Network gear maker JDS Uniphase to split into two | Reuters

JDS Uniphase’s network service business, like that of other network gear makers, has been hurt by a delay in orders from telecom operators, its main customers, largely due to a spate of consolidation in the U.S. telecom and cable sectors.

via Network gear maker JDS Uniphase to split into two | Reuters.

Switzerland May Grant Snowden Political Asylum in Exchange for Testimony Regarding NSA Surveillance


Mr Snowden’s participation could be part of criminal proceedings or as part of a parliamentary inquiry, Swiss paper Le Matin says, and that extradition would be rejected if the country thinks it is being sought on political grounds or if the former assistant at the CIA faces the death penalty at home.

via Switzerland May Grant Snowden Political Asylum in Exchange for Testimony Regarding NSA Surveillance.

Air New Zealand set for its last-ever Boeing 747 flight


Air New Zealand’s last Boeing 747-400 is scheduled to operate Flight 7 Wednesday (Sep 10) evening, departing San Francisco at 9:30 p.m. local time. When it lands in Auckland, New Zealand, at around 5 a.m. Friday morning local time (Thursday afternoon U.S. time), the carrier will retire the jet from commercial passenger service.

via Air New Zealand set for its last-ever Boeing 747 flight.

Netflix is scaring the living daylights out of Australia’s media industry | Quartz

Australia is a world leader when it comes to online piracy.

But the use of VPNs to access Netflix and other sites is completely legal there, from a user perspective—consumer groups actively encourage it because the costs of content, software (and many other things) are extortionately high Down Under.

via Netflix is scaring the living daylights out of Australia’s media industry – Quartz.