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Sep 18, 2014

FCC chief says utility-style Internet rules are 'on the table'

U.S. officials are considering utility-style rules for Internet traffic, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said Wednesday. The rules are “very much on the table,” Wheeler told the U.S. House Committee on Small Business. Wheeler said the agency is considering rules under Title II, ...

Japan, neighbors agree on moves to protect endangered eel

Sep 18, 2014

Japan, neighbors agree on moves to protect endangered eel

Japan has agreed to cut purchases of eel fry from neighboring East Asian countries by 20 percent as part of moves to protect the endangered species. The agriculture ministry said the agreement with China, South Korea and Taiwan, reached Wednesday, calls for reducing eel ...

Sep 18, 2014

Line says shopping app to eclipse sales of stickers, games

Line Corp., operator of the nation’s largest mobile messaging service, says its shopping mall application could become its biggest source of revenue, eclipsing sales from games and character stickers. The Tokyo-based company, owned by South Korea’s Naver Corp., started the Line Mall app in ...

Local governments upgrading gifts to collect tax donations

Sep 18, 2014

Local governments upgrading gifts to collect tax donations

Local governments are upgrading the goods and services they provide to people who make contributions to them under the “hometown tax” system. The system allows people to donate money to local governments of their choice, such as their hometowns. Donors get deductions in resident ...

Sep 17, 2014

Number of websites explodes past a billion (and counting)

The number of websites has burst above 1 billion and is growing apace, according to figures updated in real time Tuesday by online tracker Internet Live Stats. Tim Berners-Lee, considered the father of the World Wide Web, touted the milestone on Twitter — one ...