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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Facebook is developing millimeter-wave networks for Internet.org   —  When Starry announced its new venture for gigabit mesh networks in January, it was hailed as ambitious, innovative, and more than a little far-fetched.  But Starry isn't the only company developing the technology.
Feb 9, 2016, 3:30 PMIn context
Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
French data protection authority gives Facebook three months to stop tracking non-users and halt some transfers of personal data to US   —  French data privacy regulator cracks down on Facebook  —  The French data protection authority on Monday gave Facebook three months …
Feb 8, 2016, 8:55 PMIn context
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Instagram version 7.15 enables switching between up to five accounts on iOS and Android   —  Instagram launches account switching on iOS and Android  —  Facebook-owned Instagram today announced that starting this week, users will be able to switch accounts when using the app on Android and iOS.
Feb 8, 2016, 2:15 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
India bans zero-rated internet services, including Facebook's Free Basics, for infringing on the principles of net neutrality   —  India's Telecom Authorities Have Ruled Against Facebook's Controversial Free Internet Plan  —  “Who could possibly be against this?”  Zuckerberg asked.
Feb 8, 2016, 12:20 PMIn context
Andrea Peterson / Washington Post:
Amazon nearly doubled its lobbying expenditures in 2015, focused on issues like sales tax, drones, and cloud services   —  Why Amazon is doubling down on lobbying  —  Amazon nearly doubled its lobbying expenditures in 2015 versus the previous year, spending $9.4 million dollars trying to sway Congress and executive agencies.
Feb 8, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
Facebook's Free Basics service has been banned in India   —  Facebook's free-but-restricted internet service, Free Basics, has been banned in India after the country's national telecoms regulator ruled that the program and others like it infringe the principles of net neutrality.
Feb 8, 2016, 6:50 AMIn context
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Hashtags included in 45% of Super Bowl ads; Facebook or Twitter mentioned in only 5% of ads   —  Hashtags In Super Bowl Ads Dropped Slightly To 45% In 2016  —  As with last year, social networks were rarely mentioned, with Twitter and Facebook tied in our count.
Feb 7, 2016, 10:50 PMIn context
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Sources: Google to release Gear VR-like headset this year compatible with a broad range of smartphones, embed VR technology into Android OS   —  Google pushes further into world of virtual reality  —  Google is developing a new virtual-reality headset for smartphones, and adding extra support …
Feb 7, 2016, 2:30 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter's algorithmic timeline is like expanded version of “while you were away” feature, according to users testing it; opt-out is available   —  Here's how Twitter's new algorithmic timeline is going to work  —  Twitter went into an uproar Friday after a BuzzFeed report …
Feb 6, 2016, 6:10 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Talks between the UK and US underway to amend laws to allow UK to serve wiretap orders directly to US firms   —  The British want to come to America — with wiretap orders and search warrants  —  If U.S. and British negotiators have their way, MI5, the British domestic security service …
Feb 5, 2016, 7:35 PMIn context

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