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Larry press
Works at CSUDH Internet applications, implications & technology, digital literacy, teaching, Internet in developing nations, IT history, old athletes, fitness nut.
Attended University of California, Los Angeles
Lived in Lund, Sweden
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Update to post on things Google might do to aid the Cuban Internet
I've added discussion of helping develop and possibly hosting Cuban educational and medical content.

#cuba   #google   #itc4d  
The other day, a journalist who was writing an article on Cuba contacted me to ask what Google might do there in the short run. I referred him to an earlier post in which I had listed some short term steps, but I will add some speculation on production and hosting of domestic content and ...
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Interview -- audio, video and transcript -- of Kevin Werbach
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An “open Internet,” free of entry bans, throttling or paid prioritization, won the day in an FCC ruling. Wharton's Kevin Werbach explains the implications.
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+UsaTruther.Tv A summary of the proposal was published before the vote, but, as far as I know, the full long-form document has not yet been published.
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"The reason for the continuing neglect of innovation is not hard to find: the still-pervasive acceptance of 'the world’s dumbest idea', i.e. maximizing shareholder value as reflected in the stock price".
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San Luis, Contramaestre, Mella, Guama and Segundo Frente are the municipalities of Santiago de Cuba who have benefited from the recent opening of new rooms for web browsing.
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Zuckerberg talked about Internet.org and Pichai about drones and balloons and they said they are open to collaboration in this effort.

A couple quick observations:

Internet.org is not about Internet connectivity, but connectivity with a selected subset of Web sites. 

Satellite constellations may trump experiments with drones and balloons. (http://cis471.blogspot.com/2014/11/elon-musk-and-greg-wylers-plan-for.html)

The Chinese service providers and cell phone companies are looking at the same market.

#ict4d  #mwc15
At Mobile World Congress, Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg provide updates on Project Loon and Internet.org
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Open access and the cost of mistrust

+Steve Song says open networks require open access policies and standards and transparency to ensure a "level playing field" for all participants, but mistrust keeps competing ISPs from using shared resources, resulting in expensive, redundant infrastructure.

He says Google's Project Link, which has deployed 800 km of wholesale backbone fiber in Kamapala, Uganda, allowed small, retail ISPs to enter the market. That put price pressure on the incumbent ISPs, leading them to utilize Google's shared fiber. Google raised the relative cost of mistrust, providing an incentive to move to shared resources, thereby reducing overall cost.

#ict4d   #uganda   #kampala  
Recently I've been writing about the relationship of openness and trust in open movements which has led me to think more about the strategic role of trust in general.  Now I find that almost every ...
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What it is like to use the Internet in Havana
https://zoekosieradzki.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/fkng-internet/

 Zoe Kosieradzki, a Sarah Lawrence College student, is spending part of her junior year taking courses at the University of Havana. Zoe, who is blogging about her experience in Cuba, just wrote a fairly long, well-written post on her experience -- frustration, bureaucracy and poor service -- using the Internet in Havana. 

This is a good companion piece of my post on the bureaucratic, goofy list of Cuban occupations that are eligible for self-employment:

http://laredcubana.blogspot.com/2015/02/list-of-jobs-that-are-eligible-for-self.html

#cuba   #internetfreedom  
I lie on my bed and open up my computer to flip through photos and write when all of a sudden the Nauta screen pops up asking me to connect to the internet. I can barely believe it –– I spring up a...
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Update to post on the possibility of Google Fiber going nation wide
(Scroll to the bottom of the post).

Under Title II, Google can now access telephone poles, simplifying the installation of Google fiber, but what fees do they have to pay for that access and what sort of red tape permitting may they face? 

When the 1996 Telecommunications Act ordered incumbent telephone companies to grant competitors access to their lines, the incumbents stifled those efforts. Could something similar happen with respect to phone pole access? (That is not a rhetorical question -- I don't know).

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Half live in the tiny blue dots; the other half live in the vast grey area.

If true this is amazing. Part of the political polarization.

http://www.businessinsider.com/half-of-the-united-states-lives-in-these-counties-2013-9
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The Economist on the cell phone boom
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/02/daily-chart-19
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    MBA, 1963 - 1964
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    PhD, 1964 - 1966
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Larry Press, Professor of Information Systems at California State University, Dominguez Hills, has worked in both industry and academia. He has been on the faculties of the University of Lund, Sweden and the University of Southern California, and worked for IBM and the System Development Corporation. 

He has consulted to over 40 industrial, government and non-governmental organizations including IBM, Apple, Philips, Sony, Hyundai, RAND, the World Bank, ITU, UNDP, USAID and UNCTAD.

He has worked on data processing, multi-processor operating systems, simulation, decision table translation, simulation of concept acquisition, multivariate data analysis, pattern recognition (discriminant analysis), study of problem solving behavior in executives, computer and network applications in education, computer art, teleconferencing, the history of computing and networking, local area networks, expert systems, software import/export, the study of the global diffusion of the Internet, enterprise networking strategy and applications, wireless networking, municipal networking, telecommunication policy, and IT literacy. He is currently creating a modular electronic text and just finished a study of the Internet in Cuba.

Dr. Press has been studying the global diffusion of the Internet, with an emphasis on policy and technology in developing nations, for over twenty years. He and his colleagues developed a framework to characterize the state of the Internet in a nation, and they, and others, have used this framework in many national case studies and surveys.

He has done studies of the Internet in Russia, Cuba, Chile, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Singapore, and Vietnam. He is currently working on a project in support of Cuban NGOs. This work has been supported by Rand, The International Telecommunication Union, SAIC, UNDP, UNCTAD, and the US State Department as well as governments in studied nations. Dr. Press was also an organizer and instructor in the World Bank/Internet Society workshops, which trained over 2,500 networking leaders from nearly every developing nation.

Dr. Press has been active in ACM and the Internet Society, published over 240 articles and reports (54 in ACM publications), written two books, edited two book series, and been an editor or contributing editor for several magazines, trade publications and academic journals. He is an active electronic publisher with several blogs, a Twitter stream and a Web site with over 45,000 files. 

He has received the CSUDH Outstanding Professor, Distinguished Teacher and Hyundai Outstanding Professor awards, his MBA and PhD in information processing are from UCLA, and he is a fitness nut who does an occasional triathlon and is a better free throw shooter than Shaquille O'neal.
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