Of Interest

  • Artificial intelligence: A rival to man?

    Date published: 
    January 30, 2016

    "Playing Go is not an end itself. Such techniques can be applied to the development of robotics and research on complex patterns like weather. And it’s still some way from human intelligence. “It’s not really human-level understanding,” Ryan Calo of the University of Washington argues. But if AlphaGo can understand Go, then maybe it can understand a whole lot more, he wonders. “What if the universe is just a giant game of Go?”"

  • T-Mobile Binge On Plan Net Neutrality Issues Strike Back Yet Again

    Date published: 
    January 30, 2016

    "The controversial Binge On plan by T-Mobile has come under serious controversies yet again. Just back in December, the service was blamed for reduced quality in non partner sites like YouTube and people had just began seeing through the real cons of the plan.

    Yet again, there has been a strike back at Binge On over the issue of Net Neutrality, the same issue that is taking a toll on the Free basics plan by Facebook in India.

    Threats to the Binge On plan were posed by the posts of the Stanford Law School professor Barbara van Schewick.

  • Stanford Law Professor Says T-Mobile Binge On Violates Net Neutrality

    Date published: 
    January 30, 2016

    "The battle rages on over T-Mobile Binge On, a new service idea from T-Mobile that allows customers to watch streaming video without eating their data. The latest squall comes out of Stanford University where law professor Barbara van Schewick has published a paper on why Binge On violates net neutrality. John Legere has maintained and defended Binge On saying that it does not violate net neutrality because T-Mobile gives the customer the choice to turn Binge On on or off.

  • T-Mobile's Binge On Violates Key Net Neutrality Principles

    In November 2015, T-Mobile, the nation’s third largest provider of mobile Internet access, launched a new service called Binge On that offers “unlimited” video streaming. T-Mobile customers on qualifying plans can stream video from the 42 providers currently in the program – Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Amazon Video, and others – without using their data plans, a practice known as zero-rating.

  • Apple may owe Ireland $19 billion, but Ireland doesn’t want the money. Here’s why.

    Author(s): 
    Henry Farrell
    Publication Date: 
    January 29, 2016
    Publication Type: 
    Other Writing

    Depending on the outcome of an official investigation, Apple may face a bill that is estimated at between $8 billion and $19 billion for underpaid taxes to the Irish government. The Irish government really, really doesn’t want to get this money and is fighting as hard as it can to avoid receiving it. That may sound weird to ordinary people, who assume that governments want to squeeze individuals and businesses for as much taxes as they can get.

  • New Study Shows T-Mobile’s Binge On might Violate Net Neutrality

    Date published: 
    January 29, 2016

    "Since T-Mobile announced Binge On (allowing customers to stream video on select services without it using their data) back in November of last year, there has been quite a bit of backlash towards the carrier in regards to the new service. And it all comes down to Net Neutrality – as well as how the carrier is “optimizing” video streams.

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