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Groupon gets a bunch of money, goes on a buying spree

Jan 11, 2011
The shopping site Groupon is getting big. They received nearly a billion dollars in new investment and promptly bought up three companies in India,...
Posted In: business, groupon, social media, Web Culture, world

State Department to invest $30 million in internet freedom

Jan 11, 2011
On our show this morning we talked about the Justice Department trying to take down Wikileaks. But at the same time, the State Department is making...
Posted In: government, Iran, privacy, Web Culture, wikileaks, world

Japan hates Facebook

Jan 10, 2011
Really interesting article in the Times. Not sure if it says more about Facebook or more about Japan but the social network is a total bust in that...
Posted In: business, Facebook, Japan, social media, world

US rare earth mine to reopen

Dec 27, 2010
A huge pit in the Mojave Desert holds the largest collection of rare earth minerals outside of China. It was shut down years ago due to...
Posted In: a stitch in time is worth two in the bush, China, manufacturing, minerals, world

Free iPads in Japan

Dec 27, 2010
Softbank is the exclusive carrier of iPhone in Japan and is a big carrier of iPads as well. Now they're giving away free 16 gig iPads when you sign...
Posted In: apple, gadgets, iPad, world

WTF: the Wikileaks Task Force at the CIA

Dec 22, 2010
Yes, that's what they're really calling it. Works out since it's both the acronym of the name of the task force and what CIA employees are saying...
Posted In: government, Law, whimsical acronyms, wikileaks, world

Philosophical DDoS attacks are not the exclusive province of Wikileaks

Dec 22, 2010
Our friends at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society say that the number of online attacks intended to shut down human rights groups'...
Posted In: DDoS, government, Law, privacy, wikileaks, world

Apple yanks Wikileaks app

Dec 21, 2010
The app wasn't actually produced by Wikileaks, just by an enterprising developer who charged $1.99 (for stuff you can read free lots of places). It...
Posted In: android, apple, apps, gadgets, wikileaks, world

Zuckerberg goes to China

Dec 20, 2010
Facebook is blocked in China but Zuckerberg was there to meet with the top brass at Baidu, the search engine of choice/availability for Chinese...
Posted In: baidu, China, Facebook, government, Law, social media, Web Culture, world, zuckerberg

EU investigation of Google deepens

Dec 17, 2010
This is getting to be a pretty big and potentially significant story and one you should be keeping an eye on, especially if this same sentiment...
Posted In: EU, European Union, Google, government, Law, policy, search, world

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