Category Archives: Google

Congress nudges FCC back to its primary mission

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve S.J. Res 34, a resolution that invalidates privacy rules enacted by the Federal Communications Commission last December. The rules imposed common carrier privacy restrictions on broadband providers. Opponents of the Commission’s … Continue reading

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Spectrum as natural capital

Natural capital is defined as any stock or flow of energy and material that produces goods and services.  Natural capital includes renewable and non-renewable resources.   By definition that should also include the electromagnetic field surrounding the Earth that we … Continue reading

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Mike Lee ignores where consumer welfare actually lies

According to The Hillicon Valley blog, Senator Mike Lee, Republican of Utah, is going to keep his eye on Google, after the Internet search giant escaped a finding by the Federal Trade Commission of antitrust violations.  Mr. Lee is concerned … Continue reading

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Google provides new template for dealing with regulators

Great article in The New York Times today discussing Google’s strategy in its victory at the Federal Trade Commission.  I say victory because any event where onerous regulations or compliance requirements can be avoided is a win for the markets. … Continue reading

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Google redefinition of net neutrality and need for FCC to redefine itself

Patrick Hunter’s August 1, 2010 article in CedMagazine.com raises two important points. The first point goes to the definition of network neutrality. Net neutrality proponents have been diluting the definition of net neutrality over the past few months. It’s gone … Continue reading

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Should consumers have to pay for Google’s failure to transition to social networking?

An interesting discussion today on CNBC regarding Google’s apparent declining fortunes in the area of search. According to Fortune Magazine senior writer Michael Copeland, Google’s core search business is declining. This is a result of competition from Microsoft’s search engine … Continue reading

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