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Entrepreneurs At SXSW: Give Us Our Drones!

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Drones have been used for war, but they also have serious business applications in markets ranging from music videos to agriculture. However, the FAA currently bans all commercial use of drones pending regulatory rules scheduled to be published sometime in 2015.  Panelists and attendees of a SXSW panel discussion entitled...
Entrepreneurs At SXSW: Give Us Our Drones!

Europe’s digital chief hopes France can liberalise digital copyright

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The lawmaker leading Europe’s digital agenda initiatives is hoping France can liberalise its digital copyright regime, after introducing a policy to warn and disconnect illegal content downloaders. France’s Hadopi public agency, created to administer sending of warnings to alleged freeloaders, sent 755,015 first warnings to ISP subscribers in its first 14...
Europe’s digital chief hopes France can liberalise digital copyright

The EU wants to invest in broadband, but will it?

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European Commission vice president Neelie Kroes has long advocated faster broadband’s economic benefits. Now she is preparing to ask the EU to endorse a package that could free up to €100 billion ($128.65 billion) in broadband infrastructure investment. A year ago, Kroes, who is also the EC’s digital agenda commissioner, outlined...
The EU wants to invest in broadband, but will it?

With new service, Nasdaq brings Wall Street data to Amazon's cloud

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Nasdaq OMX is offering a new cloud computing service for storing and analyzing financial trading data, and it’s built atop the Amazon Web Services cloud. The service, named FinQloud is comprised of a regulatory data retention product called Regulatory Records Retention, or R3, and an on-demand analysis tool for trade...
With new service, Nasdaq brings Wall Street data to Amazon's cloud

Government asks Leveson to give new press regulator power over web TV

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Jeremy Hunt writes to inquiry to suggest it makes successor to Press Complaints Commission a one-stop shop for news outputThe government has asked the Leveson inquiry to consider giving the new press regulation body responsibility for web TV services ranging from Channel 4's catch-up service, 4oD, to adult content such...
Government asks Leveson to give new press regulator power over web TV

Go Ahead and Short Your 'InTrade Will Come Back' Contract

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Cross-posted from While most of you are busily reading about the latest effort from U.S. News to calculate with the incalculable, applying its formula to tease out razor-thin distinctions between law schools, you're missing the demise of the once lauded Internet prediction site, InTrade. What were the odds? Over...
Go Ahead and Short Your 'InTrade Will Come Back' Contract

N.J. Gov. Christie Signs Online Gambling Bill

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday signed a bill making the state the first sizable one to allow online gambling in its borders. “This was a critical decision, and one that I did not make lightly,” Mr. Christie said Tuesday in a statement. “But with the proper regulatory framework...
N.J. Gov. Christie Signs Online Gambling Bill

BT's superfast broadband network 'risks being empty'

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Chief executive of TalkTalk urges Ofcom to force rival to review pricing for fibre networkThe £2.5bn fibre broadband network that BT Group is building risks remaining empty unless the regulator acts now to promote competition, according to the TalkTalk chief executive, Dido Harding.The prices BT charges rivals like BSkyB and...
BT's superfast broadband network 'risks being empty'

The Billion Dollar Kernel

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jesgar writes "The Linux kernel would cost more than one billion EUR (about 1.4 billion USD) to develop in European Union. This is the estimate made by researchers from University of Oviedo (Spain), whereby the value annually added to this product was about 100 million EUR between 2005 and 2007...
The Billion Dollar Kernel

Singapore government unveils regulations for news websites, likely to raise press freedom concerns

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The Singapore government has taken steps to supervise websites that cover local news, which is likely to stir up a heated debate about press freedom in the city-state. The Media Development Authority said in a press statement that sites reporting an average of at least one Singapore-related news article per week over two months,...
Singapore government unveils regulations for news websites, likely to raise press freedom concerns

DC's New E-Hail Rules Are Good News For Uber, But Could Be Bad News For Lyft And SideCar

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Uber got some good news yesterday, as the Washington, D.C. city council voted to approve new transportation regulations that legitimize its service in the nation’s capital. While Uber argues that it has never operated illegally in any market, the ruling will go a long way toward ensuring that regulators can...
DC's New E-Hail Rules Are Good News For Uber, But Could Be Bad News For Lyft And SideCar

Facing Regulatory Scrutiny, Ride-Sharing Service SideCar Hires A Head Of Policy

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Just a few months ago, ride-sharing services SideCar, Lyft, and Tickengo received cease-and-desist letters from the California Public Utilities Commission. Well, at least one of them is taking that threat very seriously: In response to regulatory scrutiny, SideCar has brought on industry veteran David Phillips as its new head of...
Facing Regulatory Scrutiny, Ride-Sharing Service SideCar Hires A Head Of Policy

FAA writing rules for electric aircraft, to allow public to fly them in the next decade

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There are those in the general aviation community who think electric planes are the future for private aircraft, but regulatory hurdles are in place preventing them from proliferating in our skies. You see, current FAA requirements for light sport aircraft (LSA) -- planes that can be flown by anyone...
FAA writing rules for electric aircraft, to allow public to fly them in the next decade

The Single Sign On

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“It’s impossible,” Gerald said in a matter-of-fact tone, “simply impossible.” “Now just so we’re clear,” Craig responded, “by ‘impossible’, you actually mean ‘a big pain in the ass’, but you’re a smart guy who can make it happen, right?” That drew a few chuckles from the handful of other coworkers...
The Single Sign On
Balancing Innovation And Regulation In The Sharing Economy
Governor Christie signs bill legalizing online gambling in New Jersey

The FCC adopts new rules to help bolster in-flight WiFi

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Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it has enacted a ‘Report and Order’ concerning rules regulating in-flight Internet services. Since 2001, the FCC has authorized several companies to operate Earth Stations Aboard Aircraft (ESAA). An ESAA is a device installed on the outside of a plane to connect to,...
The FCC adopts new rules to help bolster in-flight WiFi

Net Neutrality Is Pro-Business

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The WSJ has a story this morning that FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has decided to move forward with an effort to "regulate broadband Internet." Many people, including readers of this blog, think regulating the Internet is bad for business. I don't and here is why.The FCC is already on record...
Net Neutrality Is Pro-Business

Cabulous is now Flywheel, unveils mobile app with fresh interface, ride experience platform, and more

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Cabulous, a service that allows users to summon taxis to their location, has undergone a rebranding process and is now known as Flywheel. To coincide with this news, the company has released a brand new mobile application with all the features that users have come to love and expect, but...
Cabulous is now Flywheel, unveils mobile app with fresh interface, ride experience platform, and more

While The California PUC Cracks Down On Ride-Sharing, Sidecar And Lyft Commit To Staying On The Road

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First Uber, now Sidecar and Lyft. The California Public Utilities Commission, which sought to shut down Uber two years ago, has been serving cease-and-desist letters to ride-sharing startups like Lyft, Sidecar, and Tickengo. The Commission, which is tasked with regulating privately owned electric, telecommunications, water, transit, and passenger transportation companies,...
While The California PUC Cracks Down On Ride-Sharing, Sidecar And Lyft Commit To Staying On The Road
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