Author Archives: Daniel Roth
  • White House and Google: Cozy, as charged

    Ex-Googler broke Obama's ethics rules by talking to Googlers -- but how couldn't he?

    By Roger Parloff

    By browsing through several dozen emails now being posted by a consumer  group, anyone can read for himself the chummy chatter that has been occurring for the past year between a couple of senior Google officers and White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer Andrew McLaughlin, who headed Google's global public policy unit until assuming MORE

    May 21, 2010 8:36 AM ET
  • Rice University Business Plan Competition 2010

    What's the Big Idea? Judge for Yourself

    By Josh Hyatt, contributor

    Call it April Madness. In just a few days, 42 teams of student entrepreneurs will compete in a grinding competition to win a record-busting $1 million in cash and prizes.

    Meet the 42 teams who have been chosen – out of 420 entries – to face off in Rice University's Tenth Annual Rice Business Plan Competition, the country's largest and wealthiest graduate-level MORE

    - Apr 14, 2010 10:36 AM ET
  • Why Congress is Comcastic

    By David A. Kaplan, contributor

    A federal appeals court sided with Comcast, saying the FCC overstepped its bounds in enforcing net neutrality. But the real slap is on Congress.

    In an important decision already being attacked by supporters of "net neutrality," the court ruled that the FCC lacked the power to force Comcast (CMCSA) to treat all traffic equally on its broadband network.  Thus, Comcast—and other telecom and cable companies—are MORE

    Apr 6, 2010 8:31 PM ET
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  • Who wins when Google leaves China? Microsoft and Baidu might not like the answer

    The big question in China isn't why Google is leaving but who will take its market share. Microsoft wants it, Baidu's a favorite, but local powers like Sohu and Tencent are more likely to be the big winners.

    By Bill Powell, senior writer

    The days are winding down for some of the best and brightest who went to work for Google (GOOG, FORTUNE 500) in China over the last couple of years. MORE

    Mar 18, 2010 3:06 PM ET
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  • Happy 25th birthday, .com. Time to grow up. Quickly.

    The infrastructure of the Internet isn't capable of handling the amount of traffic sure to come in the next 25 years. To get there, government and business are going to have to work together.

    By Mark McLaughlin , CEO VeriSign

    In the movie "Jaws," after the Great White rams against the hull and nearly sinks the ship, Roy Scheider utters the famous line, "We're gonna need a bigger boat." That sums up MORE

    Mar 15, 2010 7:30 AM ET
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