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Congress To Hold Hearing On Google’s Driverless Cars This Week

Congress To Hold Hearing On Google’s Driverless Cars This Week

By Zach Walton May 13, 2013

Driverless cars have some people spooked, but most are incredibly supportive of anything that makes the roads safer. Congress wants to make sure of that with a hearing scheduled for this week. The Hill reports that the Senate Commerce Committee …

Senators Call For Net Neutrality Hearing
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Senators Bryon Dorgan (D-ND) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) sent a letter today to Sen. Daniel Inouye, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, calling for a hearing to discuss phone and cable companies’ recent discrimination against content on their networks, and whether current regulatory protections are enough.

Google, Microsoft Testify About DoubleClick

This is the Internet age. We don’t have to wait for general counsels to drop their bon mots before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, because they are already posted online.

We Won’t Be Hearing Much More About Aaron and Google

I met with Aaron Stanton yesterday, who is visiting the San Francisco Bay Area with the goal of getting Google to build his idea (his home is in Idaho, and this is the first time he’s been to SF/Silicon Valley since he was younger and visited with his parents). I see Mathew Ingram is asking “now what?”

Google To Get Belgian News Hearing

A couple of parties to a lawsuit in Belgium against Google for its news indexing have settled with the search advertising giant, but Google will have to wait until 2007 to fight an injunction against its scraping of news content managed by distributor Copiepresse.

MP3 Players With Hearing Aids?
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Swiss hearing aid maker Phonak expects to cash in on people who use MP3 Players. CEO Valentin Chapero said, “”Due to the noise exposure, especially among the young, we are witnessing the creation of a hearing loss bubble in years to come”

Apple: “Blame it on Microsoft”

Yeah, Paul, I was just reading through my feeds (I just shared a ton of items on my link blog) and noticed that Apple has been taking a lot of crap for blaming its shipping a virus on Microsoft.

Niall Kennedy Says Goodbye To Microsoft

Niall Kennedy, who joined Microsoft in April and some hoped would be the next “big voice” at the company after Scoble left, has walked away from the company after a surprisingly short tenure.

AOL Adds Closed Captioning For Video
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AOL is testing closed captions for streaming news content from CNN aimed at enhancing the online media experience for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The captioned content will be available through all AOL channels, which includes its network, service, Web portal and video portal.

FCC Sucks, Says Google Lawyer
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The war of words between major content providers and the telecom companies escalated nicely during the opening of the VON conference in San Jose, drawing the federal government into the fray.

Congress Sounds Off Against Search

MSN, Yahoo, Google, and networking company Cisco all sent staffers to be part of a House Subcommittee hearing on their business practices in China.

Search Faces Congress Today

The House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights, and International Operations, and the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, hosts Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and Cisco in Washington, DC.

Yahoo Hearing VoIP Ringtones

It looks like Yahoo will finally make greater use of the technology it received when it acquired VoIP firm Dialpad, and launch a VoIP competitor to Vonage and Skype.

Congressional Hearing For Google Print?

Google’s list of allies in support of its massive Google Print for Libraries project is getting shorter by the day. Yesterday, the century-old National Consumers League sent a letter to Congress urging the government body to set up public hearings on the matter.

Marketing Is Hearing What Your Customers Say

Good marketing means careful listening. Great listeners, who hear what their customers say, make more sales. All too often we hear sales and marketing professionals talking about giving the perfect sales presentation.

AOL’s Service For the Hearing Impaired
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America Online announced an expanded partnership to launch the new My IP Relay Number service.