Telecommunications Issues, 1979

Check this discussion of the need for a new communications act promoting competition, deregulation, and consumer choice. It features Tom Wheeler and Barry Goldwater and it took place in 1979….

December 13, 2016 0

Augmented Reality Drama

Augmented reality drama makes the viewer part of the action. This is new, so it’s going to take some fairly close coordination among all the vertical parts of the entertainment supply chain to make it happen quickly. If we stick to old ways, it may take hundreds of years to create a Holodeck. But I hope it doesn’t.

December 8, 2016 0

The Year of Augmented Reality

AR leap-frogged VR on the strength of Pokèmon Go, the app that showed millions what it’s all about. Rather than VR paving the way for AR, they’re both going to develop in parallel. Here are some devices and apps.

December 6, 2016 0

DirecTV Now Too Good to be Legal

AT&T’s Monday announcement of the DirecTV Now streaming service drew nearly unanimous applause from tech pundits. This is a new business model for cable TV that harnesses some of the power of the broadband networks to provide personalized sports, entertainment, and news packages to TV viewers. But some are critical, albeit for strange reasons.

December 1, 2016 0

ICANN Expert Shane Tews Dishes Internet Governance

In this edition of the High Tech Forum Podcast, Richard Bennett is joined by ICANN insider Shane Tews (@ShaneTews) for the lowdown on current issues in international Internet governance.

November 29, 2016 0

Landing Team Invades the Echo Chamber

Technology regulation is a gatekeeper with an enormous role in determining the kind of future we will enjoy. Engineers can create awesome new systems, but if we can’t get buy-in…

November 24, 2016 0

Streaming Video Business Models

Streaming video unlocks new opportunities for advertisers. The traditional modes of TV distribution do the best they can to target ads, but the delivery methods ultimately get in the way….

November 22, 2016 0

Making the Internet Secure Again

The Internet utterly depends on the kindness of users. Its free and open nature has always meant that reliable operation is the norm only as long as most users and…

November 16, 2016 0

Trump Administration Telecom Program

The Trump Administration is going to chart its own course through the tech policy issues we discuss here, as AEI’s Jeff Eisenach explained on the Communicators last Friday. The Trump Administration…

November 10, 2016 0

The Internet is Making Us Stupid

The Internet is making us stupid because of clickbait. This isn’t a new fact, it’s a reality that’s becoming increasingly hard to ignore as its consequences spread. The Internet is…

November 8, 2016 0