"Less Change Than You Think, Near Term; More Than You Think Later"

Important innovations in the communications business often seem to have far less market impact than expected.

Before the Web, there was "Teletext"

“Ceefax,” the

Net Neutrality Positions Hinge on Assumptions

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, has told Internet service providers that their plans for a two-tier Internet go against the principle of net neutrality. Berners-Lee said that Internet users should have free and open access to all content, and that content providers should also have unrestrained access to customers. That sort of points up the confusion around the whole notion of network neutrality, understood as the idea that every user and entity should be able to communicate with every other user, for “free.” Even the original thinking that every entity should be able to communicate with every other entity no longer is possible. China will not allow some communications, on some subjects, by any Chinese user, no matter what a content or application provider might think.

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Net Neutrality Positions Hinge on Assumptions

Amazon CloudFront: HTTPS Access

Amazon CloudFront, the firm’s content delivery network, has reduced pricing 25 percent. CloudFront HTTP requests now start at $0.0075 per 10,000 requests. Amazon also now supports delivery of content over an HTTPS connection, by replacing the ‘http:’ with ‘https:’ in the links to CloudFront content.

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Amazon CloudFront: HTTPS Access

Google Adds "Nearby" Function for Search

Location has become an important part of the way we search, the Google Blog says, in something of an understatement. “Simply put, location changes everything,” Wired technology writer Mat Honan has said. That might be an exaggeration, but one intuitively can sense the potential to change behavior in the real world, if people easily can ascertain what is around them.

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Google Adds "Nearby" Function for Search

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