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2012-10-19 04:00:05

Second Rise supports launch of myICANN portal to increase public participation and engagement in ICANN Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 18, 2012 Second Rise LLC (Portland, OR) announced signing the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as a customer for the Community Portal service. The Second Rise Community Portal powers the recently launched myICANN.org service which supports ICANN´s multi-stakeholder model by providing information and tools to deepen and broaden...

2012-09-17 14:04:26

From Napster to iTunes to Pandora, the methods by which the public can obtain and share music have rapidly progressed. Future groundbreaking innovations may need to wait, though, as the next generation of technology is being stymied by the very copyright laws that seek to protect the industry, says Michael Carrier, a professor of law at Rutgers—Camden. “There is not enough attention being given to the effect copyright law has on innovation,” Carrier says about the...

2012-09-14 23:02:53

Fadi Chehadé assumes top spot two weeks early. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2012 Fadi Chehadé today officially assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). He assumed his position two weeks ahead of his planned start date. Chehadé´s appointment as CEO had been announced on 22 June, though he was not expected to assume his role until 1 October. Chief Operating Officer...

Google Fiber Kansas City
2012-09-10 14:22:47

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While the rest of the world sits and watches in envy, Google updated the public on its progress towards bringing futuristic, super-high-speed Internet speeds to homes in Kansas City today. In a program known as Google Fiber, the company kicked off a six-week rally on July 26 to chart out a plan of where it would be building the ultra-fast network in Kansas City neighborhoods. People were asked to pre-register for the service,...

19 Million Lack Broadband Access: FCC
2012-08-22 10:15:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A growing number of Americans now have high-speed Internet access, but 19 million still remain without, according to an annual broadband progress report released Tuesday by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). “The nation has made significant progress expanding high-speed Internet access in recent years, but further implementation of major reforms newly adopted by the Federal Communications Commission is required...

2012-06-28 23:03:26

Internet Delegates Explore Green Prague With DotGreen Prague, Czech Republic (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 The DotGreen Community, Inc., the premier representative promoting the launch of the new .green Top-Level Domain (TLD), introduced a greener Prague to delegates of the international ICANN conference taking place this week at the Hilton Hotel. The idea, vision and global concept of the .green online sustainability identifier has been in the works for almost five years. DotGreen´s...

Vocado Executive To Become New ICANN CEO
2012-06-24 05:23:52

The organization which oversees website domain names has chosen a little-known executive as the successor to departing chief executive Rod Beckstrom, according to various media reports published this weekend. Beckstrom, who is departing ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) when his three-year contract expires next month, will be replaced by Fadi Chehade. The 50-year-old Chehade, who is currently the CEO at cloud-based administrative software firm Vocado, will...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.