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Topic: Internet

Fast Chat: The Internet Association's Michael Beckerman Head lobbyist for 14 Web giants readies for new Congress

There is no shortage of clout to back up Michael Beckerman, who heads up three-month-old The Internet Association as president and CEO. The trade association launched officially in September and…

November 15, 2012, 3:20 PM EST

Slowly Digging Out of Its Hole Digg was once a traffic fire hose for publishers. Now overhauled, can it get its mojo back?

When the New York tech incubator Betaworks bought the former social news giant Digg for a mere $500,000, there was confusion, but mostly snark and ridicule. “There was a lot…

October 23, 2012, 4:52 AM EDT

Verizon Advised to Slow Internet Speed Claims Ads challenged by Comcast

Verizon and Comcast are locked in an advertising war over which service has the fastest Internet speeds. Both have gotten a little carried away with claims, leaving the advertising industry's…

September 11, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT

The Internet's Role in the Democratic Platform The Web is now a big part of the political discussion

With many of president Obama's top financial contributors in Silicon Valley—Microsoft and Google PACs are the second and third biggest contributors, per Open Secrets, a website that tracks political contributions—it…

September 4, 2012, 3:26 PM EDT

Internet Gets Big Play in GOP Platform Tech industry part of policy discussion

Internet issues are no longer an afterthought in American politics. For the first time, both political parties are expected to incorporate Internet governance policy in their platforms. In the GOP platform,…

August 29, 2012, 5:46 PM EDT

BuzzFeed Report to Publishing Partners Demonstrates Power of Social Web Reddit generates huge referral traffic while Pinterest falls flat

Lost in all the hype about GIFs and high-profile hirings is BuzzFeed's original identity as an online publishing experiment. At its core, BuzzFeed is all about the data, which the…

August 29, 2012, 2:05 PM EDT

Coming Soon: Internet Association Ahead of launch, it names president, CEO

Forget that Internet community grassroots strategy that took the Hill by storm in January and halted the advance of anti-piracy legislation in Congress. Internet giants like Google and Facebook are…

July 25, 2012, 3:38 PM EDT

Internet Defenders to Mobilize With Cat Signal New group will use beacon to spread awareness of threats to the open Web

Batman has the bat signal. Defenders of the Internet will soon have a "cat signal," a beacon of light that will be projected from spotlights into the sky or on…

July 17, 2012, 1:46 PM EDT

Nielsen: Global Ad Spend Up 3.1% to $128 Billion Internet leads channels in growth, lags in share

Between the Olympics and the U.S. presidential election, 2012 is a biggie for brands, so much so that they got out of hibernation early. The first quarter is usually quiet…

July 10, 2012, 12:53 PM EDT

Groups Unveil Dueling Declarations of Internet Freedom Principles meant to involve consumers, inform lawmakers

Washington seems to be in love with codes of conduct, bills of rights, and now declarations of Internet freedom. On the eve of July 4, policy influencers have come up…

July 3, 2012, 10:04 AM EDT

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