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Analysis: Netflix paved the way for Net neutrality rules


  • InsideSources

Netflix helped reshape its position on Net neutrality into a "populist" cause, so that the resulting federal policies would help it avoid paying interconnection fees to distributors, Marc Jorgensen wr… Read More

BBC chief embraces a forward-looking strategy


  • Advanced Television (free registration)

BBC Director-General Tony Hall says he embraces the challenges of the Internet age and thinks the BBC is well-positioned to meet them. A U.K. committee has suggested rethinking how the public broadcas… Read More

Samsung Galaxy S6 phones feature 14nm chip


  • Yonhap News Agency (South Korea) (subscription required)
  • EE Times

Samsung Electronics on Sunday introduced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones. Each of the handsets are based on the company's Exynos applications processor, made with a 14-nanometer process. Read More

Oracle touts faster switches, network services


  • eWeek

Oracle has announced virtual network services and new switches to improve its software-defined-network strategy, Jeffrey Burt writes. The products are aimed at increasing speed and power while cutting… Read More

Broadcaster Mini

Livestream's Broadcaster Mini streams 1080p video from camera to TV


  • TechCrunch

Livestream is adding to its product lineup with the Broadcaster Mini, which allows users to stream video recordings from a camera straight to a television in 1080p. The gadget is priced at $295. Read More