Featured stories New Windows 10 bug hits home working: Outlook, Office 365, Teams can't access internet Why are we all Zooming and not Skyping? Best password managers for business in 2020: 1Password, Keeper, LastPass, and more Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade … [Read more...] about Palo Alto Networks to acquire CloudGenix for $420 million
Sources tell Bloomberg that Comcast plans to offer a hybrid service that would lean on the company’s expansive network of Wi-Fi hotspots and use Verizon’s cellular network to fill in the gaps in coverage. Chaplin said that because of Comcast’s extensive Wi-Fi network, it could afford to offer plans starting around $25 to $30 per month which is roughly half the price of a typical wireless plan. … [Read more...] about Comcast may offer wireless service on Verizon’s network
Specifically, the bill directs the FCC to create a $1 billion reimbursement fund for ISPs that have 2 million or fewer customers. The funding would be used for "permanently removing," "replacing," and "disposing" Huawei or ZTE gear and equipment from any providers added to the prohibited list in the future. The FCC was already seeking public comment on how to pay for removal and replacement of equipment but hadn't created a fund. … [Read more...] about Congress gives small ISPs $1 billion to rip out Huawei, ZTE network gear
That poses a potential problem for the legion of car companies and tech firms that plan to put self-driving mobility pods on our roads in just a few short years; their competencies lie in designing the AI platforms or building the autonomous vehicles. It's easier to partner with an existing player in the ride-hailing market, one that has already done the hard work of building up a user base and winning our trust. That basically means either Lyft or Uber, which have seen off rivals like Sidecar and now have the lions' share to themselves. And as Tim Lee explained earlier this month, Uber isn't interested in teaming up with others. … [Read more...] about Lyft and Ford will team up for self-driving car network
But Comcast's commitment to "fairness" coincidentally doesn't apply in the Northeast United States, where it faces strong competition from Verizon's un-capped fiber-to-the-home FiOS service. Comcast was giving customers in the Northeast states unlimited data all along, even before the pandemic, despite imposing the caps in 27 other states. Customers in Northeastern states don't experience this particular brand of Comcast-imposed "fairness," but those customers don't seem to mind since they can use their Internet as much as they like without paying overage fees. … [Read more...] about Comcast waiving data caps hasn’t hurt its network—why not make it permanent?