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This week: Google the Target of European Backlash; Can Netflix Sustain Business Model?; “Backoff” Hacker Tool is Widespread; Internet Exceeding Memory Limit for Old Routers; CRTC Probes Wireless TV

 

NY Times | Google Is Target of European Backlash on U.S. Tech Dominance

A top German official called for Google to be broken up. A French minister pronounced the company a threat to his country’ssovereignty. A European publishing executive likened it to a Wagnerian dragon. Across Europe, Google has been under fire, reflecting the broader challenges facing American technology companies. Read More…

LinkedIn Pulse | Netflix’s Business Model is a House of Cards: Here’s Why it Can’t Sustain

As the awards nominations rolled in this season for Netflix’s original content offerings Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, one thing was immediately clear: their risky approach to giving show creators full creative control to shoot an entire season simply off a pitch – rather than the standard television model of shooting a pilot test episode, and then judging whether it merited a full season order – had paid off in spades. The only problem? Once television networks begin following suit, Netflix won’t stand a chance. Read More…

NY Times Bits Blog | U.S. Finds ‘Backoff’ Hacker Tool Is Widespread

More than 1,000 American businesses have been affected by the cyberattack that hit the in-store cash register systems at Target, Supervalu and most recently UPS Stores, the Department of Homeland Security said in an advisory released in August. Read More…

National Post | The Internet is full: It’s like Y2K — only for real

Internet users are discovering cyberspace has its limits. In a situation experts say is comparable to what could have happened with the Year 2000 (Y2K) bug, the Internet exceeded a memory limit for old routers this week, causing slow browsing speeds and halting access to certain websites. Read More…

Globe and Mail | CRTC probes how wireless companies charge for mobile TV

Canada’s telecom regulator is asking a series of tough new questions about the way three cellphone providers charge for live and on-demand television programming on mobile applications. Read More…

 

 

 


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