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What tech issues are on the 2015 congressional legislative agenda?

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Predictions on what tech issues will be on the top of the legislative priorities of the new Republican-controlled Congress

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Next Gen StartUp Founders Really don’t know what they’re in for under Title II Net Neutrality Regs

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It’s unclear whether the next generation of start up founders are aware that the regulatory framework proposed for the internet may burden their efforts to launch and grow successful companies.

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Will Diddy & Magic be able to do with their new TV channels what Oprah couldn’t with hers: Make them profitable? (PHOTOS)

In 2010, when Oprah signed off from her decades long hit ABC show, The Oprah Winfrey Show,  to start her own network, she learned a painful lesson: Keeping a thriving and upstart network afloat and profitable isn’t easy! And now hip hop pioneer, actor & business mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs and NBA veteran and successful […]

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Court today blasts FCC’s attempt to relax ownership rules, says it hurts minority ownership

Congratulations are in order to my friends over at my old job at The Institute for Public  Representation at Georgetown University Law Center and to the  Media Access Project for their resounding victory on behalf of Free Press, Media Alliance and Prometheus Radio Project! Today, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision requiring […]

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Government challenges and offers innovators $10,000 + for their ideas

I just learned about an online resource, Challenge.gov, which allows innovators to compete for awards in various competitions, contests and well, challenges.  The site is administered by the  U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in partnership with ChallengePost. According to the site, it “empowers the U.S. Government and the public to bring the best ideas and top talent […]

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FCC’s New Internet Regulations Reflect an Imperfect Compromise

From my Politic365.com post analyzing the FCC’s net neutrality decision: It appears no one is happy with the rules ultimately adopted — not the progressive netroots groups who have been pushing the hardest for strict network neutrality rules; not conservative watchdog groups who have been warning the FCC against imposing extraneous government oversight on the […]

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New NTIA broadband adoption study confirms gaps based on race

The new NTIA report, Exploring the Digital Nation: Home Broadband Internet Adoption in the United States, was released this week and while the good news is that 64%  of U.S. households had broadband service at home as of October 2009, up from 51 percent in 2007, the bad, but not surprising, news is that minorities […]

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