The latest news and headlines from Yahoo! The Second Industrial Revolution telecom and cable companies would like to control the content and the traffic on the IoT, in order to boost their margins, and secure a monopoly by dint of their ownership of the “pipes.” Prosumers are equally determined to keep the Internet of Things an open Commons and find new apps that will advance network collaboration and a push to near zero marginal costs and near free goods and services.
The European Union, the world’s largest economy, has taken steps to keep the Energy Internet an open architecture by requiring that conventional power and utility companies unbundle their power generation from their transmission of electricity. By 2013, Google was fielding almost 6 billion searches a day, and enjoyed a market share of 67 percent among search engines in the United States, 93 percent in Germany, 89 percent in the United Kingdom, and 95 percent in France.
A growing number of the scientific community feel that global warming and climate change don’t define what’s really happening to our planet – which is in fact, climate disruption. In the US, Fox News and the Wall Street Journal lead the way; research shows that Fox watching increases distrust of climate scientists.
Researchers at Stanford University concluded in an article published in the “Bulletin of the World Health Organization” in 2011 that in 20 sub-Saharan African countries, exposure to the Mexico City Policy during years of reinstatement resulted in an increase in induced abortions, which may be explained by the corresponding decrease in family planning and reproductive health services when the policy is in action.