from Jack Shafer:

You can’t build a better Internet out of red tape

By Jack Shafer
November 14, 2014

A NBN Co worker arranges fibre-optic cables used in the National Broadband Network in west Sydney

If the latest installment in the long-running net neutrality debate has rendered you mentally exhausted, allow me to approach the future-of-the-Internet argument from a less draining direction. You needn't worry about mastering such tech and regulatory topics as Title II regulations, peering, and fast lanes.

from The Human Impact:

“Rampant feminist” Cindy Gallop tackles love, sex, porn

April 2, 2012

Easy access to hardcore pornography on the Web and a general lack of sex education for youth is changing attitudes about lovemaking, according to entrepreneur Cindy Gallop.

from MediaFile:

Tech wrap: Microsoft reaches for the cloud

June 28, 2011

Everyone seems to be gabbing about the “cloud” these days. Whether it’s Apple’s much-hyped iCloud service or the Amazon Cloud, the now-popular euphemism for web-based software services has become one of the tech world’s biggest buzz words. Microsoft joined in on the action today by unveiling a revamped web-based version of its popular Office suite of business software. But Microsoft’s main target here is not Apple or Amazon, but Google, which has stolen some of the software maker’s corporate customers in recent years with cheap, web-only alternatives.

from Entrepreneurial:

Chicago incubator hopes to SPARK startups

May 25, 2011

Think you can form a technology company from scratch in just a week? That’s the idea behind SPARK, a new incubator program launched by a group of Chicago-area entrepreneurs.

from Entrepreneurial:

Scoutmob tries to outdeal Groupon

April 13, 2011

Despite Groupon's virtual stranglehold on the group-buying space, David Payne thinks it's vulnerable.

from Entrepreneurial:

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By Guest Contributor
January 24, 2011

announcement-megaphone- Adam Hoeksema is the founder and CEO of ExecutivePlan and a contributor to Under30CEO. The opinions expressed are his own. -

from Entrepreneurial:

5 reasons your website isn’t attracting leads

By Guest Contributor
January 13, 2011

USA/- Lisa Barone is co-founder and chief branding officer at Outspoken Media and a contributor to Small Business Trends. The opinions expressed are her own. -

from Entrepreneurial:

Your app likely won’t make you rich

By Guest Contributor
January 11, 2011

-- Paras Chopra is an entrepreneur and the director of online analytics startup Visual Website Optimizer. The views expressed are his own. --

from The Great Debate UK:

Rory Cellan-Jones on virtual democracy

March 17, 2010

Direct, real-time communication among politicians and the public through social media platforms is reshaping democracy and the news media, but questions remain about how the fabric of society might change as a result, argued a panel at an event hosted by the BBC on Tuesday evening at Westminster.

from Tales from the Trail:

Bill Clinton big fan of most things tech

March 16, 2010

Former President Bill Clinton, who jokes that a cell phone weighed five pounds when he took office in 1993, told a VeriSign event to mark the 25th anniversary of dot com that he's a big fan of the Web, cell phones and email, but hasn't yet sprung for an electronic reader.