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Posted by MediaThreat | July 31, 2011 08:41 PM


Moving pictures the next step for Africaís mobile Internet users
Posted by MediaThreat | April 26, 2011 05:15 AM
The speed with which Facebook has taken off on the African continent in the countries that are a bell-weather for early take-up has been impressive.


AOL to Buy Huffington Post For $315 Million
Posted by MediaThreat | February 07, 2011 06:42 AM
US Internet provider AOL will buy The Huffington Post, a rapidly growing news website with nearly 25 million monthly visitors, for $315 million, the company announced Monday.


Google, Twitter help give voice to Egyptians
Posted by MediaThreat | February 01, 2011 02:18 PM
Google has launched the latest salvo in an effort to overcome internet blackouts in Egypt during anti-government protests there.


WikiLeaks' resilience shows strength of Internet-age lifelines
Posted by MediaThreat | December 09, 2010 05:48 AM
Over the past several days, the anti-secrecy Web site WikiLeaks has been hit with a series of blows that have seemed to threaten its survival. Its primary Web address was deactivated, its PayPal account was frozen, and its Internet server gave it the boot.


FCC Chair to Discuss Net Neutrality Plan
Posted by MediaThreat | December 01, 2010 07:38 AM
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will discuss a new net neutrality plan Wednesday in hopes of passing it at the commission's meeting on the issue this month.


Company Accused of Firing Over Facebook Post
Posted by MediaThreat | November 12, 2010 08:55 AM
In what labor officials and lawyers view as a ground-breaking case involving workers and social media, the National Labor Relations Board has accused a company of illegally firing an employee after she criticized her supervisor on her Facebook page.


Filmmaker James Cameron wants us to be technologists with a conscience
Posted by MediaThreat | October 28, 2010 09:41 AM
In a conversation with Google chief executive Eric Schmidt, film director James Cameron urged technology-minded people to become better stewards of the planet. That was a fundamental message of the Cameronís blockbuster film Avatar, and itís also the advice he has for people who have their heads down building cool technology in Silicon Valley.


Activists upset with Facebook
Posted by MediaThreat | September 19, 2010 04:33 AM
Grass-roots activists organizing boycotts against large corporations like Target stores and BP now find themselves directing some of their ire at another corporate monolith: Facebook.


Google and Verizon Near Deal on Web Pay Tiers
Posted by MediaThreat | August 05, 2010 09:32 AM
Google and Verizon, two leading players in Internet service and content, are nearing an agreement that could allow Verizon to speed some online content to Internet users more quickly if the contentís creators are willing to pay for the privilege.

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