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Marketplace Tech for Thursday, April 24, 2014
Apr 24, 2014

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Anticipation has been building around new Open Internet rules from the Federal Communications Commission. The new set of rules are set for discussion by the FCC on May 15. And the latest reports about those new rules don't look good for Net Neutrality. Reports suggest that while they will ban internet companies from blocking content... the new rules don't protect against so-called pay-to-play deals. Pay to play, also called interconnection, could allow some companies to pay Internet Providers in order to have their data delivered faster than the data of others. Also, Jeremy Rifkin, author of "The Zero Marginal Cost Society," join us to talk about why the sharing economy is here to stay. Plus, more on the upcoming Nokia/Microsoft deal.

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Sharing is caring: a collaborative commons economy

Apr 24, 2014
With Airbnb defending its sharing economy, some believe the site's model is a sign of things to come.

Anticipation has been building around new Open Internet rules from the Federal Communications Commission. The new set of rules are set for discussion by the FCC on May 15. And the latest reports about those new rules don’t look good for Net Neutrality. Reports suggest that while they will ban internet companies from blocking content… the new rules don’t protect against so-called pay-to-play deals. Pay to play, also called interconnection, could allow some companies to pay Internet Providers in order to have their data delivered faster than the data of others. Also, Jeremy Rifkin, author of “The Zero Marginal Cost Society,” join us to talk about why the sharing economy is here to stay. Plus, more on the upcoming Nokia/Microsoft deal.

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