You made it to Friday, Austin! Here’s some of the tech news we’re following today:
FCC’s net neutrality vote
It’s seemed inevitable for months, but on Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission began the process of undoing net neutrality rules put in place two years ago (politics, am i right?) with a 2-1 vote. Now begins a public comment period expected to last several months. In case you’re still curious what all this means, you can check out a recent segment John Oliver did on the topic and gain some insight into FCC head Ajit Pai’s predilection for comically large mugs.
Lyft drivers gear up for business in Austin
Did you hear? The state of Texas is overturning last year’s Prop 1 ride-hailing vote in Austin with statewide rules for ride-hailing companies, which mean Lyft and Uber will be back operating here soon. The American-Statesman’s Taylor Goldstein talks to Lyft drivers who are preparing to return to service here.
Quitting Silicon Valley and writing about it
A few weeks ago, Pando’s Paul Bradley Carr declared that he’s giving up writing about Silicon Valley’s tech scene, describing it as a swamp, and said he’s moving on to other subjects. “But as for the daily horror show that is the tech industry – after 15 long years, I've said all I have to say,” he wrote. You can see what other subjects he’s tackling to fill the void over on Pando.
The biggest news in games yesterday was the first official trailer for the upcoming game “Destiny 2.” You can check it out below:
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