Wednesday 05.10.17


The Mid-Week

// Go Deep*: Net Neutrality
On Wednesdays, we dig into a single topic  + updates on worldly happenings*

Snap earnings: First report since IPO is major test for Snapchat parent company   Snap Inc. will be releasing its earnings report for the first time as a public company after the close of the market today. Daily user growth will be the key focus of investors’ attention.  - Market Watch

Apple acquires sleep tracking company Beddit   Apple has acquired Beddit, a Finland-based sleep analytics company, for an undisclosed sum. Beddit’s latest product, the Beddit 3, is a strip of sensors that is placed across a bed that measures “sleep time and efficiency, heart rate, respiration, temperature, movement, snoring, room temperature, and room humidity,” per the product’s description.  - Tech Crunch

Chicken nugget tweet breaks Twitter record   An American teenager’s tweet to Wendys has surpassed Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar retweet record, after his plea for a year’s supply of chicken nuggets was retweeted over 3,430,249 times.  - BBC

South Korea says it’s building the world’s largest test site for self-driving cars   South Korea is planning to build the largest testing area for autonomous cars. The planned 88-acre site will be equipped with bus-only lanes, expressways, zones for autonomous parking and other simulated scenarios. - The Verge

U.S. increasingly convinced that Russia hacked French election  On Tuesday, the director of the U.S. National Security Agency, Admiral Mike Rogers, communicated to the Senate Armed Services Committee that the U.S warned the French after they saw Russian hackers penetrating the countries computer infrastructure. 

Go Deep: Net Neutrality

High-level: Net neutrality keeps the internet.... neutral. Without it, internet service providers (like Verizon or AT&T) would have the ability to throttle the speed for different services, (As AT&T did with file-sharing sites), price discriminate based on the user, and gate access to specific services, rather than keeping the availability of all sites and programs open.

Net Neutrality: Why the Next 10 Days Are So Important in the Fight for Fair Internet

The Worst Lies from Yesterday's Anti-Net Neutrality Speech - Gizmodo

// Winners+Losers
Who Wins & Loses on Net Neutrality Rules - CNBC

// Rant, Over.
VIDEO: John Oliver Crashed the FCC Website with this Net Neutrality Plea - Youtube/HBO

// ?
What Everyone Gets Wrong in the Debate Over Net Neutrality - Wired