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FCC Says 'Redskin' Is Not Profane - Posted December 19, 2014
Daniel Snyder? Paging Daniel Snyder? We have the FCC on line one serenading you with their contemporary take on "Don't Worry, Be Happy." For a while there has been ... [FishbowlDC]

FCC Chairman: Obama's 'Open Internet' Comments a Welcome Addition - Posted November 10, 2014
Earlier today, President Obama outlined his plan for net neutrality, urging the FCC to reclassify broadband as a common carrier under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. ... [AllFacebook]

Obama's Plan For Net Neutrality - Posted November 10, 2014
Is there still hope for net neutrality? President Obama made a statement this morning in full support, asking the FCC to consider the Internet a public utility, which would mean no throttling or "fast lanes." In his statement, he made clear that the FCC ca... [AllFacebook]

Marriott Fined $600K by FCC for Jammin' (Guest's Wi-Fi Signals) - Posted October 8, 2014
In May 2012, Marriott pulled quite the coup in hospitality when the hotelier bought the luxurious Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center brand for $210 million. Th... [FishbowlDC]

Today's Internet "Slowdown" Is Fake, but Your Impact Is Real - Posted September 10, 2014
Whether you call it "The Spinning Wheel of Death," "The Beach Ball of Doom" or "The Loading Pinwheel," you're likely to be faced with the this dreaded symbol more often than usual today. In a protest nicknamed The Battle for the Net, Internet action groups like ... [AllFacebook]

The FCC Has More Than a Million Net Neutrality Comments to Read - Posted July 23, 2014
With the deadline to file comments passed, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) now has to begin the task of combing through ... [FishbowlDC]

FCC Flooded With Comments After John Oliver Tackles Net Neutrality - Posted June 5, 2014
On Sunday night's episode of "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver gave an impassioned thirteen-minute speech about the FCC's controversial net neutrality proposal, which, in case you haven't been payin... [FishbowlDC]

The FCC Moves Closer to Killing Net Neutrality, Sparks Uproar - Posted May 15, 2014
The FCC voted three-to-two to advance Tom Wheeler's net neutrality proposal, which would allow websites to pay ISPs for special access to consumers. Critics of the plan have warned that the move would stifle innovation and give an unfair advantage to bigger companies. Pretty much the entire tech industry ... [AllFacebook]

Is 'Common Carrier' the Answer to the Net Neutrality Question? - Posted May 14, 2014
In the battle for net neutrality and an open Internet, the FCC -- and its chairman Tom Wheeler -- have gotten a lot of flak. Minn. Sen. Al Franken sent letters to the FCC and has spoken openly about the importan... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Among More Than 100 Internet Companies Urging FCC To Maintain Network Neutrality - Posted May 8, 2014
Facebook was among the more than 100 Internet companies that sent a letter to the ... [AllFacebook]

Internet Freedom Day: A Reminder of the Importance of Freedom on the Internet - Posted January 21, 2014
As the internet continues to mature, more obstructions seem to crop up. Last week it was the FCC's defeat in court that threatens Net Neutrality -- the idea that all content on the internet is equa... [AllFacebook]

US Appeals Court Rules Against FCC in Net Neutrality Case - Posted January 16, 2014
Net neutrality is a fairly simple concept: Everything online is free to access as fast as your connection and the servers can manage, without ISPs blocking access to any lawful site. A recent ruling by the D.C. Circuit US Court of Appeals in the case of Verizon vs the FCC could... [AllFacebook]

Delta Chooses to Ban In-Flight Voice Calls - Posted December 20, 2013
According to the latest press release from Delta, the airline company has decided to ban in-flight calls, citing negative consumer feedback and common sense. The news came after the FCC loosened restrictions and allowed passengers to make calls during flight. However, even the ... [PRNewser]

Delta Chooses to Ban In-Flight Voice Calls - Posted December 20, 2013
According to the latest press release from Delta, the airline company has decided to ban in-flight calls, citing negative consumer feedback and common sense. The news came after the FCC loosened restrictions and allowed passengers to make calls during flight. However, even the ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

What the 'Eff' is Wrong with Journalism? - Posted November 25, 2013
Thanks to notables like Gordon Ramsay, Jon Stewart and the occasional flub by Stephen A. Smith (when he isn't being a deleterious nitwit against the English vernacular), the ... [FishbowlDC]

FCC Won't Fine David Ortiz for Swearing During Rousing Speech at Red Sox Game - Posted April 22, 2013
If you, like us, were tuned in to Saturday's Red Sox game (yes, this PRNewser writer is from MA and is a Sox fan -- can't we still be friends, New Yorkers?), you likely saw the rousing speech that David Ortiz gave to a shaken but strengthened Boston crowd. Just one... [FishbowlDC]

STUDY: Confusing Facebook Privacy Settings Lead To More Public Information - Posted March 6, 2013
Even though Facebook's privacy settings change often, ... [AllFacebook]

The FCC Is Not Actually Building a Free Super Wi-fi Network - Posted February 8, 2013
The Washington Post published a confusing article on Monday vaguely suggesting that the FCC is seeking to provide free wi-fi service across th... [PRNewser]

The FCC Is Not Actually Building a Free Super Wi-fi Network - Posted February 8, 2013
The Washington Post published a confusing article on Monday vaguely suggesting that the FCC is seeking to provide free wi-fi service across th... [Inside Mobile Apps]

CBS Warns Grammy Performers: No Boobs, Butts or Crotches! - Posted February 7, 2013
To PR News's "7 Media Relations Tips for Joe Flacco" list we'd like to add: Don't drop the F-bomb on liv... [FishbowlDC]

CBS Warns Grammy Performers: No Boobs, Butts or Crotches! - Posted February 7, 2013
To PR News's "7 Media Relations Tips for Joe Flacco" list we'd like to add: Don't drop the F-bomb on liv... [GalleyCat]

Best Part Of This Chairman's Twitter Chat Fail? He Was Tweeting From Twitter HQ - Posted September 13, 2012
It's bad enough when your Chairman bombs a very public PR event because you forgot to prep her on some key element, but it's even worse (we'd imagine) when your Chairman bombs because he doesn't know how to use a platform - and he's sitting in that pla... [AllTwitter]

FCC: All Web TV Must Have Captions By The End Of September - Posted August 21, 2012
Deaf and hard of hearing viewers have been pushing for mandatory captions for web video for years now and, while we've seen steps in the direction of making online video more accessible, nothing has been p... [AllFacebook]

Lots of News, Little Substance, FCC Says - Posted June 10, 2011
When it comes to news, consumers are being offered more choices than ever but little information on important events nearby, according to a new FCC report, "Information Needs of Communities." The report, whi... [FishbowlDC]

Nonprofit Orginzation Wants To End Sports Blackouts - Posted May 29, 2011
SportsFans.org, a nonprofit organization, is asking the Federal Communications Commission to put an end to sports blackouts. "Sports fans have become a political football in retransmission consent disputes," the filing s... [TVNewser]

Nonprofit Orginzation Wants To End Sports Blackouts - Posted May 29, 2011
SportsFans.org, a nonprofit organization, is asking the Federal Communications Commission to put an end to sports blackouts. "Sports fans have become a political football in retransmission consent disputes," the filing s... [SportsNewser]

Twitter Reacts to FCC Net Neutrality Bill - Posted December 22, 2010
The Twitter-verse is split over whether the new FCC Net Neutrality bill is helping create a more open internet or pave the way for government and corporate interference. Twitter users are in a prime position to comment on the recent FCC Net Neutrality bill, as Twitter relies on an... [AllTwitter]

Writers Guild of America East: Save the Internet - Posted December 6, 2010
The Writers Guild of America East launched Save the Internet, a multifaceted campaign in support of net neutrality. The Web site created by WGAE allows users to send emails to all members of the Fe... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

FCC Proposal Fights for Open Internet - Posted December 1, 2010
The Federal Communications Commission Chairman (and Obama's Harvard classmate) Julius Genachowski outlined in his speech this morning the proposal to stop Internet providers from favoring or discriminating against Internet traffic over their networks. If it works, the FCC won't allow, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Census Finds Gaps in Broadband Use - Posted November 10, 2010
Broadband adoption has jumped in recent years, with 63.5 percent of households reporting use in 2009, according to data released by the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The department's Census survey asked 54,000 households. Increasing broadband use is a priority for the FCC and programs are in place to encourage... [FishbowlDC]

Diller Likes AOL While National Journal's Latest Hire Talks Decline, Plus Other News of the Day - Posted September 29, 2010
- Well the Wall Street Journal is sure enjoying a recent jump in its advertising revenue, and it wants to make it clear that the New York Times isn't matching it. According to a company memo ... [MediaJobsDaily]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted November 14, 2007
Regan-omics: Former publisher Judith Regan filed a $100-million defamation lawsuit against News Corp., saying she was told to lie to the feds to protect Rudy Giuliani's pr... [FishbowlLA]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted May 2, 2007
Showdown: Over Brad Pitt's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. ... [FishbowlLA]

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