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Topic: Internet

U.S. Says No to UN Control of the Internet

U.S. supported at home by Congress, regulators, tech companies

The United States government said no to an international telecommunications treaty over provisions added at the last minute that would broaden the scope of the United Nations to include the…

Google, Tech Companies Take Action to Preserve Internet at U.N. Treaty Talks

Firms join U.S. delegation in Dubai

A veritable who's who of Internet and tech companies including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Intel, Cisco, AT&T and Verizon are headed to Dubai next week in an effort to preserve…

First Mover: Robert McDowell

The FCC commissioner is pro free-market media in public but a totalitarian at home

Specs Age 49 Who FCC commissioner; post-election, back in minority as Republican member FCC stuff can be pretty geeky. You’ve quoted everything from Shakespeare to Star Trek. What we do touches the daily lives…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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