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California can finally enforce its landmark net neutrality law, judge rules

The Verge

Net neutrality died a horrible death in 2017, but things have just turned around: California’s landmark net neutrality law — erected in 2018 but immediately blocked by lawsuits from Trump’s Department of Justice and the telecom industry — can finally be enforced. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

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Tim Wu, the ‘father of net neutrality,’ is joining the Biden administration

The Verge

Tim Wu — the Columbia law professor who coined the term “net neutrality” — is joining the Biden administration , where he’ll be working on technology and competition policy at the National Economic Council. Photo: New America / Flickr. Wu is a prominent voice online, as one of the most well-known advocates for a free and open internet.

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Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15% in 2019, highlighting the challenge of net zero emissions

GeekWire

Amazon has pledged to make its retail and cloud-computing operations “net carbon zero” by 2040, but its newly released 2019 sustainability report shows that greenhouse gas emissions rose over the previous year by 15%. grams of CO2e per dollar of Gross Merchandise Sales in 2018 to 122.8 It dropped 5%, declining from 128.9

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Seattle federal jury says Boeing should pay $72M to Zunum Aero in trade secrets case

GeekWire

A “CBS This Morning” video from 2018 focused on Zunum Aero’s plans to build electric airplanes. In 2018, it selected Safran Helicopter Engines to provide the engine turbine for its 12-seat hybrid-electric aircraft. million in damages from the misappropriations, reducing the net award to $71.97

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Zoom sets sights on AI development as it posts fourth-quarter loss

Computerworld Vertical IT

Videoconferencing company Zoom is pinning its growth plans on investment in AI, after reporting its first fourth quarter net loss since 2018. Online revenue was also down 10% year over year to $481.7 million.

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Redfin lays off 201 employees as housing market continues to retrench

GeekWire

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman at the 2018 GeekWire Summit. The company also reported a net loss of $61.9 GeekWire File Photo / Dan DeLong) Redfin laid off 201 employees, or about 4% of its workforce, on Tuesday as it continues to trim expenses in response to the housing downturn and ongoing economic uncertainty.

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Chip shortages push hyperscalers to build their own

Network World

Meanwhile, Amazon is developing its Inferentia and Trainium architectures to carry genAI workloads, a move it made in 2018 in response to Google’s plans. Meta, parent company of Facebook and Instagram, also now is in the AI-focused processor game.

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