President Obama has nominated telecom trade group veteran Tom Wheeler to be the next chairman of the FCC.
President Barack Obama’s nomination of Tom Wheeler, an ex-lobbyist and venture capitalist, to be the FCC chairman is attracting mixed reactions from some lawmakers and industry advocates.
A huge number of journalists already use Twitter, both for news-gathering and as a way to report on breaking events, but a new job posting indicates that the company is looking to further formalize its relationships with the journalistic community.
Articles in the Los Angeles Times "will no longer refer to individuals as ‘illegal immigrants’ or ‘undocumented immigrants,’ but instead will describe a person’s circumstances," Times reader representative Deirdre Edgar wrote.
The same President who said "I am in this race to tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in Washington are over" when he was running for office has given the FCC's top job to a former lobbyist.
Boy, people really do like watching YouTube videos: The service now streams more than 6 billion hours of video every month.
Content owners in nearly every country have tried various strategies to get compensation for losses due to piracy. But copyright owners in Belgium have a bold new tactic: go after Internet service providers in court, demanding 3.4 percent of the fees their customers pay for Internet service.
AOL has lined up big names and even bolder claims as it attempts to get advertisers to consider its original shows up against the likes of ABC and Fox.
New York livery car groups won a bid to block a pilot program that would enable people to hail and pay for a ride in one of the city’s 13,000 yellow taxis using location-based smartphone applications.
U.S. newspapers continue to lose readers, but digital subscription growth is muddling the task of counting circulation. Average daily circulation slipped 0.7 percent for the six months ending March 31 vs. the period a year ago for the 593 U.S. newspapers reporting comparable averages for print and digital subscriptions.
"We call on Tribune to make a pledge that they’ll only sell to a buyer that will protect the objectivity of the news product by making a public commitment to doing so,” said the Newspaper Guild and Communications Workers of America.
President Barack Obama is expected to tap a venture capitalist and former lobbyist to be the country's next top telecom-industry regulator.
President Obama is expected to nominate Tom Wheeler, a venture capital investor and fund-raiser in Obama’s presidential campaigns, as chairman of the FCC. Wheeler, who more than a decade ago led two telecommunications industry trade groups, has prompted concern in recent weeks by some consumer advocacy groups that anticipated his nomination and said they were troubled by his background investing in and lobbying for cable and wireless companies.
Yahoo announced it is officially supporting the Marco Civil da Internet bill that is expected to be voted through the Brazilian Congress in the coming months. the bill has been dubbed the “Constitution of the Internet” and aims to guarantee civil rights online.
My plan was to leave the Internet and therefore find the "real" Paul and get in touch with the "real" world, but the real Paul and the real world are already inextricably linked to the Internet. Not to say that my life wasn't different without the Internet, just that it wasn't real life.
President Obama is set to nominate Tom Wheeler to head the FCC, a move that comes as no surprise to anyone inside the Beltway. The nomination gives current commissioner Mignon Clyburn the consolation prize as interim chairwoman. For a few months at least, Clyburn will be the first woman chair of the FCC.
Programming has always been a bit of a boy’s club. Now four startups are turning the tables.
President Barack Obama is set to name former wireless lobbyist and campaign supporter Tom Wheeler as his nominee for Chairman of the FCC, according to a report.
The effort to stop President Obama from tapping his long-time ally appears to have failed: He’s preparing to nominate Core Capital Partners Managing Director Tom Wheeler to replace Julius Genachowski as FCC chairman.
A Washington insider with close ties to the media and telecom, is expected to be tapped as the next chairman of the FCC. Tom Wheeler, who has headed lobbying associations for both the cable television and mobile phone industries, is the leading candidate to succeed Julius Genachowski as chairman of the regulatory agency.