Nearly one in three American households have no choice when it comes to their internet

Originally posted on Quartz:
The above chart comes from a presentation(video) by Softbank CEO Mayoshi Son to the US Chamber of Commerce yesterday. Softbank, which already controls America’s third biggest wireless operator, Sprint, has begun a not-too-subtle campaign to convince America’s regulators to allow it to consolidate the country’s wireless industry further. There is no…

Meet the man who gave the world email attachments

Originally posted on Quartz:
It was 22 years ago yesterday that Nathaniel Borenstein sent his colleagues the world’s first email attachment: a picture of his barbershop quartet, The Telephone Chords. Borenstein, along with another researcher named Ned Freed, wrote MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) because one day he hoped to get pictures of his grandchildren…