Wednesday, November 9, 2011

25 Million Poor to Get Cheap Computers, $9.95 Internet Service

What was originally supposed to be a "bring broadband to rural areas" morphed into a subsidized computer and internet service by the FCC.   Windows 7 to the masses...

"The Federal Communications Commission is launching a $4-billion program to narrow the digital divide by making high-speed Internet access and computers more affordable for more than 25 million mainly low-income Americans.

Those who qualify would pay $9.95 a month for Internet access at 1 megabit per second and $150 for a refurbished laptop running the Windows 7 operating system, along with applications that include digital literacy training.,0,7709028.story

Friday, November 4, 2011

Google Finally Figures Something Out

After losing 8 percent market share to Bing over the last year, Google is trying to update its core search engine....