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Dark fiber could provide faster Internet to schools and libraries

Sep 23, 2010
The FCC is deciding whether to approve a plan to make unused fiber optic cable, or dark fiber, available to schools and libraries. That move could have a big impact on how you use the Internet. We talk with Christian Sandvig from the Project on Public Policy and Advanced Communication about the plan.

Facebook makes games less of a pain in the neck

Sep 22, 2010
While it's always fascinating to read on Facebook that my quasi-friend obtained a new Amulet of Power in WizardQuest...I'm being sarcastic. It's...
Posted In: Entertainment, Facebook, games, social media

By 2050, flying will be awesome

Sep 22, 2010
Airbus has unveiled their vision of The Future in "The Future by Airbus" (pdf) - it's an ecological plane that's transparent, so passengers can see...
Posted In: Entertainment, Transportation

Blockbuster nears bankruptcy

Sep 22, 2010
The real life, go get a movie from a building, don't have it mailed to your house or just watch it through online streaming or download, video...
Posted In: business, Entertainment

Tron Lebowski

Sep 22, 2010
I'm not sure if this shows off the range of Mr. Bridges or calls it into question.
Posted In: Entertainment, Web Culture

Google's election guide

Sep 22, 2010
Can be found here. Lots of fun to drill down into for political junkies.
Posted In: Google, government, search

Facebook is making you a friend request you can't refuse

Sep 22, 2010
It's become harder to turn down a friend request on Facebook. You used to be able to just click "accept" or "ignore," but the social network site has changed those options to "accept" or "not now." That may change the way you Facebook. We talk with B.J. Fogg at Stanford University and Clary Shirky, who's written on the social effects of technology, to get their perspectives.

Actually turning down a friend request in Facebook

Sep 22, 2010
As we talked about in the show today, it's become harder to reject a friend request in Facebook, thanks to a change the company made. Instead of...
Posted In: Facebook

A lesson in AT&T's Facebook approach

Sep 22, 2010
More companies are embracing social media these days for marketing purposes. But at the same time, there's always the risk of PR disaster. Kenny Malone reports on one approach companies can take when Facebook turns unfriendly.
Posted In: Internet

Google Transparency Project isn't all that transparent

Sep 21, 2010
Google is always getting asked by governments around the world to take down certain material or to hand over data. They sometimes go along with it,...
Posted In: Google, government, policy, search

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