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18 Feb 2012 13:08


Biz, Tech: Mike D gets respect, opportunity to vote on AT&T’s net neutrality policy

  • They didn’t say anything about cash or jewelry, but the SEC did side with three AT&T investors — including the Beastie Boys’ Michael “Mike D” Diamond — who believed that shareholders should have a vote in the company’s net neutrality policy, because it has become part of the national debate. AT&T argued that the vote would “directly interfere with its network management practices”, but ultimately the SEC ruled that wireless providers must now allow for shareholder votes on net neutrality proposals. Should such proposals pass, providers would be required to “operate a neutral network with neutral routing along the company’s wireless infrastructure.” source

20 Jul 2009 16:28


Music: Beastie Boy MCA’s suffering from cancer; we made a rap in his honor

  • “My name is Adam Yauch and I am sad to say / I’m the guy with cancer known as MCA / It’s very treatable; it’s centered in a gland / But the Beasties canceled shows and we are very sad” / (enter Mixmaster Mike scratching for four counts) / “And I’m Mike D and I bust on the mike” / “And I’m Ad-Rock and we’re both still alright” / “We got his back until his back is straight / And we can both tour still with MCA”source