Only 1 in 10 workers had to be licensed in 1970. Today it's closer to 1 in 3

Be honest: the last time you got your nails done or toilet repaired, did you ask your manicurist or plumber what kind of license they had? Those are just two of the many occupations that require a license.

Study: people are better at spotting bull when they see it on Twitter

At times, Twitter users might feel like their feeds are a sea of misinformation and misleading rumors.

Hate your cable company? Economics explains why

[Commentary] Americans really dislike their pay-television and broadband Internet providers, according to a new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index.

Why you shouldn't freak out about AT&T buying DirecTV

[Commentary] In the coming months, federal regulators need to decide on two big mergers: Comcast's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable and AT&T's proposed purchase of DirecTV.

The New York Times probably won't implement its brilliant innovation report

When someone leaked a copy of a New York Times report on innovation (that was shockingly good), it clearly identified the major problems facing the newspaper in an increasingly digital world, and it made some smart recommendations for transforming

How The New York Times lost the Internet, and how it plans to win it back

[Commentary] Concurrent to the dramatic firing of top editor Jill Abramson, the New York Times has been in the news thanks to the leaking of a 96-page Innovation Report that offers a scathing internal assessment of the paper's digital strategy.

The FCC's net neutrality debate is irrelevant -- the Internet already has fast lanes

[Commentary] The debate surrounding the net neutrality vote at the Federal Communications Commission has been all about "fast lanes." Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler says his proposal would prohibit them.

Not everyone wants stronger net neutrality rules. Here's why.

Not everyone thinks this stronger network neutrality rules and broadband reclassification are a good idea.

House Democrats aren't supporting Big Cable like they did in 2010

The Federal Communications Commission is currently considering "reclassification," a legal maneuver that would allow the agency to enact stronger network neutrality regulations.

The FCC is about to turn the Internet into airport security

[Commentary] Allowing Comcast or Time Warner Cable to build fast lanes on the internet means that they'll have enormous incentives to push everyone towards them -- and almost no incentive to improve the miserable standard experience in the slow la