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Buzz Out Loud 846: The subprime software market

Think you've seen the worst of the global financial collapse? Well, you haven't. Microsoft's dipping its toe into subprime software lending, otherwise known as providing free software to start-ups making less than $1 million.

By November 5, 2008


Buzz Out Loud 845: BOL the vote

Hey, here's a thought: a free, open-source video codec that could be universally portable and playable. I'd vote for that, wouldn't you? In other news of the day, Dash stops making hardware to focus on software.

By November 4, 2008


Verizon exec: Some Net neutrality fans suffer from 'paranoia'

In the wake of the FCC's ruling against Comcast, broadband providers and their allies at a tech policy conference say Net neutrality is dangerous and still makes no sense.

By August 19, 2008


ISPs prepare for video revolution

Peer-to-peer could be your service providers' best friend as it tries to handle the rising tide of video on the Net.

By July 7, 2008


Verizon's fiber guru talks strategy

Mark Wegleitner, chief technology officer of the company's broadband division, talks about the Comcast-BitTorrent controversy and the future of Verizon's fiber-to-the-home network.

By June 27, 2008


Cable chief: Let us 'experiment' with our networks

In light of Comcast-BitTorrent controversy, trade group head says engineers need freedom to manage file-sharing traffic--and combat piracy--without regulators getting in the way.

By March 20, 2008


Verizon touts smart P2P software

Company will reveal test results indicating it could reduce the impact of peer-to-peer traffic on its network by more than 50 percent by "intelligently" routing such traffic.

By March 13, 2008


Buzz Out Loud 681: Pi Not Pie

Today is March 14, also known as Pi day, and all we can think about is celebrating by eating large amounts of apple pie. Verizon seems to be warming up to P2P technology, and the music industry is proposing a monthly fee for ISPs to offset the cost of pi

By March 14, 2008


Harnessing the power of P2P

It may have gotten a bad rap, but peer-to-peer technology is increasingly used as a legitimate distribution tool for high-bandwidth applications like video.

By January 24, 2008


MP3.com angers artists by outing their earnings

Starving musicians hawking their tunes on MP3.com are furious about a new feature that lets listeners know just how starving they are.

By May 3, 2000