 text plan, but is still has the $20 plan available. Tell me again how good of a deal it will be for consumers when there is no T Mobile?