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How JCPenney possibly rigged Google's search algorithm

Feb 14, 2011
David Segal of the New York Times talks about his discovery that retailer JCPenney had possibly rigged Google's search algorithm using search engine optimization.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

Internet domain names to go on sale

Feb 9, 2011
Dot this: New domains have a high price but create bigger resale market for websites.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Internet

FCC proposes changes to rural subsidy program

Feb 8, 2011
The FCC is expected to vote today on a subsidy change involving phone and internet service in rural areas. Americans already pay a small fee on their phone bill for service to remote areas. Now, the FCC hopes to use that money to pay for high speed internet access in rural areas instead. David Gura reports.
Posted In: Internet

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

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