Net neutrality protests in US, Google pulling YouTube from Fire TVIn this week's wrap-up, protesters gather in front of Verizon stores to raise awareness of net neutrality's potential doom. Meanwhile, Google plays hardball with Amazon.
This is C Net and here are the stories that matter right now. Protesters came together in front of Verizon stores around the United States on December 7th, to raise awareness about net neutrality. On December 14th the FCC will vote on a new proposal that would get rid of net neutrality regulations that have been in place since 2015. The proposal is expected to pass since three of the five seats on the commission are controlled by the Republican party. The protests were held at Verizon stores because the current FCC chairman worked as a lawyer for Verizon before he was appointed to the FCC. Verizon says it has no plans to block or slow access to the internet. [MUSIC] Google and Amazon are having a fight. In a statement, Google said that it will no longer support YouTube on echo show and fire TV devices. Access to YouTube on the echo show is already gone. YouTube on fire Fire TV will no longer be supported as of January 1st, 2018 if the parties can not reach an agreement. Google mentioned how Amazon does not offer Google products, like the Chromecast and the Google Home, on its online store. Amazon said it hopes to resolve the matter as soon as possible. HP and ASUS showed off two new Windows 10 laptops that use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor. Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the C|NET Tech Today app, available for iOS and Android.