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 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

Search smackdown for Google and Bing

Feb 2, 2011
Google runs a search-engine sting operation that appears to catch Microsoft in the act of copying Google's algorithm. It's the latest battle in the escalating war between the giants.
Posted In: Internet

Look out Netflix: Amazon looks into online streaming

Feb 2, 2011 already offeres online movie rentals, but the Internet giant is hoping introduce moving streaming, similar to John Moe has more.
Posted In: Internet

MID-DAY UPDATE: Egypt, Australia , and job numbers

Feb 2, 2011
Egyptian protesters in Cairo -- both opponents and supporters of President Mubarak's leadership -- are clashing today after the leader conceded to...
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What does Egypt's Internet ban say about the future of global politics?

Feb 1, 2011
In the wake of massive protests in Egypt, other countries have been paying attention and sometimes covering things up. The government of China is suppressing mentions of the uprising. Iran is blocking access to news sites, perhaps fearing renewed protests in their country.
Posted In: Internet

The possibility of an Internet shutdown in the U.S.

Jan 31, 2011
The Internet shutdown in Egypt got some wondering how possible it would be to accomplish here in the U.S., and how that could happen.
Posted In: Internet