Just how do Americans get their news and entertainment over the Web? And how does the Web stack up against TV, newspapers, and other media when it comes to media consumption? Those are questions that advertisers have long wrestled to answer, with mi
Internet users in major Chinese cities faced difficulties accessing Google's international site in the past week, Reporters Without Borders said. But Google.cn, the controversial Chinese language version launched in January, has not been affec
"No U.S. company acting alone can resist China's demands, but those that choose to do business in China must push back," said Leslie Harris, executive director of the Center for Democracy and Technology. "Progress can only be made
Web media is the dominant at-work media and No. 2 in the home. Newspaper use peaked in the morning; that print media was consumed by 17 percent of the subjects between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. When this media was combined with Web consumption, the potentia
Two well-known talk-show names are going head-to-head starting next week with original, high quality, Web-only TV-type shows. Talk shows, specifically. Tom Green, 34, the gross-out Canadian comic and Drew Barrymore ex whose MTV talk show ended three
Google is launching a Web-based spreadsheet program today that will allow people to view and simultaneously edit data, while conducting in-document chat.
Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin acknowledged the dominant Internet company has compromised its principles by accommodating Chinese censorship demands. He said Google is wrestling to make the deal work before deciding whether to reverse course.
Businesses that moved to voice over IP calling services to lower their phone bills could see a portion of their savings disappear if the most recent FCC proposal to add VOIP services to the Universal Service Fund is adopted.
The head of the FBI says Internet companies should retain customer records for 2 years to help the federal government investigate not only porn but also terrorism. Law enforcers and industry representatives were expected to meet Friday
A message on The Pirate Bay's Web site acknowledges the raid, but the group has continually maintained its legality under Swedish law because no copyrighted material is actually stored on its servers.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a case in which Yahoo Inc. tried to fight a French court's order banning the company's sale of Nazi memorabilia.
U.S. Internet advertising surged 38%to a record $3.9 billion in the first quarter as marketers moved additional dollars to the Web. "The momentum has continued to build in the Internet advertising space," said PricewaterhouseCoopers. "
The operators of a Web site that allowed MySpace.com users to track their visitors have been charged with trying to extort $150,000 from the popular social networking site.
Much of the research for Internet2 is based around its high-performance backbone, called Abilene, that currently runs at up to 10 Gbps. But the Internet2 group is planning to upgrade Abilene to 80 separate channels of 10 Gbps each, using different wa
The web should remain neutral and resist attempts to fragment it into different services, web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said.
[Yet another victimless crime we need to be protected from.] Today, the House Judiciary Committee will mark up a bill introduced by Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte (R) that would ban much online gambling, including bets on sporting events and games of chanc
Newly released e-mails allege US government officials pressured a leading Internet authority into voting against creating a kind of red-light district for adult Web sites. If true, it means the U.S. government violated terms it has with ICANN, the I
The committee recently concluded hearings to address issues like net neutrality, VoIP, retransmission consent, rural broadband access. The result a 132-page draft bill that is a “sweeping set of policy reforms all wrapped up in one giant package.”
File this under the old adage, "Politics makes strange bedfellows." The current net neutrality debate in the U.S. Congress has the Christian Coalition of America allied with rock stars Moby and R.E.M.
A Silicon Valley company, Blue Security, simply asked the spammers to stop sending junk e-mail to his clients. Because those sort of requests tend to be ignored, they bombarded the spammers with requests from all 522,000 of its customers at the same
The Bad Guys are very afraid and this is what they are going to do about it,... and how much do you know about this? Internet - Censorship - Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act (COPE)
Yahoo Inc. said it was seeking the government's help in urging China to allow more media freedom, after reports linking information it gave to Chinese authorities with the jailing of a dissident. Last month, the Internet media company was cited i
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Congress wants to change the Internet. This is news to most people because the major media have not pursued the story. Yet both the House and Senate commerce committees are promoting new rules governing the manner in which most Americans receive thEntered By: Jean Carbonneau
MySpace and other social-networking sites like LiveJournal.com and Facebook are the potential targets for a proposed federal law that would effectively require most schools and libraries to render those Web sites inaccessible.
Newspaper circulation fell 2.5 percent in the six-month period ending in March, according to data released Monday, as more people turned to the Internet and other media outlets for news and information.
A Long Island politician sued Google Inc. on Thursday claiming the search engine is profiting from illegal child pornography. Jeffery Toback, a member of the Nassau County Legislature, said Google has paid links to web sites containing pornography i
As telephone and cable companies morph into multiservice giants that compete directly with each other, they also want to make more money from their data networks. To do this, they propose to charge their Web site customers for preferential treatment
Repressive regimes are taking full advantage of the net's ability to censor and stifle reform and debate. "Everyone's interested in the internet—especially dictators." Many dictators have been "efficient and inventive" in
Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) threw down the gauntlet just moments ago, introducing the Network Neutrality Act of 2006 [full text HERE], which "[offers a] choice between favoring the broadband designs of a small handful of very large companies, and safe