Exclusive: Google employees organize to fight cyber bullying at work

About 100 Google U.S. employees concerned about cyber bullying inside the company have organized into a group proposing new policies for conduct at the unit of Alphabet Inc, five people involved in the effort said in recent interviews.
— Read on www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-google-diversity-exclusive/exclusive-google-employees-organize-to-fight-cyber-bullying-at-work-idUSKBN1H61QR

Yep, a Comcast lobbyist is already scheming about paid fast lanes – BGR

Last year, the telecoms industry scored a huge win by pushing net neutrality repeal through the Federal Communications Commission. The rule change means that internet service providers are no longer effectively regulated by the FCC, and the enforcement of net neutrality is left up to a toothless Fed…
— Read on bgr.com/2018/03/31/comcast-net-neutrality-fast-lanes/

Why ‘The China Hustle’ is a finance documentary all U.S. investors need to see – MarketWatch

Producer and documentarian Alex Gibney and whistleblower Dan David speak with MarketWatch about Chinese reverse mergers and short-selling.
— Read on www.marketwatch.com/story/finance-documentary-the-china-hustle-revisits-chinese-reverse-mergers-and-activist-short-sellers-2018-03-30

Former Microsoft executive blames carriers and manufacturers for Windows Phone’s failure

Many former Windows Phone users will tell you that the so-called “app gap” was responsible for the failure of the platform to be competitive with iOS and Android. Now, Brandon Watson is rejecting that argument through a series of tweets. And Mr. Watson should know since he was Senior Director for Windows Phone between March 2010 and February 2012, and was the person in charge of “developer platform product management…
— Read on www.phonearena.com/news/Former-Windows-Phone-exec-blames-manufacturers-for-failure_id103727

Disney star Alyson Stoner opens up about sexuality: ‘I fell in love with a woman’ | Fox News

Former Disney Channel child star and professional dancer, Alyson Stoner, has shared her experience of falling in love with a woman in an emotional essay for Teen Vogue.
— Read on www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/03/31/disney-star-alyson-stoner-opens-up-about-sexuality-fell-in-love-with-woman.html

Report: Netflix is Considering Buying Luc Besson’s Film Company

Last year, Luc Besson released Valerian, a visually lush and imaginative scifi film via his film company, EuropaCorp. The movie, which was one of the most expensive independent films ever, did… okay. Not well enough to justify the incredible amount of money put into it, according to some sources, and ever since then EuropaCorp’s prospects have been rocky.
— Read on io9.gizmodo.com/report-netflix-is-considering-buying-luc-bessons-film-1824231804

Letter from George H. W. Bush to George W. Bush: A 1988 warning about family and corruption in the White House — Quartz

Scrutiny comes down hard on the families of US politicians, and most of all on the presidency and its hopefuls. Twenty-five years ago, George H. W. Bush knew that lesson well. A 1988 letter (pdf) from Bush Sr. warns his son, who would later serve two terms himself, against the appearance of wielding family influence….
— Read on qz.com/869244/letter-from-george-h-w-bush-to-george-w-bush-a-1988-warning-about-family-and-corruption-in-the-white-house/

The story of AOL’s In2TV, which helped invent binge TV before Netflix – Business Insider

Years before Netflix or Hulu took off, AOL offered TV content over the web, including classic shows like “Welcome Back Kotter” on a forgotten streaming service
— Read on www.businessinsider.com/the-forgotten-story-of-aols-in2tv-which-helped-invent-binge-tv-way-before-netflix-2018-3

Gigabit Coming to Every School in North Dakota, Thanks to New 100 Gig Backbone Network – Telecompetitor

North Dakota is building on its fiber-rich connectivity reputation by bringing gigabit capability to all of its schools, via the STAGEnet network. Dakota Carrier Network is upgrading a statewide network to 100G capability, allowing schools and other agencies to…
— Read on www.telecompetitor.com/gigabit-coming-every-school-north-dakota-thanks-new-100-gig-backbone-network/

FCC Authorizes an Additional $540 Million for USF Rural Broadband Funding – Telecompetitor

The additional USF rural broadband funding includes $360 million for carriers that elected model-based support and $180 million for carriers that opted to stay on the existing program. The FCC also is seeking input on the ongoing USF budget.
— Read on www.telecompetitor.com/fcc-authorizes-an-additional-540-million-for-usf-rural-broadband-funding/