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OneWeb raises $1.2B to offer satellite-based internet services as soon as 2019

OneWeb raises $1.2B to offer satellite-based internet services as soon as 2019 | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

The battle for satellite-powered internet is heating up. Weeks after Tesla asked the U.S. Government for permission to launch a service powered by thousands of satellites above the Earth, rival project OneWeb has raised $1.2 billion in new funding to get things rolling as soon as 2019.

Networks are not likely to operational for most people for years, but the money is already flowing in large amounts. OneWeb has raised $500 million from a bevy of investors that include Airbus, Qualcomm, Virgin, Boeing and Coca Cola. This new financing is led by Japan’s SoftBank, which is cutting a $1 billion check for the company. Read more: click on image or title.

 

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Vive La Tech - Win a trip to Europe's largest Tech and Innovation conference.

Vive La Tech - Win a trip to Europe's largest Tech and Innovation conference. | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Brushing up on my French, since I just entered to win a trip to Le Web in Paris withGA.


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A trip to Paris plus a visit to 'Le Web', Europe's largest tech conference.

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When Startups And Revolutions Collide | TechCrunch

When Startups And Revolutions Collide | TechCrunch | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

In the last two months, tiny Silicon Valley startups have proven their ability to upset the well-laid plans of autocrats half a world away. Just this week, Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, failed spectacularly at banning Twitter, as local citizens found easy workarounds with tech tools, skirting blocks with tens of thousands of tweets mocking the impotent censors.

“I think that startups can perform functions once reserved to government, but they are well-served to be as educated as possible before they wade into foreign affairs,” Secretary Hilary Clinton’s former senior adviser, Alec Ross, writes to me.

The State Department is no longer the only bridge between a pajama-clad hacker and dissidents in the Middle East. Anyone with an Internet connection can wade into the dicey diplomatic waters of revolution, once reserved for governments. This new unregulated power has its promises and perils.

Turkey’s Backfire

In Turkey, anti-censorship tech has thus far provided a safe and almost embarrassingly easy workaround for clumsy government censors. Erdoğan brazenly threatened to “wipe out” Twitter after courts approved a ban on the micro-blogging service for hosting anti-government content.

Almost immediately after the ban was instituted, information for workarounds spread virally.

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This issue is very significant. Democracy and communication are very closely linked. Governments used to control the communication channels, but with the rise of the internet that is not the case anymore. Not only startups are making a difference. Big technology companies are gaining tremendous power. And so does every individual.

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Welcome to hell: Apple vs Google vs Facebook and the slow death of the web | The Verge

So let's talk about ad blocking.

You might think the conversation about ad blocking is about the user experience of news, but what we're really talking about is money and power in Silicon Valley. And titanic battles between large companies with lots of money and power tend to have a lot of collateral damage.

iOS 9 came out yesterday (in fits and starts) and with it, support for content blockers in iOS 9. There is already a little cottage industry of ad blockers available, and you should definitely try one or two — they will radically improve your mobile web experience, because they will... block huge chunks of the web from loading.

what we're really talking about is money and power in Silicon Valley

Those huge chunks — the ads! — are almost certainly the part you don't want. What you want is the content, hot sticky content, snaking its way around your body and mainlining itself directly into your brain. Plug that RSS firehose straight into your optic nerve and surf surf surf 'til you die.

Unfortunately, the ads pay for all that content, an uneasy compromise between the real cost of media production and the prices consumers are willing to pay that has existed since the first human scratched the first antelope on a wall somewhere. Media has always compromised user experience for advertising: that's why magazine stories are abruptly continued on page 96, and why 30-minute sitcoms are really just 22 minutes long. Media companies put advertising in the path of your attention, and those interruptions are a valuable product. Your attention is a valuable product. Read more: click image or title.



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The Internet of Things: it's a really big deal

The Internet of Things: it's a really big deal | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Within a few years, the Internet of Things is going to be worth trillions of dollars, writes John Naughton

Good morning! Or evening, if you happen to be reading this on the other side of the world. Our topic for today is the internet. What? You already know about the internet? No, no, I don't mean that internet, the boring old one you use to access YouTube and send Facebook updates, email and tweets and stuff. That's the internet of people and it's so, well, yesterday. I'm talking about the new internet, which is going to be the latest thing Real Soon Now.

It's called the Internet of Things or IoT and it's got everybody very excited over in Silicon Valley, where they hyperventilate a lot about technology. When you ask them what it is they say things such as "a global, immersive, invisible, ambient networked computin

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The next big thing: everything connected. More gadgets, more startups, more ideas.

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