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” the beginning of the end of the INTERNET as you know it”

“The deal marks the beginning of the end of the internet as you know it,” said Josh Silver, president of the Free Press consumer group, talking about the Google-Verizon tie-up. A lot of concerned groups think that if it came to pass, would change the very nature of the internet and how it operates

Talks about US regulators having closed-door meetings intended to find a way to make sure all web data is treated equally, has stopped, according to BBC News.

The Federal Communications Commission began the meetings after a court limited its net regulation powers.

Read more here.

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What is Net Neutrality?

Network neutrality (also net neutrality, Internet neutrality) is a principle proposed for user access networks participating in the Internet that advocates no restrictions by Internet Service Providers and governments on content, sites, platforms, on the kinds of equipment that may be attached, and no restrictions on the modes of communication allowed and to treat all web traffic equally, regardless of content type or origin – serving only as a one-size-fits-all pipeline for whatever data is passing from content providers to end users.

That extends to the idea that ISPs should not block any lawful content or control their infrastructure to preferentially deal with any kind of data.

The issue now is how much ISPs should be allowed to control the size of the pipes – that is, actively controlling the bandwidth available to certain websites based on the type of content they provide, and thus the internet speed that users perceive from the site.

Here’s a video that explains it in a simplified manner.

GE invites you to join $ 200 million “Ecomagination Challenge”

GE recently unveiled the “Ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid” which basically is an open call to action for businesses, entrepreneurs, innovators and students seeking breakthrough ideas to create a cleaner, more efficient and economically viable grid, and accelerate the adoption of smart grid technologies.
The Challenge invites people to come together to take on one of the world’s toughest challenges – building the next-generation power grid to meet the needs of the 21st century.

Selected Ecomagination Challenge entrants will be offered the opportunity to develop a commercial relationship with GE through:

    • Investment: the $200 million capital pledge of GE and its partners will be invested globally into promising start-ups and ideas
    • Validation: evaluation of entrant’s business strategy through in-depth discussions with GE‘s technical and commercial teams
    • Distribution: exploration of partnership opportunities with GE to scale a business and create global reach
    • Development: leveraging of GE‘s technical infrastructure and GE Global Research Centers to accelerate technology and product development
    • Growth: exploration of opportunities for utilizing existing GE customer relationships for your go-to-market strategy

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Kanye West’s Power Video

After Eminem released the video “Love the Way You Lie,” with Rhianna, which features Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan, it’s now Kanye West’s turn. With a religious-themed video in honor of his latest single, “Power”, Kanye teams up with director/artist Marco Brambilla.

“I’ve always wanted to do something that would visualize power, to do a portrait of what power would look like in a sort of timeless way and being able to have him framed in that portrait, essentially doing a video portrait of Kanye as a symbol of power, was very consistent with my art practice and what I explore in my artwork.”

Watch it here.

Wave Goodbye to Google Wave !

Google officially pulls the plug on Google Wave after more than a year’s run. Tech journalists described Wave initially as the next big thing and was supposed to revolutionize online communication and replace email and instant messaging.

It is basically an online software application that was described as “a new web application for real-time communication and collaboration” It was first announced at the Google I/O conference on May 27, 2009.It is a web-based service, computing platform, and communications protocol designed to merge e-mail, instant messaging, wikis, and social networking.It has a strong collaborative and real-time focus supported by extensions that can provide, for example, spelling/grammar checking, automated translation among 40 languages, and numerous other extensions.Initially released only to developers, a preview release of Google Wave was extended to 100,000 users in September 2009, each allowed to invite additional users. Google accepted most requests submitted starting the 29th of November 2009, soon after the September extended release of the technical preview. On May 19, 2010, Google Wave was released to the general public.

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Sun “Greets” Obama’s Birthday with tons of Solar Plasma today

From the Sun’s surface, to our planet, a greeting is being beamed from outer space in anticipation of the President’s birthday. Today marks the solar blasting of “tons of plasma into interplanetary space — directly towards the Earth.”, coinciding with US President Obama’s 49th birthday.

Scientists have warned that the earth could be hit by a wave of violent space storm today after a massive explosion on the sun. NASA astronomers witnessed a huge flare above a giant sunspot the size of our planet and linked to an even larger eruption across the Sun’s surface.

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End of the World? , NASA : Solar Tsunami coming to Earth

Scientists have warned that the earth could be hit by a wave of violent space storm tomorrow after a massive explosion on the sun. NASA astronomers witnessed a huge flare above a giant sunspot the size of our planet and linked to an even larger eruption across the Sun’s surface.

According to recent reports, a really big solar eruption could destroy satellites and wreck power and communications grids around the globe if it happened today.

Nasa recently warned our planet could face widespread power blackouts and be left without critical communication signals for long periods of time, after the earth is hit by a once-in-a-generation “space storm”.

It remains unclear, however, how much damage this latest eruption will cause the world’s communication tools.

Is it the end? Read more here…