Media News

National media news ICT headlines sort into these seven categories:

1. Applications: What users do with ICT 
2. End Points: The hardware & software users interface with to access applications
3. Plumbing: The pipes & boxes that connect users to applications & each other
4. Security: That which provides for user privacy 
5. Future: What's coming
6. Regulatory: That which provides for both fairness & freedom
7. Marketing & Misc: ICT commerce & unclassified

 

Application News

 

Messaging App Line’s Next Step: A Line-Branded Smartphone? http://on.wsj.com/1Fbxq5x WSJ 3/31/15

Twitter’s Periscope live video app kills the press conference http://wapo.st/1NR7coc WaPo 3/26/15

As Twitter Introduces Periscope, Tech Titans Bet on Live Streaming Video http://nyti.ms/1Io2Eap NYT 3/27/15

Using social media for your federal agency Or any big company department that interfaces the public  http://wapo.st/1Cxjn7Y  Example https://storify.com/FAFSA WaPo 3/18/15

Microsoft Backs Further Away From Selling Software Free upgrade to Windows 10 http://nyti.ms/18L7Cir NYT 3/18/15

E-signature, mobile tools in Adobe PDF subscription service For businesses & consumers http://wapo.st/1FFP5ke WaPo 3/17/15

Facebook Announces a Payments Feature for Its Messenger App System to rival PayPal? http://nyti.ms/1FJcCkh NYT 3/17/15

Will Your Boss "Gamify" Your Job to make you more productive? http://nyti.ms/1Lxboh2 NYT 3/15/15

Microsoft Has Its ‘Groove Back,’ Say Some CIOs http://on.wsj.com/1I0Af7o WSJ 3/9/15

Slack, the Office Messaging App That May Finally Sink Email  But are workers ready to see everything every other worker says at work? http://nyti.ms/1MLOcJ2 NYT 3/11/15

What's Office Messaging? HipChat videos show a work day beyond meetings & email http://bit.ly/193OImK YT 2/25/15
 

End Points   

Sprint to Test Home Delivery of New Phones CEO tries to keep subscribers with labor-intensive offer and 5,000 Sprint-branded cars http://on.wsj.com/1H0wY96 WSJ 4/13/15

Google’s Cheapest Chromebooks Yet: $149 Hisense and Haier Laptops http://on.wsj.com/1Io4V5r WSJ 3/31/15

Surface 3: Microsoft’s Budget Tablet Gets Full Windows 8.1 http://on.wsj.com/1a1MPYc WSJ 3/31/15

Amazon Dash: Order products with the touch of a button http://wapo.st/1c4f9dX WaPo 3/31/15

Microsoft resurrects the Surface with third try http://bit.ly/1Ff3nXM CW 3/31/13   

Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand IE will live on, but only as plumbing for Windows http://bit.ly/1B2rHqQ Verge 3/17/15

BlackBerry Unveils Security-Focused Tablet Developed with IBM & Samsung to increase enterprise & government market share http://on.wsj.com/1I0uabd WSJ 3/14/15

Smartphones on a Budget How to save money with year-old and non-contract phones http://nyti.ms/1GrIqIY NYT 2/25/15

Get the Most From Your Google Android Phonehttp://nyti.ms/1BRyJ5i NYT 1/21/15

Getting the Most Out of Apple iOS 8http://nyti.ms/1GrOils NYT 1/14/15

Device Syncing: Call From Computers and Text From Tablets http://nyti.ms/1BXTFZS NYT 1/11/15

Review: Google Chromebook Pixel by NYT's Molly Wood http://nyti.ms/1I1z7Aw NYT 1/11/15

Chromebooks Win Buyers Ready to Live in the Cloud by NYT's Molly Wood http://nyti.ms/1AJOhp6 NYT 5/21/14


Plumbing  

Google Fiber forcing rivals to lower pricing When Google comes to town it's good news for consumers http://zd.net/1FGtuKf 4/13/15

 

Google Pressures AT&T’s Broadband Prices http://on.wsj.com/1CiY7ye WSJ 3/30/15

Charter Cable Buys Bright House for $10.4 billion http://on.wsj.com/1DfWG8y WSJ 3/31/15  
Master Agency Responses http://bit.ly/1aGFApC CP 4/2/15

Telecom’s Next Goal: Defining 5G Industry pools knowledge in race to go beyond fast download speeds http://on.wsj.com/19ATcSW WSJ 3/9/15

Google Wireless Plan Has One Catch New Service Will Only Work on Latest Nexus 6 Smartphone http://on.wsj.com/1x2ha3M WSJ 3/5/15

T-Mobile Takes Aim at Business Market Carrier hopes to lure business customers with $16 flat-fee pricing plan http://on.wsj.com/1Grc68V WSJ 3/15/15

T-Mobile Aims for Business Customers http://nyti.ms/193LXBD NYT 3/18/15

 

IoT/M2M

IBM to Invest $3 Billion with Weather Channel, others on IoT projects http://on.wsj.com/1E04r35 WSJ 3/31/15

 

IBM Scores Weather Data Deal and Starts IoT Unit http://nyti.ms/1GHYxEf NYT 3/31/15

 

IBM’s creates business unit for the Internet of Things http://wapo.st/1CRfp8Q WaPo 3/31/15

 

For Hardware Makers, Sharing Their Secrets Is Now Part of the Business Plan http://nyti.ms/1GkZ947 NYT 3/29/15   

 

The Internet of "Moving" Things has arrived.  Check out this NPR story and then this video to learn more. NPR 3/2/15

 

Big Data

 

Twitter’s Evolving Plans to Make Money From Its Data Stream http://nyti.ms/1zai7CQ NYT 4/13/15

 

White House first chief data scientist is no stranger to Washington http://wapo.st/1agV3vM WaPo 3/27/15

 

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IBM Introduces Twitter-Fueled Data Services for Business to help predict future customer behavior http://nyti.ms/1Grs8ja NYT 3/17/15

 

Facebook Readies New-Breed Servers, Aided by Intel Company has been pushing hardware manufacturers to improve their designs http://on.wsj.com/1I0zNGi WSJ 3/10/15
 

Security

 

French Broadcaster TV5 Monde Recovers After Hacking http://nyti.ms/1CBoG2u NYT 4/13/15

 

Wall St. Is Told to Tighten Digital Security of Partners http://nyti.ms/1DBsOUi NYT 4/13/15

 

China Is Said to Use Powerful New "Great Cannon" Weapon to Censor Internet http://nyti.ms/1Nyv3hF NYT 4/13/15

 

AT&T will pay $25 million after call-center workers sold customer data http://wapo.st/1Eum1MX WaPo 4/13/15

 

Secrecy on the Set: Hollywood Embraces Digital Security http://nyti.ms/1FinLVA NYT 3/30/15

 

China has weaponized the Great Firewall, says a free-speech group http://wapo.st/1PgtDGU WaPo 3/30/15  

 

U.S. Coding Website GitHub Hit With Cyberattack http://on.wsj.com/1y1j6df WSJ 3/29/15  

 

Slack Gets Hacked as Start-Up Technologies Become Targets http://nyti.ms/1O4a8zP NYT 3/27/15  

 

Dems divided on federal anti-hacking bill Don't want to weaken stronger state laws or remove lawsuit threat http://bit.ly/1DCy3o3 3/18/15

 

Blue Cross Discloses Data Breach Cyberattack Exposed Medical Data http://nyti.ms/1LwB4u4 NYT 3/17/15

 

Is using email encryption suspicious? Half of Americans say yes, according to Pew http://wapo.st/1MLEhTR WaPo 3/17/15

 

Corporation Under Fire for Monitoring Students’ Twitter Posts Corporate due diligence or spying on children? http://nyti.ms/1MLMOWS NYT 3/17/15

 

Police Departments Deploy Fake Cell Towers to Track Cell Calls Are they listening to your business calls? http://nyti.ms/1GruMWb NYT 3/15/15

 

Cell Phone Encrypting Software Does it work? (Video) http://nyti.ms/1O7Hz5t NYT 2/19/14

 

5 Reasons MSPs Love Time-Based Cloud Retention/BDR http://bit.ly/1yaYjEy    

 

 

Future

 

The Path Toward Tomorrow’s Internethttp://nyti.ms/1H2cPQz NYT 3/30/15

 

Drones Beaming Web Access Are in the Stars for Facebook http://nyti.ms/1JkLfgv NYT 3/26/15

 

How Long to Get 50 Million Users? Infographic shows 75 years for phones & 35 days for angry birds http://on.wsj.com/1Cxc7dQ WSJ 3/13/15

 

The Business Phone Call is Back WSJ article discusses how new business phone companies (Switch, Twilio, Talko, Biba) are taking customers from old business phone companies (AT&T, Cisco, Alcatel) http://on.wsj.com/18JdIQn WSJ 3/12/15

 

 

Regulatory

 

Net neutrality will be fair game for lawsuits starting next week http://wapo.st/1Dbxwql WaPo 4/13/15

 

T-Mobile Emerges a Wireless Auction Winner http://on.wsj.com/1H2all8 WSJ 3/30/15

 

Harry Reid’s retirement could give tech companies a huge leg up in the Senate http://wapo.st/1Gl18oN WaPo 3/27/15

 

FCC Nears Opening Some Airwaves for Cheaper Wireless Use http://on.wsj.com/1ySA7Bi WSJ 3/27/15

 

Congress wants to open up vast troves of federal airwaves for your cellphone http://wapo.st/1O46eqD WaPo 3/26/15

 

How to end a fight over who should regulate Internet providers http://wapo.st/1CaRf6K WaPo 3/26/15

 

Republicans can’t overturn the FCC’s new net neutrality rules without this Democrat And he’s not playing along. http://wapo.st/1MR5Glu WaPo 3/19/15

 

Verizon pays $3.4 million after failing to fix a 911 outage in time http://engt.co/18Lezjn 3/18/15

Net Neutrality Explainer Video from WSJ If you're building a tutorial page of ICT terms, include this video http://nyti.ms/1EwHnYf WSJ 3/13/15

 

Marketing & Misc.   

 

The Gap Between Auto Dealers and Social Media http://nyti.ms/1I6Hx9t NYT 4/13/15

 

The 12 Tech Nuisances That Annoy Us Most Endless notifications, uneven updates, short-lived batteries and other modern headaches http://on.wsj.com/1DBxWZR WSJ 3/10/15

 

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