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Thune/Upton Working On Net Neutrality Bill
/ January 14, 2015 11:44 am
Thune/Upton Working On Net Neutrality Bill

Multichannel News reports "en. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), the chairs of the Senate Commerce Committee and House Energy & Commerce Committee, respectively, say they are working on legislation that would protect against online discrimination and blocking and even paid prioritization without reclassifying Internet access under Title II." Read More

Golden Globes Ratings on NBC Down Vs. Last Year, Still Strong
/ January 13, 2015 8:48 am
Golden Globes Ratings on NBC Down Vs. Last Year, Still Strong

Variety reports "After soaring to its largest audience in a decade last year, the Golden Globes on NBC cooled off a bit in the ratings this time around. Nielsen was expected to release total-viewer and demo estimates for Sunday’s primetime telecast later Monday, but in the overnights the show earned a 12.6 household rating/19 share — down 11% from last year’s 14.1 and about on par with 2013." Read More

Survey: 45% of the UK industry’s women feel gender is a “barrier”
/ January 13, 2015 8:48 am
Survey: 45% of the UK industry’s women feel gender is a “barrier”

GamesIndustry.biz reports "A survey of the UK industry's female workforce has revealed that, whilst most feel that good practices are in place to ensure gender equality, a significant proportion of women working in games still feel that they've been discriminated against." Read More

Microsoft hints at ‘Minority Report’-style customer recognition for retailers
/ January 13, 2015 8:48 am
Microsoft hints at ‘Minority Report’-style customer recognition for retailers

Mashable reports "Microsoft has teased the ability for retailers to employ its Kinect technology to identify customers through facial recognition, bringing the world one step closer to the weirdly prescient future displayed in the 2002 film Minority Report, which was based on a 1956 short story by Philip K. Dick." Read More

App Annie: $55M mo money … and massive new app usage intelligence product
/ January 13, 2015 8:48 am
App Annie: $55M mo money … and massive new app usage intelligence product

VentureBeat reports "App Annie just raised more money in a fourth round of financing than in its previous three. And, the company announced a major new product addition that will help app developers spy on their competitors’ vital statistics: daily users, monthly users, time spent, usage frequency, and the all-important user retention." Read More

Facebook Will Start Showing Mobile AMBER Alerts To Help Find Missing Kids
/ January 13, 2015 8:48 am
Facebook Will Start Showing Mobile AMBER Alerts To Help Find Missing Kids

TechCrunch reports "Your phone probably already receives AMBER alerts when a kid goes missing in your area. Most smartphones are configured to allow it right out of the box. But Facebook thinks they can help make the system better — and starting today, they’re going to try." Read More

Report: Google Play’s App Store And Developer Community Grew Faster Than Apple’s In 2014
/ January 13, 2015 8:48 am
Report: Google Play’s App Store And Developer Community Grew Faster Than Apple’s In 2014

TechCrunch reports "According to a new report out this morning from appFigures, the Google Play mobile application market surpassed Apple for the number of new apps for the first time in 2014, and its developer community growth also exceeded Apple’s for the third year in a row, now distributing apps from 388,000 different developers." Read More

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