Here are today's top stories from Tech News Today for April 24, 2014:
- The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, plans to propose today new rules for Internet service providers that critics say would end net neutrality in the United States. His proposal would allow content providers to pay ISPs for superior connections for the “last mile” connectivity to homes and businesses. Yet he defended the move, saying that they preserve net neutrality. Before I introduce our interview guests on this topic, let’s hear what presidential candidate Barack Obama promised in November, 2007, speaking at Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters. Read more at nytimes.com.
- In the wake of the Heartbleed flaw disaster, big technology companies are volunteering to fund central open source programs like OpenSSL. Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, Cisco, Dell, Intel and other companies have agreed to become founders of a new group called the Core Infrastructure Initiative. Read more at linusfoundation.org.
- Facebook acquired the Helsinki, Finland-based company ProtoGeo Oy. The company makes a fitness app called Moves. Read more at moves-app.com.
- Facebook also announced this morning the launch of a news service called FB Newswire. Facebook called it “a resource that will make it easier for journalists and newsrooms to find, share and embed newsworthy content from Facebook.” Read more at newsroom.fb.com.
For insight, analysis, and discussion of these topics and more, check out Tech News Today for April 24, 2014.