Net Threats?

Steve Weber expands on comments around the Pew Future of the Internet Report. The 'free and open' Internet is at risk -- but it has always been at risk.  There's a lot of good news to go along with the frightened rhetoric in the otherwise excellent Pew Report.  Let's not overdo the pessimism.  

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Steven Weber
Growing pains for the Internet economy

The debate over what the FCC should do in regards to net neutrality is getting a lot of coverage these days. Turns out, this is just one of a number of more broadly impacting policy issues that are about to come under the microscope of public debate and government action (or, inaction…which itself is also a choice), as the Internet and the “online” economy of digital goods and services re-integrates with the “offline” or “real” economy. 

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Matt Ranen
Time for CEOs to choose sides?

Russian geopolitical strategy is creating friction for US-based multinationals. There’s going to be more of it coming in the next few years. And not only from Russia, as other emerging market governments and multinationals wield political and military power, not market power, because that’s what they have to work with. 

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Steven Weber