Social buzz isn't what it once was

Feb 9, 2010
Word of mouth has long been one of the most effective ways for businesses to get their names out. But a new study finds the buzz generated in social circles isn't what it used to be. Jeff Tyler reports.
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What will NSA do with Google access?

Feb 5, 2010
Reports indicate Google is working with the National Security Agency to prevent major attacks like the one it suffered last month. Does giving the government access to our Google information put us at risk of a privacy breach? Bob Moon reports.
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A friend request from the U.S. gov't

Feb 4, 2010
The government is delving into social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to solve crimes and recruit soldiers. But it's not clear what guidelines government agencies have to follow. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
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How Facebook can make more money

Feb 3, 2010
Analysts estimate Facebook earned $500 million in 2009. But with 175 million registered users logging on every day, the site can generate much more revenue. Rico Gagliano reports what the social networker might try to turn a bigger profit.
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Publisher gets tough on Amazon

Feb 1, 2010
Prior to the introduction of Apple's iPad, Amazon had a near-lock on setting prices for e-books. But Apple's entry into the market is making the online retail giant re-kindle its relationship with publishers. Sarah Gardner reports.
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Prepare for the age of the Splinternet

Jan 27, 2010
New products like Apple's iPad are changing the Internet in fundamental ways. Author Josh Bernoff talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the golden age of the Internet is over, and how the Web is shattering into pieces.
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YouTube previews Sundance for pay

Jan 22, 2010
For $4, Sundance fans can go to YouTube for any of five films available for rent from the festival. The site wants to rope in some indie cred to draw advertisers and eventually wants to charge for Hollywood films as well. Mitchell Hartman reports.
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U.S., China argue over net restrictions

Jan 22, 2010
China and the U.S. State Department are having a heated back-and-forth over Chinese Internet freedom. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Scott Tong about China's restrictions on censorship and its reaction to what it's called "information imperialism."
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Devising aid programs on their laptops

Jan 18, 2010
For most people, giving money is the only way to help the people of Haiti. But some tech-savvy folks have found another way to give. Brett Neely reports.
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Foreign companies struggle in China

Jan 14, 2010
Whatever its censorship policies, China's legal protections for foreign companies are better than they used to be. But there are still many other obstacles to overcome, and China risks soiling its business reputation. Mitchell Hartman reports.
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