1. Next for Net Neutrality

Democratic lawmakers yesterday introduced a bill in both chambers of Congress aimed at restoring Net neutrality rules that disallow broadband providers from selectively blocking or slowing Web traffic. The measures come about three weeks after a court overturned longstanding Federal Communications Commission rules, without which innovation could suffer. --PCWorld

2. American Dreaming

Despite the recent area protests, Silicon Valley is still viewed as the land of opportunity: A new National Bureau of Economic Research report suggests people keep flocking there in hopes of greater upward mobility. For good reason--if you start a company in Silicon Valley, you'll likely have to pay salaries that are, on average, 52 percent higher than the average in the U.S. --USA Today

3. Trending Talent

Ten years into Facebook's existence, the company also is marking its two-year anniversary in New York City, where it’s set to soon double its footprint. The pacesetter is worth watching as it continues to make its mark on Silicon Alley. --Inc.com 

4. Prying Eyes

Tumblr released its first transparency report, which includes requests from U.S. government agencies to release user information. In 2013, the company handed over 76 percent of the 462 requests for user information, including email, but the rest of the requests were denied because they were "illegal.” Eek. --Pando

5. On the Make

This year, the White House plans to host a Maker Faire, a festival promoting aspirants in science, innovation, and DIY. Look to see whether the event becomes a typical Washington PR-grab of entrepreneurial-creative energy as an ennobling American virtue-value or a scene that will somehow help nurture entrepreneurship. --CNET

6. Wearables Shop

In case you weren't convinced that wearable tech is the future, smartwatch maker Pebble launched its first platform for apps and watch faces. The offerings come in six categories: daily, tool and utilities, notifications, remotes, fitness, and games. --Pebble blog

7. Beached

A report from Morgan Stanley offers an anecdotal but telling look at the effect climate change might have on the economy. A survey of Boston investors found that even though 80 percent expressed confidence in the Massachusetts economy, 60 percent said they would not invest in coastal real estate because of a threat of rising sea levels and erosion. --Boston Business Journal