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The ratings: Most net neutrality groups get poor grades on transparency

computerworld.com — After a spate of news stories about alleged "astroturf" advocacy in a contentious U.S. net neutrality debate, the IDG News Service looked into the funding transparency of several think tanks and advocacy groups involved in the issue. Several disclose limited or no information about their funding.

Advocacy groups hit for obscuring corporate ties in net neutrality debate

computerworld.com — A spate of recent news stories have revealed that a wide variety of lobby groups have financial ties to broadband carriers and trade associations, accusing them of faking grassroots opposition to strong net neutrality rules. The recent coverage from news organizations has overwhelmingly targeted a lack of funding transparency in groups opposed to strong net neutrality regulations.

Secretive funding fuels debate about net neutrality astroturfing

computerworld.com — The contentious debate about net neutrality in the U.S. has sparked controversy over a lack of funding transparency for advocacy groups and think tanks, which critics say subverts the political process. News stories from a handful of publications in recent months have accused some think tanks and advocacy groups of "astroturfing" -- quietly shilling for large broadband carriers.

Toshiba Chromebook 2 review: An attractive Chrome OS experience

computerworld.com — At first, if you wanted a Chrome OS laptop, your choices were to either pay $1,300 for a top-of-the-line experience or to suffer with a poky and poorly built product in the $200 to $400 range.
Oct 24, 2014

Toshiba Chromebook 2 review: An attractive Chrome OS experience goo.gl/36yzlJ Really compelling, though not without compromise.

5 great iPhone, iPad accessories for busy people

computerworld.com — I've identified some cool accessories I think will be useful for people wanting to get the best from their iPhone or iPad while on the move. Livescribe 3 Smartpen and Moleskine notebook Livescribe is the best way I've found to sketch and take notes using iOS.
Oct 24, 2014

Have a great w/e! 5 great iPhone, iPad accessories for busy people by @jonnyevans_cw computerworld.com/article/283782… via @computerworld

Oct 24, 2014

5 great iPhone, iPad accessories for busy people by @jonnyevans_cw computerworld.com/article/283782… via @computerworld

Researcher works to make 3D-printed metals stronger, customizable

computerworld.com — A scientist at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is working on a way to change metal 3D printing that could revolutionize the way products are customized. Diran Apelian, a professor of mechanical engineering at WPI, is researching the use of so-called semi-solid metals, instead of powdered metals, in additive manufacturing.
Oct 24, 2014

#WPI researcher works to make 3D printed metals stronger & customizable. bit.ly/1sic6Pk @WPI #3Dprinting

Apple hands 8 execs stock awards worth up to $27M

computerworld.com — Apple recently awarded eight executives stock grants that were worth almost $13 million each at Thursday's closing price, with as much as another $14 million up for grabs. The stock grants came in two parts. The first was an award of 122,863 shares that vest over a three-year stretch, starting in April 2017 and will be given if an executive is still with the company.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @gkeizer: Apple hands 8 execs stock awards worth up to $27M at today's share price. computerworld.com/article/283791…

8 big trends in big data analytics

computerworld.com — Bill Loconzolo, vice president of data engineering at Intuit, jumped into a data lake with both feet. Dean Abbott, chief data scientist at Smarter Remarketer, made a beeline for the cloud. The leading edge of big data and analytics, which includes data lakes for holding vast stores of data in its native format and, of course, cloud computing, is a moving target, both say.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @dezyreonline: intereresting read! 8 big trends in big data analytics by @rmitch computerworld.com/article/269085… via @computerworld

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