One fascinating reason cable companies won’t willingly compete against each other

One fascinating reason cable companies won’t willingly compete against each other

If you're like many Americans, you might live in an area that's effectively dominated by a cable monopoly. And maybe you were hoping that someday, another cable company might come in and start competing with the local incumbent to drive down prices and improve your service. Charter's recent takeover of Time Warner Cable made that a distinct possibility. As part of the deal, regulators required Charter to start building Internet pipes to serve new customers beyond its current footprint — and to tread directly on the territory of other Internet providers.

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The college known as ‘the poor man’s Harvard’ is facing severe budgetary issues

The college known as 'the poor man's Harvard' is facing severe budgetary issues

The City University of New York (CUNY) is the largest urban public university system in the US. The school, however, sometimes called "the poor man’s Harvard," is in serious financial difficulty, and “morale is horrible on campus."

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All scientific papers should be free by 2020

All scientific papers should be free by 2020

This week was a revolutionary week in the sciences – not because we discovered a new fundamental particle or had a new breakthrough in quantum computing – but because some of the most prominent world leaders announced an initiative which asserts that European scientific papers should be made freely available to all by 2020.
This would legally only impact research supported by public and public-private funds, which are a vast portion of the papers produced annually; however, the goal is to make all science freely available.
Ultimately, the commitment rests on three main tenets: "Sharing knowledge freely", "open access", and "reusing…

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