GOOD DAY FOR: Net neutrality, after FCC Chairman Kevin Martin proposed punishing cable giant Comcast for restricting Internet access among subscribers, in violation of FCC principles. Martin’s remedy, which requires approval by the entire commission, would order Comast to stop “arbitrarily” blocking Web access and let the FCC and consumers know the details of its network management. (AP in Yahoo! Finance)
BAD DAY FOR: Fondue-set makers, as Israeli wedding parties can now rent an ATM-like machine that lets credit-card-wielding guests charge their wedding gift at the reception. The machine, which spits out a receipt with the giver’s name and gift amount, costs about $155 to rent. “It’s very convenient,” said Aya Alon Kaufman of the Gan Oranim hall in Tel Aviv. “Guests can give a gift even if they forget their chequebooks.” (Reuters)
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