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The six tech policy problems Congress failed to fix this year
On tech issues, the partisan divide isn’t so wide. Yet nothing happened.
by Joe Mullin – Aug 8 2014, 10:57am EDT… 109 more words


Ask.com buys Q&A social network Ask.fm; rolls out anti-bullying 'best practices'

IAC-owned Ask.com has acquired popular question/answer service Ask.fm for an undisclosed amount, the company announced today.

Ask.com (formerly known as AskJeeves) is a Q&A search engine that focuses on answering natural language questions. 227 more words


Aereo says it's 'bleeding to death,' wants federal judge to step in

Recently “paused” TV startup Aereo is asking a federal court to grant it the capability to operate like a cable service, according to a legal document filed yesterday. 329 more words


San Jose police discover that, yes, they did buy a drone

If this was in a cop show, it might be called “The Case of the Missing Drone.”

In an epic back-and-forth with the Police Department of San Jose, Calif., … 505 more words


Netflix Is Paying AT&T To Make Movies Stream Faster

Despite its public war against interconnection fees, Netflix has signed another paid peering deal with an Internet Service Provider to improve the quality of its streaming and reduce buffering for its subscribers. 284 more words

Meet the Woman Keeping Silicon Valley in Check

Edith Ramirez is probably not the most popular person in Seattle right now. As the chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, she’s currently suing two of the city’s biggest tech companies: Amazon, for allegedly making it too easy for kids to rack up… 1,493 more words