ActiveState’s ActiveRuby beta release, the Windows Bounty Program, and AnchorFree’s net neutrality SDK — SD Times news digest: July 27, 2017

Just weeks after releasing its commercial Go programming language distribution, ActiveState is taking on a new language. The company announced the beta release of ActiveRuby, its commercially supported Ruby distribution. ActiveRuby is based on Ruby 2.3.4, and provides easy installation, and features for the development and deployment of Ruby apps. “For enterprises looking to accelerate … continue reading

Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality, Box Elements, and Microsoft’s Babylon.js 3.0 — SD Times news digest: July 14, 2017

This week’s Day of Action, an Internet-wide protest to “Save Net Neutrality” brought more than 125,000 websites, Internet users, and organizations together. As a result, the FCC received more than two million comments, and millions of emails and phone calls were made to Congress, reports Fight for the Future (FFF). “The FCC needs to listen … continue reading

Change.org joins the protest to save net neutrality

Companies are coming together today for the Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality to stress the importance of keeping the Internet open, fast and accessible to all. Change.org is one of these organizations joining the coalition and fighting for the principles that will keep the Internet free from censorship. In addition to joining the … continue reading

DeepMind’s AI behavior research, Windows 10 Insider Preview for PC, and the Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality — SD Times news digest: July 10, 2017

The DeepMind team is releasing three new papers demonstrating how they plan on bringing flexible and natural behaviors to artificial intelligence. The team aims to make these capabilities reusable and adaptable. The papers includes locomotion behaviors, the ability to learn human behaviors from motion capture, and imitation of diverse behaviors. “True motor intelligence requires learning … continue reading

Poll: Political parties agree on supporting net neutrality

Despite their varying stances on today’s issues, there is one thing that Democrats, Republicans and Independents seem to agree on, and that is protecting net neutrality. A recent poll from Mozilla and research firm Ipsos, shows support across party lines for net neutrality, and it reveals that a majority of Americans do not trust the … continue reading

Net neutrality stands firm in the U.S.

Net neutrality won a major victory in the United States yesterday as the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in a 2-1 vote upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to categorize Internet access as a public utility. Kit Walsh, staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, wrote a blog post explaining … continue reading

A 2015 State of the Apps survey, Kim Dotcom’s encrypted MEGAchat, and BlackBerry calls for app neutrality—SD Times news digest: Jan. 22, 2015

Mobile advertising marketplace Millennial Media has released its State of the Apps 2015 Industry Snapshot, which found that app monetization and programmatic availability as the most prevalent goals for app developers and publishers. The report, which surveyed 351 application developers and publishers from September through November of 2014, found that developers aim to design for … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: The wisdom of Bob Metcalfe

Washington, D.C. — “It’s not time to regulate and control and tax the Internet.” Those are words of wisdom about Net Neutrality from Dr. Robert Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, held here at the MEF GEN14, the annual conference from the Metro Ethernet Forum. Bob Metcalfe is a legend, not only for his role in inventing … continue reading

SD Times news digest: September 10, 2014—Swift language hits 1.0, and Apple’s WatchKit developer kit for Apple Watch

Apple releases WatchKit for Apple Watch Apple launched its first new product line since 2010 yesterday: the Apple Watch line of smart watch wearable devices. For developers this means an entirely new platform, in the form of a new set of tools called WatchKit. WatchKit, a development platform specifically for Apple Watch, enables third-party application … continue reading

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