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Groupon's Super Bowl ad could backfire in China

Feb 8, 2011
Online coupon site Groupon has been criticized for its commercial that made light of the political controversy between China and Tibet, and drew criticism from Super Bowl viewers -- in the U.S., and now in China. Rob Schmitz reports on how this ad could hurt Groupon's chances of expanding to the world's biggest market.
Posted In: China, Entertainment, Internet

The impact of the AOL-Huffington Post merger

Feb 7, 2011
AOL is buying the Huffington Post for $315 million. Ken Auletta, media writer for The New Yorker, talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether the deal was a surprise and what this means for Arianna Huffington.
Posted In: Internet, Mergers and Acquisitions

Google executive freed in Egypt

Feb 7, 2011
Google's marketing chief in Egypt had been held for organizing Mubarak opponents. Google itself has taken activist stands on government controls.
Posted In: Internet

Super Bowl ads had previews

Feb 7, 2011
Ad campaigns have their own campaigns as even TV commercials have previews, to build their audience.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet

What does the merger mean for AOL, Huffington Post?

Feb 7, 2011
AOL announced this morning its $315 million purchase of the left-leaning news site The Huffington Post. Jeremy Hobson speaks with Henry Blodget, CEO of Business Insider, about what this buyout means for AOL, The Huffington Post, and their future together.
Posted In: Internet, Mergers and Acquisitions

AOL to buy The Huffington Post for $315 million

Feb 7, 2011
AOL's still looking to shake its dial-up image from the nineties and move into 2011. The company hopes the purchase of The Huffington Post -- and its new network of hyper-local news sites -- will help the company into the realm of media and entertainment. David Gura explains.
Posted In: Internet, Mergers and Acquisitions

The government is shutting down websites. Is it playing fair?

Feb 4, 2011
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has seized 10 websites that were linking to illegal sports content. One U.S. senator thinks they've overstepped their bounds.
Posted In: Crime, Internet

Feds pull plug on pirated sports content

Feb 3, 2011
Just days before the Super Bowl, government agents shut down several websites accused of stealing and streaming live sporting events. The content, available through links, includes games from the NFL, NBA, MLB and WWF.
Posted In: Internet, Sports

"The Daily Show" returns to Hulu

Feb 3, 2011
Viacom this morning announced a drop in last quarter's profits -- in part due to sluggish DVD sales. In an effort to boost revenue, Viacom has cut a deal with Hulu.com to allow popular programs like "The Daily Show," "The Colbert Report," and "The Jersey Shore" back on the website.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet

Will the president get more power to turn off the Internet?

Feb 3, 2011
That's the United States president we're talking about here. Not the guy in Egypt. There's a big push about to happen on Capitol Hill to give the chief executive power to take over private computer networks in the event of a large scale cyber attack on the nation's infrastructure. But events in Egypt are forcing the effort's defenders to do some explaining.
Posted In: Internet

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