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The FCC's Net neutrality rules: What we know so far

InfoWorld - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:23

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to pass new Net neutrality rules and reclassify broadband as a regulated telecommunications service, but the text of the full order may not be released for several weeks. Here's what we know so far:

What's next?

The new rules take effect 60 days after the full order is published in the Federal Register, the official journal of the U.S. government. The FCC has some procedural hoops to clear before publishing the text, including drafting responses to the dissents by the FCC's two Republican commissioners. So publication may not come for months.

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Salvattore

Drupal Modules - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:04
Salvattore Views

This module adds a new views style that will display views
rows as a Masonry using Salvattore.

Salvattore

Salvattore is a jQuery Masonry alternative with CSS-driven
configuration.
For more information visit:
http://salvattore.com/
http://github.com/rnmp/salvattore

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Mexico official: Top capo nabbed in western Michoacan state

AP - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:40
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords who terrorized the western state of Michoacan as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to a Mexican official....
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Police: 7 fatally shot, gunman dead in southeastern Missouri

AP - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:40
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A gunman went house to house, fatally shooting seven people and wounding one overnight in a small southeastern Missouri town before apparently committing suicide in a vehicle, authorities said Friday....
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Scale of racism in World Cup host Russia exposed by study

AP - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:40
LONDON (AP) -- Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, a report provided to The Associated Press reveals....
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Yahoo gains U.S. search share on the back of Firefox

InfoWorld - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:31

New measurements show that Yahoo continued to improve its share of the U.S. search market after striking a deal last year with Mozilla, the maker of Firefox.

According to comScore, which publishes monthly stats on search share, Yahoo gained 1.2 percentage points in January, climbing to 13 percent. It was the second straight month of increases for Yahoo.

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Yahoo's growth came largely at the expense of Google, which dropped 1 percentage point during January. Google accounted for 64.4 percent of the U.S. search share last month.

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Detentions of major Mexico drug chiefs in recent years

AP - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 09:39
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Top Mexican drug cartel captures or killings in recent years:...
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From 'Pulp Fiction' to Oscar meme, Travolta's highs and lows

AP - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 09:39
NEW YORK (AP) -- Since strutting onto the big screen in "Saturday Night Fever," John Travolta's career has been one of dramatic ups and downs, from comeback king to Internet meme....
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Mexico official: Top drug lord nabbed - USA TODAY

Google - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 09:28

USA TODAY

Mexico official: Top drug lord nabbed
USA TODAY
Servando "La Tuta" Gomez was one of the most-wanted drug lords and once terrorized western Michoacan state. Loading… Post to Facebook. Mexico official: Top drug lord nabbed Servando "La Tuta" Gomez was one of the most-wanted drug lords and once ...
UPDATE 2-Mexico captures most wanted drug kingpin, "La Tuta"Reuters
10 Things to Know for Today - 27 February 2015Daily Mail
Servando 'La Tuta' Gomez, most-wanted drug kingpin, captured in MexicoCBC.ca
TheNewsTribune.com
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GDP Growth Slows to 2.2% in Fourth Quarter - Wall Street Journal

Google - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:55

Financial Post

GDP Growth Slows to 2.2% in Fourth Quarter
Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy cooled in the final months of 2014, a return to the moderate growth that has marked much of the recovery. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced across the economy, expanded at a ...
US economy slows in fourth quarter, but growth outlook still favorableReuters
Fourth-Quarter GDP in U.S. Rose Less Than Prior EstimateBloomberg
US Economy Grows By Downwardly Revised 2.2% In Q4RTT News
Financial Times -Forbes -MarketWatch
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Eric Holder: We Will Hold 'Jihadi John' Accountable - TIME

Google - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:11

TIME

Eric Holder: We Will Hold 'Jihadi John' Accountable
TIME
The ISIS militant who has been identified as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, seen in Reuters The ISIS militant who has been identified as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, seen in a propaganda video.
Fox News slashes Justice Department, Holder for exit interview stiff-armWashington Post (blog)
Holder says US malls should 'step up' security: CNNWTAQ
'Jihadi John': Eric Holder Says US 'Working On' Ways to Kill or Capture HimABC News
Politico -The National Law Journal (registration) -kvor
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Report: 9 dead at multiple crime scenes in rural Missouri - USA TODAY

Google - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:10

CBS Local

Report: 9 dead at multiple crime scenes in rural Missouri
USA TODAY
Nine people have been found dead in at least four crime scenes in the Tyrone, Mo., according to local media reports. Loading… Post to Facebook. Report: 9 dead at multiple crime scenes in rural Missouri Nine people have been found dead in at least four ...
At least 9 dead at multiple Missouri crime scenes: deputiesNew York Daily News
Multiple killings under investigation in MissouriCBS News
Nine Reportedly Dead In South Central MO ShootingsCBS Local
WPTZ The Champlain Valley -Houston Herald
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IBM to pump $4 billion into cloud, mobile, and analytics

InfoWorld - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:03

IBM will dedicate $4 billion in spending this year to the cloud, analytics, and mobile technologies, as it struggles with seismic shifts that are changing the computing landscape it once dominated,

In return, by 2018 IBM expects to reap a combined $40 billion in annual revenue from the areas in which it's investing, which also include social and security, the company said at an annual meeting on Thursday.

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It could use the growth. IBM's sales declined to about $93 billion last year, from just over $98 billion in 2013, thanks to declines in some of its traditional businesses and the sale of two big hardware divisions to Lenovo and GlobalFoundries.

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Ericsson seeks to block sales of Apple products in US, stepping up patent dispute

InfoWorld - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 07:52

Some Apple products may be banned from sale in the U.S. if Ericsson gets its way after filing a barrage of patent lawsuits.

The Swedish telecommunications equipment vendor filed nine lawsuits against Apple on Thursday, seven in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and two in the U.S. International Trade Commission, alleging infringement of a total of 41 of its patents, it said Friday.

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Apple is no stranger to the courts when it comes to patent disputes. Previous cases have often focused on the "look and feel" of its products, turning on the curvature of a phone's corners, or how it indicates that it can't perform an action when someone swipes the screen. Many of the patents Ericsson says Apple is infringing, though, cut right to the heart of smartphone and tablet functionality: their ability to connect to 2G, 3G or 4G mobile networks to make calls or exchange data.

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Restrictions on H-1B visas called 'protectionist'

InfoWorld - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 07:49

India and the tech industry view any type of restrictions on the H-1B visa as "protectionist" -- and so does Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).

Hatch is leading an effort to raise the base H-1B cap from 65,000 to 195,000 and eliminate the cap on people who earn an advanced degree in a STEM (science, technology, education and math) field. And he has bipartisan support for this effort.

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Apple supplier expects robots to take over most factory work

InfoWorld - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 07:39

The electronics industry may still be reliant on human workers to assemble products, but Apple supplier Foxconn Technology Group is hopeful that robots will take over more of the workload soon.

In three years, Foxconn will probably use robots and automation to complete 70 percent of its assembly line work, said company CEO Terry Gou on Thursday in news footage circulated online.

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Cash-strapped Ukraine struggles to keep Russia gas supplies

AP - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 07:38
MOSCOW (AP) -- Cash-strapped Ukraine sought to buy time in its effort to ensure continued gas supplies from Russia, making a $15 million payment to Moscow on Friday as it waits for international rescue loans to arrive....
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Danish police arrest man suspected of links to February 14-15 shootings - Reuters

Google - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 07:36

Reuters

Danish police arrest man suspected of links to February 14-15 shootings
Reuters
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish police said they arrested a young man on Friday and charged him with complicity in the shootings in Copenhagen on Feb. 14 and 15 in which two people were killed and five police officers wounded. Police had no further ...
Copenhagen Shootings: Third Suspect Charged With Aiding GunmanNBCNews.com
Danish Police Hold Third Man Suspected of Assisting GunmanWall Street Journal
Guarding Denmark's Jewish HeritageNew York Times
U.S. News & World Report
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Google shares code to help server software digest HTTP/2

InfoWorld - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 07:30

Potentially offering a boost for Web server software worldwide, Google has released as open source a framework for HTTP/2, the newly updated standard for transmitting Web pages and Web applications over the Internet.

The software, called gRPC, handles remote procedure calls (RPC) between servers and clients, such as browsers or mobile applications. It is based on HTTP/2, which was ratified as a standard earlier this month by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).

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"gRPC is based on many years of experience in building distributed systems," wrote Mugur Marculescu, Google product manager, in a blog post announcing the code.

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Republican bill would overturn FCC municipal broadband decision

InfoWorld - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 07:20

It didn't take long for congressional Republicans to attack the Federal Communications Commission's vote to strike down two state laws that prevent municipal broadband networks from expanding.

Seven Republican lawmakers introduced a bill on Thursday, just hours after the FCC vote, that would prohibit the agency from preempting state laws that limit municipal broadband networks. The main sponsors of the bill are Representative Marsha Blackburn, of Tennessee, and Senator Thom Tillis, of North Carolina.

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