On topic: Tech news to know now

As usual, we’ve got your tech news links right here.

Breaking news on net neutrality: The FCC this morning voted 3-2 to advance new rules that would allow Internet fast lanes, but ban the slowdown of traffic. The plan will now be open to public comment for 60 days. You’ll find coverage on SiliconBeat and SiliconValley.com, of course.

Gist of Larry Page’s annual letter to Google shareholders: There’s still a ways to go in search. And “crazy ideas” won’t seem so wild in a few years.

Yahoo and Google are appearing before Senate subcommittee today over ads and privacy.

Business Insider takes a look at how Tim Cook has changed Apple.

Appeals court refuses to revive a Samsung patent case against Apple.

Critics lament Mozilla’s decision to include DRM (digital rights management technology) in Firefox. Mozilla says it’s doing so for its users who might want to access Netflix, Hulu and other services.

Autodesk unveils 3D printer, is open-sourcing its design. Could the company could become the Android of 3D printing?

Air Force lieutenant general speaks out against Elon Musk’s contention about a Lockheed-Boeing monopoly on rocket-launch contracts, says Air Force has got “folks busting their butt” for SpaceX.

And it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: Flappy Bird will rise again. And don’t worry, its creator promises it will be less addictive.

 

Photo of Google CEO Larry Page from Associated Press archives

Levi Sumagaysay Levi Sumagaysay (4063 Posts)

Levi Sumagaysay is editor of the combined SiliconBeat and Good Morning Silicon Valley. She also helps take care of SiliconValley.com, the Mercury News tech website. Email: lsumagaysay (at) bayareanewsgroup (dot-com).