A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.
"Once Steve Jobs goes away, which is probably not far away, then Apple will have to make a strategic decision on whether to open up the platform. ... What's the reason for him [Jobs] to trash Flash? There's no reason other than ego." -- Netgear co-founder Patrick Lo in Sydney Australia. (The Register)
"Steve Jobs doesn't give me a minute!" -- Netgear co-founder Patrick Lo (again) in Sydney Australia. (The Register)
The Noor Group, Egypt's last up-and-running Internet Service Provider serving between 8% and 12% of the country's citizens, was shut down yesterday. As a tiny consolation, Google and Twitter are offering up Speak to Tweet, a voice connection that lets users dial three international numbers and have their voice messages sent out as Tweets with an #egypt hashtag. "We hope that this will go some way to helping people in Egypt stay connected at this very difficult time," wrote Ujjwal Singh, Google's product manager for the Middle East and North Africa. (CNET)
Despite criticism, a venture capitalist and former California State Controller explains why the Genachowski net neutrality proposal is a must-have for industry, the FCC, and the public.
By Steve Westly, contributor
Nobody likes being stuck in traffic or choosing the slow checkout line at the grocery store.
Now imagine if you were faced with the choice of being forever stuck in the digital slow lane or paying even higher fees for faster access MOREDec 20, 2010 8:52 PM ET
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