Zero rating poses a conundrum for net neutrality advocates around the world

The trade-offs globally for affordable internet access are tricky. “Zero rating” provides free data for some sites and services, but not all. Image: In November 2014, the political landscape fundamentally shifted when President Barack Obama made a public statement in favor of strong net neutrality rules. The president urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) […]

Microsoft Continues Its March Toward Open Source With Latest Acquisition

Microsoft has agreed to acquire open-source software company Revolution Analytics, heavily embracing the R programming language, a data analysis tool widely used by both academics and corporate data scientists. The software giant announced the deal on Friday, but did not disclose the terms. Revolution Analytics is best known for offering developer tools for use with […]