Does the Internet have an off switch?

Mar 9, 2011
Nah. At least not completely. Well, that is -- it's complicated. Recent legislation in Congress combined with recent events in the Middle East have people wondering who controls the Internet in this country and who can shut it down.
Posted In: Internet

Facebook renting movies

Mar 8, 2011
Now members of Facebook can rent movies and pay for them with Facebook credits. The first flick: Warner Bros.' "The Dark Knight."
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet

Freakonomics: The etiquette of 'following' on Twitter

Mar 8, 2011
To follow or not to follow? It may not be such a simple choice on the social media site.
Posted In: Internet

"New" Newsweek hits the stand

Mar 7, 2011
The iconic weekly magazine is now in the hands of a "new media" company. Rick Edmonds, media business analyst at the Poynter Institute, explains what today's relaunch says about the magazine industry.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

Facebook app developers may get access to personal phone numbers

Mar 5, 2011
Marketplace Tech Report host John Moe talks about Facebook's new policy that allows its app developers to obtain phone and address information if users choose to opt in.
Posted In: Internet

Bing takes second place in Internet search traffic

Mar 3, 2011
Bing has overtaken Yahoo with the second largest amount of search traffic in the world. But Google is still far in the lead.
Posted In: Internet

Groupon launches China service

Feb 28, 2011
The daily deal site Groupon has been interested in expanding into China for months. And finally, Groupon has opened its Chinese affiliate, The site will initially cover Beijing and Shanghai but the company hopes to grow to cover more of China's 160 cities.
Posted In: China, Internet

Google Earth Engine maps 25 years of data

Feb 25, 2011
In an effort to cut global greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations is offering carbon credits in exchange for saving trees. To help end deforestation, Google has compiled 25 years of maps, data, and scientific measurements in its new project, Google Earth Engine. Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Environment, Internet

China hopes to prevent protests by blocking search terms

Feb 24, 2011
As the unrest continues in Libya, Bahrain, and Yemen, the Chinese government has scaled up its control of the Internet to prevent protests in China. The government has called on search engines to block search terms related to the unrest in the Middle East, as Rob Schmitz reports.
Posted In: China, Internet

MID-DAY UPDATE: U.S. reviews Middle East arms deals, China moves to discourage protests

Feb 23, 2011
As the unrest in the Middle East continues to escalate today, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Obama administration has launched a...
Posted In: censor, China, defense contractors, Internet, mid-day update, middle east, North Africa, turmoil, unrest, Wall Street Journal