Net neutrality officially bows out, as Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order goes into effect today.
The policy, approved last December, effectively rolls back measures instituted under previous FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, which barred preferential treatment of Internet traffic speeds. In practical terms, it means that large companies could pay broadband Internet providers to ensure faster connections to their web sites, while independent retailers that can’t afford the cost may suffer comparatively slower speeds. Critics of Pai’s measure believe the repeal gives Netflix, YouTube and other services with large coffers an unfair competitive advantage.
The iconic Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue flagship will have a whole new look come 2021, reports @mistywhitesidell . The 10-story store is being expanded and renovated under the vision of chief artistic officer, Reed Krakoff. #wwdnews
“I feel like the [Emmy] nomination is this absurdly generous bonus to something that I’ve already been excited by for quite some time now,” Darren Criss tells @ktauer about his nomination for his role as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, “My general attitude toward life is I hope for everything but expect nothing. But when you’re playing for the Warriors, there’s a good chance you’ll make it to the championships. And I’m not saying I’m Steph Curry, but when you’re on [showrunner] Ryan Murphy’s team, it seems more palpable than ever,” he continues. (Criss previously starred on “Glee,” another Murphy creation, although they didn’t directly work together.) “I feel like I’ve already won the lottery.” Read more in WWD.com (📸: @lexieblacklock ) #wwdeye #darrencriss #americancrimestory #emmys2018