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Netflix gets a button on the remote control

Jan 4, 2011
Netflix announced today that remote controls for certain TVs will soon come equipped with a big red button of its logo to directly access its video streaming service. What other buttons and technology could follow?
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Wikipedia puts a face on donation

Jan 3, 2011
How did Wikipedia raise $16 million -- twice the amount it raised last year -- in just six weeks? Mitchell Hartman reports that it may have had to do with the face of founder Jimmy Wales.
Posted In: Charity, Internet

Facebook's value grows to $50b after Goldman investment

Jan 3, 2011
Facebook may be worth as much as $50 billion after the social media behemoth reportedly landed a $450 million investment from Goldman Sachs and another $50 million from a Russian firm. And Goldman is reportedly lining up wealthy investors to plow more money into the company. Reporter Steve Henn talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether Facebook needs to go public if it can raise so much money by itself.
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Facebook: Who owns a stake in the social media giant?

Jan 3, 2011
Social media behemoth Facebook reportedly landed a $450 million Goldman Sachs investment today, signaling the company has grown up enough to win ...
Posted In: Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Internet, investors

Goldman Sachs "friends" Facebook

Jan 3, 2011
Investment bank Goldman Sachs is investing a half-billion dollars in social media giant, Facebook. That puts Facebook's valuation at $50 billion. Scott Tong explains.
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A majority of web users have paid for online content

Dec 30, 2010
This final note. The Internet has turned the phrase "you get what you pay for" on its head. But maybe that's changing....
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Finding deals costs money

Dec 29, 2010
More than 35 million people subscribe to Groupon's daily online coupon offers. So why does the company need money? Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

The most retweeted tweets of 2010- IN SONG!

Dec 29, 2010
We asked our pals Kevyn and Jeremy at We Sing Your Tweets to set a couple of the most retweeted tweets from Twitter to music. Because that's what...
Posted In: Internet, social media, Twitter, Web Culture

Groupon turns to private investors to raise almost $1 billion

Dec 29, 2010
Just a few weeks after rejecting a $6 billion buyout offer from Google, Groupon may raise almost $1 billion from private investors to fuel its growth. Mitchell Hartman has more.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

Privacy: Who's tracking your online data?

Dec 27, 2010
This year, we heard a lot about how much companies know about us through data mining. Social-networking sites like Facebook have changed the data mining game entirely. Reporter Stacey Vanek-Smith talks with Bob Moon about why 2010 may be the year privacy died and why you may need to manage your online brand.
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